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Hot Sausage Pizza

For this hot sausage pizza, spicy Italian sausage is combined with onion, mushrooms, bell pepper, cheese and tomato sauce for plenty of flavor and crunch. The base is readymade bread dough, making this sausage pizza simple to prepare. There are different kinds of sausage pizzas and this one is healthy because of the vegetables as well as being delicious.

If you are not keen on spicy food, you might like to try another kind of sausage instead of the hot Italian kind or you can combine two different types of sausage. This sausage pizza tends to be popular with kids and they might even overlook the vegetables because it has sausage on top!

The flavors this pizza offers are so simple yet the finished pizza does not taste like it is lacking anything at all because it is so well-balanced. You have the pizza sauce and mozzarella many good pizzas begin with, plus the earthiness of the sausage and mushrooms which are just so good.

If you are looking for new pizza topping ideas, and you are tired of the same old cheese and pepperoni, or you have some hot sausage to use up and you want to know which other ingredients work well with it, this is the recipe you should try. Not only will you find it simple to put together, but your family will also love the flavor of this tasty dinner.

Italian Sausage Pizza
Summary: Rich-flavored, earthy and totally delicious, this hot sausage pizza will fill even the hungriest belly. In addition to the sausage you have mushrooms, cheese and bell pepper to enjoy.
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Pizza
Serves: 4
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  • 1 lb thawed bread dough
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ cup sliced onion
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • ¾ lb hot Italian sausage
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup sliced mushrooms
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Press the dough into a 12 inch pizza pan and prick it all over using a fork.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Sauté the onions, mushrooms, green bell pepper and sausage over a moderate heat until the sausage is brown.
  5. Spread the pizza sauce on to the crust and top with the sausage mixture.
  6. Top with the cheese and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Photo Description:

This rich meaty pizza features sausage and mozzarella. The vegetables are mushrooms, bell pepper and onion, and each of those complements the meat component. Use readymade bread dough for making this pizza. Simply roll it out and bake it, then add your toppings and put the finished pizza back in the oven for the topping to heat through and the cheese to melt attractively. This is a simple pizza to prepare but the flavor is incredible. This offers a better, fresher taste than any frozen or takeout pizza ever could.


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

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