Grilled Sweet Potato and Sausage Pizza

"Grill adds personality to pizza" by Alison Ladman, AP. Basics: Toppings must be precooked because the pizza won;t be on the grill long enough to cook them there; start with clean, well-oiled grill so the dough will not stick; grill the dough plain until the bottom is lightly browned, then oil the top, flip and add sauce and other toppings, then finish cooking. Recipe published in the Winston-Salem Journal: August 3, 2011.

Yield: 8 servings ( Serving Size: large slices )
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  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 2 sweet or spicy Italian chicken sausage, each cut diagonally into 8 slices
  • 1 20-ounce ball of pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 16-ounce ball fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh thyme


  1. 1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Peel the sweet potato and slice it into 1/8-inch slices. Drop the slices into the boiling water and boil until just tender, but not falling apart, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain the sweet potatoes, then set aside.
  2. 2. Heat the grill to medium-high.
  3. 3. Grill the sausage slice until charred and cooked through, about 3 minutes on each side. Remove from grill and set aside.
  4. 4. Clean the grill grate and brush with oil. Stretch the pizza dough into a rough circle, about 14 inches in diameter. Lower the grill to medium heat, then set the dough on the grate. Close the lid and grill for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the bottom is toasted and golden.
  5. 5. Brush the top of the pizza crust with half of the olive oil and flip over. Brush again with the remaining oil. Top with the sweet potato slices, the cooked sausage pieces and the mozzarella slices. Close the grill and cook for 7 to 8 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the bottom of the crust is golden and crispy. Remove from the grill and sprinkle with salt, pepper and thyme.
December 2011

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