Sicilian sausage and pepper pizza

By definition, the Sicilian pizza is literally a pie coming from a place called Sicily. This recipe from Chatelaine however, illustrates a similar recipe that is already modified. 

3/4 cup (175 mL) spicy tomato pasta sauce
1  spicy turkey sausage
1/2  each yellow and green pepper
227 g store-bought thin pizza crust
generous pinches of dried oregano and hot red chili flakes
1/2 cup (125 mL) grated light pizza-blend cheese
 basil or arugula leaves (optional)
You’ll be amazed that just a few ingredients can generate so much flavour. We used spicy Italian turkey sausage and a package of mixed, grated light cheeses specially blended for pizza.

  1. For a golden crispy crust, place a baking sheet or pizza pan on bottom rack of oven. Preheat oven to 500F (260C). Pour pasta sauce into a small saucepan and set over medium heat. Squeeze sausage meat from casing into sauce. Discard casing. Using a fork, stir frequently to keep meat crumbly. Cook until meat is no longer pink, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, thinly slice peppers. Remove baking sheet from oven to a heat-resistant surface. Place crust on sheet. Spread sausage sauce overtop right to edge. Scatter peppers overtop. Sprinkle with oregano and chili flakes, then cheese.
  3. Bake on bottom rack of preheated 500F (260C) oven until edge of crust is golden and cheese is melted, 8 to 10 minutes. Scatter with fresh basil. Slice pizza into wedges.
Posted by Diane Araga, on September 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM