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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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