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Photo: John Autry and Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross Photo by: Photo: John Autry and Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

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.

Cooking Light OCTOBER 2011

  • Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: 1 slice)
  • Total: 40 Minutes

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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • 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
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