Thursday, August 4, 2011

Gardner Grub - Pizza On The Grill

Ovens are out. Grills are in.

{can you tell Project Runway has started?}

Mr. G and I are big fans of pizza but because of my food allergies we don't order pizza very often - maybe once every 6 months. We do, however, do pizza experiments at home and we've found the best way to make the perfect pizza is on the grill.

Hawaiian pizza is our favorite so that's what I'm sharing today but you can make it a million different ways. Pick the toppings you like and go nuts.

16 oz pizza dough (I get it from Fresh & Easy - one bag makes 2 pizzas)
BBQ sauce - mild flavor
Mozzarella Cheese - lots
Canadian Bacon - quartered
Pineapple - cubed

Turn on your grill to medium-low heat. 
Cut the dough in half (to make 2 pizzas) and roll it out with a sprinkle of corn starch. 

Take the rolled out dough and toss it directly on the grill. Close the grill and let the dough cook for 2-3 minutes. 

The dough will plump up and may be on the brink of golden brown but not darker.

Bring the dough inside and (if you have one) let your little chef sprinkle on the toppings.
Spread the BBQ sauce.
Add cheese, bacon & pineapple.

Take the pizza back to the grill for 6-8 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the dough is firm.


The absolute best part of pizza on the grill is there is no icky, doughy center. The entire pizza is perfectly crunchy.
These grill marks are proof. 

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  1. I have never tried making pizza on the grill but yours looks so good! I am now following you from the hop and would love a follow back over at

  2. Hi there! Following you from the hop! We have never made it on the grill sounds fun to do! I gotta try it !:) Hope you can follow my lil blog!

  3. mmmm, looks yummy! I've always wanted to try pizza on the grill but honestly didn't know how - that seems easy! And I have to thank you for showing the rolling pin in your picture, I've always had such a terrible time with dough - and DUH - a rolling pink would work great!

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

  4. Looks delicious! I'm following from the hop. :)

  5. haha a rolling pin* - I guess I just like the color pink so much it just slips out sometime :)

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

  6. Definitely going to have to try this one!! Looks delish!

  7. Yum, we'll have to try that! We've used bbq sauce for pizza before but never on the grill! Just found your site and following now, hope you can visit back soon!

  8. Just the kind of pizza I like, thin and crunchy :) Visiting from Friday Fun bloghop!

    The Twerp and I

  9. Yummy! My boyfriend and I are trying pizza on the grill for the first time tonight! :) Hope it turns out as good as yours looks.

  10. Wow this looks great. I've never tried pizza on the grill before. I'm going to test out a vegetarian version of this. Thanks for posting!

    I also awarded you the "Versatile Blogger Award" on my blog, I hope you are able to accept :)

  11. Mmm, now I want pizza! And I just had some the other day.