French Quarter Sausage, Red Beans and Rice Pizza
New Orleans comfort food on pizza crust! Recipe created by Janice Elder of Charlotte, North Carolina.
1 1/2 cups chopped andouille or other smoked sausage
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 medium green pepper, seeded and chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (15-ounce) can red or kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper, or as desired
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 (12-inch) prepared pizza crust
1/2 cup cooked white rice
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup seeded and chopped plum tomatoes
- Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
- In a medium, nonstick skillet placed over medium heat, sauté sausage for three to four minutes. Add beans, ground red pepper, salt and black pepper, stirring until heated through.
- Spread bean mixture over pizza crust; sprinkle with rice, cheese and tomatoes. Bake in preheated oven for eight to ten minutes or until cheese is melted.
Makes 6 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy National Hot Dog And Sausage Council.