I cheated with a Boboli crust. DD thought the sausage was too spicy, but generally this was good and we will have it again.
Spicy Sausage and Mushroom Pizza
Hot sausage gives this classic pizza a welcome spicy kick, and choosing turkey rather than traditional pork sausage keeps the calories and fat down.
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- Calories: 311
- Fat: 7.3g
- Saturated fat: 1.9g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.8g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
- Protein: 15.6g
- Carbohydrate: 51.8g
- Fiber: 2.4g
- Cholesterol: 21mg
- Iron: 3.1mg
- Sodium: 751mg
- Calcium: 134mg
- 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
- 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.
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