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Italian Sausage Ricotta Pizza Ring

Seasoned Ricotta and Italian Sausage wrapped in a pizza dough ring and served with marinara.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese {or cream cheese}
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1 pound Italian sausage {cooked and drained}
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese {shredded}
  • 1 jar marinara sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Roll pizza dough out onto a round cookie sheet, that you have sprayed with non-stick spray.  Cut three small lines, crossing in the middle to make a star.

  2. Add ricotta to a small bowl and mix in Parmesan cheese, pepper, salt, garlic powder, oregano and basil.  In the space between the edge of the dough and the center cuts, spread ricotta mixture.  Add cooked Italian sausage on top of ricotta mixture and top with mozzarella cheese.

  3. Gently pull each point of the star over the toppings and press into the outer crust.  Repeat until all of the cut sections are pressed into the outside crust.  It will look like a ring.

  4. Bake your Italian sausage ricotta pizza ring for 18-21 minutes or until golden brown.  Heat the marinara over low heat and pour into a bowl.  Place bowl in center of ring and enjoy!!

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