Most Fridays Ross and I make pizza. Typically we bake it in a 450* oven on a pizza stone for 15 minutes or so. We love it because we can get creative with toppings and it tastes way better than most take out pizza.
Well, recently we acquired a grill (HALLELUJAH!) so we thought we’d give grilled pizza a spin. We’ve done it before but it had been a while. Well, lemme tell ya’, soooo good. Do this. Do this now. You will not be sorry.
1 ball of pre-made pizza dough (we used Portland Pie Company’s whole wheat)
Salt, Pepper and garlic powder (for sprinkling)
Toppings of your choice! I used ricotta, blue cheese, walnuts and rosemary. Ross went with marinara, mozzarella and pepperoni.
1.) Turn the grill on to medium heat.
2.) Cut the dough ball in half. Roll each ball out and spread to desired thickness (try tossing it!). We like our’s thin.
3.) Using a pastry brush, spread a bit of oil on either side of the dough. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder on the edges.
4.) Place each pizza (no toppings yet) on the grill. Lower the cover and set for about 2 minutes.
5.) Check back to see how the dough is looking. If golden, flip over and cover the pizza with your toppings.
6.) Lower the cover again. Keep an eye on it – it can burn really fast.
7.) When the bottom has lovely grill marks and looks nice and crispy you’re done!
8.) Enjoy with a local beer or glass of wine!