Classic Sausage Pizza

Classic Sausage Pizza
Recipe type: pizza
  • One 14-inch pizza shell
  • 6 ounces all-purpose ground tomatoes
  • 8 ounce blend shredded mozzarella and provolone
  • ¾ pound mild or sweet Italian sausage with fennel seed
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin oil
  1. Spread the tomatoes evenly over the crust (this is less tomatoes than you are used to using, but go with it). Sprinkle on the cheese blend.
  2. Pinch pieces of the sausage and flatten between your thumb and forefinger.
  3. Place sausage over the cheese evenly pressing the chunks into the cheese a bit.
  4. Sprinkle on the oregano.
  5. Bake.
  6. After the pizza comes out of the oven, and just before sending it out, drizzle on the olive oil.
  7. NOTE:
  8. If using precooked sausage, the method is the same. Use a version called "Pinched Italian Sausage." It has a pleasing chunky appearance and is fully flavored.