Recipe of the Month
Great Grilled Pizza
Summertime is grilling time! Instead of sticking to
traditional grilling foods like burgers or hot dogs, why not consider grilling
one of my personal favorite foods, pizza!
This fantastic dish can be modified to suit a variety of
dietary needs and preferences, and can be easily adjusted to be a healthy food
choice. Cheese can be left off for vegans, vegetables and fruit can be used as
toppings, and some traditionally unhealthy topping choices, such as pepperoni
or sausage, can be swapped for healthier options such as turkey pepperoni or
venison sausage. Even more appealing, though, is the taste. Nothing truly
compares to the smoky and savory flavors that combine in a good grilled pizza.
So, try your hand at making grilled pizza this summer, and
let me know how it turns out!
Great Grilled Pizza
- 3 1/2
cups all-purpose flour, or as needed
envelope yeast (or 2 ¼ tsp.)
- 1 T
- 1 1/2 tsp.
- 1 1/3 C
very warm water (120 degrees to 130 degrees F)*
- 1/3 C
flour for rolling
oil for grilling
sauce (jarred or homemade)
toppings as desired (turkey pepperoni, diced vegetables, venison sausage,
mozzarella cheese (optional)
charcoal fire or preheat gas grill to medium-high heat.
2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add very
warm water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute. Gradually add
enough flour to make a soft dough. Dough should form a ball and will be
slightly sticky. Knead dough on a floured surface, adding additional flour
if necessary, until smooth and elastic but not sticky, about 5 minutes.
dough into 8 portions. Pat or roll dough on a well-floured counter to
about 8-inch circles; they do not need to be perfect.
both sides of crust with additional oil. Using hands, lift each crust
carefully and place on grill. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until bottom is
lightly browned and top looks set. Using long handled tongs, remove crust
from grill, grilled side up, to a platter or baking sheet.
add sauce and top the grilled side of each pizza crust. Excess sauce or
toppings makes the pizza hard to handle. Repeat with remaining pizzas.
slide each pizza onto the grill. Cook an additional 3 to 4 minutes until
bottom of crust is browned and cheese is melted. Remove from grill and
*Recipe adapted from Allrecipes
Last updated June 11, 2018