Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, and Chicken Sausage Pizza
Delicious mozzarella: check. Sausage: check. Spicy tomato sauce: check. Resistant starch: check! Finally, even dieters can have an amazing, pizzeria-style pie at home.
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Total: 25 Minutes
- Calories: 360
- Fat: 17.9g
- Saturated fat: 7.4g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.4g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
- Cholesterol: 51mg
- Protein: 17.2g
- Carbohydrate: 32g
- Sugars: 1g
- Fiber: 3g
- Sodium: 322mg
- 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
- 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.
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