Mushroom Sopressata Sausage Bacon Pepperoni Basil Cheese Pizza

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“I created this recipe for an Iron-Chef competition that I was in. The deep dish pizza is wonderful and full of complex flavors. I accompanied the pizza with an arugula salad with a light balsamic vinagrette, which really tops off the palate. This meal is great in the summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring. I recommend using seasonal vegetables in your salad for the pizza dish to compliment the season of the year.”

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  1. Saute the Italian sausage in a wok or skillet until just browned. Set aside until you need to use the rest of the meats. Put pizza dough into a ball and then lightly flour on a board and pat flat. Working with both hands, shape the dough into a large round disc. Prick the dough with a fork all over. Spread the olive oil on the bottom of a pizza stone or parchment lined pan. Spread the sauce on the top of the dough, then spread the garlic and then add the meats arranging in a symmetrical pattern around the dough. Top with the basil, then layer with each of the meats. Then layer all of the cheeses on top of the meats. Sprinkle the oregano and fresh ground pepper and sea salt to taste (use salt sparingly). Bake in oven for 500 degrees between 10-15 minutes. Prepare salad and then cut pizza into preferred portions & enjoy!

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