A couple months ago I entered three pizza recipes in the Johnsonville Pizza Possibilities Contest. I was notified I was one of 5 finalist. You can view all five finalist HERE. I'm now waiting to hear who the Grand Prize Winner is....Keeping my fingers crossed. I will be sharing the other two pizza's I entered over the next couple days.
Zesty Lemon Sausage Pizza
3 Johnsonville Mild Italian Link Sausages
2 teaspoons Olive Oil
3 cups fresh spinach
Juice from 2 lemons, divided
Zest from 2 lemons, divided
1 package 8oz tub Mascarpone cheese, room temp
2/3 cup Kraft parmesan grated cheese
5 teaspoons prepared basil pesto
5 or 6 leaves fresh basil, chopped
1 Boboli Original Pizza Crust
Heat olive oil in skillet place the Johnsonville sausage links in pan cook on medium heat for 12 minutes each side and remove from pan to let rest. While the sausages are cooking mix together mascarpone cheese, parmesan, juice from one lemon and zest from one lemon.
In the same skillet you cooked the sausage squeeze half a lemon juice in skillet and add spinach cook until just wilted and remove to a dish. Cut sausage into bite size pieces (they will still be a little pink in the center). Squeeze the other half of the lemon juice into the skillet and add sausage cook until a nice brown crust and no longer pink.