It’s pizza night! This Italian sausage and pesto pizza is going to be a favourite. Take out has nothing on this comfort dish. This pizza is made with fresh pizza dough from the Italian Star Deli and topped with Italian sausage, pesto, baked mushrooms, onions, bell peppers and mozzarella. Rolling this pizza dough and pilling it high with roasted vegetable will awaken your inner chef.
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Cook the sausages: In an oiled pan on medium heat, add the Italian sausages. Crumble the meat and cook 10 minutes.
Note: Ensure the sausage is cooked to at least 165F.
Roll the dough: lightly dust a clean counter surface with flour (1 tbsp, 2 tbsp, 3 tbsp). Lightly coat the pizza dough with the flour by placing it on the floured counter and then turning it upside down. Roll the dough with a rolling pin until about 1/2 cm thick. If the dough is sticky dust it and the counter with more flour. The dough will likely bounce back and not keep it’s shape very well. You can finish shaping it in the baking sheet.
Gluten- Friendly: Skip this step as the dough is ready for toppings.
Assemble, bake and serve: Transfer the pizza dough to the baking sheet. Use your hands to pull the dough and shape it as desired. Place the pesto evenly across the pizza. Garnish with the Italian sausage, the mushrooms, onion, bell peppers and mozzarella.
Bake in a 450F oven for 15 minutes. Cut in pieces and serve.
Gluten-Friendly: Bake about 8-10 minutes or until the mozzarella is becoming golden.
*Gluten Friendly 2 portion plan note: the Gluten Free Pizza dough is inside your delivery bag as it is too large to fit inside the meal box. Keep the Gluten Free Pizza dough in the fridge or freezer.
Dr. Herrington's Health Fact
Basil is a key ingredient of pesto. One study, using a type of basil called Holy Basil, found that people who took the extract, felt less anxious, stressed, and depressed.
Cooking with Kids
Cooking for kids?
Feel free to slowly introduce pesto to children as they may not like it’s flavour right away. You can easily swap the pesto by tomato sauce or combine the pesto with tomato sauce for a flavour kids are more used to.
Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help by completing step 4.
- Roll the dough
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Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free.