Mesquite Sausage Pizza

Grilled sausage, pineapple, bell peppers and onions lightly sweetened with an apricot preserve glaze makes a delicious topping for a gourmet pizza on the grill.
20m
PREP TIME
25m
COOK TIME
347
CALORIES
10
INGREDIENTS

Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • Step1
  • 1 package McCormick® Grill Mates® Mesquite Marinade
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves substitution Substitutions available
    • peach preserves
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage links
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 2-inch wide strips
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 2 fresh or drained canned pineapple slices
  • 1 pound fresh pizza dough or frozen dough, thawed or 1 prepared thin pizza crust (12-inch)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided substitution Substitutions available
    • Monterey Jack cheese, divided

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 1 Mix Marinade Mix, preserves and orange juice in small bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup of the preserves mixture.
  • 2 Grill sausage over medium heat 20 minutes or until cooked through, turning occasionally. Grill peppers, onions and pineapple slices 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp, turning occasionally. Brush sausage, vegetables and pineapple occasionally with remaining preserves mixture. Cut sausage into thin slices. Cut vegetables and pineapple into bite-size pieces.
  • 3 Stretch or roll dough on floured baking sheet to a 12- to 14-inch round, about 1/4-inch thick. Brush top of dough with oil. Place oiled-side down on the grill. Close lid. Grill over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or until grill marks appear on the bottom of the crust. Carefully flip crust over using tongs or spatula.
  • 4 Brush crust with 2 tablespoons of the reserved preserves mixture. Layer with 1/2 of the cheese, grilled sausage and vegetables. Drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons preserves mixture. Top with remaining cheese and pineapple. Close lid. Grill 3 to 4 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and crust is browned. (Check pizza often to avoid burning. Rotate pizza, if necessary.) Slide pizza onto baking sheet. Slice and serve immediately.

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