Bruschetta Pizza Recipe
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Bruschetta Pizza Recipe

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You might need a knife and fork for this hearty pizza! Loaded with Italian flavor and plenty of fresh tomatoes, it's bound to become a family favorite. It's even better with a homemade, whole wheat crust! —Debra Kell, Owasso, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 pound reduced-fat bulk pork sausage
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 1 package (6 ounces) sliced turkey pepperoni
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Additional fresh basil leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 346 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 1044mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (2g sugars, trace fiber), 24g protein


  1. In a small skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Place crust on an ungreased baking sheet. Top with pepperoni, sausage and cheese. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, sliced basil, oil, garlic, thyme, vinegar, salt and pepper. Spoon over pizza. Garnish with additional basil if desired. Yield: 8 slices.
Originally published as Bruschetta Pizza in Taste of Home June/July 2009, p43

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"Why do people give bad ratings for something they haven't even tried? IT WAS GREAT!"

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2014

"This is not Pizza"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2014

"Loved it!"

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

"This pizza was very good. It kinda fooled people with the sausage and pepperoni on the bottom where you couldn't see them. Will make again ."

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

"Was wonderful!:-)"

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