We looovveee pizza around here, and we often have homemade pizza on Fridays. The perfect meal to kick off the weekend! My 'go-to' homemade crust is this one, and if I use a store-bought crust, it is usually this one.
Many times we have plain cheese (because my kids are such adventurous eaters <--sarcasm a="a" and="and" did="did" i="i" it="it" keep="keep" meat-lovers="meat-lovers" night="night" on="on" pepperoni="pepperoni" sometimes="sometimes" this="this" to="to" turkey="turkey" we="we">little--sarcasm>healthier, I used homemade turkey sausage, Canadian bacon, turkey pepperoni, and just a sprinkle of bacon bits, with a combination of 2% mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Like I said, a little
Turkey sausage is very tasty, less fattening, and super easy to make. I usually buy ground turkey in bulk from Sam's Club. I have been using a recipe from allrecipes.com, which I couldn't find online again when getting ready to do this post.
Turkey Sausage (adapted from Judy Culbertson @ allrecipes.com)
1 pound lean ground turkey
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ginger
*fennel seeds (optional) Sometimes I will add in a sprinkle of fennel seeds if I am making the sausage to put on pizza. I leave it out of breakfast sausage.
Crumble turkey in a large bowl. Mix in the salt, sage, pepper and ginger. Shape into patties if desired. In a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook meat over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side (if doing patties) or until no longer pink (and 165 degrees F).
I added some onions, red pepper and fresh basil to my pizza!
What's your favorite pizza? Do you have any Friday 'traditions'?!
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