Individual party pizzas

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
8 ounces Fresh Italian sausage
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1 medium Onion, chopped
1 Garlic clove, minced
1 can Plum or whole tomatoes, broken up (16 oz)
1 teaspoon Dried basil leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon Dried oregano leaves, crushed
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Dried rosemary leaves, crushed
3 cups Flour, divided
1 pack Fast-rising dry yeast
1 teaspoon Sugar
½ teaspoon Salt
4 ounces Pepperoni, thinly sliced
1 small Green or red bell pepper, cut into 1/2" pieces
1 small Onion, coarsely chopped
¼ pounds Fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 can Sliced ripe olives, drained
1 can Marinated, quartered artichoke hearts, drained and halved (6 oz)
Crushed dried red pepper
3 cups Shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ cup Grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup Warm water (105'F.-115'F.)
2 tablespoons Olive oil


Prepare Pizza Crust Dough. Remove and discard casing from sausage.

Heat small skillet over medium heat until hot. Crumble sausage into skillet. Cook, stirring to separate meat, until no pink remains. Pour off drippings; set aside.

Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add medium onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion is soft. Add tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt and rosemary. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool.

Preheat oven to 425'F. Spread an equal amount of sauce over each prebaked crust. Divide sausage and ½ of pepperoni over crusts.

Place green pepper, small onion, mushrooms, olives, artichoke hearts and crushed red pepper evenly over crusts as desired. Top with remaining pepperoni and cheeses. Place pizzas on baking sheets; bake 12-14 minutes or until heated through.

PIZZA CRUST DOUGH: Combine 2½ cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt in large bowl. Add water and oil; beat with electric mixer at low speed 1 minute. Beat at high speed 3 minutes. Stir in enough of remaining ½ cup flour to form soft dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Knead 8-10 minutes or until dough is elastic. Place in lightly greased bowl; turn to coat. Cover; let rise in warm place until double in bulk, about 45 minutes. Punch down dough; divide into six pieces. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Roll each piece of dough into a 7" circle; prick several times with fork. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425'F. Generously grease two baking sheets; sprinkle with cornmeal. Place pizzas on baking sheet; bake 8-9 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

Makes 6 7" crusts.


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