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Sausage and Pepper Flatbread Pizza

Sausage Peppers Flatbread Pizza #festfoods

Happiest of New Years to you and yours! How is your 2014 going so far? Every new year I reflect upon the year that has gone past and what I would like to do differently. My New Year’s resolution this time around is to focus on slowing down, enjoying life, family, friends, and food a little more often instead of being caught up in the hustle and bustle. Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?!

In keeping up with my New Year’s resolution, this week’s post is dedicated to a particular family that helps bring people enjoyable food! Of course, I’m talking about the Hirzel family, owners of the Dei Fratelli® canned tomatoes brand. A well-known company now, they originated with a humble beginning. You see, this great company was founded by Carl R. Hirzel in 1923. Carl, a brew master who was ousted of his trade due to Prohibition, found a new use for his talents by canning and selling sauerkraut with the help of his wife Lene and oldest son, Karl (Pictured below are Carl and Karl with their original delivery truck).

Sausage Peppers Flatbread Pizza #festfoods

In keeping up with my New Year’s resolution, this week’s post is dedicated to a particular family that helps bring people enjoyable food! Of course, I’m talking about the Hirzel family, owners of the Dei Fratelli® canned tomatoes brand. A well-known company now, they originated with a humble beginning. You see, this great company was founded by Carl R. Hirzel in 1923. Carl, a brew master who was ousted of his trade due to Prohibition, found a new use for his talents by canning and selling sauerkraut with the help of his wife Lene and oldest son, Karl (Pictured below are Carl and Karl with their original delivery truck).

Sausage Peppers Flatbread Pizza #festfoods

The “Dei Fratelli” brand was started by four brothers in the 3rd generation; the name literally means “of the brothers”. The brand’s strong family ties positively influence their production practices in the way that they keep everything local. Their tomatoes are grown on local, independent family farms located in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, in addition to their own privately owned farms. 47% of their tomatoes are grown within 10 miles of the plant where they are processed; 76% within 20 miles and 98% within 50 miles!

From there, their tasty products are shipped all over, including your local Festival Foods! So to help you enjoy one of their wonderful products, we have a lighter flatbread pizza recipe for you in this week’s blog post! This easy sausage & pepper flatbread pizza is going to be a hit in your house this new year!

This pizza gets started on a wonderful, albeit alternative, crust option: a Harvest Wheat  – 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Flatout® Wrap! Start by laying two wraps onto a large baking sheet and baking for two minutes at 350°F. This helps the wrap crisp up a bit.

Sausage Peppers Flatbread Pizza #festfoods

Next, spread on 3 Tbsp. Dei Fratelli pizza sauce and ¼ cup fully cooked Turkey Sausage crumbles to each wrap!

Sausage Peppers Flatbread Pizza #festfoods

Next up, we’re going to add bursts of color with our chopped peppers! Layer a ½ cup of peppers on top of each wrap.

Sausage Peppers Flatbread Pizza #festfoods

Finally, sprinkle on the cheese! Measure out ¼ cup of shredded mozzarella and 1 Tbsp. grated parmesan for each pizza.

Sausage Peppers Flatbread Pizza #festfoods

Return to oven and bake 10-12 more minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown. Slice up and serve pizza party style!

Sausage Peppers Flatbread Pizza #festfoods

This flatbread pizza is a delightful way to kick off your new year! Cheers to family, food, and friends!

 

Sausage & Pepper Flatbread Pizza

Yields: 2 flatbread pizzas

Ingredients:

  • 2 Harvest Wheat  – 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Flatout® Wraps
  • 6 Tbsp. Dei Fratelli® pizza sauce
  • 1 cup red, orange, yellow sweet mini peppers, sliced
  • ½ cup pre-cooked, turkey sausage crumbles
  • 2 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Place Flatout Flatbreads on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350°F for two minutes.
  2. Remove from oven. Divide and spread pizza sauce evenly on flatbreads. Divide and layer peppers, sausage and mozzarella on top of sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Return to oven and bake 10-12 more minutes.

Yield: 1 Flatbread Pizza

Per pizza*: Calories 310, Total Fat 12g (Saturated 4.5g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 40mg, Sodium 980mg, Total Carbohydrate 33g (Dietary Fiber 8g, Sugars 8g), Protein 23g, Vitamin A 60%, Vitamin C 170%, Calcium 30%, Iron 15%

*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

Jenny Dahl is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with Festival Foods and is certified by the state of WI.

Sausage Peppers Flatbread Pizza #festfoods

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