Wild Game Pizza – Sausage, Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onions, and Arugula


Homemade pizza topped with wild game sausage and a splattering of cheeses and veggies is a great recipe to recharge my once sputtering desire for wild game dishes.  As you know, we are blessed with hundreds of pounds of frozen wild game.  I do my best to cook with it as often as possible, but a girl’s got to enjoy her fish, chicken, and vegetarian meals once in a while.  I took a brief hiatus from our frozen fortune in the garage and decided to indulge on the whiter meats.  Thanks for your patience and I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Ingredients:

1 package of uncooked pizza dough (I used whole wheat dough from a local bakery)
1 package of wild game sausage links – cut into bite size pieces – or ground sausage
1 small red onion – halved and cut into strips
1 cup or so of goat cheese
2 cups or so of shredded mozzarella cheese
Olive oil
Spices
Balsamic Vinegar
Pinch of brown sugar
Fresh arugula


Steps:

– Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place pizza stone in oven if you have one

–  Roll out pizza dough until desired width and thickness ( If anyone has any tips on rolling pizza dough, please let me know… this was somewhat of a disaster for me, but luckily regardless of what it looks like, it still tastes the same 🙂 )

–  Bake untopped pizza dough for 10 minutes or until slightly golden

–  While dough bakes, cook wild game sausage over medium high heat until cooked through

–  Cook onion over medium heat – add 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.  Cover with lid, reduce heat to medium low and let cook for 5 minutes or until softened

–  Remove dough from oven and top with olive oil, spices of your liking, goat cheese, mozzarella cheese, wild game sausage, and caramelized onions

–  Return to oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown

–  Top pizza with fresh arugula and serve

Note:  We added a balsamic vinaigrette to the arugula at the very end and it was a nice burst of flavor.

ENJOY!!

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3 Responses to Wild Game Pizza – Sausage, Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onions, and Arugula

  1. Oh! This looks DIVINE!!! I love how you brought in the sweet of the caramelized onions to balance the spice of the meat and the PING! of the goat cheese. I want some this moment!

  2. Amanda says:

    Did you use your new pizza stone for this?? 🙂

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