Posted on: November 9, 2021 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

It’s easy to grill pizzas even on hot days. Grilled Pizza can make dinnertime seem like an event and is easy enough to do on a weeknight.

Grilled Pizza can be made easier with my Easy Whole Wheat Pizzeria Dough. It is quick and easy to put together, requires no rising time, and grills beautifully.

Pizza. Grilled pizzas are a little different from oven-baked pizzas, as you will see.

Make sure to choose your toppings carefully (see suggestions below). Once you are comfortable with the recipe, continue reading. You’ll soon be a master at grilling Pizza!

How to Grill Pizza

The full details are below. But here’s the basics:

  1. Heat the grill.

It would be best if you aimed for a grill temperature of 400-500 degrees Fahrenheit. Because grills (rather than ovens) tend to fluctuate in temperature, I am offering a wider range. This range has proven to be very successful. Although you can heat the grill to a higher temperature, your char marks will taste a bit burnt if the grill is heated above 550 degrees.

If the temperature gauge on your grill isn’t working, you can adjust the temperature by using your hand. You know the grill is hot when your hand can reach five inches above the grates. This will be a good indicator that it’s not too hot. This technique is dangerous, so be careful and use your best judgement.

  1. Lightly oil one side of the dough.

To prevent the dough from sticking to the pizza pan, roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface. Lightly brush the top with olive oil. This oil prevents the dough from sticking to the grate.

  1. Grill the dough on medium heat, and then take it off the grill.

We will grill pizzas in two parts, contrary to baked pizzas, which are fully prepared. The first step is to oil the dough and grill it until it becomes slightly firm. This only takes a few minutes. Next, take the dough off the grill.

  1. Flip the dough over and add toppings.

Flip the dough so that the grill marks are visible on the top. Top as desired.

  1. Cook again

Grill the Pizza till the cheese melts. This should happen in a matter of minutes. Take your Pizza off the grill and add any toppings such as fresh basil or Arugula. Then, enjoy!

Grilled Pizza Topping Suggestions

I suggest using less cheese for grilled pizzas. Since the Pizza won’t be on the grill for too long, it is best to use tender toppings.

Here are my top grilled pizza toppings since we grill pizzas most often in the summer months.

  • Basil or Arugula (after grilling)
  • Bell peppers, or even better, roasted red peppers
  • Cheese: Soft cheeses, such as feta and Goat cheese, along with mozzarella and Parmesan, are especially popular
  • After grilling, drizzle thick balsamic vinegar (or balsamic reduction)
  • Fresh figs
  • Hot pepper rings, like jalapenos or pepperoncini
  • Pineapple
  • Olives
  • Sauce: Pizza sauce, crushed San Marzano tomatoes, or basil pesto
  • Tomatoes, or better yet, roasted cherry tomatoes

More Pizzas to Try

These pizza recipes are from Cookie and Kate. You can also get ideas for grilled pizzas from them.

How to Grill Pizza

  • Author: Cookie, Kate
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 pizzas 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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This simple recipe will show you how to grill Pizza. You can make whole wheat pizza dough in no time. It grills beautifully and is easy to prepare. This recipe makes two 11-inch pizzas (about 6-8 servings).


  • 1 pound store-bought whole-wheat pizza dough or 1 pound
  • 1 cup pizza sauce or pesto
  • 8 ounces (2 cups) freshly grated low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese or goat cheese, crumbled
  • Toppers of your choice


  1. The grill should be heated to 400-500 degrees Fahrenheit. If your grill does not have a temperature gauge, you will know when the temperature has reached. You can find the following instructions.
  2. Prepare the dough by following step 5 on a floured surface. The dough should be lightly brushed with olive oil. One round of dough should be poured onto a pizza pan. In a pinch, you can use a cookie sheet without a rim.
  3. Place the dough on the grill, ensuring that the oil side is facing the grate. Cook the dough until it is lightly browned and bubbly, approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Place the pizza on a pizza peel, and then add your toppings. Spread half the sauce over the Pizza, leaving about 1 inch between the edges. Next, spread half the cheese and any other toppings.
  5. Cover the grill and return the Pizza to it. Cook the cheese until it is melted for about 2 to 4 more minutes. Transfer the pizza onto a pizza peel.
  6. As shown in the photos, add any toppings, such as Arugula or balsamic reduction, and red pepper flakes. Continue the process for the second Pizza. Slice the Pizza and enjoy! You can keep leftover Pizza covered in the refrigerator for up to five days.       


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