Grilled Pizza

While we call for sausage and mushrooms, feel free to customize your Grilled Pizza with any of your favorite toppings.

Grilled Pizza
Prep Time:
30 mins
Grill Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 - 10-inch pizzas


  • 12 ounce uncooked fresh hot or mild Italian sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms, chopped sweet peppers, and/or thin onion wedges (optional)

  • 1 recipe Homemade Pizza Crust for Grilled Pizza

  • Olive oil

  • 1 8 ounce can pizza sauce

  • 2 cup shredded mozzarella or provolone cheese (8 ounces)

Homemade Pizza Crusts for Grilled Pizza

  • 3 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup whole wheat or all-purpose flour

  • 2 packages active dry yeast

  • 1 cup warm water (120°F to 130°F)

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. In a large skillet cook sausage and vegetables until sausage is brown; drain off fat. Pat sausage and vegetables with paper towels to remove additional fat.

  2. Remove pizza crusts from freezer; discard waxed paper. Do not thaw. Brush crusts with olive oil.

  3. For a charcoal grill, carefully slide two of the pizza dough circles, oiled sides down, onto the lightly oiled rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium-hot coals. Grill for 1 to 2 minutes or until dough is puffed in some places and starting to become firm. Working quickly, carefully brush crusts with olive oil. Using tongs, carefully turn the crusts over and transfer to a baking sheet. For each pizza, spread a crust with one-fourth of the pizza sauce. Sprinkle with one-fourth of the cheese. Top with one-fourth of the sausage mixture. Transfer the pizzas from the baking sheet to the grill rack. Grill about 2 minutes more or until cheese is melted and crust is crisp. Remove pizzas from grill. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium-high. Place dough circles on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.)

  4. Repeat with remaining two pizza crusts and toppings. Transfer pizzas to a cutting board; serve immediately.

Homemade Pizza Crusts for Grilled Pizza

  1. In a food processor combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, and yeast. In a small bowl combine the warm water, olive oil, honey, and salt. With the processor running, pour water mixture through feed tube in a steady stream. Process until dough forms a mass and cleans side of the bowl.

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic, adding additional flour as needed to keep dough from sticking. Shape into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double in size (45 to 60 minutes).

  3. Punch dough down. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.

  4. Using a serrated knife, cut dough into four equal portions. Cover dough; let rest for 10 minutes. Pat each piece of dough into a disc. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each dough portion to a thin circle that measures 8 to 10 inches in diameter.

  5. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper. Stack pizza dough rounds on baking sheet, separating rounds with waxed paper or parchment paper. Wrap and freeze dough for at least 2 hours* or until very firm. Use as directed in Grilled Pizza.


Prepare as above, except substitute 1 cup bottled barbecue sauce for the pizza sauce and 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or boneless pork loin chops, cut into thin bite-size strips, for the sausage. Per 1/2 pizza with chicken: 459 cal., 16 g total fat (5 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat), 40 mg chol., 716 mg sodium, 57 g carbo., 2 g fiber, 23 g pro.Exchanges: 3 Starch, 1 Other Carbo., 2 Lean Meat, 1.5 Fat


For longer storage, transfer pizza dough crusts to 2-gallon freezer bags. Seal bags and freeze for up to 1 month. Do not thaw before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

528 Calories
29g Fat
48g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 528
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 702mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 4.1mg 21%
Calcium 232.2mg 18%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Potassium 314mg 7%
Folate, total 141.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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