Grilled pizza recipes come out really nicely because grilling is one of the very best cooking methods for this kind of recipe. This big sausage pizza with cheese is quick and easy to make and it helps to have all the ingredients ready when you are grilling because the pizza crust does not take long to do.

This means have the pizza sauce in a bowl ready to spread and the cheese ready shredded and everything else to hand. When the pizza is cooking, have the lid down at all times unless you are checking on it. The combination of sausage and cheese on this sausage and cheese pizza is really sumptuous and just eating one slice will not be enough!

Take a look at the ingredients you need for this recipe and you will see there are surprisingly few, but do not worry about that because this will be a really flavorful pizza and it will not be lacking anything. Use ready-to-bake dough to make this, to save time and because you will get a nice result using that. The ground sausage needs to be browned because adding raw meat to a pizza is a no-no, and that is the case whether you are working with chicken, beef, pork, or another kind of meat. When you cook a pizza you are heating up the toppings, melting the cheese and crisping the base. Meat might or might not get the chance to cook fully, so it is essential to start off with cooked meat so there is no health and safety risk of undercooked meat.

Choose a Tasty Sauce

When the dough has cooked to become a crust on the barbeque, it is time to add your sauce and toppings. You can use any kind of pizza sauce you like, such as tomato and basil, marinara, or even a homemade tomato sauce if you have a favorite recipe you wish to use. Although some pizzas use a white dressing which might be sour cream, extra-virgin olive oil and grated cheese or something else light in both color and flavor, a tomato-based sauce is often the way to go when making authentic pizza recipes, because tomatoes go with any kind of pizza topping and also help to make the pizza look colorful and appetizing.

And Now the Toppings

After you have prepared and cooked the crust, and added your choice of tasty pizza sauce, it is time to add the toppings, and this is usually the most fun part of making your own pizza because you get to choose what to use, how to arrange the ingredients, and just make sure it looks yummy. This recipe calls for the ground sausage you already prepared and browned, some mozzarella and parmesan cheese and a little oregano.

Those toppings work in perfect harmony to top the pizza perfectly, and you will love the overall combination of these ingredients, and the melt-in-the-mouth result this pizza offers. Cook the pizza on the barbeque until the cheese melts and you cannot resist it any longer! Cut this pizza into wedges and bite into that cheesy, meaty goodness. Whether this is your first homemade pizza or not, you will fall in love with the terrific flavor it offers.

Grilled Cheese Pizza with Tasty Sausage
Summary: Sausage and cheese top this delicious pizza, and you can use your favorite sauce between the crust and toppings. This is a meaty, tasty and very satisfying recipe for pizza.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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  • 1 lb ready-to-bake pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 6 oz shredded mozzarella
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan
  • ½ lb ground sausage
  • ¾ cup marinara sauce or pizza sauce
  1. Preheat the grill under one side of the grill rack.
  2. Sauté the ground sausage for 5 minutes in a skillet to brown it.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil on to a rimmed baking sheet and turn the dough in the oil to coat it. Press and pull the dough on the baking sheet until it fits half the surface of the grill rack.
  4. Toss the mozzarella and oregano and set aside.
  5. Oil the cooler side of the grill rack, away from the fire, using a long-handled brush or tongs and a rag. Lift the pizza dough by one edge and drape it over the cooler side of the grill rack. Cover the grill.
  6. Check the dough after a couple of minutes. When you can see grill marks and it is stiff, flip it over with tongs. Spread the sauce over the dough, followed by the sausage, the parmesan, and then the mozzarella.
  7. Cover the grill and cook for another 6 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  8. Remove the pizza with a baker's peel or a pair of long-handled spatulas.
  9. Cut it into squares or wedges and serve immediately.

Photo Description:

Pizza always looks good as soon as it comes out of the oven or, in this case, off the barbeque. Cooking pizza on a barbeque might not be something you are familiar with, but once you taste the finished dish, and enjoy the aromatic smokiness of it, you will want to char-grill all your future pizzas. In the photo you cannot really see the sausage under that generous layer of cheese but be assured it is there, waiting for you to bite into it and savor the meat, cheese and oregano combination, along with the wonderful crisp crust and juicy sauce layer.


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

My name is Christine and I am delighted to welcome you here. Easy Barbeque Recipes aims to demystify the world of barbequing and turn anyone into a brilliant backyard chef regardless of culinary knowledge or past cooking experience. Cooking with fire is not only an easy cooking method but it is the original cooking method. An open fire was used to cook before there were such things as ovens, microwaves or crockpots. Barbequing is not just a cooking method either. It is a social event. Inviting friends over and grilling food for them is always fun and adding home-cooked food to any party is a surefire way to please a crowd. Nothing beats the incredible flavor of flame-grilled food, and you can barbeque all kinds of ingredients and recipes, including meat, poultry, fish, seafood, veggies, and even pizza.


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