French-Bread Pizza with Sausage, Clams, and Mushrooms

Almost any kind of cheese will work in this hearty dish. Try mozzarella, Asiago, provolone, Romano, or cheddar.

Cooking Light MAY 1999

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 piece).


  • 1 (4-ounce) link sweet Italian sausage
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (6 1/2-ounce) can chopped clams, undrained
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 (16-ounce) loaf French bread, cut in half horizontally
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Preheat oven to 400°.

Remove casing from sausage. Cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Add flour, and cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the mushrooms, milk, oregano, pepper, and clams; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese.

Place bread halves on a baking sheet; spread clam mixture evenly over cut sides of bread. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese and parsley. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cut each half into 3 pieces.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 363
  • Calories from fat: 28%
  • Fat: 11.3g
  • Saturated fat: 4.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 19.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 44.8g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Calcium: 276mg

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