This post brought to you by Casillero del Diablo Wines. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Weary Chef.
Thank you so much to Casillero del Diablo wines for sponsoring today’s Sausage Lasagna Pizza recipe! Read on, and I’ll show you how to have your own special treat after taking the kids trick or treating this year. Plus, find out how to enter to win a DSLR camera!
Who’s excited that we’re in the -er months? I sure am! September is kind of dullsville, but by the end of this month, it will really feel like Fall is upon us. I’m loving that the Halloween decorations and costumes are already starting to appear in stores. Halloween is especially fun when you’re a parent, am I right? My kids have been talking about what they would be for this year’s Halloween since November 1st last year.
While I love seeing my kids’ excitement about dressing up and collecting free candy, it’s a bit exhausting. They go trick or treating at the zoo the weekend before; they both have costume parades at school; and then there is proper trick or treating on Halloween night. By the time they get to bed on October 31st, this mama is tired and ready for her own treat! Red wine and pizza sound just right.
Have you tried Casillero del Diablo Wines? They happen to be the official wines of Halloween thanks to their legend of a demon in the founder’s cellar (The Legend of Don Melchor de Concha y Toro), so you should definitely grab a bottle or three for the season. Just look for the devil emblem on the bottle, and trust me that the wine won’t disappoint! You don’t have to take my word for it. Casillero Diablo wines are consistently awarded “Best Buy” recognitions by wine critics. It’s the world’s most distributed wine for good reason!
In a Halloween practice night this weekend, we paired our wine with lasagna pizza. What is lasagna pizza you ask? Well, it’s pizza with layers of ricotta, meat sauce, and cheese. Good stuff! If you are making this post trick or treating, you might not be in the mood to make crust from scratch. No problemo. Just use your favorite store-bought crust. You could also make the sausage sauce ahead of time and stick it in the fridge. That way, it will only take you about five minutes to prep your pizza and pop it in the oven. Try not to fill up on mini chocolate bars and wine while you wait for it to bake.
Ah, that’s what I’m talking about. Pizza. Wine. Candy. What more could you need for a good time? Don’t even feel bad about taking the best chocolates out of your kids’ Halloween loots. Mine always want to eat the sour candies which aren’t even food as I’m concerned. They’ll never notice a few missing candy bars when they’re binging on Skittles. Trust me.
Since there’s still some time before Halloween, you probably still need to go costume shopping. Casillero del Diablo has partnered with Spirit Halloween stores to bring you costume and decoration discounts PLUS a giveaway for a new DSLR camera! Here’s how to enter this Legendary Costume Contest:Print
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage, and saute, breaking up meat as it cooks.
When sausage is mostly cooked through, add spinach a few handfuls at a time, stirring and cooking until wilted. Stir in marinara sauce and turn off heat.
While sausage cooks, place pizza crust on a pizza pan, and spread ricotta evenly over the crust. When the sausage mixture is ready, spread it over the ricotta. Sprinkle cheeses over the top. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until crust is brown and cheese is melted and bubbly. Allow to stand for a few minutes before cutting.
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 15
If you want to see the pizza crust recipe I used plus another Halloween pizza idea, check this one out (click the image):