Summertime is meant to be spent outside, far from the oven. Now is the perfect time to try grilling pizza if you haven’t already. It is much simpler than you might think, and a pizza stone is not necessary! We are cooking the dough for this easy grilled pizza dish straight on the grill. With enough of melty cheese on top, the crust comes out ideally scorched, crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.
Prepare everything you’ll need.
Here is our top success advice. Before you start grilling, prepare everything you’ll need. The grilling process is quick. Don’t wait to slice your tomatoes until the pizza is on the grill—we’re talking 4 minutes tops. Have everything prepared and close at hand so that as soon as the pizza crust is flipped, you may begin topping and remove the finished product from the grill.
Is a pizza stone okay?
Yes! Of course, you are welcome to use a pizza stone if you have one. Close the cover after setting the pizza stone on the grill grates. Set your grill to the maximum heat and give it some time to warm up. When you place the pizza dough on the pizza stone, it must be hot! Using a pizza stone eliminates the need to turn the crust, allowing you to add chosen toppings as soon as the dough is placed on the stone.
What should I top it with?
The enjoyable part is now! We kept ours light and straightforward because we prefer them in the summer. You can choose to add pineapple to yours instead of the traditional toppings of sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni. We also enjoy a delicious grilled barbecue chicken pizza with sauce.
A fan of white pizza? Us too! Even some toppings, like sausage and broccoli rabe or figs and prosciutto, seem to work best on white pizza.
This grilled variation of pizza will go great with however you prefer your pizza. Just make sure all elements that must be cooked first are already cooked before you begin because the pizza cooks for such a brief period of time.
What about dessert pizza?
It only makes sense to prepare some dessert pizzas if you are already prepared for a pizza party. Pizza dough can be topped with nutella, bananas, and fruit, or it can simply be brushed with butter and cinnamon sugar. We urge you to try new things! Or even better, let your visitors create their own pizzas!
Have you made this dish? Tell us how it turned out in the comments section below!
- 8 oz. pizza dough
- Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing and drizzling
- 1/2 lb. thinly sliced mozzarella
- 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
- 1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 c. ricotta
- Freshly chopped basil, for serving
- Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
- grill to a medium-high temperature. Then, using your hands, roll each ball of pizza dough into an 8″-wide circle. Place immediately on the grill grates after brushing oil onto both sides. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until bottom is browned, then flip. Add half the mozzarella, the tomatoes, and the ricotta on the dough right away. Next, bake the pizza for another minute or so, or until the bottom is golden. Use the leftover dough to repeat.
- Basil, red pepper flakes, and a drizzle of oil are added on top.