The weather has been so nice the past few days with warm temperatures and sunny skies.  I decided to take advantage of this much needed change by firing up my grill.  It was a night of the boys coming and going, so I knew they’d be hungry once they hit the door.  My dinner choice was perfect – grilled pizza!  I picked up some prepared dough, got several toppings ready and made some pizza sauce.  Making a pizza on the grill may seem intimidating but truthfully, it’s really, really easy and the outcome is crazy delicious!
Grilled Pizza
Prepared pizza dough  – or homemade dough, recipe is here
Homemade Pizza Sauce –
  • mix together – 1 8oz can of tomato sauce, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon dried basil, dash of red pepper.
Fresh mozzarella cheese – sliced or shredded
Grated Parmesan cheese
Toppings  – cooked sausage, pepperoni, hamburger, sliced onion, mushrooms, peppers, olives
A Southern Soul | Pizza Dough
Make dough into a circle or really, whatever shape you can!  Just call it “rustic”
  • Clean grill grates and set for direct cooking on high.
  • Prepare toppings and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, pour approximately 1/2 cup of olive oil.  Using tongs to hold, roll a paper towel to use to oil grates of grill.
  • On a lightly floured board, gently shape dough into a circle.  Let rest for 5 minutes.
  • When grill is hot, use tongs with paper towels to oil grates.
  • Using a pizza peel or cookie sheet dusted with flour, transfer dough onto grill.
  • Close top of grill and cook for 2 minutes.  Check dough and if needed, turn so that all sides are cooked.
  • When edges are cooked, remove dough from grill and place grilled side up on peel or cookie sheet.
A Southern Soul | Pizza from Grill
    • Spoon on tomato sauce and using the back of a spoon, spread to edges of pizza.  Note ~ do not “over sauce.”
    • Lay slices of mozzarella cheese or sprinkle on top of tomato sauce.
    • Add other toppings.  Note ~ don’t layer on too many toppings or pizza will become soggy.
    • Gently slide pizza back onto grill.  Lower heat to medium.
    • Close lid and cook for approximately 2 to 3 minutes until bottom crust begins to char and cheese is bubbly.
    • Remove from grill, let rest for 1 to 2 minutes before slicing.A Southern Soul | Grilled Sausage Pizza

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