Spicy Sausage and Mushroom Pizza

Spicy Sausage and Mushroom Pizza Recipe
Photo: John Autry and Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Hot sausage gives this classic pizza a welcome spicy kick, and choosing turkey rather than traditional pork sausage keeps the calories and fat down.

Yield:

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

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Recipe Time

Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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.

Deb Wise,

Cooking Light

October 2011
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