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Spicy Sausage and Mushroom Pizza

Spicy Sausage and Mushroom Pizza
Photo: John Autry and Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total time 40 mins
Yield

Serves 6 (serving size: 1 slice)

Hot sausage gives this classic pizza a welcome spicy kick, and choosing turkey rather than traditional pork sausage keeps the calories and fat down.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound refrigerated fresh pizza dough
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 ounces hot turkey Italian sausage
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup diced red or green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce (such as McCutcheon's)
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 311
  • fat 7.3 g
  • satfat 1.9 g
  • monofat 2.8 g
  • polyfat 1.5 g
  • protein 15.6 g
  • carbohydrate 51.8 g
  • fiber 2.4 g
  • cholesterol 21 mg
  • iron 3.1 mg
  • sodium 751 mg
  • calcium 134 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.

  2. Place dough in a bowl coated with cooking spray; let dough stand, covered, for 15 minutes.

  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; coat pan with cooking spray. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage to pan; cook 3 minutes, stirring to crumble. Add onion and mushrooms; sauté 4 minutes. Add bell pepper; sauté 2 minutes.

  4. Sprinkle a baking sheet with cornmeal; roll dough into a 12-inch circle on prepared baking sheet. Spread sauce over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with sausage mixture. Sprinkle cheeses over sausage mixture. Bake at 450° on bottom oven rack for 17 minutes or until crust is golden.