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Slice of Chicago Style pizza with tomatoes on top.This Chicago Style Pizza is a lighter and healthier version, but still AMAZING! It still has all of the gooey mozzarella cheese, but uses homemade turkey Italian Sausage, that's so delicious!

Chicago Style Pizza, the Lighter Version (Gluten-Free)

This Chicago Style Pizza is a lighter and healthier version, but still AMAZING! It still has all of the gooey mozzarella cheese, but instead of high fat and calorie pork sausage, this recipe uses homemade turkey Italian Sausage. This sausage is easy and unbelievably delicious. Finally, a Gluten-Free crust!

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 pieces
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Pizza layering ingredients

  • 1 tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Gluten Free Pizza dough ball, approx. 14oz (use can use regular flour pizza dough, but it is harder to spread in the pan)
  • 28 oz San Marzano whole peeled tomatoes
  • 8-10 Deli Mozzarella Slices, Low Moisture
  • 4 tbls Parmesan Cheese, grated

Turkey Italian Sausage

  • 16 oz Ground Turkey, lean breast, free-range, raised without antibiotics
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3 tbls Parsley, Chopped
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seed
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper

Instructions

Make Turkey Italian Sausage:

  1. Add the Ground Turkey to a large mixing bowl. To the turkey, add the minced garlic, 3 Tbls of the chopped parsley (save 1 tbls for garnish), 1 tsp of fennel seed, 1 tsp Salt, 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper. 
  2. Mix to combine.

Build Pizza:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Spray a 8-9″ round pan with Olive Oil cooking spray or rub with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.   Place the dough in the center of the pan and press it out to cover the bottom and then up the sides, making sure to pinch any holes back together.

  3. Next, layer the de-moisturized mozz all over the bottom.  Layer the turkey Italian Sausage.  Completely cover the cheese in a single layer.

  4. Put a strainer over a bowl and squeeze and mash the whole tomatoes in your hands over the strainer keeping big chunks of tomato in the strainer and allowing all of the excess liquid to fall through into the bowl.  Make sure that you really strain the liquid out so that it doesn’t make the pizza soggy.

  5. Spread the tomatoes all over the sausage.

  6. Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on top and bake in a 450 degree oven for 30-35 minutes until the crust is golden brown.  Let sit for 5 minutes.

  7. Slice and enjoy!

    Spatula lifting slice Chicago Style pizza with tomatoes on top.This Chicago Style Pizza is a lighter and healthier version, but still AMAZING! It still has all of the gooey mozzarella cheese, but uses homemade turkey Italian Sausage, that's so delicious!