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Grilled Pizza with Sausage and Spinach Recipe for #SundaySupper

Happy Superbowl Sunday everyone! It’s game day…what are YOU making to eat for your festivities?

grilled pizza with sausage and spinach

For me, the Superbowl is a great excuse to make some fun food…and to watch funny commercials. As much as I’d like to say chicken wings and jalapeno poppers are on my menu…they aren’t on the top of my list. You know what is?


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Grilled pizza, to be exact. Justin and I are officially obsessed with creating grilled pizzas. I don’t know that I will ever go back to baking a pizza in the oven. If you like pizza crust that is well done with a bit of crunch, grilled pizzas are for you. I love that you get a little extra flavor added in from the grill itself. It just makes it better, I don’t know why or how to explain it other than that!

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I know it seems a bit scary to put pizza dough directly on the grill grates. Don’t be scared though – I promise you it won’t fall through the cracks! Pinky swear! And check out the nice grill marks you get on the crust. That’s just the way I like it…

grilled pizza crust

So – the next time you fire up your grill, why don’t you try out a pizza on there instead of burgers or chicken? You might just fall in love like we did!

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Grilled Pizza with Sausage and Spinach



Prepared pizza dough (our grocery store, Publix, makes awesome dough)

6 tablespoons marinara or pizza sauce

1-2 cups mozzarella cheese (amount according to taste preference)

6 oz fresh spinach leaves

1/2 pound cooked Italian sausage

1 tomato, sliced


1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the spinach leaves, stir, and allow them to wilt (about 5-6 minutes). Place a few paper towels on top of a plate and scoop the cooked spinach on to the paper towels to drain. You can also use frozen spinach, but make sure to cook it and drain the excess liquid.

2. Meanwhile, preheat the grill and start rolling out your pizza dough. I roll my pizza dough about 1/4 inch thick (the outside edges tend to be a little thicker, however). Make sure you flour your pizza dough thoroughly. Place on a baking sheet or other surface to transfer to the grill.

3. When the grill is preheated, carefully transfer the pizza dough on to the grates. Cook for 5-6 minutes, until the bottom of the dough is golden brown. Transfer back to the pan, but flip the pizza dough so the bottom that was touching the grates is now facing up.

4. On the turned over pizza dough, spread about 6 tbsp marinara sauce, the cooked sausage, wilted spinach, mozzarella, and sliced tomato evenly. When this is complete, transfer the pizza back on to the grill for an additional 3-4 minutes, until the pizza is cooked through to desired levels and cheese is bubbly. Remove from the grill, slice with a pizza cutter, and enjoy!


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49 Comments on Grilled Pizza with Sausage and Spinach Recipe for #SundaySupper

  1. Shannon @VillageGirlBlog
    February 3, 2013 at 10:01 am (1 year ago)

    Pizza is always welcome at my home! This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    February 3, 2013 at 10:14 am (1 year ago)

    I´ve gotten quite addicted to grilled pizza in the last years, though I never made it myself. It looks amazing, especially with sausage in the topping!

  3. Jen @JuanitasCocina
    February 3, 2013 at 10:24 am (1 year ago)

    WHY have I never grilled pizza? I need to get on that!

  4. Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb
    February 3, 2013 at 11:03 am (1 year ago)

    Pizza is the absolute game day food, I so agree with that. I am not sure now if I ever had grilled pizza. Gorgeous Pizza, thank you for sharing! =)

  5. Heather @girlichef
    Twitter: girlichef
    February 3, 2013 at 11:16 am (1 year ago)

    I’m totally with you on this – that little bit of char flavor from the grill brings pizza up a few notches…this looks so good!

  6. Stacy
    Twitter: srushton1
    February 3, 2013 at 11:49 am (1 year ago)

    Your pizza is cooked exactly like we like ours! Next time we are grilling (charcoal grill so it’s a production to light for something that will cook for five minutes) I am going to plan a pizza to go along with whatever. Or maybe a pizza party and we’ll cook one after the other! The coloring on your crust reminds me of old time brick oven wood fire pizzas. So hard to find anymore. Love it!

  7. Alaiyo Kiasi
    February 3, 2013 at 12:38 pm (1 year ago)

    What a madly creative and delicious idea for a Superbowl Sunday meal–right in front of the television! I love the grill marks on the pizza!

  8. Renee
    February 3, 2013 at 3:37 pm (1 year ago)

    I’ve yet to grill a pizza and seeing this one is making it move up on my to-do list for sure.

  9. Tara
    February 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm (1 year ago)

    Grilled pizza is perfect, we love making those in the summer. We need to get back on that!! Thanks for sharing on #SundaySupper!

  10. Katy
    February 3, 2013 at 5:06 pm (1 year ago)

    Grilled pizza? What a great idea! I am definitely going to try this!

  11. Liz
    Twitter: thatskinnychick
    February 3, 2013 at 5:12 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh, I love grilled pizza! My hubby refuses to get a gas grill which makes it a bit trickier, but I love the smokey flavor. Your toppings sound incredible…perfect combo!

  12. Soni
    February 3, 2013 at 5:49 pm (1 year ago)

    Grilled Pizza sounds so good and your pics are beautiful :) Love the sausage and spinach here and can imagine how delicious they must taste!

  13. Susan 30A EATS
    February 3, 2013 at 7:38 pm (1 year ago)

    Grilled Pizza is perfect for the #SundaySupper #SuperBowl Party! Looks delicious!!

  14. Tammi @ Momma's Meals
    February 3, 2013 at 7:53 pm (1 year ago)

    OH. MY. WORD. Love that you put it right on the racks, I have to try this!!

    • Katie
      February 10, 2013 at 8:04 pm (1 year ago)

      Definitely give it a whirl – it is a great way to make the pizza in my opinion!

  15. Bea
    February 3, 2013 at 8:39 pm (1 year ago)

    Such a fantastic idea!

  16. The Ninja Baker
    February 4, 2013 at 12:10 am (1 year ago)

    Grilled pizza? Yes, please! Love the combo of spinach, marinara and mozzarella.

  17. Megan - I Run For Wine
    February 4, 2013 at 8:51 am (1 year ago)

    YUM YUM YUM!! This makes me miss having a grill so much. I want grilled pizza now, thanks ;)

  18. Lane @ Supper for a Steal
    February 4, 2013 at 10:09 am (1 year ago)

    I have grilled little naan pizzas, but I am totally terrified of placing raw dough on the grill. Like you said I’m scared of it falling through. Haha I guess I need to get over this fear and try it already. I just picked up some whole wheat dough at Trader Joe’s some kind of grilled pizza will make it onto our menu this week.

    • Katie
      February 10, 2013 at 8:04 pm (1 year ago)

      I was seriously worried that it would just fall through the grates, but I swear it doesn’t! Somehow, the magic of the heat and such keeps it from doing so…who knew?

  19. Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere
    Twitter: CCuisiniere
    February 4, 2013 at 10:29 am (1 year ago)

    Love the way the grill makes pizza taste! Yours looks amazing!

  20. Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP)
    February 4, 2013 at 1:38 pm (1 year ago)

    I love grilled pizza! We made sum for the first time this year and it’s awesome! Love the pinky swear that it won’t fall through the cracks! lol

  21. Susan
    February 4, 2013 at 5:11 pm (1 year ago)

    This just makes me sad that I can’t grill. I love the smokey flavor you end up getting and the car on the crust.

  22. Cindys Recipes
    February 4, 2013 at 10:10 pm (1 year ago)

    Its not a party without pizza!

  23. Sunithi
    February 7, 2013 at 3:48 pm (1 year ago)

    This sounds like such a great combo and looks very appetizing too. I love adding spinach to everyhing and with this combo you can get anyone to eat it ;) !

    • Katie
      February 10, 2013 at 8:06 pm (1 year ago)

      I agree: putting spinach on pizza is definitely one of the first steps I took toward loving spinach…and look at me now…I eat spinach in so many ways. Yummm

  24. Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite
    February 10, 2013 at 5:08 am (1 year ago)

    I made my first grilled pizza a few years ago and we have never looked back. It is not a Summer staple in our house. This recipe looks wonderful.


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