Grilled Pizza

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Our family loves homemade pizza; but when the days grow more hot and humid, I just don’t feel like turning the oven to 500° for an hour or more. The solution: grilled pizza! Here’s the method I like to use.

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Make sure you have all your toppings ready. Preheat your grill on high. Roll your dough out thinly. Grease a piece of aluminum foil that’s a little larger than your dough. Transfer your dough to the foil and place on a pizza peel.

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Place the dough, foil side up, on the grill and carefully remove the foil. Close the grill, turn it down to medium-high, and cook until you have some nice grill marks, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the dough and cook just until set on the under side, about 30 seconds – 1 minute. Remove to a wire rack. Repeat with any remaining dough.

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Here’s a bit of magic: pressed garlic mixed with olive oil. It will make your pizza rock.

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Place the dough, with grill marks facing up, on your pizza peel. Brush with garlic oil. Add your favorite toppings. We like BBQ chicken pizza.

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Turn your grill down to medium. Carefully transfer the pizza to the grill. Shut the lid and cook until the toppings are hot and the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Be sure to check the pizza often or it will burn.

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Transfer to a pizza pan or peel. Cool slightly, cut, and serve.

Grilled Pizza

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What You’ll Need:

  • Pizza dough
  • Your favorite toppings
  • Aluminum foil
  • Olive oil for greasing the foil
  • Tongs for turning the dough
  • Metal spatulas for transferring the dough to the grill
  • Garlic and olive oil
  • A pizza peel or pan

Directions:

1) Make sure you have all your toppings ready. Preheat your grill on high. Roll your dough out thinly. Grease a piece of aluminum foil a little larger than your dough. Transfer your dough to the foil and place on a pizza peel.

2) Place the dough, foil side up, on the grill and carefully remove the foil. Close the grill, turn in down to medium-high, and cook until you have some nice grill marks, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the dough and cook just until set on the under side, about 30 seconds – 1 minute. Remove to a wire rack. Repeat with any remaining dough.

3) Place the dough, with grill marks facing up, on your pizza peel. Brush with garlic oil. Add your favorite toppings. We like BBQ chicken pizza.

4) Turn your grill down to medium. Carefully transfer the pizza to the grill. Shut the lid and cook until the toppings are hot and the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Be sure to check the pizza often or it will burn. Transfer to a pizza pan or peel. Cool slightly, cut, and serve.

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19 thoughts on “Grilled Pizza

  1. Did you precook some of your veggies? I love your dough…whole wheat is the best! Thanks for sharing the great recipe…especially the garlic and oil. Love it!

  2. Grilled pizza seems to be the big trend this summer. I’ve been hesitant to try it because I don’t believe when food magazines whne they make everything seem so easy. I kept imagining my pizza sticking to the grates and my toppings rolling into the fire. But I trust you-if you say it’s easy, I believe you! We’re doing this tonight for sure! Thanks for the tutorial 🙂

  3. Erica, I LOVE this idea – I had thought about it, but wasn’t sure how to go about it, so I’m glad now I do! I may have to make some next week.
    Btw, everything on your blog seems so much more real now that I’ve seen your place! : )) It makes it even more fun!

  4. Nice recipe! I have only tried pizza at home a couple times and its mostly the dough that scares me away. This recipe sounds and also look lovely. Will definitely give it a try.
    Thanx for sharing!

  5. I have always wanted to try grilled pizza. Thanks for all the tips. We love BBQ chicken pizza as well. By the way i love all the pampered chef products in your photo. 🙂

  6. Beautiful photos! Smitten Kitchen always talks about grilled pizza, and you’ve inspired me. I always worry it will be too crispy and flaky, which isn’t my favorite – but the smokiness of grilled bread is getting to be just too alluring!

  7. You have such a lovely blog with amazing photos! I made your grilled pizza recipe last night, everyone loved it, thanks for sharing!

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