Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, and Chicken Sausage Pizza

Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, and Chicken Sausage PizzaRecipe
Delicious mozzarella: check. Sausage: check. Spicy tomato sauce: check. Resistant starch: check! Finally, even dieters can have an amazing, pizzeria-style pie at home.
Makes 6 servings (serving size: 2 slices of pizza)


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1 pound fresh or frozen whole wheat pizza dough, thawed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium tomatoes (about 10 ounces)
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, divided
8 ounces fresh mozzarella, pulled into 1-inch chunks
2 links (6 ounces total) precooked Italian chicken sausage (such as Applegate brand), sliced


Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes

1. Position one oven rack in middle of oven and another on the lowest setting. Place a flat baking sheet on the bottom rack. Preheat oven to 475°.

2. Roll dough into a large, thin oval (about 18 inches long). Brush oil over dough.

3. Remove preheated baking sheet from oven. Slide dough onto sheet and return to bottom rack. Bake for 8 minutes, then remove crust from oven.

4. Meanwhile, clean hands, crush tomatoes, crushed red pepper, oregano, and 1/4 cup basil in a medium bowl.

5. Spread suace in an even layer over crust, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Top with mozzarella and sausage. Bake on middle rack an additional 10 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese melts. Sprinkle with remaining basil; cut into 12 slices or wedges and serve.

Created date

January 2012

Nutritional Information

Calories 360
Fat 17.9 g
Satfat 7.4 g
Monofat 2.4 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Cholesterol 51 mg
Protein 17.2 g
Carbohydrate 32 g
Sugars 1 g
Fiber 3 g
Sodium 322 mg