Bake-Off® Contest 41, 2004
Winder, Georgia

Spicy Mexican Pizza

Hungry for something with heat? Try chipotles and chorizo sausage on an easy refrigerated pizza crust.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust or 1 can (11 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated thin pizza crust
1/2
lb chorizo sausage (not smoked)
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1/2
to 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce (from 7- or 11-oz can)
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1
can (2.25 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
2
cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend (8 oz)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray or grease 15x10x1-inch pan (dark pan for thin crust). Unroll dough in pan. Starting at center, press out dough to edge of pan.
  • 2 Remove sausage from casings; place in 10-inch skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently and breaking up sausage, until no longer pink. Remove sausage from skillet; drain well on paper towels. In blender, place tomato sauce and chipotle chile. Cover; blend on high speed until smooth.
  • 3 Spread tomato sauce mixture evenly over crust. Sprinkle cooked sausage, cilantro, olives and cheese over sauce.
  • 4 Bake classic crust 15 to 18 minutes, thin crust 12 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is crisp and lightly browned. Cut into 8 servings.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray or grease 15x10x1-inch pan (dark pan for thin crust). Unroll dough in pan. Starting at center, press out dough to edge of pan.
  • 2 Remove sausage from casings; place in 10-inch skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently and breaking up sausage, until no longer pink. Remove sausage from skillet; drain well on paper towels. In blender, place tomato sauce and chipotle chile. Cover; blend on high speed until smooth.
  • 3 Spread tomato sauce mixture evenly over crust. Sprinkle cooked sausage, cilantro, olives and cheese over sauce.
  • 4 Bake classic crust 15 to 18 minutes, thin crust 12 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is crisp and lightly browned. Cut into 8 servings.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Tip if using classic crust: For a crispier crust, prebake crust 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown, then add toppings; bake pizza 12 to 15 minutes.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
1100mg
1100%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.