Sunday, June 13, 2010


We made a couple of pizzas recently, using up some things we had on hand.

I had half a pound of smoked sausage left over from one of the soups I made a couple of months ago. It had been waiting in the freezer to go on this Smoked Sausage Pizza.

I had Eddie grill an extra chicken breast the night before, so I'd have it for BBQ Chicken Pizza.

First, I used an 8 ounce can of tomato sauce (basil, garlic, oregano variety), divided it into 2 separate bowls. In one bowl I mixed in 1/3 cup sundried tomato pesto (like Classico brand) for the Smoked Sausage Pizza. In the other I mixed in 1/3 cup BBQ sauce for the BBQ Chicken Pizza.


1 pre-made pizza crust (I used Mama Mary's? Mia's? whole wheat thin crust)
sauce as mentioned above
1/2 pound smoked sausage sliced thin
1 tablespoon olive oil
red, green, yellow bell pepper sliced thin and cut into 1-inch pieces
onion sliced thin
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

Heat olive oil in a large skillet on high heat. Add onions and bell peppers and sauté for about 2 minutes.
Spread sauce on pizza crust. Top with sauteed vegetables. Add sliced sausage. Top with cheese.

Cook according to crust package directions, maybe a little longer to due heavy toppings.


1 pre-made pizza crust (same as above, I can't remember the exact name)
sauce as mentioned above
1 cooked chicken breast shredded or chopped
Hormel bacon pieces
BBQ sauce (I use a vinegar based sauce)
red onion sliced thin (usually, but not this time)
shredded cheddar and mozzarella (smoked gouda is really good too)

Spread sauce on crust. Add chicken and bacon pieces. Drizzle extra BBQ sauce on top. Add onions at this point is using. Top with cheeses.

Cook according to crust package directions, maybe a little lonter due to heavy toppings.

1 comment:

Dione Nye said...

I love sausages because you can use them with any recipe. Whether you make a main dish, soup, pasta, or pizza, you can use sausage as an ingredient. Gaaah, those pictures urge my pizza cravings. I want to order now. Haha!