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Hungry Girl Today: 10.11.11

HG's Sausage-Topped Pizza Swap

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While trying to figure out the next pizza-related recipe to add to our already formidable list, we had a bunch of ideas... some better than others. (Cream of Wheat-za? Um, gross.) We decided it was time for a straight-up sausage-pie swap -- YUM! Read the recipe now; make the pizza later!

1 frozen meatless or turkey sausage patty with about 80 calories (like the kind by MorningStar Farms or Jimmy Dean)
2 tbsp. diced bell pepper
2 tbsp. diced onion
1 stick light string cheese
1 whole-wheat or high-fiber pita with about 125 calories
2 tbsp. jarred pizza sauce
Optional toppings: garlic powder, red pepper flakes

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray and set aside.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. Add sausage patty and cook for 4 minutes.

Flip sausage patty and continue to cook for 2 minutes.

Add veggies to the skillet with the sausage and cook for about 2 minutes, until sausage is hot and cooked through and veggies have slightly softened and lightly browned. Remove from heat and set aside.

Break string cheese into thirds and place in a blender or food processor -- blend at high speed until shredded/grated. (Or tear into pieces and roughly chop.) Set aside.

Place pita on the baking sheet. Evenly spread pizza sauce onto the pita, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge. Sprinkle cheese over the sauce and set aside.

Once cool enough to handle, roughly chop sausage patty. Sprinkle chopped sausage and veggies over the cheese.

Bake in the oven until hot and toasty, 10 - 12 minutes.

If you like, season to taste with garlic powder, red pepper flakes, or your guilt-free pizza toppings of choice. Enjoy!


Serving Size: entire recipe
Calories: 290
Fat: 8g
Sodium: 834mg
Carbs: 33g
Fiber: 7g
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 19g