Sausage and Arugula Pizza on the Grill

Sausage and Arugula Pizza on the Grill

Serves 4

For added flavor grill tomatoes first, skin-side down, before chopping.

  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Flour
  • 1 pound frozen pizza dough, thawed overnight in refrigerator
  • 2 Italian-style links sweet or hot sausage, grilled and sliced into rounds
  • 6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups arugula, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
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Preheat grill to medium heat. Mix tomatoes with garlic, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and a pinch of salt and set aside.

Working on a lightly floured surface, divide dough into 3 balls, then flatten each and dust all over with flour. Hold up 1 ball of dough by its edge and turn it, steering-wheel-style, letting gravity stretch it into a 7-inch circle. Lay it on the work surface and stretch it to form an 8-inch circle. Set aside and repeat process with remaining dough.

Working in batches if needed, brush dough with some of the remaining oil and sprinkle with salt. Lay it on the grill, oil-side down, and brush the other side with oil. Grill until the bottom browns, about 3 minutes. Using a spatula and tongs, flip the crust and top with reserved tomato mixture, sausage, mozzarella and arugula, leaving a thin border around the edge. Close the grill lid, or cover pizza with a tent of heavy foil, and cook 2 to 3 more minutes, until crust turns golden on bottom and cheese melts. Remove from the grill, drizzle with a bit of the remaining oil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cut pizzas into quarters and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:660 calories (330 from fat), 37g total fat, 9g saturated fat, 45mg cholesterol, 940mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 28g protein

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