Grilled Pizza

Summer is a great time to grill. While most people think of hot dogs and hamburgers, our family enjoys grilling pizza. That's right, pizza! During the time it takes to heat the oven to 450º, your pizza will be done. Ready for the plate, and ready to eat! It's important to use a crust recipe that is sturdy. The first couple of times of trying this out, I used my old stand-by crust. It works great in the oven, but was not sturdy enough for the grill.  Here is one adapted from Allrecipes.com. It worked well with our pizza experience.

Pizza Dough (makes 2 pizzas)

1 TBSP active dry yeast 2 tsp. white sugar 2 cups warm water (110 degrees F) 5 cups all-purpose flour 4 TBSP olive oil 2 tsp. salt

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare pizza sauce (if using) and have toppings ready.
  3. Stir in flour, salt, and oil. Beat until smooth using a stand mixer with dough hook attached. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a round or square.
  5. Heat grill to 400 degrees. Clean off grates well.
  6. Lightly coat one side of the dough with olive oil and place oil side down onto grill. Lightly coat other side with oil and close lid. Cook for approximately one minute or until crust is bubbles up.
  7. Using two metal spatulas, carefully turn over pizza crust.
  8. Add sauce and toppings. Close lid. Cook for additional 2 minutes or until cheese melts.
  9. Repeat with remaining crust.