Grilled Pizza

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.

Grilled Pizza


1 ball of pre-made pizza dough (we used Portland Pie Company’s whole wheat)
Olive Oil
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!

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Salt = sodium = bad. Sweet = calories = bad. Well, isn't that just a bleak outlook. I firmly believe that without salt and without sweet we all just live in a world of lettuce. Plain lettuce. Fun? No. This blog is about life. Namely, my life. But, not that specific. I myself am simply not that interesting. I live an ordinary life, work an ordinary job and do ordinary things. But... life is all about experiencing that feeling you get when you really, really like something. If you don't feel a little warm in your heart when you walk into a farmer's market or try on a piece of beautiful clothing that fits you perfectly (that just so happens to be a great deal!) then you should probably keep on a' movin' from my little plot of internet. Sweeter salt is my metaphor for the good things in life, sprinkled over everything in moderation. Banana? Kinda boring. Banana smoothie - yum! White tank top? Yawn. Statement necklace layered over said tank - now we're talking! I live in Portland, Maine. I love cooking, eating out, riding my bike and approachable fashion. This blog does not chronicle my every waking moment. This is because you will probably not be entertained by the 10th day in a row that I eat the exact same salad for lunch. It does chronicle a healthy, active, fun-filled, colorful lifestyle, in Portland and beyond. It also covers dogs. Cute ones mostly.
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4 Responses to Grilled Pizza

  1. I LOVE grilled pizza! Your picture is making my tummy growl! :)

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  3. Katy says:

    OMG those look amazing. I always think of the Barefoot Contessa episode on grilled pizza whenever I see it — YUM.

  4. Karen says:

    Now that our weather if finally warming up, I going to give grilled pizza a try. No hot kitchen that way. Do you ever have a problem with the dough sticking?

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