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
- small clean rag
- wooden cutting board
- ½ cup of olive oil
- 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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