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Grilled Mushroom and Pepper Cheese Pizzas

11
11
11
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
54 min
Prep
30 min
Cook
24 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Enjoy the smoky flavor of a grilled pizza loaded with mushrooms, red bell pepper and mozzarella cheese. You can make an easy homemade pizza dough. Or, if you prefer, swap in 20-oz store bought pizza dough and divide it into 8 (2½-oz) pieces. You can also grill the mushrooms and the bell pepper before adding them to the pizza.

Ingredients

Frozen pizza crust dough

629 gm

Olive oil

2 tsp(s)

Store-bought pizza sauce

1½ cup(s)

Shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

2 cup(s)

Cremini mushroom(s)

12 medium, thinly sliced

Sweet mini baby bell pepper(s)

8 item(s), cored, thinly sliced

Fresh basil

1 cup(s), roughly torn

Crushed red pepper flakes

1 pinch, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare your charcoal or gas grill with 2/3 of the area at high heat, 1/3 cool. While grill heats, prepare and assemble your toppings.
  2. After heating, clean grates well to prevent sticking.
  3. Working with 2 crusts at a time, brush 1 side of each lightly with ¼ tsp oil; place on hot side of grill. Cover grill; cook 2-3 minutes, checking occasionally to make sure bottom isn’t burning—when grill marks appear, pop any large bubbles, flip dough and move to cool side of grill.
  4. Quickly spread each crust with 3 Tbsp sauce and sprinkle with 1/4 c cheese; top each with a few mushroom slices and few pepper slices. Slide pizzas back to hot side of grill; cover. Cook 2-3 minutes more, until grill marks appear on bottom of dough. (If bottoms start to burn before cheese melts, move back to cool side of grill.)
  5. Repeat with remaining crusts. Sprinkle with basil and red pepper flakes (if using) just before serving.
  6. Serving size: 1 pizza

Notes

Cremini mushrooms are sometimes sold as baby bella mushrooms. While it's younger than a portobello mushroom, it's slightly older than the white button mushroom. Their texture is a bit firmer than the white button mushrooms. Serve this pizza with a tossed salad or some fruit.