Homemade Sausage Pizza

Monday night is half price pizza night at our local pizzeria. We love it and it has been a staple of our weekly menu for almost two years. Lately, we’ve been skipping it because it’s just too caloric. Honestly…I don’t even know how many calories are in it. I guess. Tonight, instead of half price pizza, I made homemade pizza!

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The ingredients that I chose tonight were very simple and will make my whole family happy. Unfortunately, I forgot the fresh garlic, but they’ll live. :-). I started by rubbing a little olive oil the entire pan. This help ensure a crispy outside to the crust.

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Then, I browned a pound of hot Italian sausage (no casing) in a frying pan. You can use turkey sausage, ground beef or I would use bacon if I wasn’t counting my calories.

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In the meanwhile, I rolled out the pizza dough (thank you, Whole Foods!) on a floured surface.

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Once the dough was rolled out, I laid it on the pre-oiled pan and poked tiny holes in it with a fork. I brushed a bit more olive oil on top.

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See the fork holes!?!? This is to help keep your pizza flat instead of having a bubbly crust.

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I brushed the crust with my favorite jar sauce.

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Drained the sausage on paper towels…

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Sprinkled the sausage all over my saucy crust…

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Then, I sliced up fresh baby mozzarella balls and divided them up across the top of the pizza. I sprinkled it with Italian Seasonings.

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This went into the oven for 25 minutes at 425 degrees. The end result?

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My family is happy and I know exactly how many calories are in 1/8 of that pizza. Good stuff for a Monday night after a long day at school and work.

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About jenni41013

I am a 38 year old wife, mom, sister, auntie, daughter, friend and advocate living in the burbs. In 2012 when I started writing, I was on a journey to take a more healthy approach toward my lifestyle. In 2013, I re-evaluated a lot of things and I say "no" to people, things and commitments more often without guilt. In 2014, I got serious about doing what I want to do and really living life. By 2016, I was so much happier living a life I️ loved. And now in 2017, I’m recommitting to a healthier me while still enjoying all life has to offer. I am excited about my life and where I'm headed with the most amazing people all around me!
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2 Responses to Homemade Sausage Pizza

  1. mrmarkls says:

    Yer killin me!! That looks wonderful!!!!

    • jenni41013 says:

      382 calories for 1/8. Add a large salad and you’re all good! Or cut back on the sausage or cheese to reduce the calories. You can make tasty food work in your plan too. 🙂

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