Sausage Pizza With Arugula
Hello to you, how are you? I hope you are doing well, hey it’s Thursday as I write this note to you, so that’s good, tomorrow is TGIF! Well, tonight I didn’t want to spend a lot of time cooking, wanted something fun, not too serious, and definitely delicious. I guess that kinda describes me everyday which is why I wanted to create this blog! I love cooking, but during the weeknight, with work, wives or singular in my case, laundry, TV oh and those kids, I don’t want to spend a lot of time. Which is why I guess you read this blog, not for my momentary lapse of goofiness, or bad corny jokes, I’ve got a million of them and none are good.
Moving on, I felt like eating pizza, actually I guess I could eat pizza everyday! I saw that I had a roll of pizza dough purchased from the store, some Italian sausage and some arugula, both the two ingredients were for another dish. But they would be great partners in my pizza and boy were they. Store bought pizza dough is another one of those staples to have on hand for a quick tasty dinner. You can do so much, sauté some chicken with barbecue sauce and pineapple, grab some pepperoni and make a traditional or veggie, whatever, you’re only limited by your imagination.
Your pizza will be cheaper and more delicious then whatever can be delivered when you make it yourself, you can dough it, so just dough it! Thank you for reading and if you make it, let me know how it turned out. Have a great new day!
- 1 pound refrigerated pizza dough, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 bunch scallions, green parts finely chopped
- 1/4 cup pizza sauce or marinara
- 2 Italian hot link sausages, shaped into small balls
- 1/2 red onion, sliced in rings
- 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese (about 4 ounces)
- 1/2 cup shredded smoked mozzarella cheese (about 2 ounces)
- 1/2 cup arugula
Heat a pan over medium-high heat, brown the sausage, the oven will cook the rest. Then remove sausages and place the onions in the pan and sauté a bit. Transfer to a plate.
Stretch the pizza dough to 10 by 14 inches on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper; spread the pizza or marinara sauce mixture on top. Brush on a bit of olive oil on the crust ends. Sprinkle with the pepper jack and smoked mozzarella cheese and top with the sausage, red onions and scallion whites and greens.
Bake at 400 until the cheese is bubbling and the crust is golden, about 15 minutes. Spread arugula all over the pizza. Transfer the pizza to a cutting board and slice and enjoy!