Sausage Pizza (Pizza alla Salsiccia)

The combination of Italian sausage, fennel, and red onion combines pleasant spicy heat with intriguing anise flavor for a complex-tasting pizza.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 123
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Fat: 3.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 6.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 16.7g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 365mg
  • Calcium: 43mg

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 (4-ounce) link sweet turkey Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup vertically sliced fennel bulb
  • 1/2 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion (about 1 small onion)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup chopped seeded tomato (about 2 tomatoes)
  • 1 (10-inch) Basic Pizza Dough
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Preparation

  1. 1. Position an oven rack in lowest setting. Place a pizza stone on lowest rack.
  2. 2. Preheat oven to 500°. Preheat pizza stone 30 minutes before baking pizza.
  3. 3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pepper to pan; cook 10 seconds. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage, fennel, and onion to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble sausage. Stir in salt. Add tomato; sauté 2 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat.
  4. 4. Spread sausage mixture over Basic Pizza Dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Slide dough onto preheated pizza stone, using a spatula as a guide.
  5. 5. Bake at 500° for 8 minutes or until crust is golden. Remove from pizza stone. Sprinkle with cheese. Cut pizza into 8 wedges.
Note:

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