Cooking Pizza on the Grill

Create your own outdoor pizzeria with the smoky flavors of appetizer, entrée, and dessert pizzas over the open flame.

  • Brick Oven Pizza Dough

    Brick Oven Pizza Dough

    Savor the fresh-baked crisp of homemade, hand-tossed crust hot off the grill. The dried thyme and Parmesan cheese, baked right into the crust, give the grilled pizza a rich and flavorful edge over store-bought varieties.

  • Grilled Vegetable and Fontina Pizza
    Photo: Johnny Autry, Randy Mayor; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Grilled Vegetable and Fontina Pizza

    Fresh summer veggies star in this simple grilled pizza recipe. A sprinkle of basil and red pepper gives this pizza an irresistible freshness.
  • Greek Pizza with Chicken and Artichokes

    Greek Pizza with Artichokes

    Celebrate the flavors of the Mediterranean fresh from the grill in your backyard. Top Brick Oven Pizza Dough with chicken, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, olives, and crumbled feta for a winning feast.
  • Barbecued Pizza
    James Carrier

    Barbecued Pizza

    Pile homemade flatbread with creamy cheeses, fresh veggies, and hearty toppings like barbecued duck, chicken-apple sausage, or pepperoni. Buy ready-made frozen dough to save time, or make your own to fill your kitchen with the sweet smell of rising dough.
  • Asparagus Insalata Piadine
    Photo: Thomas J. Story

    Asparagus Insalata Piadine

    A piadina is a flatbread from Emilia-Romagna in Italy. Pile yours with fresh, seasonal greens and lemon for a fresh spin on traditional pizza.
  • Grilled Pizza with Onions and Prosciutto

    Grilled Pizza with Onions and Prosciutto

    A smear of crème fraîche over the warm pizza dough takes the place of traditional tomato sauce and compliments the flavors of the toppings: sweet grilled onions, salty prosciutto and fresh, fragrant basil. The recipe makes two pizzas and serves four people but feel free to make one large or four individual pizzas using the same amount of ingredients.
  • Chocolate Pizza with Apricot Preserves and Bananas
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Chocolate Pizza with Apricot Preserves and Bananas

    Enjoy a rich treat of melted chocolate chips, smooth apricot preserves, and freshly-sliced bananas layered on a homemade crust. Serve hot with a refreshing scoop of vanilla ice cream for a succulent twist on the classic after-dinner sundae.
  • Grilled Sausage Salad Pizza
    Photo: Jacob Snavely; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller  

    Grilled Sausage Salad Pizza

    Equal parts salad and pizza, this hearty pie is a fresh, new spin.
  • Grilled Salad Pizza
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    Grilled Salad Pizza

    Delight veggie lovers with an arugula, artichoke, and tomato-topped pizza. Slice thinly for a unique appetizer offering, or add cooked chicken for a heartier dinnertime variation.
  • Individual Grilled Veggie Pizzas

    Individual Grilled Veggie Pizzas

    These meatless pizzas highlight summer's bounty of fresh eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, and onion. Grill the vegetables before topping the pizza for a sweet, smoky flavor.
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    Grilled Vegetable Pizzas with Anchovies

    Lots of veggies, fresh mozzarella cheese, and briny anchovies top this pretty pizza pie. If your companions can't be convinced to try anchovies, you can always substitute prosciutto.
  • Grilled Ham and Pineapple Pizza
    Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Grilled Ham and Pineapple Pizza

    Both children and adults will love the flavor of Grilled Ham and Pineapple Pizza. Grilling the ham gives it a nice smoky flavor, and the pineapple adds sweetness.
  • Grilled Pizzettes With Smoked Salmon and Capers
    Howard L. Puckett

    Grilled Pizzettes With Smoked Salmon and Capers

    A light lemon drizzle highlights the creamy texture of the mild Havarti cheese and the smoky flavor of the sliced salmon. Cook the flatbread pizzettes for about five minutes and serve as an elegant appetizer or light dinner.
  • Summer Squash Pizza
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Summer Squash Pizza

    Raid the garden or take a trip to the farmer's market to make these light, summertime pizzas. The squash, zucchini, and tomatoes paired with oregano and basil yield a fresh and fun appetizer or light supper perfect for al fresco dining.
  • Camp Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Sausage, and Fontina
    Photo: Thomas J. Story

    Camp Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Sausage, and Fontina

    Just the thing you crave after a long hike, this pizza was inspired by the one that Alan Rousseau, a guide with Seattle-based Mountain Madness mountaineering company, makes for his exhausted trekkers (his go-to version is pepperoni, green pepper, and onion).
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