I recently spent a few weeks in sunny Italy taking in the sites, relishing in the romance of the streets and eating lots of yummy food. Pizza was on the menu just about every day. And Italian pizza is a bit different than what we get from Domino’s – the crust is super-thin, the sauce is light, and the toppings are the main attraction with no more than three per pie. I encountered my favorite pizza at a beachside café in Viareggio. It was topped with sweet yellow peppers, Italian sausage and red onions. Naturally, I tried to recreate the meal one day as I was longing to be back in the magical land of art and food. This is what I came up with:
1 Thin store-bought pizza crust
Couple tsp. Olive Oil
Couple tbsp. store-bought Pasta Sauce (I like Newman’s Own – Italian pizza sauce is kind of like a Vodka sauce)
Half Sweet Yellow Pepper cut into thin slices
¼ Red Onion cut into thin slices
Italian Turkey Sausage cut into chunks
Couple handfuls of reduced fat Mozzarella Cheese
Preheat the oven according to pizza crust directions. Coat pizza crust with olive oil and then spread pizza sauce, leaving 1 inch of crust. Sprinkle with toppings and cheese. Bake for about 10 minutes, or according to crust directions. Broil for a couple of minutes to ensure crispiness. Enjoy with Peroni or glass of wine!
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