Sausage and Pepper Pizza

Honestly, this was pretty good but not fabulous.  We do pizza every week, and it will be nice to throw into the rotation when we need a change.

  • 4  ounces  hot turkey Italian sausage (I used regular, not spicy, pork sausage)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1  cup  red bell pepper strips (about 1 medium)
  • 1  cup  yellow bell pepper strips (about 1 medium)
  • 1  recipe of pizza dough, OR (16-ounce) cheese-flavored pizza crust (such as Boboli)
  • 1  cup  Basic Marinara
  • 1  tablespoon  no-salt-added tomato paste (I left this out)
  • 1/2  cup  (2 ounces) shredded provolone cheese (I used at least 3 oz of each cheese)
  • 1/2  cup  (2 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dried oregano

Preheat oven to 450°.  Remove casings from sausage. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage and bell peppers to pan; cook 6 minutes or until bell peppers are crisp-tender and sausage is browned, stirring frequently.

Place pizza crust on a large baking sheet. Combine Basic Marinara and tomato paste, stirring with a whisk; spread evenly over crust, leaving a 1-inch border. Sprinkle with cheeses and oregano; top evenly with sausage mixture. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until cheese melts and crust is lightly browned. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes before slicing.  Calories: 335 (29% from fat) Fat: 10.9g  Fiber: 2.9g

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