Easy Pizza in a Pinch
Ingredients30 m servings 516 cals
- To make the sauce, combine tomato sauce, garlic, 3 teaspoons herbs, paprika, salt and pepper in a sauce pan over medium-high heat.
- When sauce bubbles, reduce to a low simmer and stir. Cover and allow to simmer over very low heat for 15 minutes.
- Crumble Italian sausage in a pan and cook over medium heat until no longer pink, about 15 minutes. Drain over paper towels. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Mix olive oil, garlic and 1 teaspoon herb blend in a small bowl.
- Open hot dog buns and arrange on sheet pans covered in foil.
- Separate buns in halves along the folds if you want to make 16 appetizers; leave whole if you want to make 8 pizzas.
- Brush the buns with the olive oil mixture.
- Toast buns in the oven for about 5 minutes, just until edges begin to brown.
- Remove pan from oven and spread each of the buns with the warm tomato sauce.
- Top with browned Italian sausage, pepperoni slices, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
- Return pan to the oven and bake at 400 degrees F for 5 to 10 minutes or until cheeses are bubbling.
- Serve garnished with fresh oregano leaves and crushed red pepper, if desired.
Per Serving: 516 calories; 32 g fat; 31.6 g carbohydrates; 24.5 g protein; 66 mg cholesterol; 1887 mg sodium. Full nutrition
ReviewsRead all reviews 8
Such a simple and fun way to make mini pizzas. Don’t skip the step of toasting the buns before adding the sauce/toppings. It makes all the difference. I used butter and garlic powder before toas...
These were delicious! I came in from a Boy Scout meeting with my kids around 7:50 and these were on the table by 8:30. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed them, including my two sons. There were no left...
The sauce recipe was eady and really tasty - full of flavor! We changed up the toppings some to fit what I had and what we enjoy (mushrooms, bacon, sliced sausage links) and added some colby jac...
I now, know what to do with those leftover hot dog buns! I am always trying to come up with lunch ideas that my homeschooler can help with and he loved this and thought it was funny the base was...
Really easy and a great way to use up unused buns. I used the Ball Park Tailgater buns, because that is what I had leftover. The sauce was good, but it's not my fave, so I'd probably just stick ...
We liked these easy to make pizzas. I did add 1/2 tsp. of basil and 1/2 tsp. of honey to the sauce.