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Grilled Pizza with Italian Sausage

Prep Time:30 min
Cook Time:20 min
Yield:2 12-inch pizzas

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 (12-inch) ready-made pizza crusts
  • MARINADE
  • 1/3 cup Crisco® Light Tasting Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • GRILLED TOPPINGS
  • 1/2 pound spicy Italian sausages
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 large red onion, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch thick wedges
  • ADDITIONAL TOPPINGS
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 plum tomatoes, halved, seeded, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions

PREPARATION DIRECTIONS:

  1. 1.
    HEAT oven to 375°F.

  2. 2.
    WHISK together all marinade ingredients. Pour half of the marinade in a small bowl, cover and refrigerate.

  3. 3.
    SPRAY grill grate with no-stick cooking spray. Heat grill. Brush sausages, red pepper and onion with remaining marinade; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  4. 4.
    GRILL until sausages are cooked through and peppers and onion are slightly charred and crisp-tender, turning and basting occasionally with marinade to within 5 minutes of being done, about 12 minutes for sausages and 8 minutes for vegetables. Discard any remaining marinade.

  5. 5.
    TRANSFER to cutting board; cut sausages into 1/2-inch pieces and peppers into thin strips.

  6. 6.
    SPRINKLE each pizza crust with 1/2 of mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Top each with 1/2 of sausage, peppers and onion, then with 1/2 the goat cheese, tomatoes and green onions. Remove bowl of marinade from refrigerator; drizzle over the pizzas.

  7. 7.
    PLACE pizzas on cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until cheeses are melted and crusts are golden brown.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:

Serving Size (1/6), Calories 880 (Calories from Fat 440), Total Fat 50g (Saturated Fat 10g), Cholesterol 25mg, Sodium 1090mg, Total Carbohydrate 83g (Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 7g), Protein 29g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 35%, Calcium 6%, Iron 4%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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