Sunday Supper: Grilled Fennel Sausage Pizza
Grilled Fennel Sausage Pizza
Since moving to our new place, we have been cooking all the time. This is partly related to finally having our dream kitchen and partly related to the fact that we have been eating gluten and dairy free as often as possible. We have been working to transform some of our old favorites to new healthy options. First up, of course, was pizza. Instead of a deep dish from Jet's, we cooked up some of our favorite ingredients, whipped up a healthy sauce, and piled everything on top of a thin gluten free crust. The result was a healthy version of an old favorite.
2 Personal Gluten Free Pizza Crusts
3 Italian Sausage Links
3 tbsp of Fennel
1/2 C of Mushrooms
8 Slices of Pepperoni
4 tbsp of Olive Oil
1 Garlic Clove
*Salt, Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes, Italian Seasoning to Taste
Use a food processor to finely chop the garlic clove. Then add 2 tomatoes and 3 tbsp of olive oil to the food processor. Process ingredients until transformed in to a smooth sauce. Add salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and italian seasoning to taste.
Begin to thaw pizza crusts and heat grill to 700 degrees. Remove sausage casing and place sausage into a frying pan and add 3 tbsp of fennel. On medium to high heat cook sausage and fennel until browned and set aside. In a separate frying pan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and mushrooms. Saute mushrooms until browned and set aside. Slice pepperoni slices in to small pieces. Once pizza crusts are properly thawed, cover crust with a thin layer of sauce. Then add sausage & fennel, pepperoni, and mushrooms evenly between both crusts. Dust with spices to taste. Place crusts directly on grill and cook until the edges of crusts are browned.
Where you could go wrong:
1. Too many toppings. Remember that this is thin crust people. If you put to many things on the thing it will be drooping and not delicious.
2. Not cooking your meat all the way. Remember to cook that sausage in the pan before grilling the pizza. No one likes a pizza with undercooked meat.
3. Not spreading sauce and ingredients all the way to the edges. Since the crust is gluten free and you are eating this without delicious cheese you will want to maximize the crust space. Grilled gluten free crust is much better with sauce and toppings.