Most people think of summer as grilling season, but I have my grill going year-round. It’s easy, makes fewer dirty pans, and the food just tastes better with the smokey grill flavor. And, one of my favorite grill meals is pizza.
Pizza is already one of the most universally loved foods and grilling it takes it to a new level of deliciousness. Most stores have ready-to-cook pizza dough, but you’ll find an easy dough recipe below.
Easy Grilled Pizza
Turn on the grill to medium heat. Roll out pizza dough to the desired size on a floured surface. Sprinkle some cornmeal on a baking sheet and transfer the rolled-out dough to the sheet. Brush dough with olive oil.
Transfer dough to heated grill oiled side down. Cook for around minutes and remove from the grill back onto the baking sheet with the grilled side up. Add desired toppings to the pizza. Reduce grill heat to low and return topped pizza grill and cook with the grilled cover closed until done.
The fun part about pizza is that you get to make it your own by adding your family’s favorite toppings or throw on any leftovers lurking in the fridge. This is the ultimate in quick, easy, versatile, and delicious. Mangia!!
Easy Pizza Dough
Courtesy of Food.com
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon yeast
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2⁄3 cup lukewarm water (plus an additional 2 tbsp)
- Mix 1 cup of flour with all other ingredients.
- Gradually add 2nd cup of flour until it forms a ball.
- Let the dough rest 10-15 minutes in a bowl covered with a dish towel or plastic wrap to keep it warm.
Photo Credit: Julia A Reed