Friday, April 18, 2014

Attention Food Fans!

Hi everyone, Gale here. This is to let you all know that I have added some new recipe blogs. You can find them in the side panel on the right. There is one called Soups & Stews, another called Sauces & Condiments and my newest is Oriental Recipes. Check back again as more category blogs may be added.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Homemade Pizza with Italian Sausage, and Fresh Basil



Hello and welcome to my recipe blog. I have over 100 recipes so far that I have compiled in the past few years. Many are recipes of my own and some are recipes by others that I consider great and worthy of sharing. The recipes will continue to increase so check back. Categories for my recipes are listed in the sidebar. In the meantime you will find some images in my slideshows further down the page, for many of the recipes which are available.

Pizza Recipe Sample by Gale



INGREDIENTS:

1 premade medium sized pizza crust
1 small can of Tomato sauce, or canned crushed tomatoes
1/2 lb bulk sweet Italian sausage
5 (1/2) inch slices of Mozzarella cheese which you have halved
6 fresh mushrooms of your choice, sliced into thin slices
1/2 fresh bell pepper, diced
Pizza seasoning or Italian seasoning
1 to 2 tbs minced garlic
Salt and pepper to season
Fresh Basil leaves (about 6

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Cook Italian sausage after forming it into small balls or bits. Saute in medium skillet till cooked. About 4 to 5 minutes.

Remove sausage, drain fat and then add your diced peppers and sliced mushrooms. Saute till softened. Note: If you like your veggies crispier or firmer omit the latter step.

Brush pizza crust lightly with extra virgin olive oil. Spread out tomato sauce or paste thinly and add a light sprinkling of pizza seasoning.
Add small amounts of minced garlic over all and then add chunks of cheese to cover .
The next layer add your mushrooms, bell pepper and lastly add the italian sausage bits.

Lightly salt and pepper.

Place on center rack and bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cut basil leaves all over the pizza.