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On the weekends, I go all out on my pizzas, making the sauce and dough from scratch; however, on a weeknight, I’m the queen of cutting corners with a semi-homemade recipe. As long as your toppings are fresh, that’s what matters most with a homemade pizza! Check out the two easy weeknight pizzas I made with a 2-pack of pizza crusts, a jar of sauce, and a few simple toppings.

For Both Pizzas

2 pizza crusts (I used Mama Mary’s thin and crispy)
1 14 ounce jar pizza sauce (I used Classico Traditional)
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup of Parmesan cheese

Italian Sausage Goat Cheese Onion Sundried Tomato Pizza Recipe

Italian Sausage & Goat Cheese Pizza

8 ounces Italian sausage
1/2 large onion, sliced
1/4 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
8 ounces of crumbled goat cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large skillet, brown the Italian sausage over medium heat until cooked through; drain grease. Toss in the onions and sundried tomatoes until onions are tender and translucent.

Pour half of the pizza sauce on one pizza crust {I spread mine out evenly using the bottom of a measuring cup}. Pour toppings from skillet evenly over crust and sauce. Sprinkle one cup of mozzarella cheese over the toppings, followed by piles of crumbled goat cheese, evenly spaced across the pizza. Cook on a pizza stone for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned.

Margherita Pizza Recipe

Margherita Pizza

8 ounces mini mozzarella balls in water, cut in half
basil leaves {about 10 or so}
1 tablespoon olive oil
pinch of kosher salt

With oven still preheated from the previous pizza, prepare the crust by spreading about a tablespoon of olive oil over it, followed by a light sprinkle of kosher salt, and then the remaining pizza sauce. Sprinkle with remaining shredded mozzarella cheese and then top with mini mozzarella balls evenly spaced across the pizza. I always add my basil on the pizza after it is done cooking to keep it fresh, but feel free to add it on while cooking. Cook on a pizza stone for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned.

Enjoy both pizzas topped with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. My husband and I love eating these with a side of coke in a can while watching a movie. Such a fun date night, any night of the week. Do you ever make homemade pizzas? If so, what is your toppings of choice?

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