Easy Deep Dish Pizza
loaf frozen bread dough
16 oz. Sargento® Shredded Mozzarella - Fine Cut, divided
lean pork sausage
14-1/2 oz. each Italian or plum tomatoes, chopped and drained
sliced fresh mushrooms
Grease a 14x2-inch deep-dish pizza pan; sprinkle lightly with cornmeal. Roll bread dough to 16-inch circle on lightly floured surface. Press dough into bottom and 1 1/2-inches up sides of pan.
Sprinkle with 3 cups cheese; crumble sausage over cheese. Top with tomatoes, oregano, fennel, mushrooms, if desired, and remaining cheese.
Bake in preheated 500°F oven 5 minutes; reduce heat to 400°F and bake an additional 35 minutes or until crust is golden and sausage is cooked through.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Sargento.
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