We’ve had a pack of Andouille sausage from our Mutton seeking trip to Kinderhook Farm last summer, and it’s well past time to use it. I think it took us so long because the Chorizo and Bratwurst we also bought from them on our excursion were so good that we just couldn’t bring ourselves to part with the last of the sausage array.
We figured that if we’re going to experience the disappointment of seeing our sausage stock dwindle, we ought to make sure we make up for it with the eating enjoyment…and with this one we did! Since Andouille is used in a lot of classic Cajun recipes, we decided we wanted to honor that in our meal. However, since sausage is amazing on pizza, we also wanted to go in that direction. A little while later, we had a pizza with a cayenne and black pepper tomato sauce topped with Andouille, corn, green peppers, and sliced Gouda in the oven. When it came out, we knew we made the right choice.
Time: 45 Minutes (more if making your crust from scratch)
- Pizza Dough or Crust. Try using one of our Pizza Dough Recipes!
- Bell Pepper (we used a half of a green pepper)
- Andouille Sausage (we used two links)
- Tomato Sauce of your choice
- Cayenne, Garlic Powder, and White Sugar to turn said tomato sauce into your pizza sauce
- Place your pizza stone in the oven, and preheat to 425 degrees F.
- Dice your green peppers, and uncase your sausage. We did this by making a cut in the sausage skin from end to end and then just peeling it away.
- Heat some oil in a pan, and add your corn, sausage, and green peppers. Sautee until the Andouille is fully cooked.
- As your other toppings cook, pour your tomato sauce into a bowl, and add in your cayenne, garlic powder, and some white sugar. Stir to fully combine (tasting thereafter and adding more of any ingredients as you see fit).
- Slice your cheese.
- When your Andouille is fully cooked, it’s time to assemble!
- Remove your pizza stone from the oven, and sprinkle some cornmeal on top.
- Stretch and shape your dough, and place it on your pizza stone. If using a (defrosted) premade crust, just place that on the stone.
- Ladle on some sauce, and spread it around to the edges so there’s a thin layer all around.
- Scoop on your Andouille, Peppers, and Corn, and spread it evenly atop the sauce.
- Place your cheese on top of everything.
- Put your pizza in the oven for 15-25 minutes until your cheese melts and your crust gets to your desired level of crispiness.
- Plate, devour, and enjoy!