Sage Pizza

For some reason, we seem to be good at growing sage. Maybe you are too. This is an easy pizza to put together – no chopping, no precooking.sage pizza

Pizza Dough (1 ball)
1/2 c. + 2 tbls. water
1 1/2 tsp. instant yeast
pinch sugar
1 1/2 c. AP flour
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp. olive oil

2 balls fresh mozzarella
about 10-15 leaves of sage
olive oil
red pepper flakes, salt

  1. Make the dough. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the wet. Knead for 10 minutes. Let rise in a bowl coated in olive oil and covered with plastic wrap for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 500F.
  3. Slice your mozzarella and put it on a cloth to dry.
  4. Shape the dough. Stretch and toss. Place on a pizza pan sprinkled with cornmeal.
  5. Place mozzarella  on the dough. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake on the lowest rack of your oven for 7 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and add sage. Bake for 8 minutes more or until brown.
  7. When it’s done, sprinkle with a small amount of red pepper flakes, a little salt, and grated Parmesan.

I followed most of the directions from a recipe in Local Flavors, a wonderful book that  I’ve repeatedly checked out of the library and now own. (Thanks, Mom!)


2 thoughts on “Sage Pizza

  1. Aww, I also grew copious amounts of sage but that’s now at the old place. I haven’t gone to get another sage plant for the new house yet :-(

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