Nothing goes better to me then pizza and a side leafy green salad… Clint on the other hand believes nothing goes better with pizza then maybe another slice of pizza. I love how simple this recipe can come together, and yes, it’s perfect for friday nights when you don’t REALLY feel like making a huge meal, but don’t want to blow the bank on takeout. To save time, pick up a multigrain pizza crust like I did, and TA DA even easier!
- 3 Honey-Garlic Sausages (casings removed)
- 2 thin crust pizza crusts (If I'm buying, I prefer to use President's Choice Blue Menu Multigrain.)
- 1⅓ cup of plain tomato sauce (or 1½ cups if you like your pizza saucy)
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 small white onion, diced
- 1 tsp thyme
- ¾ tsp basil
- ¾ of a pepper (red or orange), diced
- 2½ - 3 cups of cheese
- In a pan, crumble your sausage. Cook until almost brown.
- Add your onions and garlic and cook until translucent and fragrant (not quite browned).
- Add the basil & thyme. Give everything a good stir so everything is coated in spice, then add the tomato sauce. Here's the part that you can choose, I find that our homemade pizzas can get 'soggy' in the middle when using too much sauce. If that doesn't bother you, then go for the gold, and use the 1½ cups. We prefer using a little sauce to let the sausage & onions be the 'stars' of the show.
- Let simmer about 5 minutes. During this time, pre-heat your oven to 450degrees, grate you cheese and dice your peppers… it's almost time to assemble!
- The Assembly Line:
- Add your sausage mixture to your pizza crusts. You can either spread it out to the very ends of the crust leaving no crust, or if you like the crust as is, leave a little space.
- Add the peppers
- Add the cheese
- Bake in the oven for about 8-10 minutes
- While that is baking, mix up a salad if you'd like… and… you're done! Two homemade pizzas and salad for your family.
My little family of four easily ate 1 1/2 of those pizzas and a good portion of salad. It really was a great ‘pizza night’ for the family, and the whole thing took under 30 minutes to make start to finish. If your kids are older, this is an easy recipe that they could take a chance at!
Note: If you notice your sausages only come on packs of 5 – that’s even better. Why?! Because the two left over sausages can be broken up the next morning and mixed in with eggs for a breakfast scramble!
I hope everyone has a wonderful upcoming weekend, and enjoys an easy dinner and some quality family time around the table! Once again, thank you for stopping by, and reading/sharing my recipe & blog posts. It means the world to me :).