Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Grilled Pizza Tutorial

I hope this helps you to make grilled pizza successfully. Choose your favorite pizza dough. We use store bought some of the time, but for this pizza I used my sour dough bread discard to make the dough. I follow the King Arthur flour sour dough pizza dough recipe.  
Step #1 - for two thin crust pizzas, divide your dough in half, and shape into a flattened disk. t. In the photo above, I have dusted a pizza peel with rice flour for our next step. You can use a cutting board if you don't have a peel. 
After the dough rests for 15 minutes, I roll the dough as thin as I can get it (about 14" round), but you can choose the thickness to your liking. We prefer thin pizza crust with crispy edges. It doesn't have to be shaped perfectly.

Prepare your pizza toppings before you light the grill :-)  I use prep bowls, and my toppings always include pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and the rest varies. 


Slide the pizza dough from the pizza peel onto the grill. In the photo, you can see that the dough starts getting crispy on the edge right away. I leave the grill top open so I can keep an eye on the dough. Then I flip it once there are grill marks on the bottom. Transfer cooked to a cutting board. 

Spread sauce and cheese over pizza dough, leaving a 1” border, but making sure not to overload the center.

Place pizza back on grill; cook a few minutes more (I keep looking at the bottom so it doesn't burn), or until cheese is melted. Remove pizza from grill.
We've been doing pizza this way for fifteen years, and have made hundreds for get togethers. When we went to the New York Botanical Gardens, they were demonstrating how to grill pizza. I've included links to the two pizzas they made. I've made both at home and they were both wonderful. I hope you try it! 

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Thank you thank you THANK YOU!!! The key must bee browning the crust top and bottom first before putting the toppings on. We might try it this weekend! :D

    1. You are most welcome! I hope this helps, and I can also do a video for you.

  2. Thanks Debbie.. we've had it this way and it's FUN:)

  3. This pizza looks so good and thanks for sharing how to make it on the grill. I hope you have a nice Memorial Day weekend.

  4. Yum, your pizza looks delicious and so pretty too! Thanks for the links as well. Happy holiday weekend......

  5. Your pizza looks fabulous!! We’ve had so much rain that grilling has been on the hold. I’m glad that sourdough is working out so well 😊

  6. This is the point where some simple everyday foods begin to haunt you? The pizza comes top in the list. I'm sure most of you must be wandering whether you can eat pizza or not with type 2 little caesars diabetic menu


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