Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Easy Grilled Pizza {Italian Sausage & Veggie}


Friday, September 2, 2011

Easy Grilled Pizza {Italian Sausage & Veggie}

Happy Friday all!!!! I am really looking forward to the upcoming three day weekend. I'm sure you are too! We have no major plans here at the Butler house, except grilling out on Labor Day.

Other than that our plans are pretty much wide open. Speaking of grilling today I wanted to share an easy recipe for Grilled Pizza. I call it easy because it utilizes and already prepared pizza crust.

As one of the Walmart Moms I was asked by Walmart to pick up a few ingredients and share an easy grilled pizza recipe with y'all. I have only grilled pizza a handful of times.

The first time was a total disaster, but each time we attempt it we do get better at it. All I can say is you learn a few new things each time you grill pizza.


I was really excited this time because Mama Mary's Thin & Crispy Pizza Crust was on the list of ingredients.

 It never dawned on me to use already made pizza crust. Every other time when we made grilled pizza I used the jiffy pizza dough or my homemade no fail pizza crust.

I love using pizza dough, but it can be a bit of a challenge until you get the hang of it. It sounds easy enough until you get started, but it's harder than you think.

 If you do attempt it just don't give up because pizza on the grill is so delicious.


We went to our local Walmart and picked up all the ingredients we needed to make our pizza's.
  • Mama Mary's Thin and Crispy Pizza Crust
  • Great Value Mozzarella & Italian Blend Cheeses
  • Ragu Pizza Sauce
  • Hormel Pepperoni & Italian Sausage
  • Mushrooms, Onions & Peppers
  • Great Value Olive Oil Spray.
When I grabbed the pizza crust I was surprised to see that the package contained two pizza crusts. This worked out perfectly! Now I could make one specialty pizza for my husband and I and the kids could enjoy their favorite pepperoni and cheese pizza. Lets get started and I will show you how to make this easy peasy pizza.

First preheat your outside grill. (medium heat for gas grill or use charcoal) While the grill heats up go ahead and brown the Italian sausage and pre cooked the veggies. If you saute the vegetables in a bit of olive oil first this will really help speed up the cooking process when it comes time to grilling the pizza. My veggies of choice were mushrooms, onions and red & yellow bell peppers. When the sausage and vegetables are cooked just set them aside until you are ready to assemble the pizzas.


After the grill is heated spray both sides of the pizza crusts with the olive oil cooking spray (a must here). You can also just use some plain olive oil. Let the pizza crust cook until you start to see grill marks on the crust. Remove crusts from grill place on a plate or pan.

Flip the crust over so the side without the grill marks is on the bottom. At this point I took the pizza's in the house and assembled both of them. Add the pizza sauce, cheese and any topping you want on the grilled side of the pizza crust. The non grilled side should be on the bottom.


For our pizza I added all the toppings and some fresh basil from our herb garden.

then I assembled the pizza for the kids (Pepperoni & Cheese).


After the pizza's are all assembled place them back on the grill and close the lid. Cook until cheese starts to bubble and the toppings are heated through. (about 10 - 15 minutes)

When the pizza is cooked remove from grill, let cool a bit and enjoy your grilled pizza. It was so nice not to have to crank up the oven to make pizza.

I highly recommend the Mama Mary's Thin & Crispy Pizza Crust. Especially if this is your first attempt at cooking pizza on the grill. Once you get the hang of it you can try using pizza dough. I for one loved the already made thin and crispy pizza crust. Why not pick up a few packages and try your hand at grilled pizza this Labor Day weekend.





Italian Sausage & Veggie Pizza

1 - Mama Mary's Thin and Crispy Pizza Crust
1 - 12 oz package Great Value Mozzarella & Italian Blend Cheese
1/3 - cup Ragu Pizza Sauce or homemade
1 - cup Italian Sausage, browned
Hormel or Mama Mary's Pepperoni's
Sliced Mushrooms, Onions & Bell Peppers, precooked
Fresh Basil
Great Value Olive Oil Spray

Preheat gas grill to medium heat or prepare charcoal grill. Spray both sides of the pizza crust with Great Value Olive Oil Cooking Spray (away from the grill) or use regular olive oil.

Place both pizza crusts on the grill and let the crust cook until you can see grill marks. (grill only one side of the crust)

Remove crust from grill and flip the crust over so the side without the grill marks is on the bottom. (At this point I took the pizza's in the house and assembled each of them).

Add the pizza sauce, cheese and any topping you want on the grilled side. Place the pizza's back on the grill and close the lid.

Cook until cheese starts to bubble and the toppings are heated through. (about 10 - 15 minutes). Remove pizza, let cool and enjoy.

Cooks Tip: If using a charcoal grill after the coals have turned white spread the coals out some. This way you don't have just one hot spot. You can also place the pizza on the warming rack to cook the pizza after adding the toppings. This will keep the bottom crust from burning. Grilling just one side of the crust to start helps out a great deal. If you do grill both sides of the pizza I recommend spreading some foil on the grill and then placing the pizza's on top to cook.





This is a sponsored post. I am participating in the Walmart Moms Program. Walmart has provided me with a GC and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. Participation in this program is voluntary and the opinions stated above are entirely my own. Check out my fellow Walmart Moms for more Back to School Lunch and Meal Ideas.
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11 comments:

Served up with Love said... #

Tina, this looks so yummy. Wish I had all the ingredients to make this tonight. Will have to do this soon. Have a great holiday weekend!

Tina @ Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Thank you Melissa. It really is the simple and easy way to do grilled pizza. I think this is a great way especially if this is you're first time grilling pizza. Great starter recipe. Have a happy and safe holiday.

In Katrina's Kitchen said... #

Delicious, fun, and easy for kids to join it too!

Grannie said... #

My husband loves pizza, I have always wanted to try grilling one. I will be trying your recipe, thanks.

Anonymous said... #

Hey Tina - Another easy recipe!! Looks so good -will definitely be making this!! One question - where did you find the pizza crust? Was it frozen, on the shelf or in bread section? Thanks for sharing!!!!

Tina @ Mommy's Kitchen said... #

I found it in the pizza section on the grocery isle. Over by the spaghetti and stuff and boxed crust mixes.

Alexandra said... #

YUM! I love homemade pizza.

Best Pizza said... #

Yum!!! Pizza - whether homemade or not - is undoubtedly one of the best meals available!

black bear cabin said... #

wow...never thought to do pizza on a grill...but why not! :) im gonna give it a try! thanks~

Ginger said... #

Wow! More crappy food from a crappy store! Imagine that!

Gooseberry Patch said... #

Just in case you missed it, we wanted to share the link from Friday...

http://gooseberrypatch.typepad.com/blog/2011/09/ff-take-a-bloggy-tour.html

This yummy recipe was part of our bloggy tour...thanks for sharing it! :)