Sausage & Pepper Pizza

2 each hot and sweet Italian sausage links (about 10 ounces each)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 small bell peppers (1 red, 1 yellow) seeded, cut into strips
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 pound frozen pizza dough, thawed
3/4 cup marinara or pizza sauce
8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Cut sausages into 1/2 inch thick slices. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add sausages. Cook 4 minutes, tossing several times, until no longer pink on he outside. Add pepper strips and pepper; continue to cook 3 minutes, tossing or until peppers are slightly softened. Remove from heat; let mixture cool.

Flatten and stretch or roll out dough into a 13 inch round and transfer to a lightly oiled pizza pan. Spread sauce on dough to within 1 inch of edge. Scatter half the cheese over sauce, then top with sausage mixture; scatter remaining mozzarella on top. Sprinkle with Parmesan if using.

Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly, and edges of pizza are well browned and crusty, about 10 minutes. Cut into 8 slices.

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