Fruity Pineapple and Sausage Pizza
The meatiness of the sausage and the fruitiness of the pineapple complement one another wonderfully in this sausage pizza recipe. A lot of people are amazed when they first experience pineapple on pizza because it goes so beautifully with ham, sausage or any other meats and it soon becomes a firm favorite.
The red pepper goes nicely with the sausage and gives this Hawaii sausage pizza a bit of bite. If you like sweet toppings on your pizza recipes, try this one because the fresh pineapple is simply wonderful as a topping alongside the meat. For a slightly different flavor, you can use turkey sausage instead of regular sausage. It is just as nice.
This is a pizza of contrasts, because you have the saltiness of the meat along with the sweetness of the pineapple. In addition to the other toppings, those 2 ingredients work beautifully on this pizza. If you are new to pineapple on pizza, you will love what the sweetness does for the overall flavor.
It just works so well. The sausage makes this pizza quite meaty and hearty, while the other toppings add accents of flavor. This could very well become one of the family favorites, although there are so many love pizza recipes a lot of people have several favorites and would find it impossible to pick just the one! Serve pizza whenever you want a cozy family dinner at home or even make a couple of pizzas if you have friends coming over and want to relax over good food.
- 12 oz prepared pizza dough
- Cornmeal for dusting
- 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
- ¾ cup Italian sausage
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- ½ teaspoon red pepper
- Cook the sausage in a skillet, stirring to crumble.
- Pat it dry with paper towels.
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F with a pizza stone on the lowest rack.
- Sprinkle the cornmeal on a pizza peel and roll the dough to a 12 inch circle. Transfer via the peel to the pizza stone and cook for 3 minutes or until the bottom starts to crisp.
- If you do not have a pizza stone or a pizza peel (flat shovel to transfer pizza), you can simply use a baking tray.
- Remove the crust from the oven and put it, uncooked side down, on to a chopping board.
- Spread the sauce evenly over the pizza crust, leaving a ½ inch border around the outside edge.
- Sprinkle on half the cheese, then the sausage and pineapple and then the rest of the cheese, oregano, and red pepper.
- Slide the pizza back on to the stone and keep baking until the base is golden and the cheese has melted.
- This should take 10 to 12 minutes.
If you are in the mood to experience a brand new flavor combination but you do not want the classic Hawaiian ‘ham and pineapple’ match, consider this recipe which boasts the salty meatiness of sausage along with the juicy sweet pineapple, bolstered by the hearty flavors of mozzarella, red pepper and oregano. This pizza is so easy to make and the sweet and salty flavors in the toppings just pair in a terrific way. Even if you are someone who does not usually like fruit with their savory dishes, give this one a chance because you might just love it.
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