Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage Pizza
Get ready to satisfy your taste buds with this Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage Pizza! The crust is perfectly crispy on the outside and delightfully soft on the inside, providing the ideal foundation for a burst of amazing flavors. The tangy slices of jalapeño cheddar sausages, thinly sliced green peppers and red onions, are all generously topped with a savory pizza sauce. The crowning glory is the melted fresh mozzarella, creating a creamy and cheesy layer that ties everything together. With each bite, you'll experience a harmonious blend of spiciness, savory notes, and cheesy goodness. The crust delivers a satisfying crunch, complementing the texture and taste of the toppings. Bake it to golden perfection, and you're in for a treat that will have you coming back for seconds.
Preheat your oven to 550 degrees Fahrenheit and place a pizza stone in the oven. Allow the stone to heat up for about 30 minutes.
While the oven is preheating, prepare the dough. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the active dry yeast, honey, and lukewarm water. Stir well and let it sit for about 10 minutes to activate the yeast. You should notice some foam forming on top.
Add the all-purpose flour, olive oil, and salt to the bowl. Turn the mixer on low speed and mix everything until well combined. Then, increase the speed to medium and let the mixer knead the dough for approximately 10 minutes until a soft ball forms. Add a little bit of extra flour if needed to prevent the dough from sticking to the sides of the bowl.
Transfer the dough ball to a lightly oiled bowl and cover it with a damp towel. Place the bowl in a warm spot in your kitchen and allow the dough to rise until it has doubled in size, which usually takes about 1.5 hours.
Once the dough has risen, punch it down and transfer it to a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal portions and shape them into individual balls.
Working with one ball of dough at a time, use a rolling pin to roll it out into a 12–14 inch circle. Repeat the process with the second ball of dough.
Place each rolled-out dough circle onto a pizza peel or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Spread 1/4 cup of pizza sauce evenly onto each dough circle, leaving a 1-inch border around the edges.
Next, top each pizza with half of the sliced Jalapeño Cheddar Sausages, half of the thinly sliced green pepper, and half of the thinly sliced red onion. Sprinkle the shredded fresh mozzarella on top.
Optional: For some extra heat, sprinkle red pepper flakes over the pizzas, and add some shaved Parmesan cheese for additional flavor.
Carefully transfer the pizzas onto the preheated pizza stone in the oven.
Bake the pizzas for 8-11 minutes, or until the crust turns golden and the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.
Once done, remove the pizzas from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before slicing. Enjoy your delicious Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage Pizza
Serving Size 1 Slice
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 200kcal
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 5g8%
- Saturated Fat 2g10%
- Cholesterol 15mg5%
- Sodium 300mg13%
- Total Carbohydrate 23g8%
- Dietary Fiber 2g8%
- Sugars 2g
- Protein 10g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.