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Pizza ovens can cost thousands of dollars, but you can get pretty close to a pizza oven with an outdoor grill. Grilled pizza is a delicious way to enjoy pizza in the summer without firing up your oven or even leaving your house.
- Pizza dough: Try making up a batch of your own homemade pizza dough, or use store bought for ease, it will still work well.
- Oil: We need to add oil to the pizza dough, this will help it to get nice and crispy on the grill. I like to use olive oil for a nice rounded flavor.
- Seasonings: Garlic powder, onion powder and oregano. Add some extra flavor to your dough with these everyday ingredients.
- Toppings: For this grilled pizza, we have topped it with tomato sauce, corn, tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil, though you can of course use your own favorite toppings.
How to make grilled pizza
This grilled pizza is super fast to make and great for feeding a crowd without overheating your home. For extra summery measure, I’m making this grilled pizza with these gorgeous compari tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, grilled corn, then topping it off with 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. You can also add some seasoning to the pizza dough if you’d like. I like adding garlic powder, onion powder and oregano.
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. Just make sure to use two metal tongs or one tong and one spatula to handle the dough.
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!
Tips to make this recipe
- Use room temperature pizza dough. Let it sit at room temperature for about half an hour before adding some seasoning and stretching it. This will help it to rise, and cold dough is less pliable and more likely to rip.
- Add seasoning to your dough. I love to add extra seasoning to the dough to give it something a little special. You can skip this, but it really gives your pizza a nice burst of flavor.
- Preheat your grill. The trick to grilling pizza dough is to have the grill super hot so that it mimics a pizza oven. Don’t be tempted to put it on too early.
- Get creative with your toppings. I love this summery variety of toppings, but have fun in creating your own combinations!
Frequently Asked Questions
This grilled pizza is best served as soon as it’s ready, but if you have leftovers, they will keep well for 3 to 4 days. Reheat in a hot oven or toasted oven to get it nice and crispy again.
The hotter the grill the better! I like to get it between 400 and 500F for the crispiest pizza base. Preheat it while you are waiting for the dough to come to room temperature.
This pizza takes less than 10 minutes to cook, so keep your eye on it! It will need 2 minutes on the first side, then once you add the toppings it will take another 5 minutes maximum. Way quicker than takeout!
This grilled pizza is all kinds of delicious! It’s so easy to get a super crispy pizza at home, so skip the takeout and get grilling!
More pizza recipes:
- Cast Iron Pizza
- Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza
- Pizza Quinoa Bites
- Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- Broccoli Pizza Crust
- Naan Pizza
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Grilled Pizza with Tomato, Corn and Mozzarella
- 1 ball pizza dough about 1 pound, store-bought or homemade
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce store-bought or homemade
- Corn kernels
- Tomato slices
- Whole Mozzarella
- 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.