Wise Guy Pizza

  • serves 1

Grab a piece of this "wise" pizza, featuring homemade tomato sauce and dough, mozzarella cheese, roasted red pepper, charred onion and fennel sausage.

Equipment needed: Bread mixer

Courtesy of Bettina Schormann and Jeff Crump of Bread Bar

37 Ratings
Directions for: Wise Guy Pizza


Pizza Dough

2 ½ cup organic flour

1 Tbsp kosher salt

1 tsp instant yeast

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 ½ cup cold filtered water

Tomato Sauce

2 cup crushed tomatoes

¼ cup filtered water

2 tsp dried basil

2 tsp sugar

2 tsp salt

1 pinch chili flakes

Wise Guy Pizza

½ cup tomato sauce

1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

½ cup fennel sausage

½ cup charred onion

½ cup roasted red pepper

1 tsp dried basil

9 oz Pizza Dough


Pizza Dough

1. Combine flour, salt and yeast in a bread mixer.

2. Add oil and water and let mix on low speed for 1 minute and high speed for 10 minutes.

3. Transfer dough to an oiled bowl and cover with plastic.

4. Refrigerate overnight to allow dough to proof slowly (minimum rise time is 20 hours).

5. Divide into four 9-ounce balls.

Tomato Sauce

1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and blend.


Cover the bowl and refrigerate until needed.

Wise Guy Pizza

1. Preheat oven to 600 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Stretch out dough into an 11-inch circle. Do not stretch the outside edges to form a raised crust.

3. Grease an 11-inch pizza tray and transfer the dough onto the tray.

4. Evenly cover the surface of the dough with tomato sauce, then mozzarella.

5. Arrange fennel sausage, charred onion and roasted red pepper on top.

6. Place pizza in oven for approximately 7-10 minutes or until the edges are golden and crispy.

7. Garnish with dried basil.

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