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Ultimate Chicken Sausage Deluxe Pizza

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • ¼  cup organic Tomato Sauce
  • ¼ tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1 chicken basil sausage link-pre-cooked is best for this recipe
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½  red bell pepper-jarred roasted red peppers work and are a great time saver
  • 4 oz prepared pizza dough, about 1/3 of the package
  • 2 Tbsp  shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp chopped scallion, white and green parts
  • 1 tsp  coarsely chopped fresh basil  (optional)

Instructions

  1. For the tomato sauce, heat oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat, add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add tomato sauce, salt and pepper and simmer for 7-10 minutes.
  2. Preheat a gas grill or stovetop grill pan over medium high heat. Place chicken and bell pepper on the grill. Grill the sausage  until cooked through, about 2 minutes each side; set aside. Continue grilling the pepper, turning, until the skin is blackened, 10 to 15 minutes. Place pepper in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand until cool enough to handle. Peel, stem, and seed the pepper; cut or tear half the pepper into large dice, reserve the other half roasted pepper for another dish. When chicken sausage is done slice thinly and set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450˚F.
  4. Spray an aluminum pizza pan with non-fat cooking spray. On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to stretch the pizza dough into a THIN round (about 8 inches). Place it in the prepared pan. Spread the dough with  the tomato sauce. Sprinkle with half of the cheese . Arrange the sliced chicken sausage on top, and scatter the pepper over. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  5. Bake until the edges are crisp and lightly browned, and the cheese is melted, about 10-12  minutes. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with scallions, and basil , if using. Let pizza stand about 2-3 minutes before eating .