Cooking Pizza on the Grill

Grilled Bbq Chicken Pizza

One of my favorite ways to cook during the summer is to grill. It's great to not turn on the oven and make the kitchen and house even hotter. We grill steak, pork chops and chicken, but after awhile we're ready for a little variety, and pizza is one of our go-to meals to switch things up.  Ever since discovering that pizza is not that hard to make at home, we rarely order pizza, instead preferring to make it ourselves just the way we like it.  And by putting it on the grill we turn up the flavor a notch, taking it to a level which you can really only get at home.  It might seem like it would be time consuming or challenging, but grilling pizza is relatively simple and quick, and you'll be glad you tried it out after you taste it!

  • To begin, take out your dough and roll it out evenly into a circular shape (if it's not circular that's fine, it'll still taste great!). I try to keep my dough about 1/4 inch thick, you definitely don’t want to get it too thin because it makes it easier to fall apart. 
  • Preheat your grill to medium heat. 
  • Brush both sides of the pizza dough with olive oil. 
  • Transfer dough to preheated grill and and let it sit for about 5 minutes, or until bubbly.
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  • Remove the dough from the grill (if you have a pizza peel, that works well here, otherwise a baking sheet works). The bottom side should now have beautiful grill marks and the top should be nice and bubbly. 
  • Flip the dough over and add the toppings to the side that was grilled. 
  • Now put the pizza back onto the grill, with the ungrilled side down, cooking just until the cheese is melted.
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By grilling the pizza, you will add another layer of flavor, and a different texture to the crust…not to mention it looks beautiful. This simple cooking technique changes the entire taste of a delicious favorite. If you’ve never tried to grill pizza, I really hope that you will give it a try. You will not be disappointed!