Once you master the art of grilling pizza, you will never want pizza from the oven again. This is a fun way to spice up an overnight camping trip or backyard dinner party. To save yourself some time, pre-make the pizza dough or even pre-buy it- (store-bought pizza dough is the jam)! Pre-measure, slice, grate, etc. all of your pizza toppings and have them ready to go! Use your imagination with toppings- any cheese, vegetable, herbs sauce, meat, etc. can be used- get creative and make different types of pizza for everyone to try.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
1 ball pizza dough, store-bought or homemade
2 tablespoons olive oil
Flour (for dusting)
¼ cup tomato sauce
4 to 5 ounces, fresh mozzarella, shredded (or other cheese of your choice)
1 handful of spinach
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
Red chili flakes
Freshly grated Parmesan
what to do: Pre-heat grill to 500 degrees. If using a charcoal grill, allow the coals to light and burn for at least 20 minutes (until briquettes are an ash-gray color).
While your grill is pre-heating, prepare and organize all of your ingredients and toppings. Add olive oil to a small bowl for greasing the grill and brushing your pizza dough.
On a lightly floured surface, shape the pizza dough by flattening it with your hands. Stretch or roll out the dough until you have a nice round shape, 12-14 inches in diameter.
Once your grill or charcoals are ready, lightly oil your cooking grid with a brush or wad of paper towels before placing food on the grill.
Brush one side of the dough with olive oil. Place the dough on the grill grates, oil side down. Brush the top side of the dough with oil, too. Let cook for 2-3 minutes.
Using a pair of tongs, flip the pizza dough. Working quickly, spread the tomato sauce evenly in a thin layer across the dough with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle the cheese and add your toppings. (Go light on the toppings to avoid a soggy pizza)! Cook the pizza for 3-4 minutes more until the bottom is crispy and charred and the cheese has melted.
Carefully remove the finished pizza with the tongs onto a cutting board. Let cool slightly, slice, and serve with red chili flakes and grated parmesan to your liking.