Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Tuesday Talk: Grilled Pizza {Recipe}

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This week I want to share with you one of our favorite family meals.

A few weeks months back I mentioned that we made grilled pizza. I received so many comments asking how we did that or how good that sounded that I knew I needed to do a blog post about it. So here I am finally writing it all down.

Pizza is one of our family favorite meals. It is affordable, easy and everyone loves it. I usually make this pizza in the oven but in the summer months the least thing I want to do is crank the oven up to 400 degrees for an hour to make dinner. So I tried grilling the pizza and the results have been amazing.

Pizza Crust Recipe

Any crust will likely work with this method but this is the one we love.
It makes a great thin, crispy crust.

4 Cups flour
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 heaping tsp yeast
1 heaping tsp salt.

Masa flour (for rolling the crust out later)

I simply throw everything in the mixer and let it do all the work for me for about 5-8 minutes.

Place in a lightly oiled bowl and let rise until ready to use. I generally do this about 1-2 hours before dinner. 

Before rising

After rising

When you're ready to start dinner go turn your grill on. I light every burner and turn them all down to their lowest setting then close the lid.

I usually divide my dough up into 3 pieces. This recipe will make 3 large pizzas, 4 medium pizzas or 6 small pizzas. Roll it out to your desired thinness. We love a good crisp crust so I typically go as thin as I can without tearing the dough. You may find it easier to lightly flour your work space before you begin.

Once the crust is your desired thinness generously sprinkle one side with masa flour. This will  be the side you lay down on the grill and will help to keep the dough from sticking.

Dough rolled, grill clean and hot your ready to cook.

Gently and carefully pull the dough off the counter. The less flour you use, the more difficult this will be. The dough will want to pull and stretch a bit and you obviously don't want holes in your pizza.

Once the dough is up here is my fancy method for taking it out.

I am sure you could use a paddle or baking tray but I just lay it on my arm and go.

Since we are going for a good crispy crust I always find it best to pre-bake the crust a bit. I put it on the grill for 1:30 seconds to 3 minutes (time depends on the size of the pizza).

Another important note is to always keep the lid closed!



With the crust done we are ready for sauce and toppings.

Aldi garlic salt is my secret pizza ingredient. It is the last thing I put on every pizza I make and boy does it make a huge difference. The husband can even tell if I happen to forget.

With the toppings on I take the pizza back to the grill to finish baking. 

It will bake with the lid closed for about 5 minutes, give or take a bit. When the cheese is melted and bubbly I know it is done.

Before grilling.

After grilling

And there you have it, grilled pizza!

Simple, delicious, and a crowd pleaser.
Let's not forget to mention that clean up is a cinch and your house isn't 80 degrees when your done.

Home made pizza in the summer just got about 10 times better. 
I hope your family loves it as much as mine does. 

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  1. YUM! I just bought Russ's birthday gift and it includes some grillware that would make this easy! Pinning this!

  2. This is making me hungry for pizza - at 9am! :-)



  3. Looks tasty! I will have to try adding garlic salt. I have a feeling I would like that. :)

  4. Thanks for posting this! I love garlic salt and put it on practically everything :) Question- when you put the toppings on, do you put it on the side that was facing up on the grill, or the side that was facing down?

  5. YUM! We made a BBQ chicken pizza on the grill last week and it turned out AWESOME. I still need to share the recipe. Yours looks delicious though!

  6. Desiree @ Macke MonologuesJuly 7, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    Ok, you are the THIRD blogger to make (and share) grilled pizza. I need to do this. I know it would be a huge hit in our house - and I'm already loving that the oven isn't used. YUM!!

  7. Third? Whoa.... and here I thought I was being so unique, baha ha! You definitely need to give it a try it is the only way we make pizza in the summer.

  8. I have never tried doing BBQ chicken pizza. I may have to try that some day. I really like to do the olive oil, garlic, fresh garden tomatoes and mozzarella on this one too. Oh my goodness I can't wait til I make pizza again I FINALLY have tomatoes now!

  9. It is pretty much the best season ever :). I let the side that was the bottom stay the bottom. But honestly it probably doesn't make much of a difference.

  10. Thank you! You will never go back :).

  11. Hehe he! I almost always feel that way when I read recipe type posts early in the morning. Especially if it is before breakfast :).

  12. It is so yum! Yay, you should totally give it a try :). Thanks for the pin!

  13. Between you, Courtney and Elizabeth, I feel the need to grill some pizza this summer!!!

  14. I keep seeing grilled pizza pop up in my blog reading feed
    and I have been so curious. I’m learning that it’s actually quite difficult.
    So, I am really excited that you posted this. I think I need to add this to our
    summertime bucketlist. Your pizza looks
    gorgeous and delicious!!

  15. Thank you for hosting this great link up!!!

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  17. That is so crazy. Here I thought I was being so unique, HA! It is, but it's not. The hardest part is getting the dough to the grill and not burning it. Everything else is a cake walk. You should definitely try it.

    Thanks a bunch.

  18. Yeah, yeah! Get on it girl it is so, so good!

  19. Yum yum yum!!! I just need a grill now! :) I love the woodfire pizzas, so I can imagine this is also delicious!

  20. Hehe! I remember the summer I didn’t have a grill…. that was rough for me. I love being able to do entire meals on the grill in the heat of summer.
    It is very similar to the woodfire stuff. So good!

  21. Seriously glad you shared this! I've really been thinking about grilling pizza this summer! It just sounds so incredibly delicious!

  22. This looks easy and delicious. Tried grilling it once and just about blew up the grill. We so didn't want to ever attempt it again. You make it look easy, so I'll have to talk the hubs into trying it again.

  23. Holy smokes that looks good! Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe and all of your go to ingredients. I've got to try this now!

  24. You really have to give it a try. I also love using olive oil garlic and then adding fresh garden tomatoes and mozzarella. Oh my goodness it is amazing. I am just now getting tomatoes so I can't wait to make pizza again.

  25. It really is pretty simple. A little awkward the first time but you can quickly get the hang of it. Lololol, blow up the grill?! Eeekkk!!!! If you try it again just make sure the grill is really far away from the house :).

  26. It is my favorite way to make pizza probably because it is super close to wood fire pizza. I love a good crispy crust. I hope you love it if you try it!

  27. Grilling a pizza is on my summer bucket list this year!!!! You make it seem easy!

  28. Yum! What a great idea to grill pizza, I haven't tried that yet!

  29. That is awesome. It is by far the best way to have pizza. It really is pretty easy, hopefully you’ll be surprised. Getting the dough on the grill and not burning it are by far the trickiest parts.
    Good luck!

  30. It is definitely my favorite way to have pizza, you will have to try it sometime soon.

  31. The grill is gas? Do you flip the dough at all? or just leave it to cook from one side? I like your super professional method of transportation too =)

  32. Yes the grill is gas. I am not sure how well it would work on charcoal. You would have to be REALLY careful to not burn it. Just cook on one side, no flipping. Hehe, thanks. I do have a pizza paddle but this is just easier 😊.