Sausage, Broccoli Rabe and Cheese Pizza
Make two pizzas because one disappears.
This is the recipe for one.
One pound of pizza dough
8 ounces of Monterrey Jack cheese
One pound of crumbled, fried and drained Italian sausage
One large chopped onion
4 cloves chopped garlic
Two bags of frozen chopped rabe.
Thaw, drain and squeeze dry.
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
8 tablespoons olive oil
12 slices of provolone cheese
Grease a large pizza pan with a thin coating of Crisco
Stretch out the dough to the edges of the pan.
Layer the Monterrey Jack cheese
Cook the sausage with the chopped onion and drain off most of the fat.
Spread over the cheese
Fry the garlic in the olive oil till soft
Add the rabe and just cook till everything is warm and coated with the garlic oil
Season with the salt and pepper.
Taste now to see if you need more salt
Place on top of the sausage
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese
Layer the provolone on top
Bake in a 475 degree oven , on the bottom oven rack for 15 to 20 minutes or until the bottom crust is golden brown.
I served this as an appetizer and it easily could have been the main course with a bowl of soup and salad.