My kids have always loved this pizza at Halloween time and often cut the cheese slices to create a jack-o-lantern face on the pizza. I like it that I can have dinner on the table in about 30 minutes flat!
Howlin’ Chili-Cheese Pizza
1 lb. bulk sausage
8 oz. can tomato sauce
½ cup chili beans with juice
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided use
1 – pre-baked pizza crust
3-4 slices Monterey Jack or Colby Jack cheese
Cilantro, sour cream, sliced olives, for garnish
In a large sauté pan, brown sausage over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, approx. 10-12 minutes. Drain fats, then stir in tomato sauce, chili beans, and chili powder. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Spread cheddar cheese over pizza crust; top with prepared sausage mixture. Cut desired Halloween shapes from cheese slices and place onto pizza. Bake in preheated 425 degree F. oven for approx. 20-22 minutes or until chili topping is hot throughout and cheese is melted and bubbly. Let pizza set for 5 minutes before slicing. Garnish slices with sour cream, cilantro, and sliced olives, as desired.
Now You’re Spookin’,