Sausage, Pepper & Mushroom Pizza Recipe

Created by Eating Well, this healthy and delicious pizza is made with whole-wheat dough and a generous amount of vegetables on top.

This pizza will serve 6 hungry people.



Select balls of whole-wheat pizza dough, fresh or frozen, at your supermarket. Make sure to choose a brand without hydrogenated oils.

Per serving, this pizza will cost you 289 calories; 6 grams of fat and 37 carbs.

So what are you waiting for?

Make this pizza today.


1 pound prepared pizza dough, preferably whole-wheat

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


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.



Posted by M Dee Dubroff, on March 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM