Easy Mini Deep Dish Pizzas

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Everything you love about deep dish, all to yourself. Full recipe below!

 

INGREDIENTS
8 oz fresh Italian sweet sausage patty
Olive oil, for drizzling
6 limes
4 (5 oz) pizza dough balls
Provolone slices for topping and charring
Pizza sauce
3 oz capicollo
Kalamata olives
Fresh mozzarella
Oregano
Extra basil and crushed red pepper flakes for garnish

METHOD
Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a large cast-iron skillet coated with oil, break apart sausage and par cook. Remove from heat.

Coat a large muffin pan with olive oil. Wrap a lime in aluminum foil, leaving a long tail. Place dough balls in muffin pan, and press a lime into the center of each one. Finish with a little drizzle of olive oil. Par bake dough for 10 minutes.

Remove limes from center of dough. Transfer dough shells to a sheet tray. Line each dough cup with a slice of provolone. Then add a tablespoon of pizza sauce, a sixth of the par-cooked sausage, a slice of capicollo, more sauce, kalamata olives, mozzarella, and oregano.

Continue with another layer of sausage, capicollo, more sauce, kalamata olives, mozzarella, basil and finally a provolone cap. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly.

Now for the authentic pizza char! Torch the top layer (or broil) until golden and charred. Top with torn basil leaves and crushed red pepper flakes.