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Healthified Grilled Sausage and Pepper Pizza

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64% less sat fat • 50% less fat • 24% fewer calories than the original recipe. Mamma mia! Sick of the usual? Grill a tasty better-for-you pizza that's quick and easy, too.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
large red or green bell pepper, cut in half lengthwise, seeds and membranes removed
1
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
1
teaspoon olive oil
1/2
cup Muir Glen™ organic pizza sauce
1 1/2
cups reduced-fat shredded Italian cheese blend (6 oz)
8
oz lean Italian turkey sausage, casings removed, cooked, drained
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves

Directions

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut 18x12-inch sheet of heavy-duty foil; place on large cookie sheet. Spray foil with cooking spray; set aside.
  • 2 Place pepper halves on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 3 to 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until crisp-tender. Remove from grill; cool. Cut into thin slices.
  • 3 Unroll dough on sprayed foil. Starting at center, press out dough to form 13x9-inch rectangle. Brush top of dough with 1 teaspoon oil.
  • 4 Invert foil, placing dough oil side down directly on grill rack; peel off foil and return to cookie sheet, sprayed side up. Cook uncovered 2 to 4 minutes or until bottom of dough is golden brown. (Watch carefully to prevent burning.) With wide metal pancake turner, turn crust over. Cook 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds longer or until bottom is set but not brown. Carefully remove crust from grill; place browned side up on foil on cookie sheet.
  • 5 Top crust with pizza sauce, 1 cup of the cheese, the grilled pepper slices and sausage. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and the oregano.
  • 6 Slide pizza from foil onto grill. Cover grill; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until bottom crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Info

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
770mg
770%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

Live Better America lets you enjoy your favorite dishes without worry or guilt. Our nutritionists switch ingredients, reduce amounts and use other kitchen tricks to turn the original recipes into Healthified recipes that are good and good for you.

Before After
1 medium red or green bell pepper 1 large red or green bell pepper, cut in half lengthwise, seeds and membranes removed
2 teaspoons olive oil 1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend 1 1/2 cups reduced-fat shredded Italian cheese blend (6 oz)
12 oz bulk pork Italian sausage 8 oz lean Italian turkey sausage, casings removed, cooked, drained
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
330 (before)
420 (after)

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the original.

Don't want to grill? Make the pizza in the oven by following package directions that use a pre-bake time. You won't have a grilled pepper, so slice a fresh one and use it instead.

We like the Italian cheese blend, but reduced-fat mozzarella cheese could be used instead.

Have all toppings ready to go because the pizza cooks quickly. If the crust is cooking too fast, move the pizza to a cooler part of grill or reduce heat.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/19/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
770mg
770%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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