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Grilled Sausage-Basil Pizzas

These easy little pizzas are a wonderful change of pace from the classic cookout menu. Let everybody go crazy with the toppings. —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 Italian sausage links (4 ounces each)
  • 4 naan flatbreads or whole pita breads
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil


  • Grill sausages, covered, over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160°, 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally. Cut into 1/4-in. slices.
  • Brush both sides of flatbreads with oil. Grill flatbreads, covered, over medium heat until bottoms are lightly browned, 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from grill. Layer grilled sides with sauce, sausage, cheeses and basil. Return to grill; cook, covered, until cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes longer.
Nutrition Facts
1 pizza: 808 calories, 56g fat (19g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 1996mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 34g protein.

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  • annrms
    Aug 15, 2020

    Easy to make and so delicious. I made two naan bread pizzas with garlic & cheese sausage slices. I mixed a small amount of my Verde Sauce (TOH) with a small can of tomato sauce. Yum! Recipe is a keeper!

  • ReneeMurby
    Jun 16, 2020

    Easy weeknight meal. Something that can be put together rather quickly. It's tasty. I make a lot of pizza on flatbread but I have always baked them. I really enjoyed the charred crust achieved by grilling the pizza.

  • kids chauffer
    Oct 12, 2019

    Cold wintery day so browned flatbread on top of stove and after adding toppings threw them under the broiler for only a few minutes. Could not believe how little time and effort these took! Made 1 pizza with mozz and pepperoni and another with fresh basil, onions, pineapple, mushrooms and mozz. Soo tasty!!

  • Venkatesh1
    Mar 13, 2018

    Good one

  • Venkatesh1
    Mar 13, 2018

    Nice recipe

  • PrplMonky5
    Aug 20, 2017

    I actually used leftover mild Italian sausages I made from another TOH recipe: Italian Sausages With Provolone. So I skipped step 1. We also threw some extra ingredients on top of the pizza, like yellow bell pepper and fresh baby spinach. The pasta sauce I used was Fire-Grilled Tomato & Garlic. These were SO easy, quick and delicious. Our 4 year old loved putting together his own little pizza and actually ate it (which is pretty amazing). The best part of this recipe is it's flexibility. You can literally put whatever you want on these. I love it, we'll be making this again!

  • MelissaBisel
    Jul 16, 2016

    Awesome pizza! My husband likes it with BBQ. We grilled veggies and added them. I will definitely be making this again.

  • justmbeth
    May 23, 2015

    Absolutely loved these. Simple to assemble and easy to adjust the quantity. I used pitas and the tomato based pasta sauce I had on hand. I also tried a few with pesto as another reviewer suggested. My husband proclaimed the pesto ones his favorite. I didn't have enough fresh basil so I used a combination of fresh and dried.

  • Maryadela
    Jul 5, 2014

    Delicious! I did one with the red tomato basil sauce and one with basil pesto. Both were fantastic. Will definitely do this again. I used fresh mozzarella as well. My husband loved them.

  • Grammy Debbie
    May 22, 2014

    Really good! We used turkey Italian sausage links and I added some sliced red onion to the toppings as well. I also used fresh mozzarella and they tasted so good and were very filling! Great recipe!