California Crumbling Coliseum Pizza Pie

Great for when you have thick and thin crust lovers who have a fondness for alliteration.
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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: Yield: 1 pie
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7 ounces prepared pizza dough

All-purpose flour, for rolling

Semolina flour (or cornmeal), for dusting

1/4 cup marinara sauce

8 thin slices lean salami

1/8 cup grated mozzarella

1/8 cup grated provolone

1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1/2 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced

1/2 slightly ripe avocado, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices

1 sweet Italian sausage, removed from the casing and crumbled

1/2 andouille sausage, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon pine nuts

2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan


  1. Place a pizza stone onto the floor of the oven and preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, toss and shape the dough so that one side has a thick crust and the other thin and it looks like the crumbling Roman Coliseum. Transfer onto a pizza paddle that has been well-dusted with semolina flour. Coat the center of the dough with marinara sauce. Cover with a layer of salami and then the cheese. Place the peppers and avocado in a spoke pattern around the pizza. Scatter over the sausages, pine nuts, and parmesan. Bake until the crust turns golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Share and enjoy with beer or wine or both.