sausage pizza

Ultra Cheesy Homemade Pizza

Sausage in an ocean of cheese
Eater rating: 4.3 / 5  4.25

Fresh crusty dough was topped with fire-roasted tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, fig goat cheese, parmigiana reggiano, roasted red peppers, spicy italian sausage, and red onions. The outcome: a crispy thin crust with ooey gooey cheesy deliciousness.

sausage pizza
Crispy, soft, cheesy, sausagy
T: I’ll tell you what I liked about this pizza…
A: da…
T: all the cheese on it!!
A: wooo hoo! cheezy pizza! yeah. i had lots of cheeses to use up. fresh mozzarella, fig goat cheese, parmegiano reggiano. mmm. i also dug the spicy italian sausage.
T: I was about to say exactly that. That sausage kicked ass. This was a great pizza. I could have probably had some kind of spicy pepper on it since I’m addicted to spicy peppers on everything I eat. It was a delish pizza though.
A: i definitely thought about throwing some banana peppers or jalapenos on there, but i feel like everything i make has jalapenos in it!
T: everything you make has salt. Everything you make has meat and/or cheese and/or a vegetable. So, what’s wrong with everything having a spicy peppah?
A: hehehe absolutely nothing! i’m a mega spice nut. i could eat things that hurt for every meal and be happy… i just like to give a sister some options.
T: what sister are you giving options to? I’m confused.
A: 😛 the sisters who be reading this here thing. not everyone likes heat like you and i do! sometimes you gotta tone it down a bit.
T: What!? Those crazy hoes out there in internetland aren’t eating this stuff! We are. Try giving a brother some options here.
A: shit, i do! here’s your options: eat what i put in front of you or go get some damn take out! 😉
T: 😐 Oh you love to hold that over me don’t you… dammit. So true. I’m a dependent.
A: only a food dependent. 😛 and you know i’m just kidding. i do think this could have used some peppers. but considering it didn’t have any heat, i still thought it was quite tasty. the second pizza that came out was a little better than the first… crispier, you know. i miss my pizza stone very much! it’s so much easier to achieve the crispy crust with the stone.
T: Yeah, it’s just a shame the oven is too small to fit your pizza stone… or any pizza stone for that matter.
A: you know, we could always go pick up a couple ceramic tiles and use them rather than a piece of ceramic made for baking. then we could at least fit a little stone in there! hmmm. i think this might be the first homemade pizza we’ve ever blogged about!
T: really, wow. Hard to believe. I give it a 4.4/5. It was super-good. It’s got some room for improvement though. What did you think?
A: i agree with you. it was tasty… but definitely room for growth. i thought the whole thing need a little sodium, too. the second pie was far superior to the first (and the left overs were great). I give it a 4.1/5. we’ll be seeing home made pizza again before too long, and i can guarantee that it will be better than this little ditty!
T: ahhh yeah, that’s the kind of confidence I like to hear. I believe you, too. Back to what you said about the leftovers being great. Are you talking about the little stuffed bread you made from the leftover ingredients? Because that was definitely tasty.
A: 😀 actually i was talking about the two slices of leftover pizza that i ate for breakfast the past couple of days! the stuffed bread was really good, imho. better than the pizza even!
T: I actually agree with you there. I would have given the stuffed bread a 4.55/5.
A: i would have given it similar! it’s a shame we didn’t get photos of it for the blizog.
T: ahhh, sadly so much of what you make escapes without a single photo.
A: 😐 one day we’ll have the time and energy to do it all!
T: yeah when we start taking speed.
A: or retire 😉

11 comments so far:

  1. Lovely pic, Tyler. This looks super good. What are fire roasted tomatoes? Are they any different than regular roasted? Does it just mean you used a gas stove? I’m confused…

  2. Bobby says:

    Is that ultra cheesy, like Patrick Swayze or Burt Reynolds?

  3. jef says:

    PIZZA! We love it, too.

    I usually leave my dough in the fridge overnight to develop a little more flavor. The dough tastes a bit better and is easier to work with.

    As for the spice, I agree! The more the better.

  4. Amanda says:

    heheh michelle, i’m gonna have to say i don’t really know about the fire-roasted tomato thing. i all can say is that the sauce is made using a can of trader joe’s diced fire-roasted tomatoes! trader joe’s should have a blog where we might pose these questions. :-)

    Bobby :- P for some reason i don’t think the pizza was quite as cheesy as Mr. Swayze or Mr. Reynolds… definately not as cheesy as Mr. Hasselhoff! the pizza was cheesy in a good way!

  5. Amanda says:

    jef, my problem is that i tend to not really plan out my menus more than a few hours in advance! which is why none of my breads get the luxury of overnight fermentation and flavor development! i like how you think where spice is concerned! i think a lot of the people out here think we’re crazy, how spicy we order things in restaurants… but if they’re giving me an options, i’m always gonna push my limits!

  6. aria says:

    i think i have to fight the crowds at the weho traderjoes just for some fire roasted tomatos. it’s a jungle in there! i like heat too, but not too too much.

    there you go teasing me with the stuffed bread again, you devil!

    i struggle with pizza dough recipe still, i cant wait till you post yours. i’ll have another go at it then. do you have a pizza stone?

  7. Husband says:

    You make me laugh as always. My wife makes the same argument about more heat. I’ve made a couple beautiful savory dishes, that shouldn’t have heat. She’ll turn to me and say, “You know what this could use…” She always says. “Red Pepper flakes.” I roll my eyes. Comedy ensues. Love the post.

  8. chase says:

    I love an ultra cheesy pizza being a cheese lover here. This one makes my mouth water.

  9. jef says:

    This is a shameless plug, but the recipe I use for pizza dough has never failed me (even if you don’t ferment it overnight).

    I sometimes will make a double or triple batch and freeze the extras for later (which works great, I may add…amanda you need to do this!)

  10. Ros says:

    Now, I’ve never been a huge pizza fan (yes, I know I’m a freak) but all that cheese looks SOOOO good. And the sausage too. In fact if there was such a thing as baseless pizza I’d probably love it.

  11. “Ooey gooey cheesy deliciousness” in deed.