RECIPES

Rustic Italian pizza

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 (bsinthekitchen.com)

  • Prep Time

    30min

  • Cook Time

    10min

  • Total Time

    40min

  • Servings

    3

Spicy Italian sausage, mozzarella, cheddar, tomatoes, bacon, brussel sprouts, and more, give this Italian delicious rustic flavours with an Italian flair! For more recipes like this, visit BSintheKitchen.com.

Ingredients

Dough

  • No-knead dough (makes 3 10-12 inch pizzas)
  • 3¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Toppings

  • 2 Italian sausage (cooked)
  • 2-3 slices Bacon (cooked & chopped)
  • 3-4 tbsp pizza sauce
  • ⅓ cup mozzarella cheese
  • ⅓ cup cheddar cheese
  • 4 brussel sprouts (thinly sliced)
  • 1 carrot (shaved into ribbons)
  • ¼ of a large red onion (sliced)
  • 1 tomato (sliced, seeds removed)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ tbsp dried oregano
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Preparation

Step 1

  • Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, slowly add the water, whisking until ingredients are well combined.

Step 2

  • Gently mix the dough with your hands until a ball is formed.

Step 3

  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap, allowing the dough to rest at room temperature for around 18 hours, or until roughly doubled in size.

Step 4

  • Once dough has rested, cut into three portions. On a floured worked surface, gather four corners to the center of the dough, creating four folds.

Step 5

  • Place seam side down, gently form dough into a ball, dust with flour, wrap in plastic, or cover with damp towel and let rest for 1 hour. If storing in the fridge, lightly coat ball of dough with oil, and wrap in plastic wrap, taking dough out of the fridge at least an hour before using for pizza.

Step 6

  • Before cooking the pizza, turn oven to its hottest setting (~500F), allowing to preheat for one hour. If using a pizza stone, place it in the oven before preheating.

Step 7

  • To form the discs, flour whatever surface you will be transferring the pizza into the oven with (I use a large pizza paddle).

Step 8

  • Using the back of your hands, gently stretch the dough into 10-12 inch discs. Place toppings on pizza.

Step 9

  • If using pizza stone, place pizza on the stone, turning the oven to broil, and cook for 5-7 minutes until pizza is cooked to your liking.

Step 10

  • If you don’t have a pizza stone, place pizza on a floured baking sheet, cooking for about 10 minutes on the ovens hottest setting.

Step 11

  • In a bowl, combine sliced brussel sprouts, ribbons of carrot, red onion, oregano and garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and a bit of red wine vinaigrette, followed by salt & pepper to taste, toss to coat.

Step 12

  • Once pizza dough is formed, spread on an even coating of pizza sauce, followed by chopped bacon, along with a little bit of cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

Step 13

  • Spread brussel sprouts, onion, and garlic mixture onto pizza.Top with sliced Italian sausage, tomato, and the rest of the cheese.

Step 14

  • Bake according to directions above. Slice, serve, and enjoy!