How to Make Pizza on the Grill

If you want to learn how to make a pizza on the grill, you’ve come to the right place! We LOVE making grilled pizza, and it’s so easy. You can use homemade pizza dough or store-bought pizza, but the smoky flavor infused by the

How to Make a Pizza on the Grill

How to Make Pizza on the Grill

How to Cook a Pizza on the Grill

A lot of people love to grill this time of year, and I am one of them. I like the flavor grilling helps to give my food, and I like creating all of the cooking heat outside of the house. Plus, the weather here in Colorado is usually good enough that we like to cook and eat outside as well. It just feels more relaxing.

However, cooking a wide variety of food can be tricky on a grill.

A lot of people who grill know that you have to be careful with hot spots.

A lot of grills have areas that seem to cook twice as fast as other parts, so you have to keep a close eye on your food. You end up spending more time standing at the grill, and less time enjoying great spring weather with family and friends.

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I didn’t realize how powerful our grill was at first (it was new at the time), so I may have overcooked the first crust. It was overcooked evenly at least! The second crust was perfect! Here is our recipe for a BBQ pizza that tastes like it was always meant to be grilled.

Making Pizza on the Grill

  • Heat grill between 500 and 550 degrees
  • Prepare your favorite pizza dough – our fast, homemade pizza dough recipe is amazing!
  • Drizzle both sides of the dough with olive oil.
  • Place on grill – you can use a metal pan with holes or a pizza stone if desired
  • Cook for a few minutes on each side
  • Remove and add toppings
  • Put pizza back on the grill, cook for a few more minutes.
  • Move to top rack of grill, close grill, and let it cook until cheese is melted

grilled pizza

We ended up making a few different pizzas, but this one was my favorite! Also, we grilled some slices of fresh pineapple, and it was amazing. I’m not sure why pineapple tastes so much better grilled.

Grilled BBQ Chicken pizza

Toppings for Grilled Pizza

The sky is truly the limit – you can put whatever toppings you want on your pizza. However, I do think some toppings are especially delicious:

  • Chicken
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Bacon
  • Pepperoni
  • Pineapple
  • Peppers (any color, but red are my favorite)
  • Onions

Grill-Friendly Pizza Stones

You can certainly put your pizzas directly on the grill – this turns out great, especially if you want grill marks. However, we’ve had some good success using pizza stones. In fact, the best crust we made was on a pizza stone recently.

You can get a pizza stone at most stores (like Target or Bed, Bath, and Beyond) or on Amazon. However, we are big fans of ones from Pampered Chef. They have a couple of different options (such as glazed or unglazed), and their newest ones have a raised edge which makes it easier to handle and go straight from the grill to the table. They also have a three-year warranty, which is awesome!

Last year, they introduced their grill stones, which are AMAZING. They are specifically designed for the grill, and they work really well. They are a bit pricey, but you can do so much with them.

If you click on the links below, you can check out the different options and decide if it would be a good option for you:

How to Cook a Pizza on a Grill

5 from 1 vote
Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

This Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza is absolutely delicious!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Forrest Clark
  • 1 Pizza Dough
  • Corn meal
  • Olive Oil
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Crispy Onions
  • Pineapple
  • Mozzarella
  • Cheddar Cheese
  1. Make pizza dough. You can use our recipe: 

  2. If you are using a pizza stone, coat with cornmeal and place pizza dough on the stone with a little bit of olive oil. Push out to a pizza crust. 

  3. Heat grill to about 400 F

  4. Coat pizza dough with olive oil, and grill on each side for about four minutes.

  5. Add bbq sauce, chicken, crispy onions, pineapple, mozzarella, and a few dashes of cheddar cheese. You can then drizzle some more bbq sauce on top. If you are using other toppings, assemble as desired. 

  6. Place back on the grill for about 4 more minutes, or until the cheese has melted enough according to your preference. 

Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza / BBQ Chicken pizza / BBQ Pizza / Grilled Pizza Ideas / Grilled Pizza Toppings


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