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This simple pizza combines the convenience of a pre-made crust and sausage with the mouth-watering flavor of sweet and mellow home-sautéed onions and bell peppers.
1/2 pound sweet or spicy Italian sausage
1 tablespoon 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 prepared pizza crust* (about 11-inch)
1 bag shredded mixed cheeses (8 ounce)
Slice sausage into 1/4-inch coin slices. Place 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. Top with sausage and onion mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and oregano. Bake in pre-heated 425 degrees oven for about 20 minutes, until cheese is melted and crust is golden.
*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. You may also use pop-open cans (13.8 ounce size) of pizza crust. Shape dough into 11 x 13-inch rectangle, prebake as directed on can. Top with ingredients as directed above and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Makes 8 wedges, about 4 servings.
Recipe and image provided by the National Onion Association