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Deep-dish sausage pizza with fresh basil
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Makes one 12-inch pizza Servings


    • 2 tablespoons light olive oil
    • 1/2 recipe deep-dish pizza dough
    • 1 cup quick tomato garlic pizza sauce
    • 10 ounces shredded whole-milk low-moisture mozzarella
    • 1 pound hot Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil


Baking Directions:

1. Heat a ceramic pizza stone in a 475-degree oven. Oil a 12-inch deep-dish pizza pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Press dough into pan, allowing to reach up the sides. Brush dough with remaining tablespoon oil and allow to rest for 5 minutes.  2. Place pizza in oven on top of stone and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until light golden.  Remove from oven and spread with pizza sauce. Top with mozzarella and crumbled sausage.  Return to oven and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and beginning to color. Sprinkle with basil and serve.

Recipe tags

Easy Italian

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