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Sausage Florentine Pizza
Fantastic!!!. Made this recipe twice for two different groups of people. Both wanted more. Fantastic !! — Mary Peklar
- 1 package JOHNSONVILLE® Ground Hot Italian Sausage or Links, removed from casing* *Cut sausage link end to end, about three-quarters of the way through. Flip sausage link over, grasp casing and pull off.
- 2 personal size pre-made pizza crusts (or 1, 12 inch crust)
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 cup spinach (frozen chopped, thawed and well drained)
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, sliced (optional)
- sea salt and pepper
- Position oven rack in center of oven and preheat to 400°F.
- In a large skillet, sauté sausage, mushrooms and garlic until the meat is browned. Drain off fat and remove excess with paper towels. Always cook sausage to internal temperature of 160°F.
- To skillet, add pizza sauce, oregano, basil, spinach, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring frequently, until hot.
- Place pizza crust on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes and remove from oven.
- Spread meat mixture evenly over pizza crust.
- Bake for an additional 8 to 10 minutes until cheese is bubbly. Remove from oven, sprinkle with fresh basil or other fresh herbs, cut and enjoy!