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Berkshire Sausage & Mushroom Pizza Snacks

Our Pasture Prime take on French Bread Pizzas, but so much tastier with our farm processed sausage and pastured heirloom pork.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Ronne Day

Ingredients

  • 1 TBSP Olive oil
  • 6 oz. Pasture Prime Sausage your choice or Italian, Mexican Chorizo, Breakfast/Sage, casings removed
  • 4 oz. fresh Mushrooms preferably a mix, chopped-2 1/4 Cups
  • 1/2 medium Sweet Onion chopped
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh Rosemary or 1/4 tsp dried
  • Kosher Salt
  • 3 TBSP Brown Ale such as Newcastle
  • 4 5- inch pieces French baguette split lengthwise (or hoagy roll)
  • 3 oz. 1/3 cup mascarpone
  • 4 oz. fresh Mozzarella cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. finely chopped fresh flat leaf Parsley

Instructions

  1. Position a rack about 8 inches from the broiler, and heat broiler on High
  2. In a 12 inch skillet, heat oil over medium high heat
  3. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it apart
  4. Cook until golden brown in places, about 3 minutes
  5. Transfer sausage with slotted spoon to medium bowl
  6. Add mushrooms, onion, rosemary and 1/2 tsp salt to skillet
  7. Cover and cook, stirring once, until mushrooms are golden, about 5 minutes.
  8. Add beer and scrape up browned bits on bottom of pan
  9. Simmer until beer evaporates, about 1 minute.
  10. Toss with the sausage
  11. Meanwhile, toast the baguette on a sheet pan, cut side up, under the broiler until lightly golden and crisp, 1-2 minutes
  12. Spread the bread or roll with the mascarpone and season lightly with S & P.
  13. Top with the sausage mixture and then mozzarella.
  14. Broil until cheese melts, about 3 minutes
  15. Sprinkle with parsley, cool briefly and serve.

Recipe Notes

Perfect fast and easy to serve on game day or on school nights. A real crowd pleaser!

Adapted from Fine Cooking