Pizza with Italian Sausage and Mushrooms

Prep time20-25 minutes | Cook time20 minutes | Total time40-45 minutes | Yield4-6 servings | Original Recipe on Taste As You Go


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • Flour
  • Tomato or pizza sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the sausage oven medium-high heat until browned. Use a wooden spoon to break apart the meat as it cooks.
  3. Drain the sausage on a paper-towel-lined plate. Wipe the sausage grease (if any) out of the pan with a paper towel and return the skillet to the heat.
  4. Add the extra-virgin olive oil and unsalted butter to the pan. Once the butter has melted, add the sliced mushrooms. Cook the mushrooms until they have begun to release some of their moisture. Remove the pan from the heat to allow the mushrooms to cool.
  5. On a floured surface, roll out the pizza dough to your desired thickness. Lightly oil a baking sheet and place the rolled dough onto the sheet.
  6. Top with tomato or pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, sausage, and sauteed mushrooms. You don't have to use the full pound of sausage or all of the mushrooms if you don't want to! Base the amount you use on your personal preference.
  7. Slide the baking sheet onto the bottom rack of the oven and bake for 20 minutes. 
  8. Remove the pizza from the oven and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes before slicing into 8 pieces.

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