Everything you need to know about how to grill pizza. This is seriously the best, easy grilled pizza recipe you’ll ever make without a pizza stone. It’s chewy, crispy, and perfect for adding your favorite toppings. This post is in partnership with Weber Grills.
YOU GUYS. I can’t believe I get to finally share this grilled pizza recipe with you because it’s become one of Tony and my favorites to make. Trust me, grilling a pizza it’s a lot easier than it seems and thanks to my partnership with Weber Grills, I get to show you exactly how to do it with step-by-step photos and a fun video you don’t want to miss.
You won’t need a pizza stone or anything fancy for this recipe, just grab some pizza dough, your favorite toppings and get ready for grilled pizza that’s ready in 15 minutes from start to finish!
I say…FRIDAY NIGHT PIZZA NIGHT EVERY NIGHT.
About our Weber Grill
I got Tony the Weber Genesis II for his birthday earlier this year because our old grill went kaput and frankly, it was just way too small. I had heard great things about Weber from my sister-in-law and decided to give it a shot. After using it the past few months, we really appreciate how it has plenty of space for grilling and is also great for entertaining. With three burners and three separate temperature controls you can easily monitor temps and cook everything super evenly. The grill fits about 20 burgers, so it’s perfect for feeding a crowd! My personal favorite thing? It’s easy to clean!
Step 1: prepare your grill
Preheat your grill to 425 degrees F. Once the grill is preheated, scrape off any bits with a grill brush that were left behind when you last grilled. I love using my Weber Genesis II gas grill because it has 3 burners for super even heating at each part of the grill. Preheating your grill will ensure that your pizza gets nice and golden brown, and that the dough does not slip through the grill grates.
Step 2: get your pizza dough + toppings ready
1. Whether you’re making pizza dough from scratch or buying it pre-made, it’s important to use pizza dough that’s at room temperature so that’s it’s easy to work with. You’ll want to use about 1 pound of pizza dough per pizza, which means you might have to cut your store-bought dough in half.
2. At this point you’ll also want to get all of your pizza toppings out, measured, and near your grill so that you can easily top your pizza when the time comes.
3. Place parchment paper on a hard surface (like a cutting board) and add plenty of olive oil to the parchment paper. Use your hands to coat the parchment paper with olive oil
4. Add your pizza dough onto the oil coated parchment paper, and stretch it out into a rectangle or circle until the dough no longer pulls back. Drizzle the top of the dough with olive oil to prevent sticking.
Step 3: add your dough to the grill
To easily add your pizza dough onto the grill grates, simply take your parchment paper where the dough has been stretched out, and flip it over so that the dough lands safely onto the grate. Then, peel your parchment paper off of the back. This takes practice the first few times, but I’ve found it’s the easiest way to do it!
Step 4: grill your pizza
1. Once your pizza is safely on the grill, close the lid and let it cook for just about 2-3 minutes until it’s nice and golden brown on the bottom. The pizza may produce some bubbles on the top, but those will settle once you flip.
2. After 2-3 minutes carefully check the underside of the dough using tongs. The bottoms should have nice grill marks and be golden brown. If it is, go ahead and flip your pizza.
3. Quickly and carefully top your pizza with all of your desired toppings. Head to the end of the post for some delicious combinations and recipes!
4. Close the lid of your grill to allow the pizza to fully cook and cheese to melt – about 3-4 minutes more. At this point you’ll want to check the temperature gauge of your grill to be sure it climbs back up to 425. The Weber Genesis II makes it super easy to adjust the temperature using the three control knobs. To keep your pizza from burning on the grill be sure to utilize the temperature gauges and adjust as necessary.
5. After a few minutes your toppings should be nice and melted, and the bottom of your pizza should be golden brown. To remove from the grill, simply grab your pizza with tongs and slide it onto a cutting board. Allow the pizza to cool for a few minutes before cutting into slices or squares!
Delicious pizza recipes and combinations to try:
Margarita: your favorite tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and grated parmesan cheese
Hawaiian: tomato sauce, fresh pineapple, fresh mozzarella, canadian bacon, red onion, and grated parmesan cheese
Summer Veggie: tomato sauce, mini bell peppers (sliced), red onion, baby bella mushrooms, jalapeño, grape tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, dried oregano
BBQ chicken: bbq sauce, chopped cooked chicken breast, cheddar or mozzarella, red onion, cilantro
Monique’s favorite: tomato sauce, onion, black olives, pineapple, jalapeños, fresh mozzarella, red chili pepper flakes
Abra’s favorite: tomato sauce, broccoli, mushrooms, roasted garlic, mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan
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The Best Grilled Pizza
Author: Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com
Recipe type: Dinner, Grilling, Pizza
- Parchment paper
- Olive oil, for drizzling
- 1 lb pizza dough (homemade or store bought)
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced into 1/8 inch thick rounds
- 6-8 fresh basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons grated or shredded parmesan cheese
- Preheat your grill to 425 degrees F, and then scrape off any bits with a grill brush that were left behind when you last grilled.
- Place parchment paper on a hard surface and spread olive oil onto parchment paper using your hands.
- Add your pizza dough onto the parchment paper, and stretch it out into a rectangle or circle until the dough no longer pulls back.
- Transfer your pizza dough to your grill by taking your parchment paper and flipping it upside down so that the dough lands safely on top of the grates. Then, peel your parchment paper off of the dough.
- Close the lid of your grill and let it your pizza cook for 2-3 minutes until it’s golden brown on the bottom. The pizza may produce some bubbles on the top, but those will settle once you flip.
- After 2-3 minutes carefully check the underside of the dough using tongs. If the bottom is golden brown, use your tongs to flip your pizza.
- Quickly and carefully top your pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella slices, and basil leaves (or whatever toppings you are using).
- Close the lid of your grill and allow the pizza to cook for 2-3 minutes more until the cheese is melted and the underside is golden brown.
- Once the cheese is melted and the underside of your pizza is golden brown, slide your pizza onto a cutting board with your tongs.
- Allow pizza to cool for 5-10 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, cut into 16 slices, and serve.
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