Healthified Grilled Sausage and Pepper

Muir Glen Healthified Sausage and Pepper


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

64% less sat fat • 50% less fat • 24% fewer calories than the original recipe—see the comparison. Mamma mia! Sick of the usual? Grill a tasty better-for-you pizza that's quick and easy, too. From Live Better America.


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.

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

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.

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

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.