Grilled Italian Sausage with Red Pepper and Red Onion
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PREP TIME: 0min COOK TIME: 30min
16 oz. fresh pizza dough, divided into 4 balls
1 cup prepared Alfredo sauce
1 cup coarsely chopped plum tomatoes
1/2 cup shredded arugula leaves
Grated Parmesan cheese
Roll out each ball of pizza dough on a flat, floured surface to make an 8 to 10-inch oval flatbread shape. Preheat grill to medium heat.
Brush top of dough with oil and transfer to grill using a floured baking sheet or pizza stone. Place on grill, oil-side-down. Brush top with more oil. Cook until lightly golden on grilled side of flatbread (about 1-2 minutes). Turn over. Turn heat to low or place flat bread on a sheet of foil.
Top each flatbread with 1/4 cup Alfredo sauce, 12 slices of sausage, 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes, 2 tablespoons shredded arugula and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, if desired. Close the grill cover/lid over the flatbread and cook the flatbread until the sausage is heated through (about 2 minutes).
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