Thick Crust Sausage Pizza

Thick doughy crust sets the stage for spaghetti sauce, Italian sausage mushrooms, and onions. This Thick Crust Sausage Pizza is perfect for a fuss-free pizza night.

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Got no plans this weekend? Long weekends that called for being lazy and cooking some of my favorites like this Thick Crust Sausage Pizza made with Michigan’s Own Jiffy Mix Pizza Crust.

How does Mitten Movie Night work?

I’ve decided in 2018 to do Mitten Movie Night a little differently.  Usually what I’ve been doing is talking about movies we plan on seeing that night.  I decided that really didn’t make much sense since how can I give an honest review if I haven’t seen them yet?  Think of this now as a movie review night + good food + great beer.

What movie pairs well with a slice of pizza?

First up was one of my favorites from our movie nights.  Most people know Anne Hathaway as the Princess Diaries and a million other rom-com’s but in between, she was also in this weird but interesting sci-fi/comedy, Colossal.

I will say if you look this up online it didn’t get really great ratings and I don’t think it lasted long in theaters but if your looking for out of the box thinking, dark and brooding comedy then you will be in for a treat.  Thick Crust Sausage Pizza | Bottom Left of the Mitten

What craft beer pairs well with thick crust pizza topped with sausage?

The beer: Bell’s Two Hearted Ale

If you love Bell’s beer don’t forget that right now is the yearly release of Hopslam.  My husband looks forward to it every year and I know he is now alone.  Now on to the pizza recipe!

How to make Thick Crust Sausage Pizza:

To start the pizza, combine two boxes of Jiffy Pizza Crust with 1 cup warm water into a bowl.  Stir to combine until there are no clumps then place a towel over the bowl and let rise 10 minutes.

While the crust rises in a pan over medium-high heat cook the sausage.  Breaking it up as it cooks into small bite-size pieces.  Halfway through add chopped onions and the can of mushrooms.

I find when you use fresh mushrooms for this pizza they get soggy and make the sausage slimy.  Using canned mushrooms helped with this problem but if you do wish to use fresh cook them separate from the sausage and then add as a separate topping. 

Cook sausage completely through then set aside until the dough has risen.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and grease a 9″x13″ cookie sheet (make sure it has an edge to it).

Flour your hands a bit and take the dough out of the bowl and form to the sheet.  Push the dough all the way to the edge and then up the sides a bit.

Take prepared sauce and top crust with it pushing to all sides.  Top off with the sausage and mushrooms.  Then add the shredded cheese.

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The last step I do when making this pizza is just for my preference but I really think that it makes a delicious difference in the overall taste of this pizza.  Over the top of the cheese sprinkle 1/2 Tbs garlic powder then 1/2 Tbs Italian seasoning.  Put into the preheated oven and cook for 20 minutes.

Cut into 12 pieces and here you are…..

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Thick Crust Sausage Pizza
Thick doughy crust sets the stage for sauce, sausage, mushrooms, and onions. This Thick Crust Sausage Pizza makes for a perfect fuss-free pizza night.
Thick Crust Sausage Pizza | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
pieces
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
pieces
Thick Crust Sausage Pizza | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Instructions
  1. To start the pizza combine two boxes of Jiffy Pizza Crust with 1 cup warm water into a bowl. Stir to combine until there are no clumps then place a towel over the bowl and let rise 10 minutes.
  2. While the crust rises in a pan over medium high heat cook the sausage. Breaking it up as it cooks into small bite size pieces. Halfway through add chopped onions and the can of mushrooms. Cook sausage completely through then set aside until the dough has risen.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and grease a 9"x13" cookie sheet (make sure it has an edge to it). Flour your hands a bit and take the dough out of the bowl and form to the sheet. Push the dough all the way to the edge and then up the sides a bit.
  4. Take prepared sauce and top crust with it pushing to all sides. Top off with the sausage and mushrooms. Then add the shredded cheese.
  5. Optional: Over the top of the cheese sprinkle 1/2 Tbs garlic powder then 1/2 Tbs Italian seasoning.
  6. Cook in preheated oven 20 minutes.
  7. Cut into 12 pieces. Enjoy!

White Chicken Pizza with Basil & Blackberry Sauce

This easy White Chicken Pizza with Basil & Blackberry Sauce is a great combination of sweet and savory.  Perfect for when you’re looking for something different on pizza night!

White Chicken Pizza with Basil & Blackberry Sauce from Bottom Left of the Mitten

It’s time for Mitten Movie Night!  I’m serving up a creamy, cheesy white chicken pizza with an added sweet twist on top and enjoying one of my favorite Michigan Craft Beers.  This pizza makes perfect use of summer grown basil, I know my plant is bursting.

It’s a sweet & savory combination on a homemade pizza crust.  While this has a long and fancy name trust me it didn’t take long at all.  Best of all it is delicious!

What movie pairs well with craft beer and a white pizza?

We are watching Joy.  Jennifer Lawrence kind of rocks, right?

What beer pairs well with White Chicken Pizza with Basil & Blackberry Sauce?

The beer: Oberon from Bell’s Brewery

If you are even remotely close to Kalamazoo, Michigan it is a must-visit for any craft beer lover.

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How to make homemade pizza crust:

Mix yeast, water & honey together.  Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let sit for 10 minutes.  See photo below in the collage to make sure yours has the same consistency. 

Now add the flour, honey & salt to the yeast mixture.  I do not have a fancy mixer (I want one so bad!) so I had to just hand mix this.  Start by stirring with a spatula then complete by hand.

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Once it is all combined flip out of the bowl onto a floured surface.  Cover with a towel and let sit for 5 minutes.

Uncover and roll your dough out to the size of your pan.  Once the dough is on the pan place in the oven at 450 degrees for 12-14 minutes.

How to make White Chicken Pizza:

While the pizza crust is doing its first bake through cut up 1/2 an onion and shred up your chicken if it isn’t already.  We get rotisserie chickens from Costco so I cut off about half the chicken to use. 

In a pan heat up 1/2 Tbs butter, 1/2 Tbs olive oil and add your onions and chicken.  Saute until onions are soft (this will just heat your chicken up since it’s already cooked) around 5 minutes.

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When the pizza crust has cooked for 12-14 minutes take it out of the oven and assemble the rest of the ingredients on the top of it.  Ricotta cheese, chicken & onions then the Italian Shredded cheese.

Place back into the oven for another 15 minutes.

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How to make Basil & Blackberry Sauce:

About 5 minutes before your pizza is out of the oven, add the blackberry preserves and 3 Tbs water to a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil letting the preserves breakdown to create a sauce.

Once the pizza is cooked right before serving sprinkle some chopped basil and blackberry sauce on top.

Want more pizza recipes?

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White Chicken Pizza with Basil & Blackberry Sauce from Bottom Left of the Mitten

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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White Chicken Pizza with Basil & Blackberry Sauce
A sweet & savory combination on a homemade crust. White Chicken Pizza with Basil & Blackberry Sauce is creamy & cheesy perfection!
White Chicken Pizza with Basil & Blackberry Sauce from Bottom Left of the Mitten
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Pizza Crust
White Pizza Toppings
Blackberry Sauce
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Pizza Crust
White Pizza Toppings
Blackberry Sauce
White Chicken Pizza with Basil & Blackberry Sauce from Bottom Left of the Mitten
Instructions
Pizza Crust
  1. Start with the crust. Mix yeast, water & honey together. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let sit for 10 minutes. See photo above in the collage to make sure yours has the same consistency.
  2. Add the flour, honey & salt to the yeast mixture. Start by stirring with a spatula then complete by hand. Once it is all combined flip out of bowl onto a floured surface.
  3. Cover with towel and let sit for 5 minutes. Uncover and roll your dough out to the size of your pan.
  4. Once the dough is on the pan place in the oven at 450 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
White Pizza Toppings
  1. While the pizza crust is doing it's first bake through cut up 1/2 an onion and shred up your chicken if it isn't already. In a pan heat up 1/2 Tbs butter, 1/2 Tbs olive oil and add your onions and chicken. Saute until onions are soft around 5 minutes.
  2. Once your pizza crust has cooked for 12-14 minutes take it out of the oven and assemble the rest of the ingredients on the top of it. Ricotta cheese, chicken & onions then the Italian Shredded cheese. Place back into over for another 15 minutes.
  3. Right before serving sprinkle some chopped basil and blackberry sauce on top.
Blackberry Sauce
  1. About 5 minutes before your pizza is out of the oven add the blackberry preserves and 3 Tbs water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil letting the preserves breakdown to create a sauce.

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