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Sausage Spinach Pizza Recipe
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Sausage Spinach Pizza Recipe

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“My husband loves this pizza, and it’s the best way for him to get his fix while staying in his carb range. Putting cheese and seasonings in the crust lets you get by with less on the top.” Elena Falk - Versailles, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 3/4 pound Italian turkey sausage links, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 6 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese, halved

Nutritional Facts

2 slices equals 314 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 729 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add flour, oil, sugar, Italian seasoning and salt; beat on medium speed for 3 minutes or until smooth. Stir in Asiago cheese.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5-6 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 425°. Punch dough down; divide in half. On a floured surface, roll each portion into a 13-in. circle. Transfer to two 12-in. pizza pans coated with cooking spray. Build up edges slightly. Prick dough thoroughly with a fork. Bake 5-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Place tomatoes in a food processor; cover and pulse until finely chopped.
  5. Spread tomatoes over crusts; layer with spinach, sausage and provolone cheese. Bake 8-12 minutes or until crusts and cheese are lightly browned. Yield: 2 pizzas (8 slices each).
Originally published as Sausage Spinach Pizza in Healthy Cooking June/July 2010, p15

Nutritional Facts

2 slices equals 314 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 729 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"I use the Favorite Pizza Crust 1/2 recipe, with some added italian seasoning. Use a 1/2 lb. cooked ground turkey sausage. Saute spinach before putting on pizza. Also, spread a light alfredo sauce on pizza then top w/ the well drained italian diced tomatoes. I used a mozz/prov blend of shredded cheese. So good! Next time we might add artichoke hearts as well!"

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Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

"My family loves this pizza. It is very easy to make."

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Reviewed Aug. 24, 2010

"Wonderful recipe. Used bought pizza shell and worked from there. Added pesto to the pizza one time and that was very good also. When using ready made shell, I sprinkled Asiago Cheese over the tomato sauce."

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