Pizza on the Grill


Pizza on the grill is a fantastic way to make pizza at home. The heat of a hot grill is a perfect match for a professional pizza oven. Learn the tricks for making and grilling pizza from scratch with this recipe. Feel free to use your favorite toppings, but keep in mind not to overload the pizza.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs
2 pizzas


Pizza Dough:

  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • 1 pinch white sugar

  • 3 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

Garlic Oil

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Pizza Toppings:

  • ¼ cup tomato sauce, divided

  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes, divided

  • ¼ cup sliced black olives, divided

  • ¼ cup roasted red peppers, drained and chopped, divided

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, divided


  1. Make dough: Pour warm water into a large bowl; dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Mix in flour, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and salt until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth, about 8 minutes. Place dough in a well-oiled bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Set aside to rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down; knead in garlic and basil. Set aside to rise for 1 more hour, or until doubled again.

  3. Meanwhile, make garlic oil: Combine 1/2 cup olive oil with minced garlic in a microwave-safe cup or bowl. Heat for 30 seconds in the microwave.

  4. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat; brush the grate with garlic oil.

  5. Make pizzas: Punch down dough and divide in half. Form each half into an oblong shape 3/8 to 1/2 inch thick.

  6. Carefully place one piece of dough on the hot grill. Dough will begin to puff almost immediately. When the bottom crust has lightly browned, turn dough over using two spatulas.

  7. Working quickly, brush garlic oil over crust; then top with 1/2 of each of the following: tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, olives, red peppers, cheese, and basil. Close the lid and cook until cheese melts. Remove from grill and set aside to cool for a few minutes. Repeat with second piece of dough.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

212 Calories
11g Fat
22g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 212
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 399mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 95mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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