Best Pizza I’ve Ever Made

After a crazy week at work, I slept until noon today. It was great. When I woke up, hubby was complaining of being hungry. We didn’t have much in the kitchen, but I thought I’d use up the can of pizza dough we had and make calzones. I was looking for some filling options and realized the only cheese we had was cheddar. I found some chicken sausage in the freezer and thought it would be great with some roasted peppers, mushrooms and onions. The problem is that cheddar doesn’t go with those ingredients… I mixed up some sauce that would go with the other toppings and it ended up being the best pizza either of us have ever made! Chicken Sausage & Roasted veggie Pizza – 5 WW pts – (by ME!) – serves 8Pizza Crust – I used the canned Pillsbury kind3 chicken sausage links – I used Nature’s Promise Spiced Apple Chicken SausageRoasted red & yellow peppers – I used 1/2 jar of Trader Joe’s Fire Roasted Yellow and Red Peppers1/2 medium onion – chopped
1 cup sliced baby bella mushrooms
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
Sauce:
1 Tbsp garlic mustard
3 Tbsp mayonaise – I used Nayonaise (soy-based sandwich spread)
In a small skillet, heat olive oil and garlic. Add onions until they start to turn clear. Add mushrooms and continue to cook.

Squeeze the chicken sausage out of it’s casing into a large skillet. Cook until browned.

When chicken sausage is cooked through, add contents of small skillet. Also add peppers. Stir together and simmer on low.

Mix mustard and mayo to make the sauce.

At the same time, follow directions for pizza dough and bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven.

Spread sauce onto pizza and then top with other toppings. Put pizza back in the oven for 7-10 more minutes.

Enjoy!!
Nutritional Information (please double check with your ingredients and serving sizes – I use this recipe calculator)
1 slice (1/8 pizza): 221.0 Calories, 7.5 g Fat, 24.4 mg Cholesterol, 588.2 mg Sodium, 42.8 mg Potassium, 28.5 g Carbs, 1.0 g Dietary Fiber, 5.8 g Sugar, 10.4 g Protein

WW Pts – 5

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7 Responses to “Roasted Beet and Garlic Pasta”

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    ErinsFoodFiles — October 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Stunning color!!

    • beantownbaker — October 8th, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

      It just makes me smile 🙂

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 10, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Oh gosh, I love this recipe! So creative 🙂

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    Tanja Simone — October 21, 2013 at 11:07 am

    We’re making this for dinner tomorrow, sounds perfect! And what a great way to contribute to Breast Cancer Awareness month. Keep it up!
    Snowy hello’s from Oslo, Norway/ Tanja Simone, http://somekindashuffle.wordpress.com

    • beantownbaker — October 23rd, 2013 @ 12:27 am

      Thanks! I hope you enjoyed the pasta.

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    Elle A. — March 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    I made this tonight and it was truly one of the worse things I’ve made; the sauce was really chunky and dry, and stuck in my throat every time I took a bite, and the garlic made it even drier. I would not recommend this to anyone.

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    Pam — February 25, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    This is very good. Leaving some of the pasta water is important, as well as adding the olive oil. Grating the beet into the pasta made a gorgeous colored magenta. Eating pasta right away prevents drying out. An optional addition could be adding a can of coconut milk to make a pink saucy dish. Topped with nuts and cheese, yes!

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