Grilling Pizza 2.0

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Yesterday was the first day of summer which means if you're not out at the grill, you're LATE!! Get thee outside! One of the easiest, and most popular summer grill recipes for us is pizza. I start with store-bought pizza dough since it costs about $1.25, and then I make everyone in the family responsible for their own pie!

I'm all about keeping the heat OUTSIDE of the kitchen, and since the process is easy and SUPER speedy, it's a perfect weekday meal! I posted this recipe originally last summer, but in case you missed or forgot the specifics, here's a quick reminder.

Here's what you'll need.

  • Pizza dough (let it sit out for 30 minutes before rolling out)
  • Grated mozzarella cheese
  • Pizza sauce (tomato or pesto or both)
  • Olive oil
  • Assorted toppings - mushrooms, pepperoni, ham, pineapple, veggies - anything you typically like on  your pizza.

If you're using any toppings like mushrooms or veggies, give them a quick grill on the stove top since the pizza cooks super fast on the grill and the veggies won't have a chance to cook through.

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Divide the dough into half or thirds, depending on how large you want your pies!Put family members to work rolling out their dough. We toss ours around a good bit, but since our skills are VERY limited, we normally resort to a rolling pin! Don't worry about making perfectly round pizzas, consider the shape of your pizzas an exercise in creativity!The mise en place is very important since you'll need all of the ingredients handy near the grill. I use a cookie sheet to organize everything I need, even putting olive oil into a small bowl for easy brushing.Make sure the grill is hot and brush one side of the dough with olive oil.  Don't let the puppy near the festivities!Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the dough is toasted.  While one side is on the grill, brush the other side with olive oil.

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Flip over the dough and top with the sauce of your choice.  This is a messy process, but don't sweat the drips!

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Immediately top with cheese and other fixings as you like. Turn off the grill and let everything melt into goodness for a couple of minutes.Pull off the grill and serve immediately.Enjoy!

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