Sausage Veggie Pizza

Great pizza doesn't need a big investment in time! Make it homemade with a perfectly chewy and crispy crust that's topped with flavorful veggies and sausage.

difficulty

Beginner

Yield

(1) 12-inch pizza

Prep Time

15 minutes

Bake Time

10 minutes

Rise Time

30 minutes

Total Time

55 minutes

difficulty

Beginner

Yield

(1) 12-inch pizza

Prep Time

15 minutes

Bake Time

10 minutes

Rise Time

30 minutes

Total Time

55 minutes

Ingredients

For the pizza dough:

  • 2–2-¼ cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon corn oil
  • 1 packet Fleischmann's® RapidRise® Instant Yeast (2-¼ teaspoons)
  • 1 cup warm water

For the toppings:

  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup mushrooms, sliced
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup marinara sauce
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1–2 sausage links, removed from the casing

Directions

  1. In a large bowl mix together 2 cups of bread flour, sugar, salt, corn oil, and Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Instant Yeast.
  2. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the warm water. Using your hands, mix everything together until it forms a dough. The dough will be sticky, but don’t worry, it will come together once you knead it!
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead the dough for 5 minutes or until the texture of the dough starts to smooth out. If the dough feels too sticky, add the remaining ¼ cup flour (a tablespoon at a time) until the dough is dry enough to work with. Form the dough into a smooth ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover loosely with a dish cloth and set in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes.
  4. While the dough is rising, place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat the oven to 500°F.
  5. While the oven is preheating, place the pepper, mushrooms, onion, and sausage in a saucepan over medium heat and cook until tender and sausage is cooked. Set aside.
  6. After the dough has rested for 30 minutes, turn it out onto a clean work surface to shape the dough. Doing this on a piece of parchment paper allows for easy cleanup and transport of the shaped dough. Stretch out dough to form a 12-inch round.
  7. Spoon the marinara sauce into the center of the pizza. Using the back of a spoon, spread the sauce out from the middle, leaving about 1 inch of crust around the edges. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese and top with the onions, peppers, mushrooms and sausage. Using oven mitts, carefully take the hot pizza stone out of the oven and transfer the pizza (on the parchment paper, if using) onto the pizza stone, place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes, rotating halfway through for even browning. Take out when the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling.
  8. Let pizza cool for 10 minutes, slice and enjoy!
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Sausage Veggie Pizza

  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Yield: (1) 12-inch pizza
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Bake Time: 10 minutes
  • Rise Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2–2-¼ cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon corn oil
  • 1 packet Fleischmann's® RapidRise® Instant Yeast (2-¼ teaspoons)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 small green pepper chopped
  • ½ cup mushrooms sliced
  • ¼ red onion thinly sliced
  • ½ cup marinara sauce
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1–2 sausage links removed from the casing

Directions

  • In a large bowl mix together 2 cups of bread flour, sugar, salt, corn oil, and Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Instant Yeast.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the warm water. Using your hands, mix everything together until it forms a dough. The dough will be sticky, but don’t worry, it will come together once you knead it!
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead the dough for 5 minutes or until the texture of the dough starts to smooth out. If the dough feels too sticky, add the remaining ¼ cup flour (a tablespoon at a time) until the dough is dry enough to work with. Form the dough into a smooth ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover loosely with a dish cloth and set in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes.
  • While the dough is rising, place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat the oven to 500°F.
  • While the oven is preheating, place the pepper, mushrooms, onion, and sausage in a saucepan over medium heat and cook until tender and sausage is cooked. Set aside.
  • After the dough has rested for 30 minutes, turn it out onto a clean work surface to shape the dough. Doing this on a piece of parchment paper allows for easy cleanup and transport of the shaped dough. Stretch out dough to form a 12-inch round.
  • Spoon the marinara sauce into the center of the pizza. Using the back of a spoon, spread the sauce out from the middle, leaving about 1 inch of crust around the edges. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese and top with the onions, peppers, mushrooms and sausage. Using oven mitts, carefully take the hot pizza stone out of the oven and transfer the pizza (on the parchment paper, if using) onto the pizza stone, place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes, rotating halfway through for even browning. Take out when the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling.
  • Let pizza cool for 10 minutes, slice and enjoy!