Cooper Cheese Mediterranean Grilled Pizza

Shred Shred SHRED 2-4 2-4 SERVES: 2-4

The Mediterranean is famous for a lot of reasons. One of them is the general philosophy of loving life (in a paradise like that, who wouldn’t?). That means taking it slow. Enjoying your surroundings. Appreciating great food. Cooper Sharp may be born in the Northeast, but we do share a love of food that would be right at home in the Mediterranean. Which makes this Cooper Cheese Mediterranean Grilled Pizza a match made in, well, paradise.

INGREDIENTS

1 box pizza dough mix or ready-made refrigerated pizza dough
flour
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup pizza sauce
1/4 cup yellow onion, diced
13 slices turkey pepperoni
4 turkey breakfast sausages
2 cups Cooper Sharp White cheese, shredded or sliced then torn into pieces
1/4 cup Kalamata olives, sliced
1/4 cup yellow banana pepper rings
feta cheese, to taste

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 425°F.

In a medium bowl, mix pizza dough according to package directions. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes.

In a small frying pan, prepare sausages according to package directions. Cut into small pieces and set aside.

Spray a flat cookie sheet or pizza pan with non-stick cooking spray (you can also use an oven/grill-safe pizza pan). On a floured cutting board or prep surface, press or roll out dough with hands/rolling pin (using additional flour on hands/rolling pin to prevent sticking), until crust is at your desired thickness.

Place dough on the cookie sheet/pizza pan and bake in the oven about 3 minutes, or until the crust is no longer doughy (do not over-bake).

Remove crust from the oven and brush lightly with olive oil. Spread crust with pizza sauce. Top with onion, pepperoni and sausages. Sprinkle evenly with Cooper Cheese. Distribute the olive slices and pepper rings. Sprinkle with feta cheese.

On a pre-heated grill, either a) if using a cookie sheet, slide the pizza directly to the rack, or b) if using a grilling pan, place pan directly on the grill. Cook, covered, until pizza crust is browned and cheese is melted.

Remove from the grill, slice and serve!