Chicago Deep-Dish Sausage Pizza

Chicago-style deep dish pizza ready in just 45 minutes? Yes, thanks to refrigerated pizza crust and simple, traditional toppings.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
lb bulk Italian pork sausage
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1
can (8 oz) pizza sauce
1
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
1 1/2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)
2
medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped
1/4
cup sliced ripe olives, if desired
2
tablespoons chopped green onions (2 medium)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook sausage and bell pepper in skillet 7 to 9 minutes, stirring frequently, until sausage is no longer pink. Stir in mushrooms and pizza sauce. Keep warm over low heat.
  • 2 Unroll dough in pan. Press in bottom and up side of pan, folding edge under to form crust. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the cheese evenly in bottom of crust. Spoon hot sausage mixture over cheese. Top with remaining 1 cup cheese, the tomatoes and olives.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Sprinkle with onions. Let stand 5 minutes. To serve, cut pizza into wedges with serrated knife.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook sausage and bell pepper in skillet 7 to 9 minutes, stirring frequently, until sausage is no longer pink. Stir in mushrooms and pizza sauce. Keep warm over low heat.
  • 2 Unroll dough in pan. Press in bottom and up side of pan, folding edge under to form crust. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the cheese evenly in bottom of crust. Spoon hot sausage mixture over cheese. Top with remaining 1 cup cheese, the tomatoes and olives.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Sprinkle with onions. Let stand 5 minutes. To serve, cut pizza into wedges with serrated knife.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Did you know? Pillsbury has a gluten free pizza dough.

Check the grocery store meat department or an Italian deli for bulk sausage labeled sweet (mild) or hot.

Keep refrigerated dough, such as pizza dough, chilled in the original package until you are ready to use it. Refrigerated dough is easy to work with when it is very cold.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
1050mg
1050%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.