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Makeover Loaded Pizza

 Makeover Loaded Pizza
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup each chopped green pepper, sweet red pepper, white onion and red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 pound ground beef
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  • 1 turkey Italian sausage link (4 ounces), casing removed
  • 2 teaspoons cornmeal
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 15 turkey pepperoni slices (1 ounce)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a nonstick skillet, saute the mushrooms, peppers, onions and
  • garlic in oil until tender; remove and set aside. In the same
  • skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until no longer
  • pink; drain.

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Makeover Loaded Pizza (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Coat a 14-in. pizza pan with cooking spray and sprinkle with
  • cornmeal. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 15-in.
  • circle.
  • Transfer to prepared pan. Build up edges slightly; prick dough
  • thoroughly with a fork. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until
  • lightly browned.
  • In a large bowl, combine the tomato sauce, parsley, Italian
  • seasoning, garlic powder and pepper; spread over crust. Top with the
  • vegetables, meat mixture, pepperoni and olives. Sprinkle with
  • cheeses.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One slice equals 300 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 758 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.