How to Grill Pizza

July 10, 2014

Grilled pizza is a convenient way to enjoy your favorite comfort food without turning on your oven.  Cooking pizza crust on the grill might seem intimidating at first but once you've tried it a couple of times, you'll be making grilled pizza all summer long.

The key to a successfully pizza on the grill is to cook the crust for a few minutes before adding on your toppings.  This step is important because it allows your crust to begin to crisp before other ingredients are added.  In other words,  cook the dough for a few minutes, flip it, and then top it.  By the time your pizza is ready to come off the grill your crust should be sturdy with just the right amount of char for the distinct smoky flavor.

Cooking time varies tremendously depending on how big your pizza is and the thickness of your dough.  As a general rule, the grill should be around 600 degrees Fahrenheit.  I would begin checking your pizza after it's cooked for 2 minutes and again after 5 minutes once its flipped and been topped.

Grilled pizza is a delicious summer meal that can become a staple on warm nights.  Keep the toppings seasonal, use what's available in your garden and at your local farmer's market to make so dynamite combinations.

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