Grilled Pizza

  • serves 4
Christine Cushing
Christine Cushing

You can use any combination of toppings for this pizza dough provided none of the ingredients contains too much moisture. To roast the whole head of garlic, cut off the top third, put it in a piece of foil, sprinkle it with olive oil, seal and bake at 350 degrees F. for about 1 hour or until soft. Yield is 4 servings.

5 Ratings
Directions for: Grilled Pizza



¾ cup lukewarm water

1 Tbsp sugar

½ pkg active dry yeast

1 cup all purpose flour

½ cup corn flour

¾ tsp salt

2 Tbsp olive oil

Extra flour for kneading


2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

A few nicoise black olives, pitted and cut in half

1 roasted pepper, cut into strips

1 red onion, sliced

1 heads garlic, roasted and squeezed out of skin

6 leaves arugula, washed and torn

4 oz buffalo mozzarella, sliced thinly



1. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and water. Whisk in yeast.

2. Let stand until slightly foamy for about 5 minutes.

3. In a food processor fitted with a dough blade, combine the all-purpose flour, corn flour and salt.

4. Add yeast mixture and pulse several times.

5. Add olive oil and pulse again.

6. Dough will be very sticky at this point.

7. Turn dough onto a well-floured surface and knead by hand until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.

8. The dough should be soft but not sticky.

9. If dough is still too sticky, add a little more flour.

10. Place the dough in a lightly oiled, medium bowl and cover.

11. Let rest in a warm spot until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.

12. Punch down dough, cover and let rest again for about 30 minutes.

13. Divide dough into two equal balls.

14. Cover and let rest again for about 10 minutes.

15. Preheat grill on high.

16. Lightly oil a baking sheet.

17. On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball into a circle about 1/8-inch (3 mm) thick.

18. For a successful grilled pizza the dough must be thin but not have any holes. (If you do tear a hole in the dough, simply press it back together.)

19. Using both your hands, gently lift the dough onto the oiled baking sheet.

20. Carry dough circles out to the grill and carefully lift the dough and stretch onto the hot grill.

21. Grill for about 3 minutes, or until dough begins to bubble.

22. Using tongs or a spatula, flip dough over and grill for another 2 minutes, just to set the dough on the bottom.


1. Turn off one side of the grill and move crust over the unlit burner.

2. Brush top of crust with olive oil.

3. Arrange toppings over the crust, ending with cheese.

4. Close lid and let heat circulate to melt cheese and finish cooking bottom.

5. If cheese melts before the bottom is lightly charred and crispy, move the pizza over the lit burner and grill briefly until done.

See more: Rice/Grain, Grill, Italian, Cheese, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Dinner


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