Homemade grilled pizza is perfect for when it’s just too hot to turn on the oven and you don’t want to order takeout! Crispy grilled crust holds your favorite toppings and deliciously melty cheese.
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In July of 2014 I started blogging because I wanted to have a written portfolio of my work available on the web for the unlikely chance that I would ever land a job in publishing. Who would have thought that my hobby writing and photography would have brought us to where we are today?
It’s been 3 years and I still love cooking and photography and can sometimes publish a recipe here and there when I’m not panicking about my wedding coming up in November 2017 😳. As a true foodie, I turn to cooking when I’m stressed and it helps me relax. Making pizza dough is a peaceful process and can be very therapeutic if you knead the dough by hand.
But I totally get where some people don’t like to knead by hand. It’s time consuming, can get messy, and sometimes you just want that homemade grilled pizza and YOU WANT IT NOW. I get you, because I am you.
Here’s how you can make this lovely grilled pizza on your own grill at home. The crust is a super simple dough that comes together in about 15 minutes or less, adapted from the blog How Sweet It Is’s Thin Crust Pizza. It’s an excellent dough recipe that I’ve used so many times because of its advertised 10 minute waiting period instead of the usual several hours it takes to make a dough.
The best part about the dough is that it’s intended to be a thin crust, so it doesn’t take a long time to proof the dough. It’s actually only 10 minutes of waiting time while the yeast is in with the warm water + the time it takes you to mix it and roll it out into a usable dough. It’s like pizza magic.
Hello there, water, yeast and honey.
Flour and salt for good measure.
A few minutes in the KitchenAid stand mixer and you have a beautiful pizza dough ready to be turned into grilled pizza.
Compliments from my fiance and his friends included: “This might be your best pizza yet” and “Jess, when are you opening up your own pizza shop?”
Grilling your own dough is so fun and I feel like it takes a lot less time than traditionally cooking it at home. Grilled pizza also means that you don’t have to heat up the house by turning on the oven. Nobody has time/the willpower to sit through the heat from the oven when it’s summertime, and I don’t blame you! Grilled pizza = excellent for the summer.
The hardest part of this process is making sure you can flip the dough once the first side is cooked. After that, you assemble your sauce, cheese and toppings and close the lid and let it cook until the cheese is melted and the bottom of the crust is just slightly charred. It is THE. BEST. It almost reminds me of coal fired pizza, except we don’t have a coal grill. It’s a gas grill because my goodness, I do not have time to heat up coals to make food, especially when I’m ravenously hungry.
If you have a grill and 15 minutes or so, promise me you’ll try this grilled pizza! Lasso up your favorite toppings and have yourself an awesomely crispy thin crust pizza. You’ll thank me later!
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- 1 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 tsp honey
- Drizzle of olive oil
- 1 cup hot water from the tap
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- tomato sauce
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Your favorite pizza toppings - we used fresh basil, olive oil and cracked black pepper
Combine yeast, honey, olive oil and water in a bowl. Stir and let rest for 10 minutes. Gather toppings and have them at the ready by the grill.
Add flour and salt and mix with dough hook attachment until combined. Let dough rest for 5 minutes in the bowl.
Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Cut into two smaller dough balls.
Work each individual ball into a flat circle using a rolling pin or your hands. Work with what you've got!
For transporting purposes only, put each unbaked flat dough onto a pizza pan, cookie sheet or large serving platter.
Using an olive oil soaked paper towel or cooking spray, grease the grates of your grill so there's no dough sticking later on.
Preheat your grill to at least 350 degrees.
Lay pizza dough flat on grill grates and cook one side until crispy, about 3-5 minutes. Carefully use a spatula or tongs to flip the dough onto its other side.
Working quickly, add your sauce and toppings to the crispy grilled top. When finished adding toppings, close the grill cover and continue to cook until toppings are melted and bottom dough is crispy, about 3-5 minutes.
When pizza is done to your liking, remove from grill and turn all burners off. Slice and serve as you would any other pizza!