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 and lay completely flat, it makes 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 and it was amazing! But, we knew we could make it better at home, and that’s just what we did. This is what we make almost every time we make pizza at home, or for one of our many pizza dinner parties. Which happens a lot at our house because pizza is my husband’s favorite food and he could eat it all day everyday without ever needing anything else. Since our move to Spokane, it’s been harder to find lamb sausage so we make our own by the pound and portion it out for future pizzas.
Lamb Sausage Pizza
Yield: One Pizza
1 pound of Pizza Dough
2T Olive Oil
1/2c Caramelized Onions
1c Lamb Sausage, cooked and crumbled
1/4c Mascarpone Cheese (room temp) pull 45 minutes prior to use
2T chopped Chives
1t granulated Garlic
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!