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French Quarter Sausage, Red Beans and Rice Pizza

No recipe image available.New Orleans comfort food on pizza crust! Recipe created by Janice Elder of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Recipe Ingredients:

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

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.