Pizza on the grill y’all!
You mean I don’t have to heat up my kitchen by turing on my oven to make delicious pizza?
If y’all are in search for the perfect pizza dough head on over here and check out the recipe I have found, tweaked and loved.
I am a pizza lover but more times than not…wait what am I saying, I mean….. every single time, when we order pizza, we feel like total crap after. Which, really sucks because it is such an easy dinner and after working all week and I just want something easy. But paying the price afterward for convenience is just not worth it.
So, I tried one more time to take a stab at making pizza from scratch. And by golly what do you know, it came out pretty darn tasty if I do say so myself.
I took a risk with this recipe because I used the BBQ grill to actually make the pizza. You see, it was like 110 degrees outside when I decided pizza sounded really good for dinner. But, I really did not want to heat my kitchen up with a 450 degree oven. So, I decided to grill it up! I am really glad I did, it was super easy and tasted fantastic.
And super bonus, my kitchen stayed cool!
Y’all ready for it? Let’s roll!
Don't heat up your kitchen just to make some delicious pizza, throw that bad boy on the grill.
- 1 8 oz Pizza sauce
- 1 cup Mozzarella
- 1/4 cup Olive oil
- 1/4 cup Cornmeal
The list of pizza ingredients is endless. The world is your oyster, or in this case your pizza, my friend.
Let's start up that grill and get it real nice and hot. Prepare a small cup or bowl with about 1/4 cup of olive oil and place a paper towel inside. You will use this to grease up your grill.
If y'all have your own trust worthy pizza dough, by all means homies, bust that goodness out and move on to the next direction. BUT, if you are still in search for the perfect dough, head on over here.
Now, that you have your dough ready to go, roll that sucker out on a floured surface. The best way to make a pizza into the size of an actual pizza is to roll it out a bit with a rolling pin. Then pick it up and use your fist to spread the dough into an even diameter. Once you have a decent size, lay it back down and use your hands to press it out further.
Allow dough to sit for about 5 minutes. In this time the dough will shrink back a little. It's cool yo, just push it back out with your hands. If holes appear, again it's cool, just pinch the dough back together and pretend it never happened.
Sprinkle the cornmeal evenly on a flat surface that you can transport your pizza dough on. Like a cookie sheet or a pizza pan. Lay your dough on top of the cornmeal, this will allow the dough to slide right off without getting stuck.
Open up that grill, grease it up nicely, and slide your pizza right on it and close the door. Cook for about 1-2 minutes. Your dough will bubble. Don't freak out. Once it is all bubbly and nicely cooked on the underside, take it off the grill and back onto your sheet.
You actually want to flip your dough at this point, so the grill marks are going to be where you spread all your toppings. Brush the dough with olive oil, and spread your sauce and toppings on top. Don't get to close to the edge. Leave about an inch of space.
Throw that sucker back onto the grill for about 3-4 minutes. Timing here people, is really all you. Keep a close eye on how your pizza is cooking and use your best judgement.
Take it off the grill once it reaches desired doneness and BAM, you have yourself a damn good pizza! Serve with a nice refreshing salad with beautiful romaine, feta cheese, olives, grape tomatoes and a light dressing.
Hey homie, I’d love to hear how you enjoyed this pizza. Leave a comment and let me know how it turned out.