Source: adapted from Country Living magazine
6 oz. sweet Italian sausage
1 T. plus 1 t. extra-virgin olive oil
1 recipe Peter Reinhart's All-Purpose Pizza Dough (or your own favorite pizza dough)
3 whole peeled canned tomatoes, crushed
1 T. tomato paste
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
coarse sea salt
1/4 t. red pepper flakes
4 oz. fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
Garnish: flat-leaf parsley leaves and arugula, tossed with 1 t. olive oil and 1/2 t. vinegar, plus Parmesan shavings
Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
Remove sausage from casings. Crumble and saute over high heat until browned and cooked through.
Combine tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, 1 T. oil, 1/4 t. salt and red pepper. Spread over dough. Scatter mozzarella and sausage on top.
Bake as directed according to Peter Reinhart's dough recipe.
Garnish with parsley, arugula and Parmesan.