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Making Grilled Pizza on the Patio

If the barbeque is calling your name but you are hesitant to toss the typical and fat laden burgers and hotdogs on the grill, why not think out of the box a bit this year and try making pizza on the grill. While it might seem like an unlikely combination the truth is that grilled pizza can offer some of the same flavor and smells of pizzas cooked in the big pizza ovens without the expense of buying or building one.

To put it simply look at your grill as just an oven with a big open flame on the bottom, and from this perspective there is little difference between it and the great brick ovens. It is not only entirely possible to make your own pizzas on the grill, but you may find that you never look at pizza the same way once you do.

There are a few tricks to a successful pizza on the grill. You need to make sure that you keep pizzas small (think personal size pizzas here) and always use an oil with a high smoke point such as peanut or grape seed oil. Don’t move the pizza around until the crust starts to form, the dough will stick to the grill before that point, so be patient and wait for the crust to start to cook.


When cooking pizzas on the grill wait to put toppings on until the crust has been cooked on one side. Then flip that pizza crust onto a cutting board with the cooked side up, add toppings and put it back on the grill. Once the uncooked side is golden brown and the cheese has melted your pizza is ready.

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