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Italian Sausage Flatbread Pizza is an easy meal to make for weeknights or when entertaining during the weekend. This semi-homemade pizza begins with pre-made flatbread and Carando® Fresh Italian Sausage Links. I add pesto, fresh veggies, and feta cheese. The flavors blend to create a delicious pizza in under 15 minutes.
Pizza night is a regular thing at my house. Whether we’re enjoying game night with the family or entertaining friends, this pizza is always a favorite.
Carando Mild Toscano Italian Sausage Links are perfect for this recipe. The robust flavors give me a head start on creating authentic Italian style meals in less time than cooking everything from scratch.
Carando products are fresh, not frozen, and the sausage links are made with classic Italian ingredients. Even when I make quick and easy meals, I never skimp on fresh, high-quality products. Let’s make a pizza!
Italian Sausage Flatbread Pizza
I know you’re going to love my delicious twist on a traditional pizza. I’m using pesto instead of tomato sauce and feta cheese in place of mozzarella cheese. This pizza recipe calls for only six ingredients. I use a pre-made flatbread pizza crust, Carando Mild Toscano Italian Sausage Links, pesto, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, and chopped red pepper.
Slice the sausage links. I get 4 slices from each link. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high. Cook until browned, turning frequently to make sure they are browned on all sides. Set aside.
Place flatbread pizza crust on a baking sheet. Bake for two minutes on 375º F. Remove from the oven. Spread pesto on the flatbread crust. I use pre-made basil pesto (the kind in a jar) for this recipe. I have a homemade basil pesto that would work well also.
Top with the Carando Mild Toscano Italian Sausage Links
Add the chopped red pepper and olives.
Top with feta cheese.
Return to the oven and cook for 5 minutes or until feta cheese softens. I always double the recipe when I invite the entire family over for pizza night!
What To Serve with Italian Sausage Flatbread Pizza
When I’m making this pizza for the family, we have pizza and fresh fruit for dessert. When I’m entertaining friends, I add a simple arugula salad and dinner is served.
Where To Find Carando Mild Toscano Italian Sausage Links
Carando is my go-to for fresh Italian meals. These products help me set the foundation for a delicious meal, like my Italian Sausage Pizza. Carando products are always fresh, never frozen. You can find Carando Mild Toscana Italian Sausage Links in the fresh meat cases of local grocery stores along with other Carando® Fresh Italian-Style Meatballs and Carando® Ground Fresh Italian Sausage. I shop for mine at my local Food Lion.
Flatbread Pizza Crust
The prepared flatbread pizza crust I use is from a 12.5 oz. package with two square pizza crusts inside. The entire package makes eight servings. I cook both when I’m serving eight. When it’s just my husband and me eating dinner, I make one (serves 4) and that’s the recipe I’m sharing today. I always hope for leftovers because it’s delicious warmed up the next day.
If you don’t like feta cheese (one of my children doesn’t care for it) you can replace it with mozzarella, provolone, cheddar, and/or Parmesan. Kalamata olives can be replaced with ripe olives.
- 1 package Carando® Mild Toscano Italian Sausage Links, sliced
- 1 prepared flatbread pizza crust (about 6.25 oz.)
- 1/3 cup basil pesto
- 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
- 1/2 cup chopped red pepper (seeds removed)
- Preheat oven to 375º F
- Spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Add the sliced Carando Mild Toscano Italian Sausage Links. Cook for about 3 minutes, turning occasionally until browned. Remove from skillet and set aside.
- Place flatbread on a cookie sheet and bake for two minutes. Remove from the oven and spread pesto on the crust. Top with Carando Mild Toscano Italian Sausage Link slices, pepper rings, feta cheese, and olives.
- Bake for five minutes or until cheese is softened.
Amount Per Serving Calories 402Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 46mgSodium 824mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 17g