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Tuscan Pizza with Caramelized Onions

Tuscan Pizza with Caramelized Onions

YIELD: 8 wedges/about 4 servings

½ lb. Italian sausage
1 Tbsp. olive or vegetable oil
2 medium onions, cut into narrow wedges
1 green pepper, cut into narrow strips
1 red pepper, cut into narrow strips
1½ cup prepared pizza sauce
1 prepared 11-inch pizza crust
8 oz.
shredded mixed cheeses oregano to taste (optional)

1. Slice sausage crosswise into thin slices. Place in skillet with oil and sauté, turning once, about 3 minutes. Remove from pan.

2. Add onion and pepper strips to pan and sauté 10 minutes over medium heat until tender.

3. Spread pizza sauce on pizza crust. Sprinkle with half the cheese. Top with sausage and onion mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and oregano.

4. Bake at 425° F for about 20 minutes, until cheese is melted and crust is golden.
Recipe and photo: National Onion Association

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