Healthified Grilled Sausage and Pepper Pizza

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.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8

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

  • 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
9%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
870mg
870%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
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 Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.