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Grilled Pizza with Italian Sausage

 Grilled Pizza with Italian Sausage
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.


  • 1/3 cup Crisco® Light Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 pound Johnsonville® Hot Italian Sausage Links
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, halved
  • 1/2 large red onion, cut into wedges
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 prebaked Italian bread shell crusts (14 ounces each)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 plum tomatoes, halved, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions


  • Combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic and rosemary. Pour half of the
  • marinade into a small bowl, cover and refrigerate. Brush the
  • remaining marinade over the sausages, peppers and onions. Sprinkle
  • with salt and pepper. Discard any remaining marinade.
  • Coat the grill grate with nonstick spray before starting. Grill over

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Grilled Pizza with Italian Sausage (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • medium heat until sausages are no longer pink, about 12 minutes, and
  • vegetables are crisp-tender, about 8 minutes.
  • Transfer sausages and vegetables to a cutting surface. Cut sausages
  • into 1/2-in. pieces and peppers into thin strips. Sprinkle each
  • pizza crust with half the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Top each
  • with half the sausage, peppers and onions. Top each crust with half
  • the goat cheese, tomatoes and green onions. Drizzle with the
  • refrigerated marinade.
  • Place pizzas on baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or
  • until cheese melts and crusts are brown. Yield: 2 12-inch pizzas.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.