How to Make Pizza on the Grill
Prep Time - 15 minutes
Cooking Time - 10 minutes
Cooking Temperature - 400 degrees
(Cooking Temperature and Time may vary depending on grill)
- 1/2lb Pizza Dough
- 1 Plum Tomato
- 2 TBSP Olive Oil
- 1 TSP Garlic
- 5-10 Leaves Fresh Basil
- 1 Cup Grated Mozzarella Cheese
- 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan cheese
- Toppings of your choice (Salami, Pepperoni, Artichoke Hearts, Anchovies, etc)
- All Purpose Flour
- Nonstick cook spray
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
- Cutting board
- Pizza Peel
- Pizza Wheel
- Aluminum foil
1. A few hours before hand, start by taking the dough out and cutting the ball in half on a floured surface. You can use the whole ball if you want, but a one pound ball will generally make two 12” pizzas. If you’re only making one pizza you can refrigerate the remaining dough for a few days.
2. Re-form the dough into a ball and place it between two sheets of aluminum foil coated in nonstick cooking spray, or you can leave it on the board and cover it with one of the sheets. Set if off to the side in a warm place to rise for a few hours.
3. When you’re ready to bake, start your grill and preheat to 400 degrees.
4. Cover the pizza paddle well in flour.
5. Retrieve your dough ball and place it on the floured board. Add some more flour on top of the ball.
6. Carefully pick the ball up and turn and stretch the dough and form it in to a circle large enough to cover the paddle.
7. Set the dough off to the side to rest while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
8. Cut the ends off of the plum tomato. Then Cut the tomato lengthwise down the middle into 2 even pieces. Cut it again lengthwise in into quarters. Now places the quarters next to each other and cut the tomato into even ¼ inch slices. Set aside.
9. Chop the Basil. You can skip this step if you’re using dried basil, but I highly recommend fresh.
Place the basil on your cutting board and wad the leaves up into a ball and dice them with your knife. Set aside with the tomatoes.
10. Chop your toppings into bite size pieces. Set aside.
11. Retrieve the stretched dough.
12. Add about two tablespoons of olive oil to the crust.
13. Add 1 teaspoon of chopped garlic to the oil (you can add more or less to taste).
14. With the back of your spoon, lightly spread the oil and garlic over the entire pizza.
15. Evenly distribute the tomato slices.
16. Evenly distribute the chopped basil leaves.
17. Add your toppings.
18. Add crushed red peppers. (optional.)
19. Sprinkle one cup of grated mozzarella cheese evenly on pizza.
20. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese over pizza.
21. Test your pizza by shaking the pizza paddle a little. The pizza should slide back and forth easily. If not, lift up the pizza edges a little and add some more flour on the board till it moves freely.
22. Open your grill and carefully and slowly slide the pizza directly on to the grate.
23. Close the lid and grill for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
If you have hot spots on your grill, you may need to rotate it once during cooking to evenly cook the crust without burning.
24. Remove the pizza from the grill, slice and enjoy!