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One-Pot Pizza Quinoa with Sausage, Onion and Pepper

All of your favorite pizza flavors come together with quinoa in one pot for a delicious and protein-packed dinner.

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
lb bulk spicy Italian pork sausage
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
red onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
1
green bell pepper, cut into thin strips (about 1 cup)
8
oz sliced fresh mushrooms
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1
package (12 oz) uncooked quinoa, rinsed (2 cups)
4
cups milk
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
2
cups cherry tomatoes (10 1/2 oz), quartered
1/2
cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves (from 1-oz package)
Parmesan cheese, if desired

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 In 5-quart nonstick Dutch oven, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain; transfer to large bowl. Cover with foil; set aside.
  • 2 Wipe out Dutch oven with paper towel. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil; heat over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until softened. Add bell pepper; cook 3 to 5 minutes longer or until softened. Using slotted spoon, transfer onion and bell pepper to bowl with sausage; replace foil, and set aside.
  • 3 Increase heat to high. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, the mushrooms, salt and Italian seasoning. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until mushrooms brown and liquid evaporates. Transfer to bowl of sausage and vegetables; cover with foil, and set aside.
  • 4 Wipe out Dutch oven. Add quinoa; cook over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fragrant. Slowly stir in milk. Heat to simmering over high heat, stirring occasionally. Cover; reduce heat to low. Cook 20 to 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is thoroughly cooked. Stir in sausage and vegetables.
  • 5 Remove from heat; stir in mozzarella cheese. Top with tomatoes, basil and Parmesan cheese.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Like different toppings on your pizza? Feel free to switch up the protein and veggies in this dish to make it your own.

Cooking the quinoa in milk makes it much creamier, but increases the cooking time. If you'd rather use water or broth instead, be sure to reduce cooking time to 10 to 15 minutes.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
890mg
890%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
40%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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