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Bruschetta Pizza

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 slices

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound reduced-fat bulk pork sausage
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 1 package (6 ounces) sliced turkey pepperoni
  • 2 cups 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 346 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 1044mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein.
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  • PrplMonky5
    Feb 6, 2018

    This was really really good. The pizza as a whole was a tad greasy, but no more than a regular delivery pizza. I only made 3 small changes: used mini pepperoni, and only about half of a normal size pouch (so I think that's about 2-3oz). I didn't have fresh basil and felt too lazy to go to the grocery store for just that item, so I used dry; about 1 tsp seemed like a good amount. Next time I'll splurge on the fresh basil because I bet it makes this pizza taste even more amazing. Lastly I used an Italian cheese mix, not just mozzarella. Loved this, it was easy and great way to use leftover sausage & pepperoni.

  • justmbeth
    Oct 21, 2016

    Really good pizza. Loved the freshness of it.

  • CMoore78
    Jul 4, 2015

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

  • wsbmlb
    Oct 21, 2014

    This is not Pizza

  • mkaskela
    Apr 9, 2014

    Loved it!

  • dewflop
    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 .

  • rhintzman
    Dec 31, 2013

    Was wonderful!:-)

  • mariposa767
    Sep 3, 2012

    Very quick and easy to make. My whole family loved it... even my 3 year old.

  • Jodyand joe
    Jan 8, 2012

    We have made this since it was first published in TOH 2010!! LOVE IT!! We use grilled chicken breast tossed with Buffalo wing sauce instead of sausage sometimes! Great for football parties!

  • AnnaSerbo
    Jul 18, 2011

    This might be one of THE BEST pizza recipes my husband and I have ever tasted. For convenience, I use a can of drained "Italian Style" diced tomatoes...the topping is sooo good.