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Healthified Grilled Sausage and Pepper Pizza

 18 Ratings
2 Comments
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8

Looking for a new spin on pizza night? Try this grilled version with sausage and peppers; it has 64% less saturated fat than the original recipe!

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

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.

Expert Tips

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
870mg
36%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
6g
6%
Protein
14g
14%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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