Grilled Veggie Sausage Pizza Recipe
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Grilled Veggie Sausage Pizza Recipe

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Last summer, while we were building our new house, our grill served as my temporary stove. Among the recipes I experimented with was this crispy thin-crust pizza. It met with such approval, guests were eager to try it in their own backyards.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1-1/3 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 5 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3-1/4 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 1/2 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1-1/2 cups pizza sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 slices) equals 416 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 572 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add the sugar, oil, salt, garlic salt, oregano and 1-1/2 cups flour. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  3. Wrap foil over the outside bottom of two 12-in. pizza pans; grease pans and set aside. In a skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and set aside. Divide dough in half. On a floured surface, roll each portion into a 13-in. circle. Transfer to prepared pans; build up edges slightly.
  4. Spread pizza sauce over crusts; sprinkle with sausage, cheese, mushrooms and peppers. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until bottom of crust is browned and cheese is melted. Yield: 2 pizzas (8 slices each).
Originally published as Grilled Veggie Sausage Pizza in Country Woman May/June 2005, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 slices) equals 416 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 572 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

"Excellent! And so easy on the grill! We used turkey sausage."

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Reviewed May. 27, 2010

"This was fabulous, I've used the pizza crust in this recipe for several other pizza's and have never been disappointed. Bakes up just as nice in the oven too! I did however use my own homemade pizza sauce and omitted the mushrooms to suit my hubby. All in all is a definite keeper!!"

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Reviewed Jul. 1, 2009

"We made this on our charcoal grill and it turned out GREAT! Why order takeout when you can make it this good at home? I probably added a little more toppings than it called for but other then that didn't change a thing. You have to try it!"

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