Tuscan Sausage Pizza



1/2 lb sweet or spicy ITALIAN TURKEY SAUSAGE

2 tsp olive oil

2 Large onions, cut into narrow wedges

1 Large green pepper, seeded and cut into narrow strips

1 Large red pepper, seeded and cut into narrow strips

1-1/2 c bottled/prepared pasta sauce

1 (11-Inch) prepared pizza crust* (See note below)

8 oz shredded mixed Italian blend cheese, DIVIDED

1/2 to 1 tsp dried oregano leaves



Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Slice sausage into 1/4-inch coin slices.

Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place turkey sausage slices in skillet 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.

Liberally spread pasta sauce on pizza crust. Sprinkle with half the cheese. Top with onion mixture.

Arrange sausage atop onions. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and oregano.

Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes, until cheese is melted, crust is golden and pizza is hot throughout. Cut into 8 wedges.


*NOTE: Use a prepared, bread-style pizza crust. If not available, use a frozen cheese pizza, omit the sauce and reduce the shredded cheese to l cup, sprinkling only on top of ingredients. Pop-open cans (13.8 ounces) pizza crust may also be used. Shape dough into 11 x 13-inch rectangle, prebake as directed on can. Top with ingredients as directed above and bake at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes.