Celebrate National Pizza Month Cajun Style!

Celebrate National Pizza Month Cajun Style!

Want to branch out from the on the usual pepperoni and mushroom?  Then try taking your pizza to New Orleans!

October is National Pizza Month.  What better way to celebrate this month than by whipping up a delicious pizza meal for the whole family to enjoy?  Tired of the same old boring pizza toppings?  Then try changing things up by including these classically Cajun flavors into your pizza this October.

Cajun Sausage Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 pizza crust, homemade or refrigerated
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 tsp Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 12 oz. package Cajun Style Andouille Sausage, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • chopped green onions for topping

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.  Stir in heavy cream and Creole seasoning.  Reduce heat to low and cook until sauce thickens, about 5-10 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in parmesan cheese until melted.
  3. Roll pizza dough out onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread sauce over the top, reserving a very small amount for drizzling over the top of the pizza at the end (maybe a couple tablespoons).
  4. Top the pizza with sliced sausage, bell peppers, and cheese.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 12-16 minutes until cheese is melted and edges are golden brown. Slice and drizzle remaining sauce over the top and sprinkle with sliced green onions.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Your whole family is sure to love this Cajun twist on a classic pizza this October.  Interested in trying some other Cajun foods and specialties?  Then make sure you mark your calendar for the next Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival.  In summer of 2019, Simi Valley will come alive with Cajun music and food, zydeco music, blues music, a Mardi Gras parade, zydeco dance lessons, and more!  To learn more about this exciting local event, contact Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival today.