Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sausage & Pepper Goat Cheese Pizza

Oh my gosh you guys this PIZZA is AMAZINGGGGGGG! Seriously. I had reservations about goat cheese... because... um... well... its from a goat... but its DELICOUS!

You'll need:
-12 oz. extra-lean ground turkey (BL suggests Jennie-O)
-2 tsp fennel seeds (I did NOT use these I think they are gross)
-2 tsp dried parsley
-1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (more to taste if you want)
-1 tsp Italian seasoning
-1/2 tsp garlic powder
-Olive oil spray (propellant free)
-1 cup thin, 1 1/2 -long green bell peppr strips
-16 oz. all-natural, low fat whole wheat pizza dough
-1 cup all-natural low-far, low-salt, no-sugar-added marinara sauce (BL suggests Monte Bene Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce)
-2 oz. crumbled goat cheese (1/2 cup)

How to make it:
-Place an oven rack in the bottom position. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
-In medium bowl, mix the turkey, fennel, parsley, pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder until well combined. Set aside.
-Lightly mist a medium nonstick skillet with spray. Place it over medium heat. Add the peppers and cook (stirring) for 4-6 minutes (or until tender). Remove the pepper from the pan and set them aside. Mist the pan again with spray, turn the heat to medium high,  and add turkey. Cook the turkey, breaking into bite-size chunks (no crumbling!) for 4-6 minutes of until no longer pink.
-Press out dough into a 14'' nonstick pizza pan (don't add oil or flour or anything else to pan!) don't create holes. Spread marinara sauce evenly over all but the outer 1/2'' diameter. Sprinkle half of the pepper, half of the turkey mixture, then the remaining peppers and the remaining turkey mixture evenly over sauce. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Bake for 11-15 minutes of until the crust is crispy and cheese is melted. Allow pizza to cool about 5 minutes. Cut into 8 slices.

The damage: 421 calories (2 slices), 33 g protein, 53 g carbs (3 g sugar), 8 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 40 mg cholesterol, 8 g fiber, 677 mg sodium.

I would make this AGAIN for sure! Devin loved it too! MAKE IT!!!

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