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