Sorry it took so long for me to post this recipe! I started back at work last week and my husband was working from home to take care of LO, we had some major adjustments going on. But I am glad to be back and so, so excited to share my favorite pizza recipe with you! As a kid, I loved going to my grandmas house and eating her homemade pizza, she loves putting sausage and sometimes mushrooms on her pizzas, I am actually not the biggest mushroom fan but I do love a little spice! This pizza can be a little greasy which is why I drain the giardiniera. I love buying Whole Foods spicy pork sausage and the fresh mozzarella makes the pizza so cheesy when you try to pull it apart. I love when it’s like that! If you use my Pizza Crust recipe it will take a while to prepare, so this pizza is perfect to make on a Sunday while watching football!
Servings: 2 large pizzas, 8 servings
- 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
- Approx. 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs (oregano, basil, rosemary, thyme, sage) mixed together.
- Red pepper flakes
- 8 oz Fresh mozzarella cheese
- 16 oz Shredded mozzarella
- 8 oz Shredded provolone cheese
- 1 lb spicy pork sausage, browned and out of casing
- Hot Giardiniera
- Parmesan cheese
Once you have the crust of your choice ready to go add half the can of tomato sauce to one pizza, try to spread it evenly across. Then sprinkle with Italian herbs, I use an Italian herb mix bought at my local farm stand. Add just a dash of salt and as much pepper you wish. Sprinkle some red pepper flakes, if desired. Then start with the cheeses. Divide the cheeses into half, because you will be making two pizzas. Layer with 4 oz mozzarella cheese, and 4 oz provolone, then add the browned spicy pork sausage (out of the casing) and pepperoni. Next, the hot giardiniera. Layer with with 4 oz of fresh mozzarella, and the remaining shredded mozzarella. Sprinkle with a little Parmesan.
Bake at 400 until the crust is golden brown and all the cheese is melted, about an hour. ENJOY!
Peace, love & hugs,