Tasty Tuesdays: Pork and Peppers Pizza


Making your own pizza is a great way to explore creativity with ingredients.  It’s also a fun way to get rid of some of the hangers-on in your fridge.

Before the baking

Three Cheese Sausage and Pepper Pizza

  • Whole Wheat pizza dough (frozen ball)
  • 8oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (Vermont aged)
  • 2″ block of gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2 Italian pork sausage links
  • 1/2 jar sauce (Classico Tomato and Basil)
  • Corn Meal

Details

  1. Remove dough and allow to thaw for 1-2 hours or until soft
  2. Brown sausage over medium heat and slice into bite size pieces
  3. Slice pepper
  4. Stretch, roll and toss dough out using corn meal and rolling pin
  5. Carefully move dough onto baking sheet or pizza stone
  6. Spoon out approximately 1/2 the jar of sauce (8oz/16oz jar) over dough leaving room around crust
  7. Place cheddar cheese as a base layer
  8. Add toppings
  9. Cover with mozzarella cheese
  10. Slice gorgonzola cheese and distribute evenly across pizza
  11. Bake at 500°F for 16-24 minutes or until cheese is golden and crust crisp
  12. Let cool a few minutes before slicing then enjoy!

After the baking

Have any other suggestions for toppings or cheese?  Have your own favorite pizza?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Done Details

Until next time, Cheers!

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About Jeremy

Born and raised in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, Jeremy grew up with the sand between his toes and the sun shining on his skin all year long. A "student of the game" in both baseball and golf, he wishes he had more time to enjoy them up in the Big Apple. A somewhat recent graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, more fondly called Virginia Tech, his studies yielded two bachelor's degrees. The first a B.S. in Human Resource Management and the second a B.A. in Public and Non-Profit Management. While he misses Blacksburg, the Home of the Hokies, he's embraced a new life in New York, where as Mr. Sinatra says, "... if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere." He currently works for New York City's premier volunteer organization, planning customized corporate service projects.
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