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Grilled Flatbread w/ Hot Italian Sausage, Peppers, & Caramelized Onions

Y’all know that I’ve been into grilling lately–I can’t get enough of it. I was craving flatbreads the other week and picked up a package of Flatout Flatbread. I knew I could create some simple dinners utilizing leftovers and make them a bit more on the healthier side. I purposely made extra Grilled Sausage and Sweet Peppers knowing that I wanted to make a flatbread out of it.

Talk about an easy dinner after a crazy day at work–this is your magic ticket. I even entertained with this flatbread. Although, my first batch of flatbreads came out a little more on the crispier side since I wasn’t paying attenion to the time–and of course those are the ones I photographed. Pay no attention to that–these are quick and simple and can easily make 1 fabulous meal into 2 totally different and terrific tasting meals.


I mentioned that I entertained the evening I made the flatbreads. I have our neighbor over for dinner at least once a week and its almost always impromptu! On this night I fired up the grill, created a sumptuous flatbread and an even tastier salad with a homemade Italian vinaigrette *recipe soon to come. This is definitely one of those pantry meals–I used whatever veggies and meats I have leftover in the fridge. Although my salad was a little piece-mealed together it came out fantastic and I even had an avocado hiding out in the fridge that made our salad that much nicer. The sweet and spicy compliment each other in this flatbread and the cheese base of decadent Boursin garlic and herb soft cheese is tasted on each bite. Whether your entertaining or just looking for a simple dinner to make–give this recipe a try!

*I had to share this picture, too. I took this right after moving our flatbreads from where I was photographing to our little table in our outdoor living room where my neighbor and I ate dinner. This made for a great photo and I instantly had to snap a few shots to encompass how our impromptu dinners really look at my house!

 Katie’s Cucina original recipe.

Grilled Flatbread w/ Hot Italian Sausage, Peppers, & Caramelized Onions

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 4



  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. In a frying pan preheat olive oil, add thinly sliced onions to the pan and cook on medium heat. Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer until the onions have started to caramelized and all the juice has been absorbed (this will take about 10-15 minutes). Place the onions to the side. Follow the same steps for the grape tomatoes except you'll want to sweat these out and place them over high heat.
  3. Slice grilled hot Italian sausages in 1/4 inch pieces, chopped sweet bell peppers, and tear the basil.
  4. Begin arranging the flatbreads by smearing 2 tablespoons of Boursin Light Garlic & Herb cheese then sprinkle 1 tablespoon mozzarella and parmesan (each). Place the sliced Italian sausage, peppers, caramelized onions, and grape tomatoes equally amongst the 4 flatbreads. Then sprinkle each flatbread with torn basil; followed by 1 tablespoon each of mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  5. Place on grill for 5-7 minutes with lid on for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted and flatbread is crisp not burnt.


*If your onions begin to burn during the caramelizing process lower the heat and add more broth.


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15 Responses to “Grilled Flatbread w/ Hot Italian Sausage, Peppers, & Caramelized Onions”

  1. danielle posted on June 6, 2012 at 9:45 am (#)

    This looks great – hubby gave me a grilling lesson last night so I am ready to fire it up and grill something now.

  2. Christine (Cook the Story) posted on June 6, 2012 at 10:12 am (#)

    OMG. Do those flatbreads ever look good. The ingredients are amazing but your pictures are really spectacular.

    • Katie replied on June 6th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      Awe, thanks Christine!

  3. Lauren posted on June 6, 2012 at 12:43 pm (#)

    I love flatbread recipes! These look so yummy!

  4. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) posted on June 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm (#)

    Yum! I love crispy pizzas. Grilled pizzas especially, that nice smoky flavor is hard to beat.

  5. Cate posted on June 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm (#)

    Those look great! Sadly I haven’t done any grilling yet this year… and I have no excuses- it’s always grilling weather in Honolulu! Maybe this coming weekend? There’s a Hawaiian holiday on Monday so I get a three day weekend- woohoo!

  6. Amy (Savory Moments) posted on June 7, 2012 at 6:54 am (#)

    I love making these sort of pizzas – quick, easy, and very versatile. I think these look really yummy, especially with all the char!

  7. Marta @ What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today? posted on June 7, 2012 at 9:42 am (#)

    The pictures are so tasty! Plus I’ve never heard about grilled pizza and I love the idea.

  8. Marie@citronlimette posted on June 10, 2012 at 8:01 pm (#)

    My favorite Friday night dInner. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Katie replied on June 10th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      Marie, Glad you enjoyed it!

  9. Elle posted on July 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm (#)

    Oh, yes please! These look right up my alley! Sausage and peppers are one of my all time faves–and on grilled flatbread? Even better!

    • Katie replied on July 27th, 2012 at 9:28 am

      Elle the key to making this a quick weeknight meal is utilizing leftovers from a few nights before! Thanks for stopping by and of course the kind comments!

  10. Chrissy posted on July 26, 2012 at 5:58 pm (#)

    Lookin’ tasty!! Love the loads of toppings and the extra crispy crust!

    • Katie replied on July 27th, 2012 at 9:28 am

      Thanks Chrissy–these flatbreads get extra crispy in no time!


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