Musings of a Museum Fanatic: Stovetop Pan Pizza Recipe

2.22.2013

Stovetop Pan Pizza Recipe

I had another post planned for today but since the news isn't finalized yet I can't share it quite yet.  By Monday for sure though.  So instead I'm sharing a new recipe with you!  Monday I had my monthly Pampered Chef meeting at it was Recipe Round up night.  Everyone brought one of the new recipes for the new season.  I liked this one so much I actually made it last night!  Be proud!

Stovetop Pan Pizza

 Ingredients:
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1 tbsp Fennel & Herb Rub
6 oz cooked Italian chicken sausage links (2 links)
1/2 medium red bell pepper
1 small pkg (6.5 oz) pizza crust mix (see Cook's Tip)
4 tsp olive oil, divided
1 cup  shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (4 oz/125 g)
2 tbsp thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Directions:
1.  Mix mayonnaise and rub in (1-cup/250-mL) Prep Bowl; set aside. Slice sausages in half lengthwise then crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick (6-mm) slices using Color Coated Chef's Knife.

2.  Cut bell pepper lengthwise into 1/4-in. (6-mm) strips then crosswise into 1-in. (2.5-cm) pieces. Combine sausages and peppers in Large Micro-Cooker(R); set aside.

3.  Prepare pizza crust mix according to package directions; knead on floured Pastry Mat 1 minute or until dough is no longer sticky.

4.  Roll dough to a 12-in. (30-cm) circle using Baker's Roller(R). Brush bottom of (12-in./30-cm) Skillet with 2 tsp (10 mL) of the oil using Chef's Silicone Basting Brush.

5.  Place dough into Skillet, gently stretching and pressing dough to cover evenly. Brush dough with remaining 2 tsp (10 mL) oil.

6.  Cook dough, undisturbed, over medium-high heat 4-7 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

7.  Microwave sausage mixture, uncovered, on HIGH 1-2 minutes or until hot.

8.  Flip crust over using Nylon Turner; top evenly with mayonnaise and sausage mixtures and cheese. Cover; cook 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted and bottom of crust is golden brown.

9.  Remove pizza from Skillet; cut into 8 slices. Garnish with basil.


Nutrients per serving: (2 slices): Calories 420, Total Fat 21 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 55 mg, Sodium 920 mg, Carbohydrate 38 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 20 g

Cook's Tip: To make this recipe with refrigerated bulk pizza dough, let 10 oz (300 g) dough stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Omit Step 3 and continue with recipe as directed.

To make pizza in the (11-in./28-cm) Skillet, prepare dough as recipe directs, rolling to a 9-in. (23-cm) circle. Continue as recipe directs.

It actually cooked quite quickly so Kevin and I didn't have time to take any more photos.  I used Italian Seasoning Mix instead of the Fennel and Herd Rub since that's what I had on hand.  Be sure to watch the temperature of your stove top.  We didn't when we flipped it over and burned the bottom a bit but Kevin actually kinda likes pizza that way so as he says Nom Nom Nom!  

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