Pesto, Sausage, and Tomato Pizzas

Try this Pesto and tomato based pizza with sausages inside. From Real Simple recipes, this recipe is guaranteed kid-friendly!

2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
1 pound pizza dough, at room temperature
cornmeal, for the baking sheets
1/2 cup pesto
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
8 ounces bocconcini, halved
kosher salt and black pepper

  1. Heat oven to 475° F. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned and cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes; transfer to a plate.
  2. Shape the dough into 4 rounds and place on 2 cornmeal-dusted baking sheets. Dividing evenly, top with the pesto, tomatoes, bocconcini, and sausage; season with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  3. Bake until the crust is golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.
Posted by Diane Araga, on April 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM