Are you craving a delicious homemade pizza but don’t have a pizza stone or an oven? Don’t worry, you can still enjoy a mouthwatering pizza by using your grill! Grilling pizza gives it a unique smoky flavor and a crispy crust that is hard to resist. In this 2023 guide, we will show you how to make pizza on the grill without a stone. Let’s dive in!
Why Grill Pizza?
Grilling pizza is a great alternative to baking it in an oven. The high heat of the grill cooks the pizza quickly, resulting in a crispy crust and perfectly melted cheese. Additionally, grilling imparts a smoky flavor to the pizza that you can’t achieve with traditional baking methods.
What You’ll Need
- Pizza dough
- Olive oil
- Pizza sauce
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Your favorite toppings (e.g., pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, etc.)
- Grill brush
- Pizza peel or a large flat metal spatula
- Rolling pin
- Pastry brush
1. Preparing the Grill
Start by preheating your grill to medium-high heat. Clean the grates using a grill brush to remove any residue or debris. This will ensure that your pizza doesn’t stick to the grill.
2. Roll Out the Dough
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough into your desired shape and thickness. If the dough keeps springing back, let it rest for a few minutes and then continue rolling.
3. Prepare the Toppings
While the grill is preheating, gather and prepare your pizza toppings. Slice any vegetables, grate the cheese, and have the sauce ready for easy assembly.
4. Brush Olive Oil
Brush one side of the rolled-out dough with olive oil. This will prevent it from sticking to the grill and add a delicious flavor.
5. Grill the Dough
Carefully place the oiled side of the dough directly on the preheated grill grates. Close the lid and cook for about 2-3 minutes, or until the bottom is lightly charred and firm enough to flip.
6. Flip the Dough
Using a pizza peel or a large flat metal spatula, flip the dough over. Be gentle to avoid any tearing. If the dough sticks, lightly brush the top side with olive oil.
7. Add Toppings
Quickly add your pizza sauce, cheese, and desired toppings to the grilled side of the dough. Close the grill lid and cook for another 3-4 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
8. Remove and Serve
Using the pizza peel or spatula, carefully remove the grilled pizza from the grill. Transfer it to a cutting board and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
Now, all that’s left to do is grab a slice of your homemade grilled pizza and savor every bite. Enjoy your delicious creation!