1 recipe Neapolitan Pizza Dough, or 2 pounds store-bought pizza dough
1 (14-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, preferably San Marzano
1 pound fresh mozzarella, torn into rough chunks and drained
12 ounces bulk sweet Italian sausage
1 medium head radicchio, roughly chopped
4 to 6 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
24 fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Divide dough into four even parts and place each in a covered quart-sized deli container or in a zipper-lock freezer bag. Allow to rest at room temperature for at least 2 hours before baking. Transfer tomatoes to a medium bowl and roughly crush by hand. Season to taste with salt and set aside.
Adjust oven rack to 6 inches under broiler and place stone or steel on rack. Preheat oven to highest possible temperature (500 or 550°F) for at least 45 minutes. Alternatively, use Kettle Pizza and Baking Steel grill insert.
When ready to bake, turn single dough ball out onto lightly flour surface. Gently press out dough into rough 8-inch circle, leaving outer 1-inch higher than the rest. Gently stretch dough into a 10 to 12-inch circle about 1/4-inch thick by draping over knuckles and gently stretching. Transfer to floured wooden pizza peel.
Preheat broiler to high. Spread thin layer of sauce over pizza, followed by 1/4 of mozzarella. Spread 1/4 of sausage over pizza in small chunks. Spread 1/4 of radicchio and 1/4 of Parmesan evenly over pizza. Sprinkle lightly with salt, add 6 basil leaves, and drizzle with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil.
Transfer pizza to hot stone or steel and broil until edges are puffed and lightly charred and bottom is crisp, rotating regularly for even cooking, 3 to 6 minutes total. Retrieve pizza with a metal peel and transfer to a cutting board. Slice and serve immediately. Meanwhile, switch oven back to 550°F to reheat stone for remaining pizzas.
Repeat steps 4 through 6 for remaining pizzas.
Wood and metal pizza peels, Baking Steel, pizza cutter (see note)
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 39g||50%|
|Saturated Fat 14g||71%|
|Total Carbohydrate 78g||28%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||14%|
|Total Sugars 6g|
|Vitamin C 14mg||68%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|