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How to Make the Perfect Grilled Pizza

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Today I’m sharing how to make the perfect Grilled Pizza! I make homemade pizza almost every week, and during the summers I love to take the pizza to the grill.  Most of my favorite dinners during the summer involve the bbq.  One recipe we love is making individual grilled pizzas.  We love pizza, but during the summer I don’t want to turn our oven on if we don’t need to… it’s just too hot!  So here’s how we make our Grilled Pizza… it’s easy, fun and turns out perfect!

Summer Fun! Learn how to make the perfect grilled pizza!


Grilled Pizza

I normally use my favorite homemade pizza dough recipe, but if you prefer you can purchase pizza dough at your grocery store.   Dough for one large pizza will make 4 individual sized pizzas.

How to Prep for Grilling Your Pizza

Get your grill heating up – I put it at the medium-high setting. I usually let it go 5-10 minutes to get it nice and hot.

Meanwhile, while the grill is heating up, I divide my dough into the 4 pieces and rolled them out and place them on a sheet of aluminum foil.

Then comes the fun. I’ll set up a pizza station and let the kiddos (and the adults) put on their own sauce, cheese and toppings.

Grilled Pizza Directions - how to make your own

How to Grill Your Pizza

You need to have everything ready because the pizza cooks quick. You’ll want to have plates and tongs. I like using bbq tongs (with the long handle) so you can grab the pizza and move it around easily.

Place 2 pizzas at a time on the grill.  Close the lid and peak after a minute.  Keep checking every minute.  Once the cheese starts melting keep the lid open and use the tongs to check the bottom pizza crust.  If it’s browned slide the foil/pizza and all onto a plate.  If it needs a little more time keep checking it every 20-30 seconds.

Normally the pizza will cook in about 3 minutes… so there’s no walking away… it’s quick!

How to Make the Perfect Grilled Pizza

It really is a fun dinner to do with the family during summer and it’s ready nice and quick!

Don’t forget to check out my popular pizza dough recipe:

How to get the best pizza crust!

If you love pizza like us make sure to check out my Pizza Fries recipe too!

You can find all my pizza recipes here!



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  1. I use Cornmeal ( just sprinkle a small amount on foil before placing the dough down adds great texture & dough won’t stick! Great trick!

  2. Prepared and separate each dough flat with waxed paper on both sides, get all you topping choices ready and fire up your Grill so all will be in readiness for your party. When ready peel one side of each flat and arrange on hot Grill, paper-side up. Grill. Place paper side down on a cookie sheet and top each (whether you or they is up to you). When ready to grill bottoms, and heat/melt toppings as desired, peel and place on Grill. This has the advantage of allowing you to grill crusts with other thicknesses, and also allows you to keep crust crispy, rather than bready.

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  4. Been grilling pizza for years. But this is the easiest and best method by far. Thank You for posting this grilled pizza.

  5. This pizza looks awesome; I would have never thought of trying to make it on the grill. You are so right about summertime being too hot for the oven. I’m definetly going to give it a try. Thank you for sharing!!

  6. I would rather use our grill every day during our short summers than ever turn on the overn. I can’t say I’ve ever grilled pizza, but now I want to! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

    1. Hi Suzanne, good question! It depends how sticky your dough is. My homemade dough isn’t very sticky once I’ve rolled it out with some flour, so I don’t spray mine.

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