With crunchy crust, homemade sauce, and any toppings you could ever imagine, what’s not to love?
a popular comfort food with modern origins in Italy. However, the concept of grilled pizza is rather new and started in Rhode Island in 1980 through a restaurant called Al Forno.
Grilled pizza is a newer twist on the classic pizza that we know and love. It brings a beautiful char to the crust, giving the pizza a delicious smoky flavor and appealing grill marks.
The best part is that you don’t need to leave your house to make it!
Here are some grilled pizza recipes that are worth a try on your grill.
There’s nothing better than getting back to the basics!
Roll out your pizza dough and throw it on your grill to cook for a while, and then top it with tomato sauce, freshly sliced mozzarella, and fresh basil leaves.
When my pizza finishes cooking, I like to sprinkle on some freshly grated parmesan cheese for an extra cheesy and salty bite.
This grilled pizza recipe calls fo
r Pillsbury pizza crust, simple pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, and the pepperoni of your choosing.
You can easily use turkey or regular pepperoni, and it’ll taste just as good! I typically go for regular pepperoni.
The result is a bubbly, cheesy pizza with some delicious char lines that give a hint of smokiness.
This grilled BBQ chicken pizza recipe uses a combination of shredded chicken, barbecue sauce, red onions, and shredded cheddar cheese.
I think the red onion is a great touch, as it brings a slight zip to the sweetness of the barbecue sauce.
Sprinkle some oregano on top after you pull the pizza off the grill for an Earthy flavor.
Once you have a nice char on your pizza dough, throw on some pizza sauce,
cremini mushrooms, pepperoni, and shredded mozzarella.
Roasted red peppers will also make a great addition as they bring in a nice sweet, vinegary flavor, and they pair especially well with the smokiness from the grill. This is one of my favorite pizza combinations.
Freshly shredded chicken, delicious bacon bits, and a creamy garlic sauce combine to make a flavorful and filling grilled pizza.
If you’re a cheese lover, this is for you. It is better than any restaurant pizza you’ll ever eat.
I love the combination of the creamy sauce with the
crispy, salty bacon. This is a pizza that everyone will love.
If you’re looking for an elevated take on grilled pizza,
try making a white pizza with fresh spring onions, salty Italian prosciutto, pecorino Romano cheese, and tasty herbs.
This combination brings in the sense of elegance but uses flavors that most people will love.
I love the addition of the pecorino, as it brings in a nice tangy bite.
Combine spinach, mushrooms, shredded mozzarella, and a delicious garlic olive oil on a slightly charred circle of dough for a fresh-tasting lunch or dinner.
The garlic olive oil is my favorite part, as it brings in a slight tartness and tanginess.
I like to add extra spinach to my pizza because it’s a good source of vitamins A, C, and K and fiber.
Grilled Margherita pizza is another favorite of mine because it uses simple, fresh ingredients that taste amazing.
Combine tomato pizza sauce, fresh mozzarella slices, and some chopped-up basil for the perfect pizza.
The tanginess of the sauce pairs so well with the mild mozzarella and flavorful basil. I like sprinkling some parmesan on top as well.
If you don’t have any pizza dough lying around, don’t let it stop you from enjoying grilled pizza! Simply use
a loaf of French bread!
Top the French bread pieces with pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, peppers, pepperoni, and sausage to make a supreme French bread pizza.
I love how crunchy the bread is and that slight char makes it even better.
Another way to elevate grilled pizza is to use ingredients such as peaches, Brie cheese,
a sweet fig spread, and fresh arugula.
These ingredients give a little sense of sophistication, but the flavors are delicious together.
The Brie adds a beautiful creaminess that’s delicious, with fruitiness coming from the peaches and fig spread. I love the mix of sweet and salty.
This grilled pizza recipe might sound a little strange, but I promise it’s worth a try. It combines a mix of vegetables, fresh basil pesto, creamy strips of Brie, polenta, and some tangy sun-dried tomatoes.
The polenta and Brie mix gives the pizza a creamy feel and taste to it, while the vegetables bring in a fresh crunch. It’s delicious!
If you’re not the biggest meat fan, a grilled vegetable pizza is something you’re sure to love!
Top your charred dough with eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, and other veggies with smoked gouda and pesto.
All the vegetables give the pizza a fresh taste that goes well with the salty and smokey notes of the gouda. I love the addition of pesto for a strong herbal flavor.
A grilled Shakshuka pizza uses peppers, onions, feta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and freshly cracked eggs, along with spices and herbs.
It almost reminds me of
a breakfast pizza because it’s like an omelet on some dough, but you can eat it at any time you’d like.
The eggs are the perfect touch, and they add in some filling protein without using meat.
If you like Caprese salad, you’ll love it just as much on some grilled pizza dough!
So, gather your fresh tomatoes, sliced mozzarella, and fresh basil leaves, and lay everything out on your grilled dough!
It doesn’t take long to cook because nothing is raw, and you only need to slightly melt the cheese. I like to add a little pesto and a balsamic drizzle for some tang.
Goat cheese and honey are
a pair of ingredients that pair well with each other, as the sweetness compliments the Earthiness of the cheese.
Combine these two ingredients along with pecans, parmesan, and sage on some grilled dough to create an aromatic masterpiece. I love the herbal and nutty notes.
Chicken pesto pizza is a delicious meal on its own, but adding ricotta, mushrooms, and polenta to it seriously steps it up on notch.
I love the creaminess that the cheeses and polenta bring to this pizza. It almost feels like they meld into a sauce, which is perfect since this pizza doesn't call for sauce.
This grilled pizza recipe uses a variety of ingredients, including tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, cream cheese, herbs, and arugula.
The creaminess from the two kinds of cheese contrasts well with the natural bitterness from the arugula, which I think helps mellow it out.
Make sure to top the pizza with some balsamic for a sweet tang!
Combine shaved steak, peppers, onions, and some sharp provolone onto some Pillsbury dough to turn the classic Philly cheesesteak sandwich into a delicious, char-grilled pizza.
It has a nice char-grilled steak taste to it, a tang from the gooey cheese, and a slight yeastiness from the pizza dough.
Learn How To Make Pizza on the Grill
You may not have thought about grilling your pizza before, but it’s a fun and easy way to cook up your favorite pizza flavors!
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