Deep Dish Pizza with Italian Sausage is one of my favorite pizzas! You can make this at home in less time than it would take you to order delivery, and it's vegan!
Preparation and Assembly Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Yield: one 12" Pizza
1 unbaked ready made pizza dough
4 oz sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, undrained
3 oz tomato paste
1 package Simply Organic® Tomato Basil Spaghetti Sauce Mix (or 2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning of your choice)
8 oz package Daiya® Mozzarella Style Cheese
2 Tofurky® Italian Sausages, sliced into bite-sized pieces, or 2 Field Roast Italian Sausages, sliced into bite-sized pieces.
¼ onion - sliced thin
3 -4mushrooms, sliced
Oil for sautéing
½ cup chopped broccoli
3 - 4 pieces of pineapple, cut into bite-sized chunks
Step 1: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spread and flatten the the pizza dough out on a 12" pizza round or baking dish. Set aside.
Step 2: Make the pizza sauce as follows: combine the sun-dried tomatoes (use the oil they are packed in as well), the tomato paste and the seasoning package in a blender or food processor until well mixed.
Step 3: Spread a thin layer of pizza sauce on the crust. Top it with half of the Daiya cheese.
Step 4: Sauté the sliced Italian Sausages in a bit of oil until they are crispy (about 2 -3 minutes). Add the sausages, onion and mushrooms (and broccoli and pineapple if you are using it) to the pizza. Cover with the remaining Daiya cheese.
Step 5: Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until the crust is bubbly and slightly crisp. Let cool and cut into slices.
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