Monday, October 18, 2010

Moosehead Pizza #2

Here in NW Arkansas, we have a pizza place called Gusano's. There pizzas are heavenly! I have never tried the sandwiches but they also sound really good too, I just can't pass up the pizza there for a sandwich! They have Chicago style pizza's and while I have never been to Chicago to try there own style pizzas I like to think this is just like it would be if I were there.

Let me be a  firm believer in this one, mmkay? It would crush me... *tear*

So everytime we go there, which is not real often because we have 3 heathens that just don't allow Mommy and Daddy to have a peaceful dinner, we always get the Moosehead Chicago Style Pizza.

(If you live in NW AR by any chance, go NOW and get one, and P.S. Gusano's people have no clue who I am, I'm just in love with there Moosehead, haha!)

Ok so back to the pizza we always get there, we get that one-It has italian sausage, pepperoni, jalepeno's and green olives on it. What better pizza toppings could you ask for than that? I was finally off a Saturday night and we havent been able to do our pizza and movie night in about a month so I was excited to be able to plan to have that on Saturday night. I started brainstorming on what kind of pizza to make that night when this one popped into mind. No, I don't know how to make a Chicago style pizza and No, it wouldnt be near as good as theirs, but why not try to attempt to make it different and my own, just with a different crust and sauce? So thats just what I did. Thats why I call this Moosehead #2. It will never replace the original, but it came dang close. Hubs loved it, and he didnt even make no sarcastic comments like "This tastes nothing like the one from Gusano's!" So then I think I accomplished it! The kiddos couldnt eat it because of the jalepeno's, even though Hayden eats them out of the jar, I dont want her to have massive heartburn at age 2, so I just made them a pepperoni and black olive pizza...

So here we go with the recipe, not much to it...

Pizza crust (whichever one you use, I use Great Value .49 cent package, cheap and easy!)
2 cups shredded mozzerella cheese
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese (I just add this one on there)
Pizza sauce (I have one that I make below this recipe)
Enough pepperoni's to cover the bottom of the pizza (have no clue how much that is? Sorry!)
3 Hot Italian sausage links- cooked, crumbled and drained
1/2 cup green olives
1/2 cup jalepenos
Dried basil to sprinkle on top

Make your crust according to the package or if you make it homemade (You go girls!) get all together and ready to go. When it's ready for the topping, spread your pizza sauce all over it(we like alot of sauce so I didn't make a measurement of it, just how much ever you like!) Top it with 1 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Put your pepperoni all over it (once again how much ever you like) sausage on top of that, then comes the green olives and jalepeno's. Top with remaining mozzerella cheese (I ran out and had to use some sharp cheddar) and 1/2 cup parmesan. Sprinkle with dried basil. Bake 9 minutes or until crust edges are golden brown and cheese is all melted.

See really nothing to it just layering up a bit here and there. This is how I make my sauce, enough to make 2 large pizzas-

2- 8 oun can tomato sauce
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregeno
1/2 tsp italian seasoning
1/2 tsp parsely
1 tsp marjoram
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Mix all your ingridients together and stir. I always make it before I start in on my crusts so it has time to sit for a little bit.

The girls seemed to enjoy there pizzas, Riley had already finished and ran off to watch her new Scooby Doo but I was able to snap these really quick. Hayden never looks at the camera so this shocked me when she finally did-

Good girls...For the time being...

(Ok, I'm sorry alright! I couldn't help it, I'm still laughing...Sadie not so much, she has a terrible confused look on her face right now looking at the computer screen...)

Have a Happy Monday!


(*Still laughing...)

This is linked up with Tuesday Night Supper Club


  1. Look at those sweet girlies!!!! That pizza looks incredible.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog...we LOVE homemade pizza! I need to try making my own pizza sauce...I'll be doing a post this week abt pizza dough :) New follower too!

  3. The Moosehead seems like a great combination. Okay, so what kind of jalapenos do you use. I am assuming you use those from the can? Could you e-mail me if I am not correct. Love your doctored photo! Your children are beautiful. Joni

  4. That looks so good! I've always just used the jarred sauce, but I think I might have to try yours out.

    Don't get me started on your girls. Adorable!

  5. The pizza sound excellent! You did a good job recreating it. And your girls are too cute - love the last pic!

  6. Thanks for following, following you back!

  7. Ha! Hilarious picture!
    That is one serious looks fantastic! And I love the shortcut with the pizza dough. I never have good luck with homemade crust!

  8. AW!!! Too cute :D And your pizza...grrrrr...I want to devour it. Sounds delicious. I'm just in a total pizza mood lately.

  9. Pizza looks awesome, great combo- I'll have to try that one! Your girls are adorable!

    Side note: Love the recipes you have here, I am starting a food blog carnival on Friday, come back and link up!

  10. These sound so yummy! I always need a way to change up my pizza.

  11. are a daredevil..taking on a restaurant favorite! it sure does look good...and has so many yummy toppings. thank you for sharing your delicious food and fun spirit with tuesday night supper club!

  12. OMG that photo is hysterical! I want to zombie-fy all of my Facebook profile photos now :)
    Pizza looks amazing, btw!


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