Sausage, Pepper and Mushroom Pizza

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This sausage, pepper and mushroom pizza is just a little more work than calling for delivery (but not by much), but there’s no tipping required when you make it yourself. Plus you get it fresh from your oven, and with whole-wheat dough and a generous amount of vegetables on top it’s far better for you.

Sausage, Pepper and Mushroom Pizza
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 40 minutes (30 minutes prep)

Ingredients
  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough , preferably whole-wheat (see Note)

  • 6 ounces Italian turkey sausage , about 2 large links, casings removed

  • 1 green bell pepper , sliced

  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1 cup prepared marinara or pizza sauce

  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese , preferably “fancy”

Directions
  1. Position oven rack in the lowest position; preheat to 450°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Roll out or stretch dough on a lightly floured surface to about the size of the baking sheet. Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake until puffed and lightly crisped on the bottom, 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, crumble sausage into a medium nonstick skillet. Cook over medium heat, breaking up with a spatula or spoon, until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Place bell pepper, mushrooms and water in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on High until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain.

  4. Spread sauce evenly over the crust. Top with the sausage, pepper and mushrooms and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until the crust is crispy and golden and the cheese is melted, 8 to 10 minutes.

Ingredient note: Look for balls of whole-wheat pizza dough, fresh or frozen, at your supermarket. Choose a brand without hydrogenated oils.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Serving Size
1 slice
Calories
289
Carbohydrates
37 g
Fat
6 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
Protein
16 g
Cholesterol
28 mg
Dietary Fiber
3 g
Potassium
260 mg
Sodium
705 mg
Yield
6 servings
Exchanges
2 starch
1 vegetable
1 1/2 high-fat meat
Vitamin C
28% daily value
Calcium
16% dv

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6 replies

Anonymous
Anonymous 2015-05-24 05:13:39 -0500 Report

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Anonymous
Anonymous 2015-05-24 05:12:53 -0500 Report

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Anonymous
Anonymous 2015-05-24 05:12:36 -0500 Report

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ConnieMarie
ConnieMarie 2015-05-24 05:12:32 -0500 Report

The 37 carbs are worth it - instead of complaining adapt it to your diet-spaghetti squash or cauliflower crust. Geez perfect diabetics get a clue.