Grilled pizza is a perfect summer meal because you don’t have to heat up the house with the oven. Read below how easy grilling pizza is.
I think I can officially say that pizza is my favorite food. I love it in all its glorious shapes and sizes and it definitely passes the, “If I were stranded on a desert island and had to pick only one food” test. So, after seeing several grilled pizza recipes and pins come through my feed I thought it was high time I try to grill my favorite food at home.
I read through a few different recipes and techniques and decided on this one from the kitchn. I even went all out and made the dough they recommended. It was quite tasty even at my first go! You can find the recipe I used here, but before you do here are a few tips I learned from grilling pizza.
How to Grill Pizza
1. Make the dough a day ahead. The pizza dough was very easy to make. However, even though there was an option for then making the pizza within an hour or so, I found that the dough was really best refrigerated and then used within 24-48 hours.
3. Get yourself organized. While the grill is heating up, use that 10 or so minutes to make a station next to the grill that includes a bowl of sauce with a ladle, olive oil with a brush, cheese and toppings. This technique asks you to cook one side of the pizza, flip it and then immediately dress the top while its cooks another 5 min or so. That means you have to be fast and being organized helps tremendously!
5. Have fun with it! Why not throw a pizza party poolside? It’s a great alternative to classic grill food, yet it’s still quite the crowd pleaser. Yum!
- pizza dough
- pizza sauce
- pizza toppings
- Make the dough a day ahead. The dough is best refrigerated and then used within 24-48 hours.
- Spread your pizza dough thinly or it could puff up too much. And don't worry about the shape. Perfect circles ruin the rustic vibe.
- Get organized. While the grill is heating up, use that 10 or so minutes to make a station next to the grill with a bowl of sauce with a ladle, olive oil with a brush, cheese and toppings. This technique has you cooking one side of the pizza, flipping and then immediately dressing the top while its cooking another 5 min or so.
- Take it slow. I recommend cooking no more than two at a time.
More Summer Meal Inspiration
In case you need some more summer dish ideas, I shared a few more of my favorites below! Let’s get outside and dine al fresco!
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