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Sausage Pizza with Spinach Salad

Elevate the classic sausage pizza by pairing it with a refreshing spinach salad, creating a unique and delicious flavor combination.

Sausage Pizza with Spinach Salad being made

Ingredients for Sausage Pizza with Spinach Salad:

  • 1 pound pizza dough at room temperature
  • All-purpose flour for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 3/4 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups baby spinach (about 21/2 ounces)
  • 1 small bulb fennel, trimmed, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 3/4 cup quartered marinated artichoke hearts, drained and halved
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Red pepper flakes for topping

Directions for Sausage Pizza with Spinach Salad:

  • Prepare the pizza: Start by preheating your oven to 475 degrees F and placing an inverted baking sheet or pizza stone on the lowest rack. Next, stretch the pizza dough into an 11-by-15-inch rectangle on a floured piece of parchment paper. Trim any excess paper around the dough. Transfer the dough (on the parchment) to a pizza peel or another inverted baking sheet and slide the dough and parchment onto the hot baking sheet. Bake until browned in spots, 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it into pieces with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes.
  • Remove the crust from the oven. Spread the ricotta on top, leaving a 1-inch border. Sprinkle with the mozzarella, provolone, and parmesan; top with the sausage and garlic. Return the pizza to the oven and bake until the cheese is bubbling 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with the oregano.
  • Make the salad: Soak the red onion in ice water, then drain. Toss the spinach, fennel, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, and red onion in a large bowl with vinegar and olive oil; season with salt and pepper.
  • Top the pizza with the salad and cut it into pieces. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.

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