Grilled Pizza

posted on: Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Last week we made grilled pizza. Holy cow it was awesome! We rounded up our neighbors and everyone brought different toppings. I made the dough. The kids all played outside while we ate. No dirty dishes. No dirty carpets. Yummy pizza, perfect weather, and great friends.


I was so inspired by Sunday Suppers and their posts on grilled pizza. They made it look effortless and elegant. I go for effortless but with a baby at my hip who is a master destroyer it's hard to be elegant. I do have fun though, and surprisingly it was easier than I anticipated.

Grilled Pizza Tips:
  • I made the dough and then separated into balls in a muffin tin. It made it easier to roll out individual sized pizzas.
  • The grill needs to be hot, if you put your hand on top of the fire and you need to pull your hand back after 3 seconds than you know the grill is hot.
  • Make sure your grill is well oiled so the dough won't stick.
  • Put the rolled out dough right on top of the grill and then after 2-4 minutes flip it to the other side.
  • Quickly put your toppings and close the grill for about a minute or two so that the cheese can melt.

This week I'm undecided if I'll make pizza using a caste iron skillet or a muffin tin.  I could just do the traditional in the oven cheese pizza, but where is the fun in that?

Speaking of fun if you want F-U-N you have to check out this week's round-up of Project Food Blog. There are crazy pizza recipes like pizza on a stick, flag pizzas, sushi pizza, bimbimpap pizza, and deep dish cupcake pizza to name a few. Actually, to name 5 out of 72.  I think food bloggers are the new crazy.


17 comments:

  1. Cute video! That looks like one awesome pizza party. And baby Maria is SO adorable!

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  2. Grilled pizza is one of my absolute favorite things to make. I'm just sad that I don't have a grill out here in San Diego (and really am not allowed to have one either). Luckily, I think a few of my friends might and so I may just have to suggest a pizza grilling party.

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  3. How fun!! I can't watch the video now, since everyone is asleep... but I'll be back:).

    We love grilled pizza- and it is a perfect way to entertain (mess-free).

    I'd say- go with the muffin cups; even though I love the cast iron skillet idea too... muffin cups are more fun:).

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  4. I definitely want to try that now. Fun video :) your kids are adorable and that song is perfect! thanks for sharing a new twist on pizza!

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  5. glad you gals liked the video. The kids are fun specially when they get to eat pizza with their friends.

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  6. these look delish! we did grilled pizzas while back for a girls' night. they were amazing : )

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  7. We've never tried grilled pizza, it looks awesome!
    I am sure my dough would stick to the grill, it always does that to me ...

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  8. David- it wouldn't stick. It's weird but it doesn't really stick. Just oil up your grill.

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  9. Grilled pizza is wonderful. It's really the best way to get pizza oven results without a pizza oven. I did a grilled pizza for the FoodBuzz Challenge and learned so much in the process. Great post. GREF

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  10. Okay, I came back!

    Very cute:).

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  11. Love grilles pizzas. I make them all the time and that means every Friday! haha

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  12. Oh dear, I must have pizza tonight. YUM. Thanks for the inspiration! :) xo

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  13. ok first things first. i need to buy my hubby one of those circle fire starting things...he can't start our BBQ and i am IMPATIENT.
    with that said - i wanna live in your community...ours is BORING.

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  14. I do love our community and our big shared backyard and the fact that we're all poor students. It's pretty awesome. That fire starting thing is crucial, I've learned.

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  15. This is the first time that I have heard of grilled pizza. What a wonderful concept! I was just wondering about what I should make for dinner tomorrow night. Now I have a plan. Thanks!

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  16. So funny. I had friends over on the 13th for BBQd pizza. It was my first time, it's such an easy BBQ and get together idea! Will definitely do it again and a lot more next summer.

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  17. Mada, I wish I had discovered grilled pizzas during the summer. I would of made it way more.

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