3 ounces chicken apple sausage, chopped (such as Gerhard's)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups vertically sliced Oso Sweet or other sweet onion
1 cup thinly sliced fennel bulb (about 1 small bulb)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (12-ounce) prebaked pizza crust (such as Mama Mary's)
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Gouda cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan.
Add oil to pan. Add onion, fennel, and salt; cover and cook 10 minutes or until tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Place pizza crust on a baking sheet. Top evenly with onion mixture; sprinkle with cheese, and top evenly with sausage. Bake at 450° for 12 minutes or until cheese melts. Sprinkle evenly with chives. Cut pizza into 8 wedges.
I've made this twice before and both my husband and I loved it both times. I'm not much of a fennel lover - don't really like fennel seeds in sausage - but the way they are cooked and combined with the onions is really nice! This time I was worried I didn't have enough gouda so I added a little mozzarella and it was just as good as the first time. I haven't added the chives but based on a previous review, I definitely will next time.
GREAT pizza!! I was leary of the fennel but it was not strong at all. I used Pillsbury refrigerated thin pizza crust and Apple & Gouda Cheese Chicken Sausage that I had in the freezer. So easy, so good.
Made this tonight and absolutely loved it! Followed the recipe exactly except used Boboli prebaked pizza crust and Aidells chicken apple sausage because this is what we have in CA. It looked beautiful and the only problem was that my husband could not stop at 2 slices! I will definitely make it again!