Pesto Grilled Pizza with Sausage and Peppers

Our fresh and contemporary take on classic sausage and pepper pizza features individual-size grilled pizza crusts topped with spicy-hot Italian sausage, grilled peppers and onions, rich ricotta cheese and a drizzle of vibrant green basil pesto.

Recipe from The Food Channel
Pesto Grilled Pizza with Sausage and Peppers
30 mins
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  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced into short strips
  • 8 ounces shredded Fontina cheese
  • 3 hot Italian sausage links, grilled, diagonal sliced
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese, room temperature
  • Salt and black pepper, as needed
  • 1/4 cup refrigerated basil pesto, room temperature
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How to Make Pizza Dough

This pizza dough recipe is so versatile that It can be used for pizza, calzones or stromboli. Making your own dough adds a special and delicious touch to your own pizza.

Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
Preheat grill.
Divide dough ball into 4 pieces; roll each into a 6-inch crusts. Brush both sides lightly with oil. Carefully place one crust on grill and heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until light golden brown, flip with spatula and grill on other side for 1 minute. Remove from grill and repeat with remaining crusts.
Combine 1 tablespoon oil, peppers and onions in nonstick skillet; heat over medium-high heat for 2 minutes or until tender crisp.
Top grilled crusts evenly with shredded fontina cheese, sliced sausage and pepper mixture; arrange on baking sheets and heat in oven for 5 to 8 minutes or until golden and bubbly-hot. Remove from oven.
Spoon dollops of ricotta evenly over baked pizza; season lightly with salt and black pepper. Drizzle pesto over ricotta; slice each pizza in quarters.
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