That’s right. It’s National Sausage Pizza Day on October 11th. While there’s much debate among whether thick crust, thin crust, or stuffed crust is better, we can all agree pizza, however you like it, is delicious and fun to make and eat. It can be easily customized to your liking. The components are simple – a pizza crust, some sauce, and your choice of toppings. Here’s a simple recipe for a sausage and mushroom pizza we made the other day, while trying out a new cauliflower pizza crust. The ingredient portions are left out, because honestly, you can put as much or little of any topping you’d like. What kind of pizza crust do you prefer? What are your favorite toppings?
- One pizza crust (We used these cauliflower pizza crusts from Cali’flour Foods.)
- Pizza sauce (We used a basil pasta sauce.)
- Cheese (Optional. We used So Delicious Dairy Free Shreds. We used a combination of their mozzarella and cheddar shreds.)
- Italian sausage (We just picked these up from the meat department.)
- Sliced baby bella mushrooms
- Fresh basil, chopped
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Prepare your pizza crust. Depending on what kind of pizza crust you’re using, the preparation method will vary slightly. Since we’re using a prepared crust, we just had to let it cook in the oven for about 10-12 minutes beforehand, let it cool, and then it was ready for the toppings.
- Remove sausage from casing. Heat a little coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and let it cook for a few minutes until browned. Remove from heat.
- Spread pizza sauce over prepared crust.
- Sprinkle with cheese.
- Distribute the sausage chunks, mushrooms, and basil evenly on the pizza.
- Return pizza into the oven and heat for a few minutes until pizza is ready! Since we used a flatbread, thin-crust styled crust, we looked for a crispy, lightly browned pizza crust.
- Sliced, plate, and enjoy!