Grilled Sausage and Pepper Pizza

Muir Glen Grilled Sausage and Pepper Pizza

Ingredients

1 large red or green bell pepper, cut in half lengthwise, seeds and membranes removed

1 can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/2 cup Muir Glen® organic pizza sauce

1 1/2 cups reduced-fat shredded Italian cheese blend (6 oz)

8 oz lean Italian turkey sausage, casings removed, cooked, drained

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

Prep time: 30 minutes  |  Total time: 30 minutes

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Preparation & Directions

  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut 18x12-inch sheet of heavy-duty foil; place on large cookie sheet. Spray foil with cooking spray; set aside.

  2. Place pepper halves on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 3 to 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until crisp-tender. Remove from grill; cool. Cut into thin slices.

  3. Unroll dough on sprayed foil. Starting at center, press out dough to form 13x9-inch rectangle. Brush top of dough with 1 teaspoon oil.

  4. Invert foil, placing dough oil side down directly on grill rack; peel off foil and return to cookie sheet, sprayed side up. Cook uncovered 2 to 4 minutes or until bottom of dough is golden brown. (Watch carefully to prevent burning.) With wide metal pancake turner, turn crust over. Cook 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds longer or until bottom is set but not brown. Carefully remove crust from grill; place browned side up on foil on cookie sheet.

  5. Top crust with pizza sauce, 1 cup of the cheese, the grilled pepper slices and sausage. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and the oregano.

  6. Slide pizza from foil onto grill. Cover grill; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until bottom crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

What is "Healthified"?
We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the original.

Variation
Don't want to grill? Make the pizza in the oven by following package directions that use a pre-bake time. You won't have a grilled pepper, so slice a fresh one and use it instead.

Substitution
We like the Italian cheese blend, but reduced-fat mozzarella cheese could be used instead.

Success Hint
Have all toppings ready to go because the pizza cooks quickly. If the crust is cooking too fast, move the pizza to a cooler part of grill or reduce heat.

We recommend using organic ingredients where available. For more information see Why Organic?