IN THE KITCHEN: GRILLED PIZZA

Today we’re taking our series “In the Kitchen” to the grill!  My neighbor introduced me to making grilled pizzas this summer and they were so delish and easy, I had to share!

As you may already know from this post, I love making pizza!  Typically in the colder months, I make pizza almost every week, it is easy, fast, affordable and so, so good!  Grilled pizza has a crunchy, flaky crust that bites into a fluffy center – to die for!

I was a bit hesitant to take my skills to the grill – in my mind I had made it out to be much harder than it actually was.  Let me tell you, it was easier and tastier than I could have imagined!   Let’s do this!

Enjoy!

GRILLED PIZZA

Ingredients

4 Tbs. Olive Oil

Pizza dough (I use 1 lb. of store-bought dough from the fridge section)

1 small can of tomato sauce (I use San Marzano, if available. Regular sauce is great, too)

1 package Mozzarella (I use part-skim, whatever you prefer)

1/4 Deli Sliced Pepperoni

Additional Toppings (your preference)

What You’ll Need

Grill

Cutting Board

Pastry Brush (the back of a spoon is fine also)

Grill Spatula/Tongs

Let’s Do This

1.  Roll out dough and using the pastry brush, cover with 2 Tbs. olive oil (can use more as desired).  TIP: I roll my dough out onto a cutting board for easy transfer.  In the meantime, heat the grill to high heat with the cover closed.

2.  Once grill is heated, transfer the dough oil side down onto the grates of the grill, close lid.  Allow dough to cook for about 2-3 minutes, or until grill side is golden brown.  In the meantime, cover the upside of the dough with the remaining 2 Tbs. olive oil.

3.  Once grill side of dough is golden, using the tongs in one hand and sptula in the other, carefully flip the dough.  Cook for 3-4 minutes until golden.  Once golden, flip back to original side facing up.

4.  At this point, you will want to add your toppings.  I like to keep it simple and only use pepperoni.  I think close the lid for 1-2 minutes.

5.  Once the pepperoni looks slightly cooked, I then turn the heat to low and add the cheese and cover the entire pizza.  Close the lid and allow the cheese to melt for 2-3 minutes.  If you feel like your dough is burning, remove the pizza sooner.

6.  Once the cheese has melted, carefully transfer the pizza back to the cutting board.  Slice and Enjoy!

Have you ever tried grilling pizza?  What are some of your favorite toppings?

P.S.  My oven pizza here!

Jaimie is an East Coast Lifestyle Blogger.

2 thoughts on “IN THE KITCHEN: GRILLED PIZZA

  1. Made this last night and it was so delicious! We kept it simple with pepperoni and cheese (and I added a little minced garlic to the sauce). Never thought to throw the pepperoni on first but it definitely helped crisp it up!

    Another favorite – I cook up some roasted red peppers and onions on the grill prior to starting the pizza, then add sauce, the veggies, mozzarella and basil. Top with a drizzle of balsamic for a little extra flav!

    I could eat pizza every day, but grilled pizza takes the obsession to a whole new level. Thanks for the recommendations!

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