Are you ready to take your pizza experience to the next level? Prepare yourself for a culinary delight that combines the richness of vodka sauce with the savory goodness of sausage. Yes, we're talking about our mouthwatering sausage vodka sauce pizza!
Vodka sauce is no longer limited to pasta dishes. We've discovered that it brings a whole new level of decadence when paired with pizza. The sauce is irresistibly creamy, with just the right amount of spice, making it the perfect companion for the savory sausage. Trust us, once you try this pizza, there's no going back!
Here's what you'll need for this delectable creation:
- Standard Prepared Pizza Crust: Choose your preferred pre-made crust. We recommend Momma Mary's Original Pizza Crust for the perfect base.
- Vodka Sauce: Our top choice is the flavorful Bertolli Vodka Sauce.
- Beer Brats: We suggest using Johnsonville Beer Bratwurst for a burst of deliciousness. Great Value Brand works just as well.
- Mozzarella Cheese: Opt for the convenience of Great Value Shredded Mozzarella.
- Olive Oil: A thin layer of olive oil will add a touch of richness to the crust.
Now, let's dive into the recipe:
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil in a pan over medium heat. Slice the beer brats into thin pieces and add them to the pan. Cook for approximately 5 minutes or until slightly browned, turning and flipping halfway through.
Remove the prepared pizza crust from its package and brush it with a thin layer of olive oil, ensuring even coating.
Spread a generous layer of Bertolli Vodka Sauce evenly on the crust.
Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce, adjusting the amount according to your preference.
Add the sliced beer brat as a delicious topping (you can place some beneath the cheese too, if desired).
Place the pizza directly on the oven rack or use a baking sheet if preferred. Bake for 7-10 minutes.
Once the pizza is golden and bubbling, remove it from the oven and get ready to savor every bite.
If you're feeling adventurous, you can even try making your own homemade vodka sauce. Here's what you'll need for that:
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 onion
- 1 can (28 oz.) of crushed tomatoes
- Red pepper flakes (adjust to your desired level of spiciness)
- Salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 1/2 cup of heavy cream
- 3/4 cup of fresh grated parmesan cheese
- 3/4 cup of vodka
To make the sauce:
In a large pot, melt the butter and sauté the chopped onions and minced garlic over medium-low heat until the garlic is browned.
Stir in the vodka, followed by the crushed tomatoes. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
Add the cream, parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
Now, you have your homemade vodka sauce ready to elevate your pizza experience even further!
We hope you thoroughly enjoy this tantalizing recipe, whether you're treating your family or hosting a pizza party! Pizza is a year-round favorite, and with this sausage vodka sauce variation, you can break away from the ordinary and infuse some excitement into your pizza nights. Don't forget to store any leftovers in the Pizza Pack for freshness and convenience.
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Want another different and unique pizza recipe? Click here for our Chicken Pesto Pizza