Sausage roll or loaded with options below
1 lb of fresh pizza/ bread dough
1 1/2 lbs of Italian sausage cooked and casing off cooled
2 cups of mozzarella
4 tablespoons of grated cheese or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Mix sausage ,eggs, spices and cheeses in a bowl set in refrigerator.Roll out dough about 1/4 inch thickness into approximately 12 x 12 rectangular. Spread mixture over the dough, roll up and place seam down on cookie sheet, place in a warm area, to rise around an hour. Brush tops with egg whites. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes and lower to 375 degrees for the remaining time. Sausage roll is done when crispy and brown. Slice and enjoy. You can make individual mini ones as well using a handful of dough for each one.
Variations:Add to sausage omit the eggs, add mozzarella cheese, grated cheese and spices along with any combo below. These are called adding the ricotta cheese in the pocket. Calzones. Stomboli is with meats, peppers, mushrooms, chopped tomatoes, black or green olives, onions, mortadella, salami prosciutto .... If using vegetables saute' vegetables with sausage and drain (always cook raw meats). You can also add Ricotta cheese, fresh chopped parsley, basil, chopped tomato, fresh garlic chopped, greens like spinach or escarole. You can also add ham and mozzarella, ricotta with grated cheese into the dough to make a cheese and meat Calzone. You can also substitute Pepperoni for Sausage.
Garlic White Pizza
Make a round pizza pan stretched out thinly in a pizza pan greased with olive oil and floured hands. Rise till double or line with parchment paper so it won't stick. Note for a very thick pizza use a greased deep cake pan.
Garlic Pizza sauce:
1 pound of pizza dough
2 tablespoons melted butter, 2 tablespoon olive oil.
2 cloves finely minced garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
Sprinkles evenly with oregano, basil, parsley, salt and pepper if you love garlic add some garlic powder too.
Sprinkle evenly with Romano grating cheese
Top generously with mozzarella shredded cheese and bake in a hot oven of 430 degree preheated hot oven and bake until browned.
Optional: 1/2 cup of whole milk ricotta cheese mixed with 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, place random spoonfuls over the pizza before topping with mozzarella cheese
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