Grilled Pizza with Sausage

Serves 4 (entree) or 8-10 (appetizer)


pound Italian sausage
1 14 to 16-ounce baked cheese pizza crust
2 tablespoons olive oil
2/3 cup pizza sauce
1 cup shredded part skim Mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried oregano


  1. Prick sausages with a fork. Place sausages on an oiled grill rack, set 5 to 6 inches over medium-low heat. Grill, turning them with tongs, until cooked throughout and gray-brown in color, about 10 minutes. The internal temperature should reach 165 degrees F. Remove from grill, cool and cut into thin -inch slices.   
  2. Brush both sides of pizza crust with olive oil. Gently place pizza crust, top-side down on grill rack. Grill over indirect low heat for 2 to 3 minutes until crust is warm.  Remove from heat and place on large tray.
  3. Quickly spread tomato sauce on the cooked side of the pizza crust, then arrange sliced sausage evenly across top of pizza. Sprinkle with cheeses and oregano.
  4. Return pizza to grill rack and grill over indirect low heat. Cover with grill lid or tent with foil.
  5. Grill for 8 to 10 minutes or until toppings are warm and cheese has melted.   
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