Garden Greens Flatbread Pizza

Grilling Pizza on a Propane Grill

The thought of making pizza typically conjures up the image of a large brick oven, but grilling pizza is an alternative method that is just as delicious and more accessible than the traditional cooking method!


  • propane grill
  • 2 baking sheets
  • pastry brush
  • tongs
  • small clean rag
  • wooden cutting board


  • dough
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • toppings


  • Heat your grill on high.
  • Flatten a dough ball into a 6” X 8” oval. Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil on each baking sheet and place a dough oval on it, continuing to stretch the dough to the thickness you prefer. (Alternatively, you may simply roll out the dough as in the method above.)
  • Use tongs to dip the rag in oil and generously slather it over hot grill grates to oil well.
  • Place pizza bases onto the grill. Immediately turn the heat down to medium and close lid, cooking until bottoms are browning but not burned, about 2 minutes.
  • Brush the tops of the pizzas with oil and flip with tongs. Grill the second side. Note: if pizza base sticks, wait a bit. As water evaporates from the dough it will release.
  • Remove pizza bases from grill back onto baking sheets. Adjust grill burners so that half is on low and half on medium heat.
  • Cover pizza bases with prepared topping, dotting with mozzarella.
  • Finish pizzas by sliding onto low side of grill and baking, lid closed, 1 to 2 minutes, or until toppings are hot and cheese is melted.
  • Remove to a cutting board, slice, and serve.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.


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These recipes originally appeared in print within our summer 2021 edition as part of a featured article: Lawn to Lettuce: transform your lawn into a mixed-use vegetable garden by Pam Denholm.