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Pizza with Turkey Sausage, Orange Peppers, and Arugula


This topping balances meat flavor with the sweet orange bell pepper. Arugula goes on after it bakes.

  • Yield: One pizza serves 2

Photography: Marcus Nilsson

Source: Whole Living, September 2011


  • 1/4 cup Fresh Tomato Sauce
  • Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough
  • 1/2 cup Simple Three-Cheese Blend
  • Garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper slices
  • 4 ounces turkey sausage
  • Olive oil
  • Arugula


  1. Place pizza stone or inverted baking sheet on rack in top third of oven.

  2. Heat oven to 450 degrees.

  3. Transfer stretched dough to parchment.

  4. Spread sauce on dough. Scatter garlic and cheese blend. Top with bell pepper slices and cooked sausage. Drizzle with olive oil.

  5. Transfer to oven: Slide parchment onto stone or baking sheet. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and bottom is crisp. Top with arugula.

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