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Monday, June 04 2012

Our fresh and contemporary take on classic sausage and pepper pizza features individual-size grilled pizza crusts topped with spicy-hot Italian sausage, grilled peppers and onions, rich ricotta cheese and a drizzle of vibrant green basil pesto.


Pesto Grilled Pizza with Sausage and Peppers
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Servings: Serves 4
Prep Time: 30 mins
     pound  prepared pizza dough
     tablespoons  olive oil
     small  red bell pepper, sliced into short strips
     ounces  shredded Fontina cheese
       hot Italian sausage links, grilled, diagonal sliced
     cup  ricotta cheese, room temperature
        Salt and black pepper, as needed
    1/4  cup  refrigerated basil pesto, room temperature
Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
Preheat grill.
Divide dough ball into 4 pieces; roll each into a 6-inch crusts. Brush both sides lightly with oil. Carefully place one crust on grill and heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until light golden brown, flip with spatula and grill on other side for 1 minute. Remove from grill and repeat with remaining crusts.
Combine 1 tablespoon oil, peppers and onions in nonstick skillet; heat over medium-high heat for 2 minutes or until tender crisp.
Top grilled crusts evenly with shredded fontina cheese, sliced sausage and pepper mixture; arrange on baking sheets and heat in oven for 5 to 8 minutes or until golden and bubbly-hot. Remove from oven.
Spoon dollops of ricotta evenly over baked pizza; season lightly with salt and black pepper. Drizzle pesto over ricotta; slice each pizza in quarters.

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