Photo: Emily Koenigsberg, EmilyBites.com
Saucy, cheesy pizza piled with sausage, pepperoni and bacon doesn't have to wreck your healthy eating plan. This recipe from Emily Koenigsberg, who posts good-for-you recipes at EmilyBites.com, uses hot Italian turkey sausage, whole wheat pizza dough, reduced fat mozzarella cheese, turkey pepperoni and, yes, real crumbled bacon bits (a little bit goes a long way).
Preheat the oven to 450°.
Place sausage in a small skillet and bring it over medium heat. Break up the meat with a wooden spoon and cook until sausage is browned.
Spread pizza sauce evenly across the top surface of the pizza crust, leaving at least a 1/2-inch edge around the outside. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella evenly over the top, followed by the pepperoni pieces. Spread the cooked sausage crumbles evenly across the pizza and follow with the bacon bits. Finish the pizza by sprinkling the Italian seasoning over top.
Place pizza on a foil covered baking sheet, a preheated pizza stone (my preference) or straight onto the oven rack (depending on how you like your crust) and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Serving Size: 1 slice
Fat: 8 g
Protein: 14 g
Carbs: 24 g
Fiber: 4 g
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Published on January 11, 2012