Pesto Grilled Pizza with Sausage and Peppers
Recipe from The Food Channel

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.



by 16  people


add your rating
add a comment
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 mins
Related Categories: Grilled and Baked, Grilling, Lunch, Pizza, Pizza
Recent Activity:
 
savings in
 
Ingredients
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   pound 
    prepared pizza dough
  • see savings
    On Sale
    2   tablespoons 
    olive oil
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   
    small red bell pepper, sliced into short strips
  • see savings
    On Sale
    8   ounces 
    shredded Fontina cheese
  • see savings
    On Sale
    3   
    hot Italian sausage links, grilled, diagonal sliced
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   cup 
    ricotta cheese, room temperature
  • see savings
    On Sale
     
    Salt and black pepper, as needed
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/4  cup 
    refrigerated basil pesto, room temperature

Directions
1.
Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
2.
Preheat grill.
3.
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.
4.
Combine 1 tablespoon oil, peppers and onions in nonstick skillet; heat over medium-high heat for 2 minutes or until tender crisp.
5.
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.
6.
Spoon dollops of ricotta evenly over baked pizza; season lightly with salt and black pepper. Drizzle pesto over ricotta; slice each pizza in quarters.
Add Your Review
Related Recipe
Beef and Blue Pizza
Beef and Blue Pizza

Roast beef and blue cheese make an outstanding flavor combo on a purchased pizza crust. This swift meal is ready in less than 20 minutes.

 Articles
Sicilian Strata with Hot Italian Sausage: Dinner for $10
...Get a load of this Sicilian Strata with Hot Italian Sausage! (We're imagining a Warner Bros... sausage, Italian bread and oodles of cheese. Baked up into a heaping, hearty casserole, you're bound a... the bells and whistles again! Make this Sicilian Strata with Hot Italian Sausage! Create your own... read more...
Sausage-Rice Casserole: 30-Minute Meal
...Fast is always good, and this Sausage-Rice Casserole clocks in at 25 minutes, making it one of our..., for most of us, anyway. You want hearty, too. And Sausage-Rice Casserole delivers the goods in a rice...-filled casserole soaking up all the oozing good flavors of sausage. Really, that's about it. Of course, we love... read more...
Make Friday Night Pizza Night!
... part of meal planning is? Friday night is always pizza night! Growing up, every Friday we'd order pizza... and made someone else run in!) We typically had mushrooms or broccoli on our pizza, or we'd get a thick...-crusted Sicilian-style pie. Pizza on Fridays is so ingrained in me that it only felt natural to instate the same... read more...
how tos
Food Blogs We Love
see more blogs

shop our favorite products