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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.

Health

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings (serving size: 2 slices of pizza)
  • Cook time:20 Minutes
  • Prep time:5 Minutes
  • Total:25 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • 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
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