Summer Cooking: Grilled Pizza
Friday night is pizza night at our house. After a busy week of work, child care, activities and rushing to get dinner on the table, it’s a welcomed way to kick off the weekend eating pizza in front of the tv, a book, magazine, etc. It’s the only time we allow distractions during family dinner.
Getting home between 6:00 and 6:30 we typically do take-out though recently have tried to make our own at least once a month. In the summer, though, we tend to lean towards take-out since we don’t have A/C and the thought of a 450 degree oven heating up the house is more than I can handle. Not anymore – I found a great recipe for grilled pizza and now I’m hooked. It was so easy and even more delicious than oven-baked.
How to Make Pizza on the Grill
- Heat grill on high.
- Shape prepared dough. I typically buy it prepared at the store to save time and split dough in half to make two small/medium size pizzas.
- Gather and/or prepare toppings.
- Rub heated grill with olive oil. You can put the oil on a folded up paper towel to do this easily.
- Put dough on grill. Cook 2-4 minutes rotating as needed so evenly browned on bottom.
- Remove dough and flip onto cookie sheet so browned side is up.
- Brush with olive oil and add toppings. Top tip: be lighter on sauce and toppings or pizza can get soggy.
- Reduce grill heat to medium/low. Add pizza and cook until cheese is bubbly or toppings are heated through.
Looking for more recipes for the grill? Check out this recipe for grilled shrimp scampi and zucchini.