You definitely earn bragging rights if you make every single part of your meal from scratch, but I think you earn equal rights if you use a little help and it still tastes awesome. It’s not cheating, it’s just making good use of your time!
When I made this pizza I did not feel up to the task of making my own pizza dough. It would’ve been cool to do it, but I found premade flatbread pizza dough at the store and that really appealed to me. I figured if I did that I could focus more on making the pizza a little more fun.
If you have an opportunity that will help you in the kitchen (especially on weeknights!) it’s okay to take it—a happy, less stressful kitchen definitely makes tastier food.
After my pizza recipe I have found a few other semi-homemade ideas for you that you might enjoy!
Flatbread Sausage Pizza with Homemade Pizza Sauce
Makes 2 Flatbread Pizzas
2 flatbread pizza dough, premade
1 8-oz bag of mozzarella cheese
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
A handful of cilantro leaves
1 cup diced mushrooms
3 Roma tomatoes, diced
4 Sausage Links, sliced (I used the cooked sausage that just needed to be heated through)
For the Sauce:
2 cans tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 onion, diced
½ tbsp. basil
½ tbsp. garlic powder
½ tbsp. Italian seasoning
½ tbsp. Mrs. Dash Original
½ tbsp. Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb
½ tbsp. onion powder
½ tbsp. oregano
½ tbsp. rosemary
Salt, to taste
Preheat the oven according to your dough’s instructions.
Prepare the sauce first: Combine all of the sauce ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer while you prepare the rest of the meal.
Heat a small sauce pan and add the sausage and cook until sausage is heated through and crisp (you can skip this step, I just like crispy sausage.
Put the 2 pizza doughs on a baking dish. Spoon the sauce equally over the two doughs, you might have sauce leftover, just put it in a container and freeze it for future use!
Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese evenly over the two pizzas.
Divide the sausage, tomatoes, cilantro and mushrooms evenly over the pizzas. Sprinkle with parmesan and cook the pizzas according to dough instructions and until cheese is melted evenly.
Enjoy your semi-homemade pizza!
Here are a few other semi-homemade recipes you might enjoy:
Who doesn’t love chicken pot pie? This recipe makes it a little simpler meaning you can still make it after a really busy day.
This loaded mashed potato casserole looks like a wonderful side dish!
And finally, for a sweet treat find these Semi-Homemade Donuts.