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 grill makes cooking pizza on the grill our preferred method.
Pizza on a Grill Recipe
Pizza is a weekly occurrence at our house, so we like to mix up the types of pizzas we make.
During the summer, pizza on the grill is one of our defaults. There is just something SO delicious about that smokiness that comes from a grilled pizza – and the cheese just melts and gets caramelized SO beautifully.
It actually doesn’t take a lot of extra time or skill to grill a pizza. This post will teach you all the tricks you need to know to get a crispy, brown crust and a smoky pizza.
What is best pizza dough for grilled pizza?
You really can use whatever pizza dough recipe that you like, however, we have shared a fool-proof recipe below that works great for a grilled pizza.
We have also had great success using this fast pizza dough recipe.
Can I Make a Premade Pizza on the Grill?
You sure can! Lots of grocery stores have pizzas that are premade that would work great on the grill or smoker. One of the best ideas is to make a Papa Murphy’s pizza – here is a great post my brother-in-law wrote about how to grill a Papa Murphy’s pizza.
What temperature for a grilled pizza?
This will depend on the crust you are using, but in general, 400 degrees is what we do for our grilled pizzas.
What are the best toppings for a 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:
- BBQ Sauce
- Peppers (any color, but red are my favorite)
How to Cook a Pizza on a Grill
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 ¼ cups warm water
- 3 ½ cups flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- To prepare the dough, add the yeast, sugar, and water to the bowl of a stand mixer. Stir to combine and allow to rest for 5 minutes, until the yeast begins to bubble.
- Add the flour and salt and mix with the dough hook until a soft dough forms. Continue kneading the dough for 4 to 5 minutes on medium low speed.
- Drizzle the olive oil over the top of the dough ball and roll the ball until all sides are covered. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let the dough rise for 2 hours.
- Punch down the dough and remove it from the bowl. The dough can be used right away or transferred to a zip-top bag and stored in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Preheat the grill over medium flames. Place the pizza stone on the grill and close the lid.
- Separate the dough into two equal pieces. Roll the dough out on a large floured cutting board until the desired size is reached. Top with sauce, cheese, and meats.
- When the grill has reached 400 degrees, carefully slide the pizza onto the hot pizza stone on the grill.
- Close the lid and grill the pizza for 10 to 12 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted on top.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 754mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g
Can You Grill a Pizza without a stone?
You can certainly put your pizzas directly on the grill – this turns out great, especially if you want grill marks.
However, they can be a little harder to get on and off of the grill.
What Pizza Stone Do You Use for Grilled Pizza?
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. I really like my Pampered Chef pizza stones.
Can You Grill Frozen Pizza?
You sure can! Just follow the instructions on the box for the temperature and time.
Other Pizza Recipes You May Enjoy:
- Easy Low Carb Pizza Crust
- Easy Air Fryer English Muffin Pizza
- The Best Pepperoni Pizza Dip
- Pizza Casserole
- English Muffin Pizza Recipe
- Homemade Pizza Sauce
- Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza
- The Best Way to Grill A Pizza
- The Best Dutch Oven Pizza Recipe
- Honey Whole Wheat Pizza Crust
- Naan Pizza Crust
- Caramel Apple Cookie Pizza
- The Best Homemade Pizza Dough
- One Pot Pizza Pasta Casserole
- Deep Dish Bacon and Potato Pizza
- Copycat Papa Murphy’s Garlic and Chicken Pizza
- Easy Pesto Chicken Pizza
You’ll never want to make pizza another way after you master of the art of cooking a pizza on a grill!
Forrest lives in Colorado with the wonderful Katie Clark and their two sons. Forrest was raised in North Carolina, graduated from BYU with a degree in political science, and loves to dabble in lots different things. Plus, he is a big MLS fan.