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!
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Make dough into a circle or really, whatever shape you can!  Just call it “rustic”
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Grilled Pizza

Feel like BBQ-ing, but also like having pizza? This grilled pizza recipe is the perfect solution.
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Course: Main Course, Pizza
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Donya |


  • Prepared pizza dough - or homemade dough
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese - sliced or shredded
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Toppings - cooked sausage, pepperoni, hamburger, sliced onion, mushrooms, peppers, olives

Homemade Pizza Sauce

  • 1 can (8oz) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • dash of red pepper


  • 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.
  • 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.

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