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.
[I'm celebrating 3 years of blogging!
Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter my very first giveaway!]
Giveaway has ended - Congrats Kim N!
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!
Now, for the giveaway!!
One of my most prized kitchen possessions is my KitchenAid stand mixer. I love that thing and use it any chance I get - for frosting on cupcakes, mixing up cookie dough, whipping together mashed potatoes or shredding chicken for buffalo chicken egg rolls.
I'm so thankful for each and every reader and will be giving away one KitchenAid Artisan Series 5qt Stand Mixer (affiliate link) to one lucky winner in their choice of color! Pick your favorite color, the color that matches your kitchen, or the color you know your mom will love if you already have a mixer and want to gift this one to her. Complete as many or as little of the available entries as you wish.
ARV is up to $349.99 and will be purchased by me and shipped/fulfilled via Amazon. KitchenAid mixer package includes stainless steel bowl, wire whisk attachment, paddle attachment, dough hook attachment and pouring shield.
Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Immediate family members and residents of the same household are not eligible to win (sorry, mom!). The winner will be notified within 48 hours after the giveaway's close time and posted publicly on this post as well as emailed directly by me personally. I will make all reasonable attempts to contact the winner before selecting another in the event the first winner does not respond.
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Homemade Grilled Pizza
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 the deliciously melty cheese.
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Drizzle of olive oil
- 1 cup hot water from the tap
- 1 teaspoon 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!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen
We love homemade pizza here at home and your recipe just looks so delicious, I wanna grab it from my screen.
YUM!! Oh, I've been dying to make my own homemade pizzas, it would just be so much fun!
You certainly know how to make an amazing pizza. I love the look of the crust and I know that grilling pizza can be a great alternative to cooking pizza in an oven.
Too bad I missed out on the giveaway but great recipe nonetheless. I've always wanted to learn how to make pizza from scratch. I'll have to try your recipe!
I like the Red, cinnamon, black espresso.
I would pick the Black or Empire Red.
Gah I love them all! I'm torn between Ice and Grape!
if i won i would choose the bordeaux color
So hard to choose! Love the Pearl Metallic and Espresso.
I LOVE ANYTHING PURPLE!
I would love the Buttercup
Mrs. Jilly Spellman
That pizza looks so good! I would be happy with any color to be honest! I have dreamed of getting this mixer for a long time.
If i win this, i will gift it to my mother, she is been doing, almost everything with a half-broken mixer... She is helping me study. Good luck to everyone
I would pick my favorite color, tangerine! 🙂
I ♥ the Sea Glass color!
Yum, we make pizza at home often but never grilled pizza. this looks absolutely incredible! Will have to try it!
Angela Ricardo Bethea
That homemade grilled pizza looks absolutely delicious! Maybe I'd try this someday, thanks for sharing! ^^
Thanks, Angela! It's one of my favorites to whip up when you don't have a ton of time but like to make something homemade 🙂 let me know if you give it a try one day.
Happy 3rd blogavesary I celebrated my 4th in July. I have never thought to grill my pizza nor make my own dough but this is super awesome. Looks delicious too.
Good luck to giveaway entrants it's a lovely gift
Happy 4th to you and thank you!! I love making and grilling my own dough - I usually have all the ingredients on hand in the pantry and it comes together in a flash. I can't wait to announce a winner!
I would choose the color Boysenberry! Such a beautiful color!!!
I'm feeling the grape color. I also LOVE grilled pizza. My boyfriend makes it for me every month.
Grilling a pizza is so much more difficult than it would seem. Enjoyed comparing how you do it to how I've done it in the past. Very nice write up. Appreciate how detailed you were and the nice recipe summary at the end of the post.
That pizza looks amazing. I'd love to win a teal colored kitchenaid.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy
I really love the simplicity and great taste of a homemade pizza. The fact that you grilled this makes this sound wonderful- I love a crispy crust.
I would've never thought of grilling my pizza dough! I'm definitely goint to try this out! The pics of you rpizza look great and oh...what an awesome giveaway! Too bad I'm not living in the US to participate 🙁
Love my kitchenaid and have several bowls to always use. Enjoy make no our homemade pizza dough and over the grill makes everything taste better.
I have my eye on the glass bowl - I know it would make an excellent addition in my kitchen 🙂 I agree that cooking on the grill makes everything taste better and wish grilling season was longer where I live! (It gets way too cold in the winter!)
I love pizza, but grilled pizza? Yes please!! This looks absolutely delicious!
It would be so hard to pick a color. I love the pink, lavender, and ice color! Mixers are wonderful to have in the kitchen and are so versatile!
Visited the site and I really like the French Blue.
I like the Twilight Blue.
I would get the onyx black.
I would choose the silver so it would match . Thank you for a chance
Ohh, i really wanna joined ur giveaway but i can't cause i'm not US residence :'( but i like ur recipe for grilled pizza 🙂
I would probably choose the liquid graphite color if I won thanks for the chance to win it.
Oh I really love the pistachio color or the Pink color!
I love the Aqua blue one! <3
aish das padihari
I'm definitely going to try this recipe. Looks tempting. I think my boys would love a home made pizza.
I love the Blue Steel color!
I love grilled pizza! Hot, crispy, cheesy, slightly charred - delicious!
peter @Feed Your Soul Too
Your dough looks great. I love the flavor you get from cooking it on a grill.
Sam | Ahead of Thyme
Wow this pizza looks amazing!! Just what I need for dinner!
Britt | Sweet Tea & Thyme
My hubby and I always battle between thin crust and the fluffy chewy crust. We love pizza a lot lol. I'd choose the cranberry color for my KitchenAid.
Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
Alright- I REALLY need to try grilling pizza. It fills me with fear, but it must be done! This sounds delicious!
I love making homemade pizza - and an easy pizza dough recipe really takes it up a notch!
Mary // Chattavore
I love making homemade pizza...it just makes dinner such a no-brainer! Grilled pizza is one of my favorite versions!
I would pick the Bright Red one! Red just makes me happy! I love this recipe for grilled pizza.... I make pizza all the time but had never thought to grill it! Thanks!
I think I'd choose majestic yellow, but they're all gorgeous!
If I win I think I would choose Onyx Black or Empire Red. I would have a very hard time choosing though to be honest!
There are so many pretty colors, I think it'd be hard to choose just one! I love Ocean Drive and Cocoa Silver!
I like the ocean drive color
this is so creative, and tasty-looking too!
Yay! Congrats on the new look and name. Love pizza so I cannot wait to try this homemade option out at home
I like the Empire Red or Pistachio colors!
I would choose Twilight Blue!
I would choose the white on white! I've always wanted a Kitchen Aid!
I like the green
I would choose the Metallic Chrome mixer.
Silver Metallic i like
I would get it in the champagne color because that is the color of our kitchen walls.
OMG I've been wanting one of these for years! (That pizza looks delicious by the way!)
And I'm caught between pink and bordeaux!
I love the Ice color! It would perfectly compliment our kitchen colors!
If I were to win I'd choose the Pink KitchenAid! I'm working on transforming my kitchen to shades of teal and pink with strawberries and it would fit right in!
Happy 3 years! It would be so hard to choose, but I'd love one of the blues!
I'm in the process of redesigning my kitchen so it's hard to choose a color! I'm leaning toward the French Blue though, so beautiful!
I would love Ocean Drive or Ice.
I would pick the blue steel color.
I'd get a pink one.
I would choose Almond Cream.
I really like this in the craberry color. Just the right color pink.
If I won I would choose the Leaf color. It's gorgeous and matches the shelves I'm putting in my kitchen! 🙂 Thanks for the chance and the killer recipe!
The Ice color would go great in my kitchen. Thank you so much for the chance! I have always wanted a KitchenAid!
I really like the color Ice. It's different and reminds me of a retro-type color.
I'd really love the classic silver one!
I love the pink one!
I like the Silver Metallic and the Matte Black.
If I won I would pick the contour silver.
I'm torn between almond cream and majestic yellow.
I would choose Cocoa Silver KitchenAid Series
I love the gorgeous Bordeaux option. Thanks!
It is so hard to narrow down to one color. If I had to choose one, I think I'd choose Ocean Drive. What a generous way to celebrate your Blogiversary! Congratulations on your third year! Here's to the next three! 🙂
Mary Beth Elderton
I would LOVE to own the Onyx Black!
I would choose the Ruby Red one! Would go great here!
I would choose the Aqua Sky color!
I like any of the reds, maybe Borduex?
There are so many pretty colors. It is so hard to choose. I think I would pick crystal blue, I also like the tangerine.
I would have to go with French Blue. Would be great to finally have one of these.
I would choose the color ruby red.
Oh my goodness, so many beautiful color choices...but if I had only one choice it would be "Buttercup" all the way.
First thing I would make is this pizza dough and then my hummingbird cupcakes in my new Tangerine Orange Kitchen aid mixer from you. Thank you for the chance to win!
Liquid Graphite will be awesome in my kitchen.
I would pick Blue Willow! Such a pretty color.
I love the Ruby Red! Also like black and grey too! I have an older model that is white and wearing down. Would love a new one! And this pizza looks yummy!
I would choose Silver Metallic.
I would choose the Ice color
I would choose the empire red color.
Empire red. red is the perfect accent color
Contour Silver, Pistachio, or maybe Ice
I'd really love some kind of dope silver or black!!!! Pizza looks awesome!
Oh Lawdy JESSICA!! This single working Mama , works 2 jobs, and I've always wanted the genius of a KitchenAid Mixer! I LOVE RED and would choose the KSM150PSWM Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield in WATERMELON!!! FIngers, toes, legs, arms, and eyes crossed that I'm chosen a lucky winner!
I would choose the Ice color.
Pistachio would be a dream come true!
since purple is my favorite i would go with grape
I love the Pink Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. I'd be over the moon as I've always dreamed of having one. Thank you so much for such a wonderful opportunity.
Almond cream matches my kitchen
Ellen from Ask Away
I really like green apple!!
I think the Contour Silver color looks very sleek. I'd love to win this, it would really come in handy in my kitchen!