Summertime grilled pizza
Homemade pizza is easier than you think—in fact, it’s as easy as firin’ up your grill. Make a memorable meal for your next backyard campout by prepping some customized pies packed with all the flavor of the season. For more grilling inspiration, check out the recipes over on the Western BBQ Products website!
- 1-pound ball of pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)
- Pizza sauce of your choice (or ripe tomatoes!)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
- Corn meal
- Other toppings of your choice (pepperoni, bell pepper…the sky’s the limit!)
Prep your toppings. If you’re planning to use tomatoes instead of sauce, slice them now.
Preheat your grill. If using a charcoal grill, fill it with lump charcoal and light.
Sprinkle your prep surface with corn meal so your pizza dough doesn’t stick.
Roll out the dough into a circular shape, until it’s about a foot across and is your preferred thickness.
Oil the grates on your grill so the dough doesn’t stick. If preferred, you can also use a pizza grilling stone.
Place dough on the grates and allow to cook for about 2 minutes. If using a charcoal grill, wait until the coals have ashed over to start cooking.
Flip dough over and lightly cook the other side for the same amount of time.
Brush the top (the side that’s already been grilled) lightly with olive oil.
Remove the crust from the grill and add your toppings (sauce or tomatoes, cheese, whatever other toppings you’ve prepared).
Put the pizza back on the grill. Cover it and cook for 3-5 minutes, until cheese has melted and crust is golden.
Remove pizza from grill and allow to cool before cutting into slices. YUM!