School Pizza

Pizza Dough:
3 Pkgs. Active dry Yeast, 2 ¼ tsp.
3 Cups Water, luke warm
3 tsp. Granulated sugar
7 ½ Cups of All-purpose flour, sifted
1 ½ tsp. Kosher salt
3 Tbsp. Olive oil
For the Toppings:
6 tsp. Olive oil
1 Cup Tomato sauce, or pizza sauce
6 Cups Mozzarella, shredded
1 ½ Sweet onion, diced
3lbs.cooked Ground sausage, other toppings such as ground beef, pepperoni, ham, and bell pepper
Preheat Oven to 450° F.
Whisk together yeast, sugar and warm water in a small bowl. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until foamy.
Mix together flour and salt. Add olive oil, yeast mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix with a wooden spoon until the dough just begins to come together.
Knead the dough by hand for about 5 minutes until it’s soft and elastic. Place the dough in a greased mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for about 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
Cook the Sausage:
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausages, breaking them into small pieces using a wooden spoon. Cook until no pink remains about 7-8 minutes.
Cook the Pizza:
Prepare a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Place the dough onto the parchment paper. Stretch the dough by gently flattening the dough ball. (You can spread it out thinner if you prefer a crispy crust.)
Use a fork to poke holes across the surface of the dough.
Brush the dough with olive oil. Spread tomato sauce evenly, leaving about ¼-inch border on all sides.
Add Mozzarella cheese, distributing it evenly over the surface.
Add cooked ground sausage on top of the cheese.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted, and the crust is golden brown.
Remove the pizza from the oven, and transfer to a cutting board. Slice and serve immediately.

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