Spicy Sausage, Sun Dried Tomato, and Arugula Pizza

Spicy Sausage, Sun Dried Tomato, and Arugula Pizza

/// February 7th, 2014

Spicy Sausage, Sun Dried Tomato, and Arugula Pizza

Happy Friday, friends! We did it!!! And to celebrate another week coming to an end, I made us a pizza.

Spicy Sausage, Sun Dried Tomato, and Arugula Pizza A giant pizza! Studded with spicy dots of sausage, vibrant sun dried tomatoes, and a fresh sprinkle of lovely arugula leaves. So much flavor… It’s delightful!

Spicy Sausage, Sun Dried Tomato, and Arugula Pizza

I used plain old pizza sauce and mozzarella as the “base” of this pie, and really think they help balance out the stronger flavors that the other ingredients bring, so just be careful if you’re going to swap cheeses or sauces… or it might get too intense ;)

Spicy Sausage, Sun Dried Tomato, and Arugula Pizza

Have a great weekend, guys! And who knows… I may even see you tomorrow with a sweet treat ;) xo

Spicy Sausage, Sun Dried Tomato, and Arugula Pizza

Spicy Sausage, Sun Dried Tomato, and Arugula Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 large pizza crust, rolled out into a large square
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil; divided
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 8 ounce fresh mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • (1) 12 ounce package spicy sausage (veggie variety works too!), sliced into thin rounds
  • 1/2 cup plump sun dried tomatoes, roughly chopped, but not too small
  • 1 handful fresh arugula leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees (F).
  2. Roll pizza dough out on a clean surface to desired shape.
  3. Carefully transfer dough to a large, lightly oiled baking sheet.
  4. Spread pizza sauce evenly around the center of the dough, keeping a 2" barrier from the edges.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese, seasoning, and garlic. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil over top the pizza; set aside.
  6. In a large skillet over medium-heat add 1 tablespoon olive oil and sliced sausage. Cook for 2 minutes, then flip rounds and cook on the other side for an additional 2 minutes. Use a slotted spatula to remove the sausage from the pan; transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  7. Top pizza with sausage and sun dried tomatoes, and place in the oven to bake for 10-13 minutes, or until the crust in golden and the cheese has completely melted and begun to bubble and slightly brown.
  8. Sprinkle pizza with arugula leaves.
  9. Cut into 12 pieces and serve at once!
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11 thoughts on “Spicy Sausage, Sun Dried Tomato, and Arugula Pizza

  1. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    Girl, I am drooling! And, it’s after dinner. Seriously, your photos are to-die-for! We love spicy sausage with sun-dried tomatoes…the sweet marries perfectly with the heat. The arugula is the cherry on top. Again, just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, m’lady. Have a fabulous weekend. :) Pinning!

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