Make Your Own Pizza

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas celebration this past week- a time filled with love and laughter with family and friends.

I don’t know about you, but I love pizza. It’s easy, versatile, and delicious. Whenever I go home to Minnesota, my family requests that I make this favorite dish, and I would like to share this with my readers. Ready? Let’s do it!

Embarque & Co. DIY Pizza



  • Pilsbury Pizza Crust Dough (thin crust)
  • ~1 Tbs of Olive Oil
  • 1 handful of Parsley, chopped
  • 1 lb of Sweet Italian sausage
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, diced
  • 1 C of your favorite pasta sauce
  • 1 1/2 Bell Peppers (or 1.5 Cups)
  • 1/2 White Onion, chopped
  • 1 C of Portobello Mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 C Black Olives, diced
  • 1 C of Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 C Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 handful of Basil, chopped


Note: My family enjoys a lot of veggies and meat on our pizza, but you may not enjoy all of these toppings, so feel free to add or take away as you like.


1.) Heat the oven to 425 degrees F

2.) Chop all of your ingredients (as suggested)

3.) Brown your meat with the diced garlic

3.) Spray your cookie sheet with cooking spray, and take the pizza dough, roll on the cookie sheet, and spread so the dough extends on the edges. Drizzle with olive oil and spread with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle the parsley over the dough

4.) Cook in the oven for 8 minutes (or until golden brown)


5.) Turn down your oven to 375 degrees F

6.) Spread the pasta sauce over your dough, add your vegetable toppings and meat, and cover with cheese. SprinkleĀ onĀ the basil.


7.) Bake for 14 minutes (or until cheese is thoroughly melted). Take out of the oven and let sit for a moment or two, cut and serve.


This meal is a great idea for a date night for you and your significant other. It’s always fun to cook together.

I hope you enjoy making this pizza as much as you enjoy eating it!


With Love,


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