Adventures Recipes

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Whole Wheat Stuffed French Bread Pizza

Whole Wheat Stuffed French Bread Pizza
adapted from Rachael Ray

1 loaf whole wheat French bread (abt 24")
3 links sweet Italian sausage, Turkey or Pork
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 small red bell pepper, seeded, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
3 large garlic cloves, chopped
1 package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted, and squeezed dry
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Salt, to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups part skim ricotta
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
4 ounces thick-sliced sweet sopressata, chopped
4 ounces pepperoni, chopped
1 bag shredded part skim mozzarella (10 oz)
4 slices provolone cheese

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Split bread lengthwise and hollow it out. Cut in half across, making 4 shells for pizzas.
3. Heat a skillet over medium-high flame and brown and crumble sausage in extra-virgin olive oil. Add red bell pepper, onion and garlic. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, add spinach, oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes. Remove mixture from heat and season with a pinch of salt and black pepper, to your taste.
4. Transfer to a bowl. Combine sausage and veggies with ricotta, Parmesan, sopressata and pepperoni. Fill bread shells and top with mounded mozzarella and provolone cheeses. Place in hot oven on cookie sheet and bake until cheese melts and bubbles and bread is super crisp, about 10 to 12 minutes. Serve immediately.


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