30-Minute Sausage Pesto Pizza Bread
 
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The flavors in this 30-Minute Sausage Pesto Pizza Bread blend and melt together so perfectly that it will make your mouth dance.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 oz baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ lb Italian sausage
  • ½ cup cannellini beans (about ½ can, drained)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 small ciabatta loaf
  • ⅔ cup pesto cream sauce (or alfredo + pesto)
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese, sliced thinly.
  • Optional: parmesan cheese and extra basil for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions and mushrooms and saute, stirring frequently, until translucent -- about 5 minutes. Add the sausage and cannellini beans, stirring frequently until the sausage is browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Turn off the heat.
  3. Cut your ciabatta bread in half lengthwise, and spread the inside of each half with the basil cream, or your sauce of choice. Top each half with the sausage mixture, and tear the mozzarella cheese overtop.
  4. Bake uncovered on the middle rack for 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the bottom crust is crispy.
  5. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then slice and serve.
Recipe by Another Root at http://www.anotherroot.com/30-minute-sausage-pesto-pizza-bread/