I am returning to a favorite blog for this week’s featured recipe. I cannot help it. Chickens in the Road contains my kind of homey, basic cooking. Someday, I will attempt her cheese making instructions. Maybe I will have a wheel of cheddar aging in my attic….ah, maybe not, but it sounds like fun.
You may wonder why there is smoked sausage on top of this pizza. Yes, I know that Polish sausage isn’t very Italian. However, my husband grew up with just such a pizza. This is for him and actually, the weirdness of the flavor grows on you after a while.
- ½ recipe pizza dough
- olive oil
- 1 jar of pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce or at least 2 cups homemade
- 16 ounces shredded mozzarella, divided
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese
- Fillings (I used 1 pound hamburger, 2 bell peppers, ½ onion, and about 20 slices pepperoni)
- Make up the dough according to directions.
- Squirt some olive oil into the bottom of a deep 9X13 pan...at least 1 Tbsp.
- Place the dough into the pan and up the sides after the first rise.
- Bake 450 degrees for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven.
- Put 8 ounces (2 cups) of cheese on top of the crust.
- Then pour on your fillings.
- Place the remaining 8 ounces on top of the filling.
- Pour on the sauce and then top with the Parmesan cheese.
- Return the pizza to the oven for another 20 minutes.
- Let cool slightly before serving, the filling will be really hot.