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Traditional Sausage and Ricotta Grilled Pizza

Traditional Sausage and Ricotta Grilled Pizza
Your traditional sausage and cheese pizza just got an upgrade with a homemade grilled artisan pizza crust. Watch the video to see how easy it is to make!
Yield 1 grilled pizza



  • Grilled pizza crust (recipe link below)
  • Tomato sauce (link below for homemade sauce recipe)
  • Italian sausage (crumbled and browned)
  • Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • Red onion (shaved or sliced)
  • Whole-milk Ricotta cheese (in a piping bag)
  • Basil leaves (rolled and sliced into thin strips)
  • Olive oil infused with garlic
  • Pecorino Romano (freshly grated)


  • Preheat gas grill and stone to 425-450˚F.
  • Place a couple spoonfuls of sauce in center of crust. Use fingers to spread sauce to get into all of the nooks and crannies, to within about an inch of the outer edge of the crust. Add a light layer of shredded Mozzarella, sausage and red onion. Use a pizza peel to transfer to pre-heated stone on the grill. Close lid and bake until cheese is melted, and desired crust color is achieved, about 6 – 8 minutes.
  • Remove from grill with the peel and transfer to cooling rack. Finish with dollops of Ricotta, basil, garlic oil sprinkles from a pastry brush, then freshly grated Pecorino Romano. Slice and enjoy!


If using a charcoal grill, preheat to 500˚F. Par-bake crusts directly on grill. Place stone over indirect heat until hot. Bake pizza until toppings are done and crust is lightly browned.
In partnership with Leo Spizzirri.

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Review & Comments

Gina | Reply

Sorry, I just asked a question about a recipe making the pizza fresh instead of on a pre grilled pizza dough but I forgot to mention that I wanted the recipe to be by Leo Spizzirri.
Thank you

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Gina – You can make this recipe and use an oven to bake the pizzas. Oven directions are here:
Happy baking!

Julie hebb | Reply

Loved this recipe made it 3 nights ago only thing that I did not like it was gone in 20 mins😢

Sandy Larivee | Reply

Looks wonderful and love the video. One question: Can I do this using my Emile Henry Pizza Stone in a conventional oven in place of on the grill?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Sandy,
You can bake the pizza in the oven. Enjoy!
Happy baking!

Bertha Seda | Reply

5 stars
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