Pizza on the Grill
One of my absolute favorite ways to enjoy pizza is Pizza on the Grill. You will not believe just how easy it is. So…grab your family and friends and get creative! If you are so inclined, you can make your very own dough…I used to do this…and still do when I have the time, but I have an easier way. Head on over to your local pizzeria or grocery store and grab a few balls of pre-made dough. I have been getting mine locally at Harris Teeter...they even have a wheat version if that is your preference. This is more of a “how to” than an actual recipe…I will share some of my very own pizza creations below!
Think about the toppings first…you may need to pre-cook some and/or chop some of the ingredients ahead of time. If you are using sausage, be sure to crumble and cook thoroughly before tossing it on the pizza. Cut veggies, shred cheese, heat sauce…my favorite go to pizza sauce is from Don Pepino. The process is quick once the dough is ready, so have all of your ingredients ready to toss on the pizza!
For the dough…this is one time I would recommend not using a rolling pin. I love the rustic feel of just spreading the dough out with your hands…press on a flat surface covered in flour to about 3/4″ in thickness. If you are making multiple pizzas, place first flattened dough on a piece of flour-lined parchment paper and just keep stacking with additional layers of parchment paper in between each formed dough.
Once you have the dough and all of your ingredients ready…head to grill and fire it up to about 400 to 450 degrees. Make sure your grill grates are super clean…spray a bit of non-stick spray or rub with a touch of olive oil. Place the prepared dough on grill and allow to cook on one side…get ready…because once you flip…it time to start piling on the goodies.
Here are just a few ways I like to prepare mine! For the seafood pizza, I grilled the seafood prior to placing on crust. I just brushed the crust with a touch of garlic infused olive oil, left out the cheese and cracked a few eggs on top!