Sausage, Onion, & Sage Pizza

My husband makes incredible pizza, and this past weekend while the DC-metro area was being blasted with snow, my hubby and I enjoyed the fruits of his culinary labor.  My husband believes the key to making good pizza is by using homemade dough and a pizza stone.  The pizza stone allows the heat to be distributed evenly across the pizza and extracts the moisture so that the pizza becomes crispy.  With that pizza advice out of the way, I grabbed my camera and watched my husband work his magic.

Pizza Ingredients:

1 package active dry yeast

1 tsp. sugar

2/3 C warm water

1 2/3 C Flour

3/4 tsp salt

2 tsp. oil

Pizza Toppings:

2 Italian sausage links

olive oil

Mozzarella cheese

1/2 tsp. dried sage

1/2 white onion sliced

Stir yeast and sugar in warm water and let stand for 10 minutes or until foamy.  Add the flour and salt and using the kneading hook on your kitchen aid, knead until the dough pulls away from the sides.  Add the oil and knead again until mixed.  If dough continues to stick to the side of the bowl, add more flour.  Form dough into a ball and place in an oiled bowl.  Cover the bowl with a dry towel and let the dough rise for 10 minutes.

While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Meanwhile, brown the sausages in a pan until browned lightly on the outside.  Allow the sausages to cool enough to handle them.  Cut the sausages into small bites and set aside.

After the dough has rested for 10 minutes, flour a work surface and roll the dough out with a floured rolling pin.  Place the dough on the pizza stone and continue to push the dough out to the edges of the pizza stone.  Rub the dough with olive oil.  Next, sprinkle the dough with salt, pepper, and dried sage.  Generously scatter the cheese covering the entire pizza.  Place the sliced onions on top, then the sausage pieces.  Last, sprinkle a bit more salt, pepper, and sage.  Bake for 15-20 minutes.  Enjoy!


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2 responses to “Sausage, Onion, & Sage Pizza

  1. Roma

    This sounds so delicious. I’m making pizza for my brother this weekend and he loves sausage pizza. I’ll have to give this one a try.

  2. Mom Kenyon

    The next time you come home I want Dan to make us a pizza. It looks absolutely delicious. Hats off to the chef!

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