Pizza on the Grill

Last summer I got the courage to try making a pizza on the grill.  I had heard a lot of people talk about it, but I was always a little nervous about trying it.  Guess what – it’s pretty easy and very yummy.

I’m sure there are amy different ways that you can attempt to make pizza on the grill, this is what works for me.

  • 1 round pizza pan with holes in the bottom
  • Olive oil
  • garlic
  • Pillsbury pizza dough
  • Desired toppings

Heat grill on high while you are preparing your dough.  I’m sure a lot of you out there make your own down, while I would love to do that I just don’t roll that way right now.
Lightly grease pan (not to much because it does have holes on the bottom)
Please dough on pan and shape to desired size
Pour about a tablespoon or two on top of the dough and spread it around (more or less to taste)
Top with garlic

Before you put the dough on the grill, prepare all your favorite toppings and have them ready in bowls.  I personally use the following:

  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Asiago grated cheese

Once everything is assembled you are ready to start grilling.  Remember, this is going to go incredibly fast so you need to be prepared.

Turn down flame to medium.  Place pan on grates for approximately two minutes.  You need to keep a close watch on the bottom as there is a very fine line between done and burnt.

Once the bottom is done (mine usually reminds me of a pancake), remove pan from grill and put on a heat safe table.  Flip the pizza dough (done side will now be on top) and add your toppings.

Once you are ready, return your pan to the grill.  You’ll need to keep an eye on it but I find it usually takes about five minutes to finish cooking.  If you want the top to cook more slowly, turn the burners down to low instead of medium.


Do you cook pizza on the grill?  Feel free to add any of your tips in the comment section.

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Grilled Chicken
Zucchini Bread
Butterfinger Cupcakes

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6 thoughts on “Pizza on the Grill

  1. YUMMMM! Grilling season is definitely in full swing now, and we’re excited to try this! It looks absolutely delicious! We appreciate you linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We love seeing all of the great recipes and fun ideas! Hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters