How to Grill Pizza

How to Grill Pizza

Grilling pizza gives it a charred flavor and a crispy crust you won’t get in any oven. Whether you’re grilling a pre-made pizza or you’re making one from scratch, once you know how to grill pizza, you won’t want to make it any other way.

Frozen pizza cooks well directly on the grill grates.

How to Grill Frozen Pizza

1

Simply remove the frozen pizza from its packaging and use the directions as a guideline for time and temperature.

2

As a general rule, cook thin crust pizza on high heat for 5-6 minutes and a pizza with regular crust on medium-high heat for 12-15 minutes.

3

You’ll know it’s done when the cheese is melted, and the crust turns golden brown.

A pizza with fresh dough cooks more evenly on a pizza stone and as an added benefit, the dough won’t stick to the grates. For homemade pizza, start by making dough from scratch or find pre-made fresh refrigerated or frozen pizza dough at the grocery store.

How to Grill Fresh Pizza

1

Set your pizza stone on the grate while the grill is still cold, then preheat your grill.

2

Knead the pizza dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes.

3

Flatten, turn and stretch the dough until it is approximately ½ inch in thickness using a rolling pin or your hands.

4

Then transfer the flattened pizza dough onto the pizza peel and add your favorite toppings, leaving ½ inch around the edge uncovered for crust. Sprinkling cornmeal onto your pizza peel will prevent the dough from sticking.

5

Transfer your pizza to the preheated pizza stone and close the lid. Cooking times will vary depending on the toppings you choose.

6

Remove the pizza from the stone with your pizza peel. Slice, serve and enjoy.

Here’s a great recipe for Grilled Pepperoni & Jalapeno Pizza to get you started.
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