Recipe #22: Sauerkraut Pizza

Sauerkraut Pizza


  • 1 tube (14oz) refrigerator pizza crust
  • 1 lb bulk pork sausage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 tsp fennel seed, divided
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divded
  • 1 can (15oz) pizza sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2oz) Italian diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (14oz) Dr. Pickle sauerkraut, well drained


  • Press pizza dough onto a lightly greased 14-in. round pizza pan. Bake at 450° for 4 minutes; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook the sausage, onion, 1 teaspoon fennel seed, oregano, basil and garlic until the sausage is no longer pink and onion is tender; drain.
  • Sprinkle crust with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Spread with pizza sauce, sausage mixture, tomatoes, sauerkraut and remaining fennel seed and mozzarella. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake at 450° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.