Turkey Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Pizza
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Serves: 1 large pizza or two medium pizzas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizziling
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 sweet (or hot) turkey sausages, casings removed (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe, washed and trimmed
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 pound pizza dough, room temperature
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 6 slices smoked provolone cheese (4 to 6 ounces)
  • Truffle oil to taste (optional)
  1. Preheat your oven to 550F (or as high as it will go).
  2. In a large sauté pan, over medium heat, heat the olive oil and add the onions. Cook until they begin to brown, about 10 minutes. Then, add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, for just a few seconds. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 6 to 8 minutes. Mix in the broccoli rabe, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until tender and wilted, about 5 minutes. If there's any liquid in the bottom of the pan, continue cooking until it evaporates. Remove the pan from the heat and reserve so the mixture cools to room temperature.
  3. Roll the pizza dough into an 18-inch to 20-inch round (or two smaller rounds if you want two pizzas). Transfer to a floured pizza peel (I usually use parchment paper on top of the pizza peel for convenience). Then, drizzle some olive oil and season the pizza dough with salt and freshly ground pepper. Top with the pizza sauce, the mozzarella cheese, the provolone cheese and, finally, the broccoli rabe/sausage mixture.
  4. Transfer the pizza to the oven (ideally to a pizza stone) and bake until the pizza is crisp and golden brown and the cheese is melted, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Drizzle the pizza with truffle oil, if using, and serve.
Recipe by Olivia's Cuisine at http://www.oliviascuisine.com/turkey-sausage-broccoli-rabe-pizza/