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Beet Pesto and Chicken Sausage Pizza

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Beet Pesto and Chicken Sausage Pizza

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    • 35 minutes
    • Serves 4
    • Medium

    Directions

    What’s the best Spring pizza you ask? This beet pest and chicken sausage is not only pleasing to the eye but tastes dang good! My husband and I love making homemade pizza and experimenting with toppings. I don’t remember how this combination came to be about but I do remember loving it from the first bite.

    You can make your own homemade pizza dough or buy it at the store. This is a great pizza dough recipe that I use: http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-pizza-dough-recipe-221367

    Steps

    1
    Done

    Allow The Pizza Dough To Rest

    If your pizza dough has been in the refrigerator, allow the dough to rest on your kitchen counter until it is at room temperature. This will take abut an hour or so. This step is crucial as cold dough will not stretch but tare when trying to roll it out.

    2
    Done

    Preheat Oven to 525F

    Preheat your oven to the highest temperature, for me that's 525F.

    3
    Done

    Make Beet Pesto

    Get a food processor and add the peeled and chopped beetroot, sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts, salt, ground black pepper and olive oil and blend until well combined. If it looks a bit dry, add more olive oil.

    At this point, the beet pesto won't taste amazing but while in the oven the mixture will cook and intensify in sweetness and flavor.

    4
    Done

    Make The Pizza

    On a lightly floured surface, stretch and roll your pizza dough to the desired size. We tend to make ours into a rectangle so it fits on our baking sheet as we do not have a pizza peel or pizza stone.

    Transfer your pizza dough to your baking sheet then top with the beet pesto, leave a thin boarder and spread it out evenly.

    Next, squeeze the chicken sausage out of the casings and add bite-sized pieces all over the pizza.

    Now add the grated sharp cheddar cheese and a few dollops of the ricotta cheese.

    5
    Done

    Bake for 10-15 minutes

    Bake the pizza on the lower rack of your oven for 10-15 minutes or until the chicken sausage is fully cooked through.

    Once the pizza is done, remove from the oven and add the grated parmesan and some basil or parsley leaves.

    Joni

    Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about healthy, colorful, and easy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states for over 12 years now. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on Instagram and Twitter via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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    I love the idea of adding beets to the sauce! Bet it’s delicious! I’m going to have to give it a try the next time I have beets on hand.

    This looks amazing!!! I LOVE beets and can imagine how delicious and flavorful this is. Plus … pizza!!! It’s so beautiful too.

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