Caramelized Fennel, Spinach and Chicken Sausage Pizza

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Ingredients

  • 1 FRESH PIZZA DOUGH
  • 3 PRECOOKED SWEET ITALIAN CHICKEN SAUSAGE LINKS, SLICED ON THE DIAGONAL
  • FRESH SPINACH LEAVES (AS MANY AS YOU’D LIKE)
  • 1 FENNEL BULB, SLICED
  • 1/2 CUP SHREDDED, LOW-FAT MOZZARELLA CHEESE
  • 3 CLOVES GARLIC, SLICED
  • 3/4 JAR OF PIZZA SAUCE
  • 5 TABLESPOONS RED WINE (I USED PINOT NOIR)
  • 2 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL
  • SEA SALT, A PNCH
  • 3 TABLESPOONS FLOUR (FOR THE BREAD BOARD)

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Set dough out to rise as per package instructions.

Sauté fennel in olive oil. Once fennel is starting to caramelize, add sliced sausages to brown. Remove from pan and set aside. Add a tad more olive oil to the pan, if needed, and sauté garlic no more than 30 seconds.

Form dough on pizza pan and sprinkle with sea salt. Place in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, until crust starts to crisp. Remove from oven.

In bowl, add pizza sauce and red wine. Stir together. Spread over crust and top with mozzarella cheese. Add spinach leaves before topping with the fennel, chicken sausage and garlic. Place back in oven until cheese melts. Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris