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Sausage Deep Dish Pizza

 Sausage Deep Dish Pizza
This hearty pizza pie is sure to become a staple in your house. Frozen bread dough is pressed into a springform pan to make an easy crust, then spread with the sauce and topped with sausage, green pepper and cheese.
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons cornmeal
  • 1-3/4 cups pizza sauce
  • 1/2 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage, cooked and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Green pepper rings

Directions

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll and stretch dough into a 9-in.
  • circle. Cover with plastic wrap; let rest for 10 minutes. Roll and
  • stretch the dough into a 12-in. circle. Sprinkle cornmeal into a
  • greased 9-in. springform pan. Place dough in pan and press 1 in. up
  • the sides of the pan.
  • Spread pizza sauce over crust. Top with sausage, 1 cup of cheese,
  • oregano and green pepper. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  • Remove to a wire rack; let stand for 5 minutes before removing sides
  • of pan. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 393 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 1,007 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 19 g protein.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.