Its Friday - so pizza for everyone! When I made this pizza, I had originally planned to making calzones, but I got kind of lazy - so pizza it was! It was kind of a thrown-together recipe, but I swear sometimes those make the best dinners.
I obviously love grilling pizza, but feel free to make it in the oven if you prefer. This was a hit with everyone in our house, and I was the lucky one who got to eat the leftovers.
I made my own pesto because I think its fun, but feel free to use store-bought. I also used turkey Italian sausage to cut the fat a bit. However, I used full-fat smoked mozzarella from a local dairy, and I feel zero guilt for it - it was that good.
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Turkey Sausage and Pesto Pizza
a Pink Parsley Original
- pizza dough
- 3/4 cup prepared pesto
- 2 links turkey Italian sausage, casings removed
- 1 large tomato, cored, seeded, and chopped
- 6 oz fresh mozzarella, shredded
- olive oil, for brushing crust
Heat a medium skillet over medium heat, and cook the sausage, breaking up any large clumps, until no longer pink. Remove from heat and set aside.
Press the pizza dough into a large circle, and brush with olive oil. Transfer to the grill, oiled side down. Brush the top with oil. When the underside of the dough is browned, carefully flip the crust. Working quickly, spread the pesto over the crust, then sprinkle with the sausage, tomato, and mozzarella. Close grill lid and allow cheese to melt and the crust to cook through.
Carefully transfer the pizza to a large platter, allow to cool slightly, then slice and serve.