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Hearty Sausage Pizza*

Serves 8
Bake: 55 mins

8 oz reduced-fat sweet Italian pork sausages
2 each small yellow squash and zucchini
1 red bell pepper
4 oz smoked mozzarella cheese
1 pkg (16 oz) prebaked Italian pizza crust
3/4 cup bottled marinara or pizza sauce
1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp olive oil

Heat oven to 425°F. Have a baking sheet ready.

Bring sausages and 1/4 cup water to boil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Cover and cook 5 minutes, adding more water if needed. Uncover and cook until sausages are browned and cooked through. Remove from skillet; set aside.

Meanwhile cut both squashes diagonally in 1/2-in.-thick slices, and bell pepper in rings; shred the cheese (1 cup). Place pizza crust on baking sheet; spread sauce evenly over crust.

Wipe skillet clean. Heat 1 Tbsp oil. Add squashes and sauté 6 to 8 minutes until browned and tender. Remove from pan. Sauté pepper rings in remaining 1 tsp oil until browned and tender.

Slice sausages; place on pizza along with the vegetables. Sprinkle with cheese. 6. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese melts and crust is hot.

Per serving: 277 cal, 15 g pro, 31 g car, 2 g fiber, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg chol, 673 mg sod

Womans Day 11/1/04