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Can you cook pizza on a grill?…
Y-E-S, you can, & it’s pretty much the BEST! 🙌🏼
Pizza night is a really special tradition that Chris & I have had ever since we started dating. Our first date was at a pizza joint & we used to always go out for pizza on Sunday nights. These days we like doing pizza night at home, using our wood-fired pizza set up or making our favorite cast iron pizzas. But this year, as I began planning the PWWB Grilling Series, I knew there was one more pizza recipe that I wanted to tackle – the BEST grilled pizza recipe!
Homemade pizza on the grill is one of our favorite summer meals. Because it’s pretty quick to throw together using whatever you already have on hand, it’s the perfect dinnertime contender for busy weeknights, lazy weekends, & backyard summer parties alike.
Plus, cooking pizza on a grill is honestly pretty easy! You don’t need any special equipment like a pizza stone or a grill insert. There is a little technique involved in grilling the perfect pizza, of course, but that’s where I’ve done the heavy lifting for you in testing & tweaking this grilled pizza recipe to perfection. 😉 Consider this your summer to learn how to make pizza on the grill!
It’s not the Best Grilled Pizza without the Best Grilled Pizza Dough! (A PWWB Fave!)
The heart of any pizza is its foundation – the crust. You can’t make good pizza without good crust, & you can’t make good crust without great dough. I absolutely swear by the Pizza Dough Kit from my good friends DeLallo. It’s truly the only pizza dough I use at my house. It’s better than any store-bought dough I’ve ever used AND it trumps every single one of my attempts at homemade pizza dough.
Here’s why it’s the best: The kit consists of yeast & a carefully crafted flour mixture made with Type 00 flour, a super finely ground Italian flour. The 00 flour gives the pizza dough great elasticity, which translates to the kind of restaurant-quality pizza crust that’s perfectly light & chewy all at once. It’s the perfect dough to use in this grilled pizza recipe!
How it works ⇢ About an hour before you’d like to start grilling pizzas, prep your pizza dough kit. Simply mix the kit contents together with a little warm water, give it a quick knead & let it rise until doubled in size. It’s about 10 minutes of active work, & 1 kit yields 3 10-12-inch grilled pizzas.
Needless to say, if making the best homemade pizza on the grill is part of your summer plans, I highly suggest ordering a couple of pizza dough kits. I always have a handful stocked in my pantry for whenever a pizza night craving strikes!
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The very best part about this grilled pizza recipe is the fact that it’s incredibly versatile! You can make about a billion different varieties by simply changing up your grilled pizza sauce, cheese, & toppings.
Remember, less is more! While it’s so tempting to load a pizza up with toppings, you really want to avoid going overboard for grilled pizza. Excess sauce, cheese, & pizza toppings weigh down on the crust, which leads to all sorts of problems like soggy crust or unevenly cooked pizzas with burnt crust & uncooked toppings. No good!
I can’t wait for you to make this grilled pizza recipe all summer long! If you do give it a try, be sure to let me know! Leave a comment with a star rating below. You can also snap a photo & tag @playswellwithbutter on Instagram. I LOVE hearing about & seeing your PWWB creations!
Love grilling season? Us too! Try this Pesto Pasta with Grilled Chicken & Veggies, these Ultimate Grilled Italian Sausages, or these Zesty Grilled Shrimp Skewers next! Happy grilling! ♡
Recipe & Food Styling by Jess Larson, Plays Well With Butter | Photography by Rachel Cook, Half Acre House.
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