Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pizza on the Grill

Yes, pizza on the grill! I think that anytime you can avoid turning on your oven in the summer time, you should take advantage. So when I saw this idea at Crazi Beautiful, I tried it and am very glad I did! If you like wood-fired pizza, you will love this. You'll get that nice, puffy dough with the smokiness and great flavor. This was really easy, too and everyone {even the picky eater} loved it! Customize with whatever toppings you like such as chicken and bbq sauce, fresh tomato and basil, pineapple and ham, fresh veggies, or traditional mozzarella and pepperoni. This pizza dough recipe will make four 7-8 inch pizzas.

What You Need {Pizza Dough}
3-5 cups flour
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon oil, heaping
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon yeast
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Mix all pizza dough ingredients together, except the flour. Add flour and knead for a few minutes until flour is well combined and a soft dough is formed. Your dough is ready to use immediately.

You will also need ready:
Olive oil
A cookie sheet
Four pieces of tin foil
Your choice of pizza toppings

1. Turn your grill on and set it to high. While the grill heats up, roll out your dough. Roll it out to about 7 inches in diameter and 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Roll out your first piece of dough and brush one side with olive oil. Place oil side down on a piece of aluminum foil and brush the other side. Then top with a piece of foil. Follow this same process with the next piece of dough. You are making a little stack of oiled dough in between foil pieces. The oil keeps the dough from sticking to the foil and grill and adds to the flavor of the crust. You will use the foil to flip the dough onto the grill.

2. Now you’re ready to grill the dough. Turn the grill down to medium. Place the dough on the grill. Take off the top layer from your stack using the foil and flip it on the grill. Once the dough is all on the grill close the lid and let it cook for 2 minutes. Check for the dough to be puffy and browned. If not let it go a little bit more. Now you want to have a cookie sheet nearby.

3. Remove the dough from the grill with your tongs and place on the cookie sheet grilled side up. Top your pizzas however you like. Start with the sauce followed by cheese and then your toppings. Once topped carefully place the pizzas back on the grill with the spatula, to cook the underside of the dough. Turn the grill down to low at this point. Close the lid again and cook for another 5-7 minutes until the cheese is all melted. Remove from the grill using your spatula and enjoy!


  1. This looks awesome. Michael loves pizza and I'm sure he'd love to try this! :)

  2. I just came back to take a second peak before I start this for tonights dinner. THANKS for sharing. I can't wait to see how it turns out.