Italian Sausage Bread Pizza

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

Minutes

Total Time

35

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

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.
Makes 8 servings (1 slice)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 399
    • Total Fat 25g
      • (Saturated Fat 10g,),
    • Sodium 1185mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 21g
      • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Protein 23g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      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.