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Meat Lite: Mushroom, Sausage, Goat Cheese, and Chive Grilled Pizzas

Editor's note: Philadelphia food writers Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond drop by each week with Meat Lite, which celebrates meat in moderation. Meat Lite was inspired by their book, Almost Meatless.

This is a cross between crispy flatbread and chewy pizza with extra flavor from the char of the grill. If you don't have access to a grill, bake the dough in the oven as you would any other pizza. The topping is packed with flavor from just four ounces of turkey sausage and mushrooms spiked with a splash of malt vinegar for a bright, buttery lift.

Spring onions caramelize with the mushrooms underneath the sausage, and chives perk up the deep, earthy topping along with tangy goat cheese. The mushrooms and sausage can be roasted up to three days ahead and warmed through before adding to the grilled dough.

About the author: Tara Mataraza Desmond writes about, cooks, and eats food for a living. She blogs at Crumbs On My Keyboard.

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