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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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