½ pound ground spicy Italian chicken sausage or ground chicken
Kosher salt + pepper
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups shredded provolone cheese
½ cup parmesan cheese, grated, plus more for serving
½ pound pizza dough, store-bought or homemade
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
Chopped parsley, for garnish
To roast the garlic, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Chop off the top portion of the garlic head to reveal cloves. Peel any excess paper/skin off from the bulb of garlic. Place the cloves in a garlic roaster and drizzle with a teaspoon of olive oil. Cover and transfer to the oven and roast for 45 minutes, or until the garlic is golden brown and soft. Remove from the oven and allow to cool five minutes. Squeeze the garlic out of the paper skin into a bowl and mash well with a fork.
Position your pizza stone on the upper 1/3 rack of your oven. Preheat your oven to 500 degrees F. or as high as it can possibly go.
In a heavy bottomed pot, cook 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the pancetta over high heat, stirring, until the pancetta is lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the center of the pan and crumble in the ground sausage. Cook without stirring for 3 minutes, then begin breaking up the meat. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until well browned, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, ½ cup milk, the roasted garlic, salt and pepper to the pot. Simmer the sauce, stirring occasionally until thickened, about 10-15 minutes. Taste to season with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute. Whisk in the remaining 1½ cups milk in a steady stream. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes, whisking consistently. Remove from the heat, stir in the provolone cheese and then add the Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper.
On a lightly floured surface, push/roll the dough out until it is very thin. Transfer the dough to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Spread the white sauce over the dough and then spread evenly with the meat sauce. Top with mozzarella and evenly place the pepperoni over the cheese.
Carefully slide the pizza onto the hot stone and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from the oven, garnish with parsley and Parmesan and serve.