Italian Sausage Bread Pizza

Enjoy this cheesy sausage bread pizza– a tasty Italian dinner. To speed up your prep, use 2 cups thawed Make-Ahead Seasoned Ground Beef and Sausage in place of the sausage and onions in the recipe. Add garlic to the beef mixture and sauce and simmer 5 minutes.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
lb bulk mild or spicy Italian pork sausage
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
onion, halved, thinly sliced
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
cup pizza sauce or tomato pasta sauce
1 1/2
teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
loaf French bread (about 14 inches long)
2/3
cup ricotta cheese
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Lightly spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink. Push sausage to edges of skillet; add 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened. Remove from heat; stir in pizza sauce, oregano, pepper flakes and salt.
  • 3 With serrated knife, cut bread in half lengthwise; scoop out center of each bread half, leaving 1/2-inch border (discard removed bread or reserve for making bread crumbs). Place bread halves on cookie sheet. Spread 1/3 cup of the ricotta cheese down center of each; top evenly with sausage mixture, mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Drizzle loaves with remaining 1 tablespoon oil.
  • 4 Bake 6 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Cut into slices. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
399
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
),
Sodium
1185mg
1185%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 High-Fat Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.