This Stone Grilled Pizza recipe is the perfect way to get that crispy pizzeria crust while keeping the heat outside! Grilled pizza is a family favorite.
Making pizza is directly on the grill is so much easier when making small individual pizzas. So when we want to make a larger pizza on the grill we make stone grilled pizzas.
Stone grill pizzas are so easy to make and are done cooking in less than ten minutes. The hardest part is trying to get the uncooked pizza space onto the hot pizza stone but I’ve got a great tip for making that easier.
Where is the stone grilled pizza recipe? In this post, I will share step-by-step instructions with photos for how to make the pizza, as well as answering FAQs about the recipe and sharing a short video showing the recipe in motion. But you can go directly to the recipe by scrolling down to the bottom of the post.
Pizza Stones For Grills
First, let’s talk about stones for grilling pizza. Not all cooking stones can be used on the grill.
Some are not meant to be used at that high of a temperature and will crack under the high heat. This is the pizza stone I use for grilling and I love that it came with the pizza peel.
How To Make Stone Grilled Pizza
Start by making your pizza dough. I used the recipe of pizza dough from my blog. That recipe makes enough for two stone grill pizzas.
If you prefer using frozen bread dough that works too. Follow the instructions on the package for how to thaw and rise the dough
Once you turn the dough out onto a floured surface to allow it to rest its time to preheat the stone in the grill. Before bringing the stone out to the grill cut a piece of heavy-duty foil that is slightly smaller than the stone.
Put the pizza stone on the grill, turn it to high heat and allow it to get hot while you prepare the pizza.
Spray your piece of aluminum foil with cooking spray and spread the dough into a large circle. If you have trouble stretching and spreading the dough allow it to rest for several minutes before trying again.
Next spread your favorite pizza sauce over the crust. You only want to use enough to lightly cover the crust. If you use too much the crust will be soggy and if you use too little sauce the pizza will be dry.
Now add the shredded mozzarella cheese. Again you want to use enough to cover the sauce but you don’t want piles of it or your pizza will be greasy and it will take longer to cook the top part of the crust.
Finally, add your favorite pizza toppings and seasonings. My family likes pepperoni pizza with oregano on top.
By now the pizza stone should be hot so use a pizza peel to lift the pizza with the foil underneath it to carry it out to the grill. Carefully slide the pizza onto the hot stone.
Close the grill cover and allow the pizza to cook for 6 to 8 minutes.
Stone Grilled Pizza FAQs
1. Can I make this in the oven if I don’t have a grill? Yes, you can use this same recipe and instructions to bake the pizza on a stone in the oven at 500˚F.
2. Do I have to use heavy-duty foil? No, but I’ve found that using foil is the easiest way to transfer the pizza to the hot stone. My pizza stuck to the peel when I used only flour and cornmeal underneath and parchment paper made for the high temperature of the grill.
3. Why use a pizza stone? A pizza stone mimics a brick pizza oven and gives you a crispier crust without overcooking the toppings. When using it on the grill it protects the crust from the direct heat and helps it cook more evenly.
4. Can I prepare the pizza ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the pizza, wrap it in plastic wrap, and store in the fridge (up to 24 hours) until ready to cook.
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