Sausage & Mushroom Pizza Bowls

serves 3-4

  • 2-3 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 Italian sausages
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Preheat broiler.

Heat medium sized skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms to the dry pan and cook for 5 minutes. Mushrooms will soften and be a little squeaky. Remove the sausage from its casing and pull off 1/2 inch chunks. You want them to resemble small meatballs. Add to the pan and cook until sausage is fully cooked, about 6-8 minutes. Set aside.

Place for 8 oz. ramekins on a baking sheet. Place 2-3 tablespoons of the marinara sauce into the bottom of each ramekin followed by 1-2 tablespoons mozzarella. Divide the cooked sausage and mushroom mixture between the ramekins. Top with more mozzarella. Finish each ramekin with the rest of the marinara and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Sprinkle parmesan followed but a light sprinkle of red pepper flake on the tops of each pizza bowl. Place baking sheet with ramekins under the broiler for about 4-5 minutes, or until sauce is starting to bubble and the tops are lightly browned. Serve warm.