Sausage and Tomato Thin Crust Pizza

Pizza - Foodland Ontario - August 2018
Pizza - Foodland Ontario - August 2018

Pizza - Foodland Ontario - August 2018
Pizza – Foodland Ontario – August 2018

THUNDER BAY – FOOD – Pizza is a family favourite and often a Friday night special. Our friends at Foodland Ontario have a special take on that traditional favourite.  To achieve a thin crust, roll dough as thinly as possible. You may have to do some stretching as well. Do not let the crust rise; put the pizza together right away.

To achieve a thin crust, roll dough as thinly as possible. You may have to do some stretching as well. Do not let the crust rise; put the pizza together right away.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 8 minutes
Baking Time: 15 minutes
Serves 4

375 g Ontario Italian Sausage
1 tbsp (15 mL) cornmeal
1 prepared pizza dough (375 g)
2 tbsp (25 mL) olive oil
1/4 cup (50 mL) Plum Tomato Sauce (recipe attached) or tomato sauce
2 cups (500 mL) shredded Ontario Mozzarella Cheese
2 Ontario Plum Tomatoes, sliced
3/4 cup (175 mL) loosely packed fresh Ontario Basil Leaves

Cut sausage into 1/2-inch (1 cm) slices. In large skillet, over medium heat, cook sausage, stirring often, until no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Set aside to drain on paper towels.

Sprinkle 14-inch (35 cm) pizza pan with cornmeal. Roll out pizza dough as thinly as possible and press into pan. Brush dough lightly with half of the oil. Scatter 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the cheese over dough. Spread with tomato sauce, top with remaining cheese, tomato and sausage. Drizzle with remaining oil.

Bake in bottom third of 500°F (260°C) oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Top with basil leaves, cut into wedges and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information:
1 Serving
PROTEIN: 28 grams
FAT: 38 grams
CARBOHYDRATE: 52 grams
CALORIES: 670
FIBRE: 2 grams
SODIUM: 1520 mg