Sicilian Sausage & Pepper Pizza

This recipe delivers a variety of tastes that will help spice up any menu. An array of flavorful peppers and spicy sausage, combined with rich Grande Ricotta and Grande Italian Blends makes a unique pizza customers will come back for again and again.

Ingredients
Pizza

16 oz. Pizza dough ball, slacked

4 oz. Pizza sauce, prepared

10 oz. Grande East Coast Blend, shredded or diced

4 oz. Spicy Italian sausage crumbles, cooked

2 oz. Bell peppers, fresh, julienne sliced

1 oz. Italian peppers, such as pepperoncini, banana peppers, cherry peppers, drained, sliced

4 oz. Italian Seasoned Ricotta Cheese

Italian Seasoned Ricotta Cheese

3 lb. Grande Sopraffina® or Tenera® Ricotta

1/2 oz. (2 tbsp.) Italian seasoning blend, dried

Directions

Italian Seasoned Ricotta Cheese
Yield: 48 oz. (12 servings)
  1. In a separate bowl, combine Ricotta cheese and Italian seasoning to make Italian Seasoned Ricotta Cheese. Stir until blended.
Pizza
Yield: One 14-inch pizza
  1. Place pizza dough on flat work surface. Spread 4 oz. pizza sauce evenly over crust.
  2. Top with 10 oz. Grande East Coast Blend, 4 oz. Italian sausage crumbles, 2 oz. bell peppers, 1 oz. Italian peppers.
  3. Dollop 4 oz. Italian Seasoned Ricotta evenly over pizza.
  4. Bake at 500°F for 8 to 10 minutes in an impingement oven, at 500°F for 4 to 51/2 minutes in a deck oven or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven; slice into wedges.

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