Smoked Sausage Pizza

Smoked Sausage Pizza

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From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1995

Smoked turkey sausage is a good substitute for higher-fat pork sausage; here it pairs with green bell pepper and onion for a great pizza topping.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • Cornmeal for pan
  • 1 pound Pizza Dough Prestissimo, (recipe follows)
  • 1/3 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, thinly sliced (cup)
  • 2 ounces smoked turkey sausage, or turkey kielbasa, thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces shredded Monterey Jack, or part-skim mozzarella cheese (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch of red-pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

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  1. Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray and sprinkle with cornmeal to coat evenly.
  2. Sprinkle flour over a work surface. Roll out dough to the size of the baking sheet and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Spread marinara sauce evenly over the dough. Scatter onion, bell pepper, sausage and cheese over the top and sprinkle with oregano and crushed red pepper (if using). Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted, 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Look for fresh or frozen balls of whole-wheat pizza dough at your supermarket. Check the ingredient list to make sure the dough doesn't contain any hydrogenated oils.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Per serving: 224 calories; 8 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 32 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 8 mcg folate; 15 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 206 IU vitamin A; 9 mg vitamin C; 82 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 503 mg sodium; 110 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 medium-fat protein

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