Hearty Meat Lover’s Pizza

Enjoy this cheesy pizza topped with sausage and olives - perfect for Italian dinner.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

Crust

1
package regular active or fast-acting dry yeast
1
cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
cup Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
Cornmeal

Topping

1
lb bulk mild Italian pork sausage
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
can (8 oz) pizza sauce
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
1
package (3.5 oz) sliced pepperoni
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 In medium bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in flours, oil and salt. Beat vigorously 20 strokes with spoon. Let dough rest in bowl 20 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, move oven rack to lowest position; heat oven to 425°F. Grease 2 cookie sheets or 12-inch pizza pans with additional oil. Sprinkle with cornmeal. In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink and onion is tender; drain.
  • 3 Divide dough in half. With floured fingers, pat each half into 11-inch round on cookie sheet. Spread pizza sauce over dough rounds. Top each with sausage mixture, bell pepper, olives, pepperoni and cheese.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly.

Expert Tips

For a crisper crust, after pressing dough on cookie sheets, bake uncovered about 10 minutes or until crusts just begin to brown. Place toppings on crusts; bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
570mg
570%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
12g
12%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.