Grilling a pizza? That’s right! As if you needed a reason to make pizza…here are three:
- It’s easy to make.
- It’s cheap
- It gets you closer to that brick oven pizza – just like you’d have in Italy…well…almost!
Below, are some helpful instructions for how to properly grill a pizza. Join us at our next Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, June 11th at our Raleigh Campus, and enjoy fresh, grilled pizza complete with seasonal toppings from Chef Chris!
Instructions for Grilling a Pizza
- 8 oz. ball of pizza dough
- Let it sit at room temperature until it’s pliable (30 minutes to 1 hour)
- 1 (28 oz) can of your favorite pizza sauce
- Shredded cheese
- Prepare grill for medium-high, indirect heat (for a charcoal grill, bank coals on one side of grill; for a gas grill, leave one or two burners off).
On a Gas Grill:
- Place a pizza stone on the grates, and set the burners below to medium-high
- Allow the grill to heat, covered, with the stone inside.
- When the grill is super hot (thermometer should register around 500°, (about 10 minutes) —remove the lid.
- Place an 8-oz. ball of dough stretched to a 12″–14″ oval on the stone, add your toppings, and brush the crust with a little olive oil.
- Replace the cover with vents open & cook until the underside of the crust is browned and the cheese is bubbling (appx. 7 to 9 minutes)
- Using a couple of large metal spatulas, transfer the pizza to a platter/board.
On a Charcoal Grill:
*Method is the same though the setup is slightly different.
- Once you get one chimney’s worth of charcoal hot, spread the coals in a ring around the perimeter of the grill & set the grate on top.
- When the coals are glowing but no longer flaming, place the stone on the grate, cover, and preheat (20 minutes should get to around 500°.
- Proceed as described above for gas grills.
No Pizza Stone? No Problem! Bon Appetit Magazine give some great step-by-step instructions for grilling a pizza without a pizza stone here.
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