½CupMascarpone, Ricotta, Cottage, or Cream CheeseSEE NOTE BELOW
1CupShredded Mozzarella Cheese
⅓CupShredded Parmesan Cheese
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Click the link above to prepare the pizza dough as directed.
If using store bought dough, simply roll out as directed onto your pizza pan.
Cook the sausage, crumbling as you go along with the garlic, oregano, and basil until no longer pink. Drain any grease and set aside.
Top the pizza evenly with the sauce, then dollop on the mascarpone, ricotta, cottage, or cream cheese depending on preference. Top evenly with shredded mozzarella, parmesan, and cooked sausage.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes until cheese is melted.
NOTE ON DOUGH: This is the PIZZA DOUGH RECIPE that is used for this recipe. You can also use store bought dough if preferred. The dough recipe is quick and is included in the 30 minute cooking time total. Please refer to that post for notes on cooking and adding garlic butter to the crust.NOTE ON CHEESE: You don't have to use mascarpone for this recipe! You can use dollops of ricotta, cottage cheese, or even cream cheese in it's place! If using cream cheese, I recommend about 4 ounces.NOTE ON HERBS: I sprinkled about ½ teaspoon each of dried basil and oregano over the cooked pizza, this is optional.