How to Grill Pizza | Step by Step Directions

How to grill pizza. Step by step directions on how to make pizza on the grill recipe, that the entire family will love!

How to make grilled Pizza

Grilled pizza has become our new favorite meal. It’s easy, fast and not as intimidating as you would think. This is coming from someone who before this didn’t know how to turn on the grill!

So whether you’ve never turned on the grill or are a grilling master who hasn’t tried grilled pizza, this is the how to for you.

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Every family has that one easy meal that everyone enjoys. And as you grow, you start looking back fondly on the meals and family time you use to have when you were younger.

Now that I’m the mom in charge of the meal memories, I wanted us to create something that was easy, special and something the kids can take part in as well.

How to make Grilled Pizza-Recipe

You can either buy pizza dough and sauce at the store or make your own at home like we do.

It only takes a few minutes; you just need to give the dough time to rise.

Grilled Pizza Accessories

Can you use a pizza stone on the grill?

Yes! Grab your pizza stone. (I feel like a bunch of you just went “oooooh” in your head. Signifying now you know how it doesn’t fall through the grate.) Magic pizza stone.

At what temperature do you cook Grilled Pizza

Put the stone on the grill and turn it on high. You want it around 450 or higher.

While the grill heats up stretch out your dough into a circle.

Bring out everything you’ll need for making pizza. 

  • Olive oil
  • Brush & Tongs
  • Oven mitt
  • Sauce with Spoon
  • Cheese and toppings

Put a little flour on the pizza peel and transfer your dough.

Slide the dough from the peel to the pizza stone.

pizza on the grill

Apply a generous amount of olive oil, spread on top and close the lid. 

grilled pizza recipe

How long does it take a make Grilled Pizza

You only want to leave it for about 2-3 minutes at 450 before you add your cheese and toppings. Then allow to cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until the cheese is melted. 

grilled pizza on a pizza stone

Take your tongs and slide the pizza onto the peel. Cut into slices with your pizza cutter and Voila!

You have grilled one delicious pizza.

I found that making 3 pizzas is perfect for us. It takes around 7-8 minutes per pizza and is enough for a family of four with a little left over.

Grilled Pizza Toppings

  • Pepperoni
  • Onions & Peppers
  • Pineapple 
  • Buffalo Chicken/turkey
  • Olives
  • Mushrooms
  • Mozzarella and Basil 
  • Ground Beef

Our personal favorites are red onion with tomato, and pepperoni with mushrooms. Other days we put on left overs; cooked ground beef or buffalo turkey. 

Homemade tomato and red onion pizza

Mom’s Homemade Pizza Night

Since we started cooking it on the grill, mom’s homemade pizza night has become one of the meal memories I know they’ll cherish. The days of playing in the yard just waiting for mom to call “Pizza’s ready!”

Pepperoni pizza

How to make Pizza on the Grill

Fast, Easy, Delicious Grilled Pizza the entire family will enjoy!
Active Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Grilled Pizza, Pizza

Equipment

  • Pizza stone, Pizza peel, Pizza cutter, tongs, spoon, oven mitt

Instructions

  • Place your pizza stone on your grill
  • Start your grill, wait for the temperature to reach 450
  • Roll or stretch your dough and place it on your lightly floured pizza peel
  • Transfer from pizza peel to pizza stone
  • Add a table spoon of olive oil to your dough and spread coating the entire top of the dough
  • Close the lid and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes. You'll start to see air bubbles form
  • Once the air bubbles begin to form add a thin layer of pizza sauce, cheese and your toppings
  • Continue to cook for an additional 4-5 minutes until your cheese is melted
  • Use your tongs to transfer the cooked pizza back unto your pizza peel
  • Using your pizza cutter, slice your pizza into the desired number to pieces.
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