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Tuscan Pizza

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 40 min.
Total: 1 hr. 10 min.
It's pizza time! This Italian-style pizza features chunks of sausage and strips of green and red bell peppers.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb sweet or spicy Italian sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 Tbs olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 large onions, cut into narrow wedges
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into narrow strips
  • 1 large red pepper, cut into narrow strips
  • 1 1/2 cups bottled pasta sauce
  • 1 11-inch prepared pizza crust
  • 1 8 oz bag shredded mixed cheese
  • Oregano (optional)

Directions

  • Place sausage slices in skillet with oil and sauté about 3 minutes, turning once during cooking. Remove from pan.
  • Add onion and pepper strips to the pan and sauté for 10 minutes over medium heat until tender.
  • Spread pasta sauce on pizza crust. Sprinkle with half the cheese and top with sausage and onion mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and oregano, if desired.
  • Bake in pre-heated 425°F oven for about 20 minutes, until cheese is melted and crust is golden.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 1281
  Calories from Fat 744 (58%)
(124%)Total Fat 81g
(185%)Saturated Fat 37g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
(64%)Cholesterol 192mg
(107%)Sodium 2573mg
(23%)Potassium 817mg
Total Carbohydrate 76g
(16%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 11g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(113%)Protein 56g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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