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How to Make Grilled Pizza Crust

Grilled pizza crust is a great way to change up your normal pizza night. Grab this recipe and add the ingredients to your shopping list.

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Homemade pizza is one of my family’s favorite meals to have.  They love making their own pizza and adding the toppings.  Have you ever made your own pizza crust?  It’s SUPER easy to make.  Have you ever grilled your pizza before?  It’s even easier!  

grilled pizza crust with tomatoes, basil pepperoni and cheese on a cutting board

Grilled Pizza Crust

The last thing I want to do is turn on the oven on a hot summer day. I love being able to turn on the grill and a few minutes later have dinner. I have a gas grill, but you can use a charcoal grill with this recipe too.

Scroll down to get the recipe and learn how to make a grilled pizza crust.  (NOTE:  You can also cook this recipe in the oven.  It just takes a little longer.)

Ingredients for the best pizza dough for grilling

  • Water- you’ll want to use warm water in this recipe.
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • 1 package yeast
  • All purpose flour
pizzsa dough on a grill

How to make grilled pizza dough

Step 1

Mix vegetable oil, sugar, salt, and yeast in water and stir until it’s dissolved.

Step 2

Stir in the flour and mix well with hands.  Take out and knead on a floured surface.

Step 3

Roll into a ball, place back in bowl, and cover with a cloth for about an hour.  You need to give time for the dough to grow to about double in size.

Step 4

After dough has grown, roll dough out thin.  I like to divide it up so each person in my family has their own little pizza to assemble.

Step 5

Rub olive oil on bottom side of the dough so it won’t stick. Place dough on grill for about 3-5 minutes.  Take off and flip over onto plate, grill marks up.

Step 6

Now it’s time to add your toppings- pepperoni, cheese, pizza sauce, olives, sausage, etc.

Step 7

Place back on grill for another 5 minutes to finish cooking.

NOTE:  If the pizza crust in thick, you will need to give it more time to cook.

3 pizzas on outside grill

More great recipes for the grill.

Grilled Pizza Crust

I know you don’t want to turn your oven on when it’s a hot summer day. Did you know you can grill a pizza? Here’s a great pizza crust you can cook outside.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilling, pizza
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water warm
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package yeast
  • 3 cups flour

Instructions

  • Mix vegetable oil, sugar, salt, and yeast in water until it’s dissolved.
  • Stir in the flour and mix well with hands. Take out and knead on a floured surface.
  • Roll into a ball, place back in bowl, and cover with a cloth for about an hour. You need to give time for the dough to grow to about double in size.
  • Preheat grill to medium heat.
  • After dough has grown, roll dough out thin. I like to divide it up so each person in my family has their own little pizza to assemble.
  • Before placing on the grill, rub olive oil on one side of the dough so it won’t stick.
  • Place dough on grill for about 3-5 minutes. Take off and flip over onto plate, grill marks up.
  • Now it’s time to add your toppings- pepperoni, cheese, pizza sauce, olives, sausage, etc.
  • Place back on grill for another 5 minutes to finish cooking.
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