When it is hot outside and you don’t want to turn on the oven, head outside for pizza on the grill! It is an easy meal that is a crowd pleaser!

pizza on the grill

We have had some of the best house guests this week. One of our easiest and their most favorite dinner was pizza on the grill.


The dough was made in the Cuisinart, but it you don’t make bread dough—no worries.  We have used  frozen dinner roll dough balls. Thaw the dough, rise, and use two balls for each pizza. If you like to make dough this is a great recipe for pizza on the grill!

Pizza Dough Recipe For The Grill

1 pkg active dry yeast

1 teaspoon sugar

1  1/4 cups warm water

3 1/3 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon olive oil

Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until foamy, about 3-5 minutes.

Insert dough blade.  Place flour and salt into food processor. While machine is running, add liquid.  Process until dough forms a ball. Then process for 30 seconds to knead the dough. Dough may be slightly sticky. Oil hands and remove dough from processor and place in an oiled bag or bowl. Evenly coat dough with olive oil. Let rise for about 45 minutes.

Punch dough, divide into 8 equal balls. Form into 8 crusts about 1/4 inch thick.


Pizza on the Grill

Pre-heat the grill to medium high.  Brush the grill with olive oil.  Cook the crust for about 2 minutes  —- just until you see light golden grill marks. Flip the crust over and lightly grill  —just until the dough is set and crusts have puffed. You can add the toppings while the pizzas are on the grill, but we pre-cook all the crusts ahead of time and place a big stack of crusts next to the toppings.


Delicious Pizza Sauce Recipe

1 – 16 ounce can tomato sauce

1 6 ounce can tomato paste

2 garlic cloves, pressed

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

1/8 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper

1 scant Tablespoon dried basil

salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and cook for about 10 minutes.

We let everyone add their own toppings. This crew chose pepperoni and cheese.


Then we put the pizzas back on the grill (lid down) long enough to make the cheese melt and finish off cooking the crusts. We lower the grill temperature slightly to keep the crusts from browning(burning) before the cheese is melted.



You might also like this balsamic bbq sauce perfect for pork steaks.  We also like this grilled spicy chicken recipe.

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  1. What was I thinking???! I made pizza in the oven last night and it was probably the hottest night we’ve had!! Now I want to do this right away!!!

  2. Hey! I’ve always heard about people making pizza on the grill but I didn’t know how they did it. This looks awesome = and delicious! Thanks for the step by step! We shall try it this week.

  3. Thank you!
    My Husband and I were going to make grilled Pizza and chickened out.
    We didn’t quite now what to do. Now we do!

  4. Can you use a refrigerated pizza crust instead of making your own? Or would it not taste as good?

  5. We do pizza on the grill and love it! We do one large crust, and love how “rustic” it is! I might try little pizzas next time.

    Anything to not heat up the oven, right?!

  6. We do pizza on the grill all the time and love it! I was just telling my friend about it yesterday – how ironic!!!

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