How To Grill Pizza & Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

I learned how to grill pizza a couple of summers ago. This easy pizza dough recipe works perfectly for grilled pizza.

How To Make Grilled Pizza

My family’s favorite grilled food is pizza which shouldn’t come as a surprise since you already know we love Pizza Balls, Pizza Sticks and Stromboli Pizza Loaves. So, we figured out how to make pizza on the grill. We’ve used frozen bread dough for grilled pizza, refrigerated premade pizza dough and homemade pizza dough. I’ve tried different recipes and have found that the pizza crust that are heavier work better for grilling. What usually ends up happening is that I get busy and suddenly it is dinner time and we everyone is asking what we are having for dinner. There isn’t time to thaw out frozen bread dough and I don’t want to run to the store to buy the refrigerated kind. That left me with coming up with a fast and easy pizza dough recipe of my own.

Grilled Pizza Toppings

Mix up the pizza dough and while it is rising, gather up the pizza toppings and turn the grill on to medium high so that it can heat up. Mix together 1/4 cups of olive oil with 1 tablespoon garlic and herb seasoning. I put pepperoni, sausage, pizza sauce, cheese, oregano and the olive oil on one tray. On another I put canned chicken, garlic Alfredo sauce, artichoke hearts and fresh mozzarella.

Easy Fast Pizza Dough Recipe

Set up an extra table near your grill, if you need extra space. I use a small folding tray table. Cut a piece off of the lump of dough and flatten it out into a circle using your hands. Set the dough down on a piece of parchment paper and continue to flatten and shape it. Brush the dough with garlic and herb olive oil.

Grilled Pizza Dough Recipe

Place the dough on the grill with the oiled side down. Brush the top side with more of the garlic and herb oil. I usually do four mini pizza at one time.

Pizza On Grill Recipe

Once they look cooked and you can see grill lines, turn the heat to low and flip the crust over.

Chicken Alfredo Grilled Pizza Recipe

Working quickly, add your pizza toppings. Close the lid to let the cheese melt while being careful not to burn the bottoms of the pizzas.

Grilled Pizza Chicken Alfredo

Have some plates or a large platter on hand for the cooked pizzas. Here is my Grilled Chicken Alfredo Pizza.

Pepperoni Grilled Pizza Recipe

This is one the pepperoni pizzas. Last summer, we had a bunch of friends over for grilled pizza. It’s not the easiest meal to serve to a crowd because it is time consuming but everyone loved the pizza. That day I had lots of different pizza topping available to make everything from Barbecue Chicken Pizza to Hawaiian Pizza. Brian and I grilled cooked the pizza crust on one side and then put it on a plate with the oiled, uncooked side face down. Our guests added their own toppings and then we returned it to the grill so that it could finish cooking.

How To Grill Pizza
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic and herb seasoning
  • Prepared pizza dough (recipe below or use store bought)
  • Sauce (BBQ, pizza sauce, Alfredo sauce, etc.)
  • Meat (pepperoni, chicken, sausage, Canadian bacon, etc.)
  • Pizza toppings (onion, olives, artichoke hearts, peppers, pineapple, etc.)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Oregano
Instructions
  1. Turn the grill on to medium high so that it can heat up.
  2. Mix together ¼ cups of olive oil with 1 tablespoon garlic and herb seasoning.
  3. Set up an extra table near your grill, if you need extra space.
  4. Cut a piece off of the lump of dough and flatten it out into a circle using your hands. Set the dough down on a piece of parchment paper and continue to flatten and shape it. Brush the dough with garlic and herb olive oil.
  5. Place the dough on the grill with the oiled side down.
  6. Brush the top side with more of the garlic and herb oil.
  7. Once the crust looks cooked and you can see grill lines, turn the heat to low and flip the crust over.
  8. Working quickly, add your pizza toppings.
  9. Close the lid to let the cheese melt while being careful not to burn the bottoms of the pizzas.
  10. Have some plates or a large platter on hand for the cooked pizzas.

Fast and Easy Pizza Dough Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 2½ tsp dry active yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp cornmeal
  • 3½ cups flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Stir together warm water, yeast and sugar in mixer bowl.
  2. Cover and allow the yeast to become foamy for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add 2 tbsp olive oil, salt, cornmeal and flour.
  4. Knead for 3-5 minutes with mixer.
  5. Put 2 tbsp olive oil into the bottom of a glass bowl and use some of it to oil the sides.
  6. Add dough to the bowl and then turn dough so that all sides are covered with oil.
  7. Cover bowl and let the dough rise for 20 minutes (longer if you have enough time).

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Comments

    • Andrea says

      We made this last night for dinner and I used your dough recipe but I used white whole wheat flour for the all purpose. It turned out great and family didn’t know the difference. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes.

      • Tonia says

        Wonderful! Thank you so much for coming back to tell me and I am delighted that your family enjoyed it!

  1. says

    That looks so good Tonia. We didn’t use the grill all summer but we should and why should we just use it in summer? We’ve got good enough weather all year round to use it. I just need someone to cook the food! LOL

    Anne xx

    • Tonia says

      Thanks, Anne! So true but here in MN that is a little hard with all the snow although I do know people who grill through the winter!

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