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Directions for: Sausage and Roasted Tomato Mini Pizza

Ingredients

4 plum tomatoes, oven roasted

¼ cup olive oil, divided (50mL)

1 tsp kosher salt(5mL)

¼ tsp pepper (1 mL)

¼ tsp rosemary(1 mL)

1 lb. pizza dough (450 g)

1 medium sausage, sweet or hot, cooked and sliced

1 clove garlic, grated on a rasp

2 tsp freshly chopped basil (10 mL)

½ red onion, diced

½ cup shredded cheese such as smoked mozzarella (125 mL)

Cornmeal for sprinkling

Directions

1. Slice tomatoes in half. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, kosher salt, pepper and rosemary. Bake at 325 degrees for about an hour or until tender and shriveled. Reserve.

2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C)

3. Lightly coat ball of dough with oil and loosely cover with plastic wrap. Let it come to room temperature.

4. In a small bowl mix remaining olive oil with garlic. Set aside.

5. Roughly chop roasted tomatoes. Add basil and set aside.

6. Stretch dough to a 25 to 30-cm (10 to12-inch) diameter circle.

7. Using a cookie cutter cut 3-inch (7cm) circles and place on a baking sheet that has been sprinkled with cornmeal.

8. Brush each round with the garlic oil mixture. Top with 1/4 tsp (1 mL) chopped tomatoes, 1 slice of sausage, 1/4 tsp (1 mL) diced onion and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) of shredded cheese.

9. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until bottoms are crisp and light brown and cheese is melted.

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