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Bake-Off® Contest 44, 2010
Bartlett, Illinois

Deep-Dish Sausage Patty Pizza

An easy homemade sauce tops a convenient refrigerated crust in a pizza you can customize with your favorite kind of sausage.

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  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

Sauce

2
tablespoons Crisco® 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Pure Olive Oil
1/4
cup chopped onion
2
teaspoons finely chopped garlic
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen® whole peeled tomatoes, drained, 1/2 cup juice reserved and tomatoes coarsely chopped
1
teaspoon basil leaves
1
bay leaf
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
or 3 dashes black pepper

Pizza

1
lb bulk sweet Italian pork sausage
2
tablespoons Crisco® 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Pure Olive Oil
1
tablespoon cornmeal
1
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust
4
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (1 lb)
2
teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In 2-quart saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook about 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until onion is tender. Stir in tomatoes, basil, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in reserved tomato juice. (Sauce should be thick.) Remove and discard bay leaf.
  • 2 Meanwhile, spray 12-inch skillet with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Spread sausage over bottom of skillet into large patty. Cook over medium-high heat 5 to 8 minutes on each side, turning once, until no longer pink in center. (If necessary, cut patty in half or into quarters to turn.)
  • 3 Coat bottom and side of 12-inch cast-iron skillet or other ovenproof skillet with 1 tablespoon oil; sprinkle with cornmeal. Unroll pizza crust dough in skillet; press on bottom and at least halfway up side. Brush dough with remaining 1 tablespoon oil; prick bottom and sides of dough with fork. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over dough. Top with sausage patty, keeping patty in one piece.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until crust is light golden brown. Spread sauce over sausage. Bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In 2-quart saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook about 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until onion is tender. Stir in tomatoes, basil, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in reserved tomato juice. (Sauce should be thick.) Remove and discard bay leaf.
  • 2 Meanwhile, spray 12-inch skillet with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Spread sausage over bottom of skillet into large patty. Cook over medium-high heat 5 to 8 minutes on each side, turning once, until no longer pink in center. (If necessary, cut patty in half or into quarters to turn.)
  • 3 Coat bottom and side of 12-inch cast-iron skillet or other ovenproof skillet with 1 tablespoon oil; sprinkle with cornmeal. Unroll pizza crust dough in skillet; press on bottom and at least halfway up side. Brush dough with remaining 1 tablespoon oil; prick bottom and sides of dough with fork. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over dough. Top with sausage patty, keeping patty in one piece.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until crust is light golden brown. Spread sauce over sausage. Bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

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Did you know? Pillsbury has a gluten free pizza dough.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
(
Calories from Fat
280),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
31%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
1360mg
1360%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
45%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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