Chicken Sausage Pizza with Roasted Red Peppers, Spinach and Mozzarella

Make my Popular Homemade Chicken Sausage Pizza

I love pizza and I love chicken sausage recipes!  Nothing beats a homemade chicken sausage pizza and I have lots of pizza recipes in all my cookbooks.  Now, make it easy on yourself and start with a premade crust.  Sometimes I use the Pillsbury thin crust in the can or buy one made.  Do whatever works best for you. The best pizza crust is the whole wheat frozen crust and I will have to find out the brand for you. Get your crust and the pizza topping is simple to put together for a delicious homemade pizza.  This fabulous Sausage and Roasted Red Pepper pizza is from Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook!

Chicken Sausage Pizza with Roasted Peppers, Spinach and Mozarella Cheese

Anyway, I was in the mood for sausage and chicken sausage gives the pizza that savory bite combined with the robust flavors of roasted red pepper making this a fabulous pizza recipe.  I think of  Sausage and Roasted Red Pepper Pizza from Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook as a fantastic upscale pizza bursting with flavor – easily put together in the comfort of your own home.  You can always add your own extra ingredients or go vegetarian by omitting the sausage.  Put this recipe on your to-make list for sure!!!

Sausage and Roasted Red Pepper Pizza from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC Too Hot in the Kitchen

Sausage, roasted red peppers, spinach and mozzarella turn this recipe into the most scrumptous simple upscale chicken sausage pizza.

Makes 8 sliceschicken sausage pizza

1 (12-inch) thin pizza crust
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
4 ounces chicken sausage or gourmet sausage of choice, cut in thin slices
1/2 cup roasted red pepper slices, drained (found in jar)
1/2 cup red onion thin slices, cut in half
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 cups fresh baby spinach

1. Preheat oven 425°F. Coat crust with oil and garlic.
2. In a small nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook sausage until lightly browned and done. Add spinach and stir only until wilted.
3. Evenly spoon spinach mixture over crust and top with remaining ingredients. Bake 8–10 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is done.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 196, Calories from fat 37%, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 19mg, Sodium 412mg, Carbohydrate 21g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 1g, Protein 11g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat

Serving Suggestion: Splurge with fresh mozzarella cheese for an added flavor value. Look for different varieties of sausage from chicken to vegetarian.

Shopping List:

Chicken sausage or gourmet sausage (3 ounces)
Thin pizza crust (1 (12-inch))
Olive oil
Roasted red pepper slices (1/2 cup, found in jar)
Red onion
Fresh baby spinach (2 cups)
Shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (1 cup)
Seasonings: minced garlic

Another great chicken and sausage recipe is my crock pot Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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