Home Made Grill Pizza
My family has often enjoyed the traditional “Friday night pizza”, but recently ordering out ever Friday has become rather expensive. In order to maintain our tradition but also keep money in our wallets, we’ve adopted a new tradition of making our own pizza. As it’s summer, we’ve adapted our usual recipe for home made pizza in our oven to use on our barbecue.
- 1 pre made pizza dough or 1 box of pizza dough mix (we tend to use pre made dough but I’m sure a boxed mix would work just fine too)
- 1 can or container of pizza sauce
- 2 cups (approximate, but it’s really up to your preference) of a mix of mozzarella and parmesan cheeses
- any toppings you wish
You will also need a grill pizza pan, which will have holes in the bottom of it, and cooking spray.
Preheat your grill to its medium setting. The temperature isn’t so important, but you don’t want it too high.
Start by spraying the pan, on top of a sheet of tin foil so you don’t get the spray everywhere, and coat your hands so they don’t stick to the dough as you stretch it. Stretch the dough from the center outward, making sure to be careful of tearing. Leave a good amount of dough around the edge for the crust, and place into your pan once it is the correct size.
Use a large spoon to spoon your desired amount of sauce into the center of the dough, and spread it out from the center in a clockwise (or counterclockwise, it doesn’t matter which) manner until the sauce is distributed evenly.
Sprinkle the cheese on your pizza until satisfied. Keep in mind, more cheese means more grease.
Place your pizza on the grill and close it for about ten minutes, keeping an eye on it. Once it starts to firm up, place your toppings on. This keeps the pizza from getting too soggy with the extra weight and water if you’re using veggies. Continue periodically checking on it until the bottom is a dark brown and crispy and your cheese is melted.
Remove pizza and let cool before slicing.