Atsa Spicy Pizza Sausage- Chicago Style Pizza

Atsa Spicy Pizza Sausage

It's as bold as the name implies. Use some now and freeze the rest for a quick pizza later.

1 pound ground turkey
1 pound ground pork
1/2 cup dry red wine
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 garlic cloves, crushed

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain.

Note: The sausage can be frozen in zip-top plastic bags for up to 3 months.

Yield 5 cups

Chicago Style Pizza

2 (10-ounce) cans refrigerated pizza crust dough
Cooking spray
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 1/4 cups cooked Atsa Spicy Pizza Sausage
3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 450.

Unroll dough portions onto a large baking sheet coated
with cooking spray, slightly overlapping the edges. Pinch edges together to seal.

Pat the dough into a 15 x 12-inch rectangle. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border, and top with sausage, basil, and tomatoes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pepper.

Bake at 450 for 2 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 425 (do not remove pizza from oven), and bake an additional 12 minutes or until cheese melts.

Yield 8 servings