Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza

Like most families, we love pizza and often have a designated ‘pizza night’ for dinner.  Summer is no exception to the rule, we simply move out side and turn to Grilled Pizza for a little change in the flavor combination.
Grilled Pizza

Have you ever grilled pizza?  If not…you have to try it! It’s simple, delicious and just fun to make.  We’ve been eating this for many moons, but the first time we tried the kids (and I) were certain it would seep through the grates on the grill, but it didn’t & it quickly became a yearly treat!

crushed garlic

I always start by crushing a large clove of fresh garlic into 1/8 cup of light olive oil per pizza dough.  Simply stir and let the flavors soak together while you prep the rest of your ingredients.

prepping the pizza dough

Roll the dough out.  I always roll mine directly onto a floured pizza round surface with my mini roller from Pampered Chef…it’s just what works for me!

Turn the grill on; medium heat.

Lightly baste the one side of the pizza dough and place it, basted side down, onto the heated grill. NOTE: the grill must be hot before adding the dough.

Baste the top side of the dough while the bottom side is cooking.

Grilled Pizza with tomatoes and basil

Flip the dough.  Baste the grilled side again, add salt & pepper and your other toppings.  Toppings we used for this pizza = freeze dried basil, sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.

Mozzarella, tomatoes and basil grilled pizza

I often turn off the grill, close the top & let the cheese melt the rest of the way once all of the toppings are on.

sauteed red bell peppers and onions

The other night we made two different flavors of grilled pizza.   The second one was topped with sautéed red bell peppers, vidalia onions, salt, pepper and freeze dried Italian seasoning.

There were a few slices left at the end of the dinner, but they were quickly eaten for lunchtime left-overs the next day!

Disclosure: I am pleased to be working with MVP Health Care and the MVP Generation Go Program, which has sponsored this post. My participation is voluntary and my opinion is always my own, as is any advice offered.



50 Comments on “Grilled Pizza”

    1. Thanks – it’s another easy, but fun recipe! I’m glad to be linked up…hope your link up grew this week! Have a great Friday & weekend…see you in the blogosphere soon 🙂

  1. I have never considered grilled pizza before! Thank so much sharing, I think we will have to give this a try soon!

    And thank you for linking up to Totally Pinworthy again!

    Amy x

    1. Hi ~ thanks for stopping by! Don’t you just love the name ‘reasons to skip the housework’ 🙂 I’m all over that – LOL!

      Hope you enjoy! Grilling pizza really switches up the flavor…

  2. thank you for the tutorial! I’ve always wanted to learn how to make my own pizza!

    Have a wonderful day! stop by and say hello! 🙂

  3. What a great idea! I’ve never tried grilling a pizza before and we LOVE pizza in our house.

    I’m visiting from the Friday Chaos Hop – old follower just saying hi!

    1. Hi Lauren – Thanks! And, thanks for swinging over for a visit 🙂 Hope you had an awesome weekend!

  4. brilliant! delicious and fun food and made on the grill too, yea! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party. Sorry I’m a bit slow getting here xo

    1. Thanks for hosting 🙂 I love connecting with so many creative bloggers….hope your weekend was good! Can’t believe we’re in September already…

    1. Hi Jamie! Thanks – we do a lot of creative things with pizza! Somehow it became a weekly staple – LOL!

  5. I have never grilled before but I may have to try it because this looks so good! Thanks for sharing at Gettin’ Krafty!

    1. Hi Kathie – thanks for stopping by & you should definitely try it! It’s just fun and adds such a great flavor…it’s amazing how the grill really switches it up! Hope you had a great weekend…

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  7. I have always wanted to try grilling pizza. Somehow, I just have never gotten around to it. This sounds very easy and tasty. Love tomatoes, basil, and mozz. Also love peppers and Vidalia onions! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

    1. Hi! I hope you try it…grilled pizza is so easy & adds such a great flavor to such a simple dish! Thanks for visiting…stop back soon 🙂 ~ Jodie

  8. This pizza looks so good!! We have homemade pizza every Friday night. We should really try this sometime. I’m glad you linked up to Take it on Tuesday!

    1. HI there- thanks for visiting & for hosting :). We typically have a weekly pizza night as well, which is why I’m always looking for new easy to serve it up. Hope you enjoy…have a great day,


  9. Love pizza anytime with various toppings – grilled pizza sounds amazing – I’ll have to get my husband to grill so we can try this. I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

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  11. So love this idea to do pizza on the grill! We are definitely going to try this out before winter hits and we retire the grill. Thanks so much for sharing! Blessings!

    1. HI there! THANK YOU & definitely squeeze it in before the grill goes into hibernation, it’s worth it….

      Have a great weekend 🙂 ~ jodie

  12. You need some sort of leavening. Baking poedwr can be substituted with other pantry ingredients. Keeping in mind that a chemical rise dough is a biscuit dough (like UNO thick crust). You can make a biscuit dough with baking soda and cream of tartar or baking soda and buttermilk.If you have none of these, then all you can make is a unleavened bread and it is not the best base for a pizza but it can be done. Here’s what to do if you do not have the aboveMake the dough as you would for pizza but with twice the oil.Roll out unleavened dough very thin, (1/8 ) to make a cracker type crust, no larger than a dinner plate, for strength, since they’re thin.. Prick the crust all over with a fork, lay out on an oiled cookie sheet with cornmeal to stop sticking.Precook a little in a 300degree oven til set but not brown,Cover with toppings and bake in a 400F oven til toppings are brown.

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