With this sunny, 80-degree weather we have had in Fredericksburg this week, my roommates have been grilling many dinners outside. It being Pi Day, 3/14, I wanted to make pizza for dinner. Combine both and it’s one of my favorite meals — grilled pizza!
Topped with veggies and just a little bit of sauce and cheese, grilled pizza is truly delicious. I even stepped it up and made my own dough this afternoon at lunch — just 10 minutes to pull it all together. Cheaper than store bought too.
I added spoonfuls of ricotta just because, why not? One important part if grilled pizzas is to not overload the toppings. Some of the best have just a tiny sauce and cheese, or garlic oil with cheese and basil. You get to use your creativity.
How to make grilled pizzas:
- Start off with pizza dough, homemade or store bought. I have never tried Anything out of a tube though, so try to use fresh.
- Form into small pizzas. Just know they won’t be round. Unless you have pizza skills.
- Heat up your grill to a medium heat. Brush the pizzas with oil mixed with minced garlic. You don’t want them to stick!
- Cook mostly on one side. You want the dough to set up. Flip once, and cook just for a minute. That’s the side that will continue to cook again.
- Take the pizzas inside and add your toppings to the more cooked side. A little goes a long way!
- place back on the grill for a few minutes til cheese is melted and bottom crust is done.
- Let cool just a few minutes and enjoy