Sausage, Mushroom & Pesto Grilled Pizza


Healthy homemade sausage-and-mushroom pizza in the comfort of your backyard? Yes, please. All you need for a Naples-worthy pie is a hot grill, store-bought pizza dough and easy prepared ingredients. Serve with a glass of Chianti.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
1 pizza


  • 1 pound whole-wheat pizza dough

  • ¼ cup pesto

  • 1 cup sliced cremini mushrooms

  • 1 cup baby arugula

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ½ cup cooked crumbled sausage


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Roll dough into a 12-inch oval on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to a lightly floured large baking sheet. Bring the dough, pesto, mushrooms, arugula and mozzarella to the grill.

  3. Oil the grill rack. Transfer the crust to the grill. Close the lid and cook until puffed and lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Using tongs, turn the crust over. Spread the crust with the pesto and top with the mushrooms, arugula and mozzarella. Close the lid and cook until the cheese is melted and the crust is lightly browned on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes more.

  4. Return the pizza to the baking sheet. Top with sausage.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

432 Calories
22g Fat
47g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 432
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 18g 36%
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Vitamin A 601IU 12%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 15mcg 4%
Sodium 744mg 32%
Calcium 183mg 14%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 16mg 4%
Potassium 152mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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