Grilled Pizza.

You’ve probably heard of people making pizza on a stone, in a brick oven, and even just a regular oven. But what about the grill!? As the days get cooler and you begin to think about heading back into the kitchen dust off that grill one more time and whip up a homemade pizza. Its about as easy as it gets and you can customize your pizza to make everyone in the family happy.

First things first. Start your grill. Use a medium-low temperature.

Decide on the toppings you want to top your pizza with. Make sure these are cooked thoroughly since they won’t be cooking with the pizza. Some standards at my house are mozzarella, Canadian bacon, jalapenos, and pineapple. Whatever you choose is fine, just have it cooked, chopped, and ready to go on your pizza once you get it on the grill.

I usually buy the pre-made pizza dough from the grocery store. Why not make an easy recipe even easier? You can make it from scratch as well. Spread the dough out onto a piece of wax paper and brush both sides with olive oil. You can add any seasonings to the dough at this point as well. A simple Italian Seasoning blend would work well.

Place the pizza dough on the grill. Allow this side to cook for about four minutes. The dough will start to turn golden brown and get a little puffy.

Flip the pizza dough over to allow the other side to cook. Immediately top the cooked side with pizza sauce, I usually use canned or jarred sauce from the store. Next top with cheese and the toppings of your choice. Then, close the lid of the grill and wait. This is the hard part. You need to wait until the cheese is melted and be careful not to let the bottom of the dough burn. If you think your timing might be off just finish your pizza in the oven under the broiler. This way the cheese can melt without burning the bottom of your pizza.
Take your pizza off the grill, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy!

Simple and yummy weeknight meal.


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