Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza

I have three teenage boys and they like pizza.  Honestly, it’s one of my favorite foods too. It was one of the first things I worked at converting to gluten free, and it’s a gluten-free food that we all love.  The rest of my family is able to eat gluten so of course they have pizza at a party or restaurant once in a while.  They like wheat pizza, but they also like my gluten-free pizza.  The pizzas are different, but most of the time my family likes my gluten-free pizza as much as and sometimes more than a regular pizza (it depends on the pizza).

My pizza recipe was one of the first things I posted on this blog.  It makes a fairly thick large rectangular crust and a round crust.  I then modified it slightly and posted a single crust recipe that is a little easier.  I like using both recipes, and while both make a somewhat thick crust, they can be made into a thin crust by simply using the same amount of dough to make a larger pizza.  For example, you might use the single crust recipe in a rectangular cookie sheet rather than a round pizza pan.  The crust will be a little thinner, but the pizza will be larger.

When the weather is cool, I make gluten-free pizza most Friday evenings.  When the weather gets hot, though, I refuse to do it.  I won’t heat up the kitchen and much of the house just for pizza.  A friend of mine makes her regular wheat pizza on the grill, so this summer I decided to try it with gluten-free pizza.

I followed my recipe as usual except anytime it was supposed to go in the oven, I put it on my gas grill.  My grill has a thermometer so I kept the controls adjusted to keep the temperature at about 400 degrees.  The pizza dough went on rectangular cookie sheets and I just baked one at a time.  First, I precooked the crust:

Pizza Crust on Grill

Then I added everything and finished baking.  The crust did not brown well, but it was still cooked through and tasted good.  It’s not my preferred way to make pizza, but it gets the job done, and makes my family happy.

Have you ever grilled pizza?

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  1. Racheal says

    I love using the grill instead of my oven in the summer. I suggest using stoneware for your grill it works perfectly and it makes your grill just like the oven! I've made casseroles, pizza, tatertots and lots of other things. I'm going to try to make cookies on it actually today!!

  2. Stephanie says

    I've never even thought to grill a pizza. Ingenious! We just had pizza tonight, but I'll have to keep this in mind for next time.

  3. brenda says

    We make pizza on the grill, but after the toppings are on, we slide it right onto the grill without a pan…makes for a crust that is crunchy and crisp!

  4. Cassandra says

    I used to love grilled pizza before I was diagnosed with celiac disease. We used to put the dough directly on the grill and it would get amazing grill marks as well as amazing flavor. I was just wondering if you pre-bake it the way you did if it would work to then grill one side, flip it over add the topping and wait for the cheese to melt while grilling the other side. It is worth a try. I might try it this weekend and then let you know.

  5. Chels says

    Your recipe is the bomb. I’ve been using it for, well I don’t know how long, but it is my favorite. Even my non-GF family loves it too. I am definitely going have to try grilling it.

  6. Deanne Johnson says

    Linda, I love grilled pizza!! It is so easy to do! However, I haven’t tried it yet since I got diagnosed gluten-intolerant. Makes me want to try it soon! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes!

  7. Laura VW says

    I just asked my foodie friends if anyone had a recipe for grilled pizza! Too hot to turn the oven on!

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