Grilled Sausage-Basil Pizzas Recipe

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Grilled Sausage-Basil Pizzas Recipe
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Grilled Sausage-Basil Pizzas Recipe

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These easy little pizzas are a wonderful change of pace from the classic cookout menu. Let everybody go crazy with the toppings. —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida
Featured In: Fresh Basil Recipes
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 Italian sausage links (4 ounces each)
  • 4 naan flatbreads or whole pita breads
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil

Directions

Grill sausages, covered, over medium heat 10-12 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°, turning occasionally. Cut into 1/4-in. slices.
Brush both sides of flatbreads with oil. Grill flatbreads, covered, over medium heat 2-3 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.
Remove from grill. Layer grilled sides with sauce, sausage, cheeses and basil. Return to grill; cook, covered, 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Sausage-Basil Pizzas in Simple & Delicious June/July 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 pizza: 808 calories, 56g fat (19g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 1996mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 34g protein.

  • 4 Italian sausage links (4 ounces each)
  • 4 naan flatbreads or whole pita breads
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  1. Grill sausages, covered, over medium heat 10-12 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°, turning occasionally. Cut into 1/4-in. slices.
  2. Brush both sides of flatbreads with oil. Grill flatbreads, covered, over medium heat 2-3 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.
  3. Remove from grill. Layer grilled sides with sauce, sausage, cheeses and basil. Return to grill; cook, covered, 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Sausage-Basil Pizzas in Simple & Delicious June/July 2014

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 272016
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2017

"I actually used leftover mild Italian sausages I made from another TOH recipe: Italian Sausages With Provolone. So I skipped step 1. We also threw some extra ingredients on top of the pizza, like yellow bell pepper and fresh baby spinach. The pasta sauce I used was Fire-Grilled Tomato & Garlic. These were SO easy, quick and delicious. Our 4 year old loved putting together his own little pizza and actually ate it (which is pretty amazing). The best part of this recipe is it's flexibility. You can literally put whatever you want on these. I love it, we'll be making this again!"

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MelissaBisel User ID: 4231289 250514
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2016

"Awesome pizza! My husband likes it with BBQ. We grilled veggies and added them. I will definitely be making this again."

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 226782
Reviewed May. 23, 2015

"Absolutely loved these. Simple to assemble and easy to adjust the quantity. I used pitas and the tomato based pasta sauce I had on hand. I also tried a few with pesto as another reviewer suggested. My husband proclaimed the pesto ones his favorite. I didn't have enough fresh basil so I used a combination of fresh and dried."

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Maryadela User ID: 7413867 195104
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

"Delicious! I did one with the red tomato basil sauce and one with basil pesto. Both were fantastic. Will definitely do this again. I used fresh mozzarella as well. My husband loved them."

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Grammy Debbie User ID: 30612 196386
Reviewed May. 22, 2014

"Really good! We used turkey Italian sausage links and I added some sliced red onion to the toppings as well. I also used fresh mozzarella and they tasted so good and were very filling! Great recipe!"

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