This post is sponsored by Walmart and SheKnows Media. As always, all opinions are my own ?
Truth: Pizza ovens can cost thousands of dollars!
Also truth: You can get pretty darn close by using a grill.
If you’ve never made grilled pizza before, you need to add this to your summer bucket list.
Let’s be honest, you’ll probably already be firing up the grill this summer. And let’s be real, you don’t really want to heat up your house with a pizza cooking in the oven this summer. I’m offering a win/win solution here – this grilled pizza is super fast to make and great for feeding a crowd without overheating your home.
So let’s get down with this grilled pizza. For extra summery measure, I’m making this grilled pizza with these gorgeous compari tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, grilled corn and Walmart’s Great Value spices. And of course, I’m topping it off with fresh basil…lots of fresh basil!
To start, I like to use store-bought dough that you can buy from the bakery section of your local grocery store or nearby pizzeria. Let it sit at room temperature for about half an hour before adding some seasoning and stretching it.
I usually use garlic powder, onion powder and some type of Italian herb like dried basil, dried oregano or dried parsley…nothing too fancy, but just the right taste. Ironic enough, these are the seasonings I use most often in a lot of my recipes. So, I love getting them from $0.98 from Walmart. You can’t beat that high quality at their low prices.
Knead all that pizza flavor into the dough and then stretch/roll it out into any shape you like. And now you’re pretty much 5 minutes away from grilled pizza heaven.
Then on the grill it goes. What I love about it is the high heat of the grill (around 500-600 degrees) gets much closer to a real pizza oven than your standard oven ever could. And that means really high temps with really fast cooking time!
I’m obsessed with those grill marks on the pizza with a couple [bubbly] charred spots. It has a crisp texture on the outside but it’s still soft on the inside.
Pro Tip: Use two metal tongs or one tong and one spatula to handle the dough.
Before I slice into the final product, I toss some fresh basil and then a little more dried oregano to enhance that flavor.
Then, slice up and dig in! Don’t worry about what to do with leftovers because there will be no such thing! Congratulations. You’ve just checked off another item on your summer bucket it. This will be on rotation all summer long. It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s flipping delicious.
Thank you Walmart for sponsoring this post!
I hope you love this feelgood grilled pizza. If you make it, please leave me a comment telling me how you like it, or use hashtag #feelgoodfoodie on Instagram so I can see your recreations.
- 1 ball pizza dough about 1 pound, store-bought or homemade
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp Great Value garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp Great Value onion powder
- 1/2 tsp Great Value oregano
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce store-bought or homemade
- Corn kernels
- Tomato slices
- Whole Mozzarella
- Dash Great Value oregano
- Fresh basil
- Preheat the grill on high for 5-10 minutes.
- Allow store-bought dough to rise at room temperature for 20 minutes. Punch the dough to form a crevice, then drizzle the olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder and oregano in the crevice.
- Massage the olive oil and spices into dough, then stretch and roll out the dough into a circular shape.
- Place the dough on the grill. Brush the top of the dough with a thin layer of olive oil, then close the grill and cook for about 2 minutes. The dough should get some grill marks on it, but should not look burnt.
- Use tongs to flip the dough, the brush more olive oil on top. Spread a thin layer of the sauce, then add the corn, tomato slices, mozzarella and sprinkle paprika. Be careful not to overload the pizza so it cooks evenly.
- Close the grill and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the bottom of the crust is lightly charred.
- Use tongs to remove the pizza from the grill. Let cool for a few minutes to cool and then slice.