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Fire Up the Grill: Homemade Grilled Pizza

Grills this time of year aren’t only reserved for burgers, brats, and BBQ. What about creating your own homemade pizza and encouraging family or friends to get creative by making their own? 

Let your kids play chef by adding colorful (and healthy!) toppings onto their own individual pizza, for te perfect summer night BBQ fun!



  • For the dough: (you can use store-bought if you're pressed for time, but I love making my own!)
  • Warm water
  • 1 packet (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for bowl, brushing & final drizzle
  • 2 tsps kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour, whole wheat flour, or all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • Toppings:
  • Veggies such as peppers, spinach, caramelized onions, and/or mushrooms.
  • Meats such as sausage or pepperoni.
  • Other creative additions such as basil, figs, fresh mozzarella cheese, garlic, etc.



To Make the Dough: Pour 1 cup warm water into a medium bowl, add sugar, then sprinkle with yeast. Let stand until foamy, approx. 5 minutes. Whisk oil and 2 teaspoon salt into yeast mixture. Add flour and stir with a wooden spoon until liquid is incorporated. Turn onto a floured work surface. Knead until dough comes together in an elastic ball. Transfer to a well-oiled medium size bowl and brush dough lightly with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set in a warm place until dough doubles in size, approx. 45 minutes. Punch dough down and cover. Allow dough to rise, approx. 30 minutes. Turn dough onto a lightly floured work surface and let rest 15 minutes before using.

On the lightly floured surface, roll dough out to a 6-10 inch circle.

Heat grill (up to 500-600*) and brush one side of dough with olive oil. Place oiled side down on grill.

Once dough bubbles up, flip crust over on grill and bubble should release.

Spread pizza sauce on pizza and add a thin layer of toppings (veggies and cheese, not the herbs yet) on dough. Close grill hood until cheese melts and gets crispy on the edges.

Transfer pizza to a cutting board and slice into squares. Top pizza with herbs (otherwise they melt if you add them while still on the grill) and a drizzle of olive oil.

Makes: 1 6-10 inch pizza

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