Grilled Pizzas with Hot Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Grilled Pizzas with Hot Sausage, Peppers and Onions



  • 1 pound Italian hot sausage

  • 1 clove minced garlic

  • 1/2 of a large red onion, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices

  • 1 large orange pepper, cored, seeded and quartered

  • 1 large red pepper, cored, seeded and quartered

  • Olive oil

  • Salt and pepper

  • 3 store-bought mini pizza crusts (6- or 8-inch)

  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend

  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1/4 cup chiffoned basil leaves

  • Pepper


1. Preheat a grill. Brush onions and peppers with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill them until soft, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove and roughly chop.

2. Meanwhile, brown sausage in olive oil in a skillet. When sausage is cooked through, stir in garlic. Keep over low heat.

3. Stir together ricotta cheese, honey, basil and pepper; set aside.

4. Brush pizza crusts with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and grill for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Turn over and grill for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the grill and place on a flat surface.

5. Top each crust with 1/3 of the ricotta mixture; spread evenly across surface. Divide the shredded cheese among the 3 pizza rounds. Divide the sausage, onions and peppers over the cheese. Place the pizza on the grill, close the cover and grill until the cheese has melted, about 3 to 4 minutes. Slice and serve.

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