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French Quarter Sausage,
Red Beans and Rice Pizza


  • 1 (12-inch) prepared pizza crust
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped andouille or smoked sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (16 ounce) can red or kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper, or as desired
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, as desired
  • 1/2 cup cooked white rice
  • 8 ounces (2 cups) sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup chopped and seeded plum tomatoes


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a medium, nonstick skillet placed over medium heat, sauté sausage for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add beans, ground red pepper, salt and black pepper, stirring until heated through.
  4. Spread bean mixture over pizza crust; sprinkle with rice, cheese and tomatoes.
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Makes 6 servings.

Source: National Hot Dog and Sausage Council

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