Grilled Kielbasa, Caramelized Onion and Basil Pizzas

For a delicious take on pizza, top it with smoked sausage and caramelized onions and then prepare it on the grill.

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  • prep time 1 hr 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
medium red onion, thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
Olive oil cooking spray
2
cans (13.8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
1
jar (14 oz) pizza sauce
2
cups (about 8 oz) thinly sliced cooked kielbasa sausage (from 16-oz package)
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1
cup fresh basil leaves

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  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 5 to 10 minutes longer, stirring frequently, until onions are very tender and golden. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill for indirect cooking as directed by manufacturer. Spray 2 large cookie sheets with cooking spray. Unroll both cans of dough; cut each rectangle of dough into 4 equal rectangles. Spray both sides of each rectangle with cooking spray; place on cookie sheets.
  • 3 Place 2 or 3 dough rectangles at a time directly on grill rack on unheated side of two-burner gas grill or over drip pan on charcoal grill. (If using one-burner gas grill, cook over low heat.) Cover grill; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until edges of dough look dry (check occasionally to make sure bottoms of crusts are cooking evenly; rotate crusts if necessary). Cook about 2 minutes longer or until bottoms of crusts are golden and have grill marks. Using large pancake turner, remove crusts from grill to cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough rectangles.
  • 4 Turn cooked crusts over so cooked sides are up; spread evenly with pizza sauce. Top each with sausage, onions and cheese.
  • 5 Heat oven to 200°F. Return 4 pizzas at a time to grill rack over indirect heat. Cover grill; cook about 5 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown and cheese is melted. Remove cooked pizzas from grill to cookie sheet; place in oven to keep warm while cooking remaining pizzas. Sprinkle basil over pizzas.
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 5 to 10 minutes longer, stirring frequently, until onions are very tender and golden. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill for indirect cooking as directed by manufacturer. Spray 2 large cookie sheets with cooking spray. Unroll both cans of dough; cut each rectangle of dough into 4 equal rectangles. Spray both sides of each rectangle with cooking spray; place on cookie sheets.
  • 3 Place 2 or 3 dough rectangles at a time directly on grill rack on unheated side of two-burner gas grill or over drip pan on charcoal grill. (If using one-burner gas grill, cook over low heat.) Cover grill; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until edges of dough look dry (check occasionally to make sure bottoms of crusts are cooking evenly; rotate crusts if necessary). Cook about 2 minutes longer or until bottoms of crusts are golden and have grill marks. Using large pancake turner, remove crusts from grill to cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough rectangles.
  • 4 Turn cooked crusts over so cooked sides are up; spread evenly with pizza sauce. Top each with sausage, onions and cheese.
  • 5 Heat oven to 200°F. Return 4 pizzas at a time to grill rack over indirect heat. Cover grill; cook about 5 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown and cheese is melted. Remove cooked pizzas from grill to cookie sheet; place in oven to keep warm while cooking remaining pizzas. Sprinkle basil over pizzas.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Shape the pizza to fit your grill. This may mean making the dough round instead of rectangular.

Any type of precooked sausage can be used instead of kielbasa. Or try pepperoni, Canadian bacon, cooked chorizo or your favorite veggies.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Individual Pizza
Calories
500
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
1290mg
1290%;
Total Carbohydrate
55g
55%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.