Sausage, Pepper and Onions Pizza
Forget delivery, homemade pizza sauce and crust help make this Sausage, Peppers and Onions pizza perfect.
- 1 1/4 ounce envelope active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 cups all purpose flour plus more for flouring surface
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 - 2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
- 1/2 pound Italian sausage
- 1 red bell pepper sliced, seeds and stem removed
- 1 green bell pepper slice seeds and stem removed
- 1/2 yellow onion sliced
In a bowl dissolve yeast in warm water. About 10 minutes.
In another bowl combine flour, basil, oregano, garlic, and kosher salt.
After yeast has dissolved, gradually mix in the seasoned flour. Mix with hands until well combined.
On a flour coated surface, kneed dough until soft, about 5 minutes. Add more flour as needed so the dough doesn’t stick to your hands or the board.
Grease a bowl with 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil. Place dough in the bowl, cover tightly with saran wrap. Let rise in a warm, dark place for 40 minutes – 1 hour or until it has doubled in size. I put mine in a kitchen cabinet.
Once it has doubled in size, punch the dough to release the air bubbles.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough and then using your hands shape into 15 inch pizza pan. Once shaped, brush the dough with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
Bake the plain pizza dough for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and top with pizza sauce, mozzarella, Italian sausage, bell peppers and onions. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the sausage is cooked.
Allow to cool for several minutes, slice and serve.
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