Pizza

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I read a couple of recipes for making pizza using frozen bread dough. I loved this idea because it seemed like it would be better than a mix crust you get in a package and way easier than making a dough from scratch. Here is what I did…

I thawed a loaf of frozen white bread dough. I actually did this the night before, but there is a speed method mentioned on the back of the package that you could try if you are pressed for time.

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I formed the dough into a ball and placed it on my pizza pan that was sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. The recipe I read said to cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes.

After the dough has risen, spread your pizza sauce over the top, leaving room around the edges for a crust. There are several great recipes for making your own pizza sauce, I just used some from the store.

I cooked some ground Italian sausage and sprinkled that over the sauce. I then covered the pizza with mozzarella cheese.

Before placing the pizza in the oven, I brushed the crust with some melted butter that had been mixed with garlic powder. I cooked the pizza at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.

It was a big hit with both my husband and my son! In the future, if I am really feeling extra culinary and have some time on my hands, I would like to try making the sauce from scratch! I will also experiment with different toppings as well!

What you will need:
1 loaf frozen bread dough (such as Rhoads), thawed
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1/2 lb cooked ground sausage
2 cups mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

How it is done:
1. Place the thawed dough on a pizza pan that has been covered with non stick cooking spray. Spread out the dough, cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
2. Spread sauce over the dough. Leave room for a crust.
3. Add desired toppings.
4. Sprinkle cheese on top.
5. Brush crust with olive oil/garlic powder mixture.
6. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

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