Grilled Pizza

I love pizza.  Well, honestly, who doesn’t love pizza?  I also love anything grilled, so when I saw a recipe for grilled pizza, I knew I had to try it.

It was really easy to do and the pizza was incredible!

The top picture is Zack’s pizza.  He made his stuffed crust.  The bottom picture is mine.  Both pizzas used whole wheat dough.


Grilled Pizza

– pizza dough (you can get bags of whole wheat dough in the refrigerated section of Wal-Mart)

– pizza sauce

– toppings (we used cheese and pepperoni, but you can use anything…jalapenos, onions, sausage, etc.)

– olive oil

– aluminum foil

– tongs

– spatula

– pizza pan

1. Turn your grill on high and let it get good and hot, about 15 minutes.

2. Get 4 pieces of aluminum foil (big enough to cover a cookie sheet). Brush each piece of foil (on one side only) with olive oil.

3. Cut your dough into a couple of pieces and roll it out. You want to make individual pizzas instead of trying to make one great big one.

4. Place one dough onto an oiled sheet of foil. Use brush or fingers to oil the top of the dough. Place next piece of foil, oiled side facing up, on top of that dough. Keep stacking.

5. Make sure that all of your toppings and utensils are ready.

6. Grab one piece of foil with dough. Turn all burners down to medium, open grill and invert dough onto grill, peel off piece of foil. Close the lid and leave it closed for 2 minutes.

7. After two minutes, open the grill and check to see if they are grill marks on your pizza. If not, leave on a minute or so longer.

8. Next, remove dough from grill and place it on pizza pan, grill marks up. Close the grill.

9. Add your sauce and toppings to dough.

10. Turn the middle burners off and left and right burners back up to high. This creates a hot environment but allows you to cook on indirect heat.

11. Open grill and carefully slide your pizza back onto grill on center rack, where burners are off. Close the lid and let cook 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted and toppings are done.

12. Repeat all steps for remaining pizzas.

Since these pictures were taken, we’ve made grilled pizza again.  This time we used pizza dough mix (the kind that you just add water to) and it was still really good.  I just like the idea of whole-wheat ingredients.