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Grilled Pizza

Grilling? Great. Pizza? Also great. Combine the two and you have an easy, delicious way to create an inexpensive dinner the whole family will love. Store-bought pizza dough provides homemade taste without the hassle of measuring flour and waiting for the dough to rise, and toppings can be customized with whatever ingredients you like. Paired with a fresh salad, you have a meal that goes from “I’m hungry!” to “Food’s ready!” in about 30 minutes … and you don’t have to tip the delivery driver!

Servings: 8 slices


1 lb. pizza dough

2 tbsp. olive oil, divided

½ c. tomato sauce

½ c. mozzarella cheese

1 sprig fresh basil

Other toppings as desired


  1. Preheat the grill on high for 5-10 minutes.

  2. Coat the pizza dough with 1 tbsp. of the olive oil. Using your hands, rub the oil onto the outside of the dough while carefully stretching it into a circle 12-14 inches in diameter.

  3. Place the oiled pizza dough onto the preheated grill and quickly brush the top with the remaining tbsp. of olive oil. Close the grill and allow pizza dough to cook for 3-4 minutes, or until large bubbles form across the top of the dough.

  4. Using a large spatula or set of tongs, flip the dough over. Reduce the heat to low and add the sauce, cheese, basil, and any other toppings to the pizza.

  5. Increase the heat back to high and close the grill. Cook the pizza for 5-6 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the bottom of the crust is lightly charred.

  6. Enjoy!


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