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Italian Sausage Deep Dish Pizza

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars

"Johnsonville makes it easy to make your own authentic deep dish pizza with this fantastic recipe! If you're looking for a pizza pie feast, this dish is packed with mushrooms, green peppers, black olives and delicious mounds of mozzarella, Parmesan and provolone cheese. Add in your favorite Johnsonville Italian Sausage for that extra layer of goodness, and you're good to go!"
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1 h servings 746
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Cook sausage links according to package directions; drain, cut into 1/4-inch slices and set aside. In a skillet, saute green pepper slices in 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat until lightly browned. Remove peppers and set aside. In the same skillet, add remaining olive oil; saute mushrooms over medium-high heat until lightly browned.
  2. Position oven rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F. Butter the bottom and sides of two 9-inch round baking pans. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of cornmeal in the interior of each pan.
  3. Remove bread dough from tubes, unroll and press one tube of dough up sides and over the bottom of each prepared pan. Arrange 3 slices of provolone over dough, followed by 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella and 1/4 cup of Parmesan into each pan. Spread 3/4 cup of pizza sauce over cheese layer. Top each pizza with half of the green peppers, mushrooms, olives and sausage slices.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes or until crusts are golden brown. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 746 calories; 42.4 50.8 37.7 101 2114 Full nutrition

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I too prebaked the crust. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. I used the hot sausage and sliced it because that's how I like my sausage on my pizza. This was a great dinner and everyone wa...

This was very tasty. I found pre-baking the crust worked better for us. The crust is soggy if you don't prebake. I placed the pan with the dough in the oven while the oven was preheating for abo...

This couldn't have been simpler. I squeezed the sausage out of the casings to add a more rustic look. Added pepperoni for Sparky. I also skipped the peppers and I made my own pizza sauce. Easy a...

So much yum. Where could you go wrong? You'll be thankful you made two! I added diced red onions and sauteed them with the bell peppers and mushrooms. Sauteed in butter instead of olive oil and...

I made half a recipe for just the 4 of us. We don't eat green peppers, so I used red, yellow and orange peppers in place of the green, and added some onion as well. We enjoyed this "Chicago styl...

This was a really good pizza! I prebaked my crust and left off the mushrooms. I made one pizza with the sausage and one with pepperoni. Served both to five non-sausage eating family members a...

My family and I LOVED this one. Johnsonville Italian sausage is certainly the star of this recipe. I actually do not like sausage, as a general rule, but I always love Johnsonville products! I d...

This was a very easy dish. I would suggest cooking the dough for about 5-7 minutes before adding the other ingredients to the pizza because if not it will become doughy. I added a few more veget...

the best - my husband loved it. will be making regularly