This delicious White Pizza is white sauce loaded up with sausage, artichokes, olives, and mushrooms! Such an awesome pizza!
I really think it comes as no surprise that I love food. I mean, I’m Italian. Enough said, right? In fact, I’m a little surprised that more food bloggers aren’t Italian.
Growing up, to me, food wasn’t just nourishment for the body, it was nourishment for the soul. It was an expression of love, of nurturing.
It started with my very Italian grandmother who I’ve referenced many times in this blog. She was a small little woman of about 4’11” and weighing like 80 pounds sopping wet. She LOVED to cook. And was really good at it. My mom grew up in a family that was less focused on food, but she probably was Italian in a past life, because she embraced the culture, the food, and my grandmother’s cooking with all her heart. She followed my grandmother around the kitchen trying to catch how much of this and that she was throwing into the pot so the recipe could be recreated. My grandmother’s cookbook was her head. She didn’t bother with teaspoons and cups. It was a little of this and a little of that.
And when we would sit down to eat, my grandmother would hover over us, making sure there was enough pasta, bread to be passed, meatballs, sausage, and salad to go around. The constant mantra of her dinning room was “Mangia! Mangia! Eat! Eat!”
In this way, I want to be just like my grandmother (well, really in a lot of ways, but let’s talk about this one). I want my kids to have the fondest memories of me in the kitchen. I want them to have family recipes that they fall back on over and over as adults.
More than anything, I want them to associate family meal time with love. Loving and being loved.
At the same time, that is really not super easy to do these days. Between work, homework, and busy schedules, I need meals my family will feel loved by that are super delicious and don’t take hours and hours to prepare.
The Food Network and GE Appliances must be thinking the same thing! Be sure to head over to The Food Network to pick up quick 30 minute meal ideas, kitchen tips, ways to save energy and time in the kitchen so that you can create wonderful family dinner memories even around your busy schedule.
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And as you might have guessed by the cheesy goodness in the pictures above, I’ve made you a quick and easy 30 minute gourmet pizza to make your life a little easier while still loving what you eat. This recipe is inspired by a great pizza place that I used to go to all the time with some dear old friends who really are more like family. This pizza is like the definition of comfort food with it’s delicious creamy white sauce, and amazing toppings, making it perfect for creating family dinner memories.
Sausage and Mushroom White Pizza
- 1 pizza dough
- 1/2 pound of Italian sausage I used Jennie-O turkey sausage
- 5 oz mushrooms sliced
- 1/2 cup of Alfredo Sauce
- 1 1/2 cups shedded mozzarella cheese divided
- 1/2 cup of artichoke hearts diced
- 1/2 cup of sliced green olives
- 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
- With your oven at 375 degrees, pre bake your pizza crust, poked with holes, for 10 minutes.
- While your crust is pre-baking, sauté your sausage until browned on the outside. Then add the mushrooms and continue cooking until the sausage is cooked through the mushrooms are soft.
- Remove the crust from the oven, top with 1/2 cup of Alfredo sauce and then one cup mozzarella.
- Add the mushroom and sausage mixture from the pan with a slotted spoon, and then add it to the pizza.
- Add the artichoke hearts, the green olives, then the remain 1/2 cup of mozzarella and the parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until the edges of your pizza are golden and the cheese is well melted.
Weeknight dinners should be quick and easy for any busy family. GE Appliances can help streamline the kitchen process with their hands-free auto-fill refrigerator, their double oven range, to their 102 jet wash system dishwasher. To see these appliances in action check out GE: Kitchen Reimagined. For more tips on weeknight dinners head over to FoodNetwork Weeknight Kitchen page for recipes, tips, and much more!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of GE Appliances. The opinions and text are all mine.