Smoked Sausage Pizza

September/October 1995

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Smoked turkey sausage is a good substitute for higher-fat pork sausage; here it pairs with green bell pepper and onion for a great pizza topping.

Smoked Sausage Pizza

Makes: 8 servings

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  • Cornmeal for pan
  • 1 pound Pizza Dough Prestissimo, (recipe follows)
  • 1/3 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, thinly sliced (cup)
  • 2 ounces smoked turkey sausage, or turkey kielbasa, thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces shredded Monterey Jack, or part-skim mozzarella cheese (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch of red-pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

This recipe calls for:


  1. Set oven rack in lowest position; preheat oven to 500°F (or the highest setting). Sprinkle a pizza pan or baking sheet generously with cornmeal; set aside.
  2. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface into a 14-inch circle or a 15-by-10-inch rectangle. Transfer the dough to the prepared pan.
  3. Spread marinara sauce evenly over the dough. Scatter onion, bell pepper, sausage and cheese over the top and sprinkle with oregano and red-pepper flakes (if using). Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake the pizza until the bottom and edges are browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Slice and serve.


Per serving: 159 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 11 mg cholesterol; 25 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 1 g fiber; 457 mg sodium; 95 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (16% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1/2 medium-fat meat

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Type of Dish
Main dish, poultry
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8 or more
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