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Turkey Sausage Pizza

Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

Keep weeknight eating simple with quick family favourites like pizza. This pizza is topped with turkey sausage, arugula, and sweet red onions.

 1 tbsp (15 mL) extra virgin olive oil.
 2 Ontario turkey sausages, casing removed and meat crumbled
 ¾ cup (175 mL) smooth marinara sauce
 1 wholegrain prebaked pizza crust, about 12-inch (30 cm)*
 1 cup (250 mL) part-skim mozzarella cheese
 ¼ cup (50 mL) thinly sliced red onion
 2 cups (500 mL) baby arugula

Preheat oven to 500°F (260 °C) with the rack positioned in the bottom third of the oven.


Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add the crumbled sausage and cook until browned, about 8 minutes. Drain on paper towel.


Spread marinara sauce on pizza crust leaving a ¾-inch (2 cm) border. Sprinkle with cheese, crumbled sausage and red onion slices. Bake directly on rack for 10 minutes, or until pizza is golden and cheese is bubbly.


Remove pizza from oven, top with arugula. Cut into 8 slices to serve.

Cook's Notes:

Serves 4

*If using raw frozen pizza dough, follow these steps:

1. Thaw dough prior to use.
2. Transfer dough onto a lightly floured surface and punch down dough.
3. Use hands or lightly floured rolling pin to stretch dough to desired size and thickness.
4. Transfer crust to preheated baking sheet sprinkled with ½ tbsp. cornmeal.
5. Add toppings and bake according to recipe.