How To Grill Pizza

Here’s our technique for making great grilled pizza at home on a gas grill and pizza stone!

I’ve gotten so many requests for this how-to, and I finally took some photos the last time we had a pizza night!

The Crust

We buy our dough from Whole Foods pre-made. It saves time and is delicious! (You can obviously make it from scratch as well.) Start by covering the cutting board with lots of cornmeal. This keeps the dough from sticking when you’re ready to slide the prepared pizza off the board onto the stone.

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Equipment

  1. A grill
  2. A large cutting board or pizza peel
  3. A pizza stone (ours is a basic circle but they have kinds with handles that would make getting the pizza off easier!)

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The Technique

Preheat Grill and Stone

Heat the grill burners to high with the pizza stone inside. Ideal is up to 500-600 degrees.

Prepare Crust

Cover board with 75% all purpose flour and 25% cornmeal and push and stretch crust out into a big circle, incorporating some of the flour on the board into the dough which will help keep it from sticking to your hands. Make sure pizza can slide back and forth on the board. If it can’t, add more cornmeal.

Add any toppings you like!

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Slide pizza onto stone

Cook for ~12 minutes with lid closed

Homemade Grilled Pizza

Homemade pizza made on a grill with a pizza stone.

Equipment

  • Pizza stone

  • Grill

  • Pizza peel

Ingredients

  • 1 package pizza dough (from Whole Foods or a grocery store)
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • All the toppings you love!

Instructions

  • Preheat grill with burners on high and pizza stone inside. Ideal is 500-600 degrees.

  • Cover board with 75% all purpose flour and 25% cornmeal and push and stretch crust out into a big circle, incorporating some of the flour on the board into the dough which will help keep it from sticking to your hands. 

  • Add sauce, toppings, and cheese. Make sure pizza can slide back and forth on board. If it can’t, add more cornmeal.

  • Slide pizza onto pizza stone and close lid.

  • Cook for ~12 minutes, until crust is crispy and toppings are bubbly.

  • Slide pizza off using a large spatula or pizza lifter.

  • Allow to cool slightly and slice!

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