Lamb Sausage Pizza

2012 was the year I went “Full Mom” and traded in my husbands SUV for a beautiful VW Mini Van. There are 3 TV’s, all the seats are heated that lay completely flat, which makes it the perfect road trip car. Which is the very first thing we did when we got it. We surprised our boys by pulling them from school early and drove to Disneyland! We didn’t drive straight there though, we spent 4 days driving down. Stopping at almost every big city between Seattle and LA, and when we got into Portland, OR we stopped for dinner at a hole in the wall pizza place, where we tried an unconventional flavor that blew our minds! It was an olive oil base, roasted garlic, mascarpone and mozzarella cheese, and lamb sausage, we knew we had make it at home, and that’s just what we did.

Of course we changed it a touch once we started making it at home, we replaced the garlic with caramelized onions, added chives for freshness, and made our own lamb sausage. Now we make this pizza almost every time we make pizza at home, or for one of our many pizza dinner parties, so we can blow our friend’s minds about how good this pizza is.

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Lamb Sausage Pizza

Yield: One Pizza

    • 1 pound of Pizza Dough
    • 2T Olive Oil
    • 2c Mozzarella
    • 1/2c Caramelized Onions
    • 1c Lamb Sausage, cooked and crumbled (recipe below)
    • 1/4c Mascarpone Cheese (room temp) pull 45 minutes prior to use
    • 2T chopped Chives
  • 1t granulated Garlic

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To Start: Heat oven to the hottest setting, 550° preheat your pizza stone (if you have one) for at least 30-40 minutes. Roll out your pizza dough to fit the stone.

Step One: Once the oven and stone are to temp pull out the stone and place on a heat proof surface. Lay pizza dough on the stone and allow to cook for one minute, then flip the dough.

Step Two: drizzle olive oil over the entire pizza, all the way out to the edges, then sprinkle the cheese, making sure not to go to the edge so you have a nice crust.

Step Three: Throw on the onions, chives and sausage. Dollop the mascarpone randomly and sprinkle the crust with granulated garlic.

Step Four: Place the pizza in the oven and cook for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden.

Step Five: Allow to cool for 5 minutes then cut and serve, preferably with a beer!

Lamb Sausage

Yield: 2 lbs

    • 2 lbs ground lamb
    • 2 tsp Basil, dried
    • 2 tsp Garlic powder
    • 2 tsp Onion powder
    • 1/8 tsp Oregano, dried
    • 1/8 tsp Thyme, dried
    • 2 tsp Black pepper, freshly cracked
    • 1/8 tsp Brown sugar
    • 1 1/4 tsp Paprika
    • 1 1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp Salt

Mix everything in a bowl, let sit in the fridge for minimum an hour but over night is better. Cook off a tablespoon worth to make sure the seasoning is perfect, adjust if needed. Cook off what you need for a pizza (or two) and freeze the rest for the next time.

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