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Makes 16 servings

  • 1 pkg l lb 7 oz thin crispy crust four cheese pizza crust
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper (cayenne)
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.  Brush edges of pizza crust lightly with oil.  Drizzle remaining oil evenly over pizza. 
  2. Mix 3 tbsp of the Parmesan cheese and the pepper; sprinkle evenly over pizza.  Place pizza directly on center oven rack. 
  3. Bake 20 – 22 minutes or until edges are golden brown.  Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.  Cut pizza into quarters; cut each quarter into 8 thin sticks.  Serve as dippers with salsa, pizza sauce or marinara sauce if desired. 
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Serves 4

  • 2 each hot and sweet Italian sausage links (about 10 oz total)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 small bell peppers (1 red, 1 yellow), seeded, cut into strips
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lb frozen pizza dough, thawed
  • 3/4 cup marinara or pizza sauce
  • 8 oz shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 500°F.  Cut sausage into 1/2″ thick slices.  Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add sausages.  Cook 4 minutes, tossing several times, until no longer pink on the outside.  Add pepper strips and pepper; continue to cook 3 minutes, tossing or until peppers are slightly softened.  Remove from heat; let mixture cool. 
  2. Flatten and stretch or roll dough into a 13″ round and transfer to a lightly oiled pizza pan.  Spread marinara sauce on dough to within 1 inch of edge.  Scatter half the cheese over sauce, then top with sausage mixture; scatter remaining mozzarella on top.  Sprinkle with Parmesan. 
  3. Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly, and edges of pizza are well browned and crusty, about 10 minutes.  Cut into 8 slices. 

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