Friday nights were always made for pizza nights in my household. We love eating at our local pizza restaurant and it brings back so many memories. Now, we don’t ALWAYS want to drive over to our favorite pizza place or even want to order from Dominoes or something. In that case we started making our own pizzas from home. One night I decided to try it out and ended up loving it. Since then I have tweaked the recipe here and there but I love the results every time. I’ll go through some mistakes I have made and some tips I have.
The different ingredients you will need include: Corn Meal, Pizza Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese, Topping of Your Choice and Pizza Dough. These ingredients are interchangeable. If you don’t have corn meal flour could work as well but cornmeal is definitely the way to go. Pizza sauce can be made from scratch, bought from different brands or even use an alfredo or pesto sauce. Cheeses you can interchange but mozzarella is just a classic and everyone typically has it handy. In my opinion, Trader Joe’s has the best pre made dough. They even have different flavors and they are ALL good! I have also used the crusts that are already baked, also good but not AS good if I am gonna be honest. Lastly, of course toppings can be changed to your likings and whatever you already have on hand.
Once the grill is on and heating up you can begin building your pizza. I know you can go to Pieology or whatever and do the same thing but there is a nice feeling knowing you made it yourself and your family did too. Tip: With flour spread the dough on a plate and make it as big as you want, it won’t stick to your hands or the plate.
Next, grab corn meal and spread a thin layer on the pizza stone. Tip: Make sure not to put too much, it will taste like corn meal and be crunchy in texture. Also don’t put too little or else it will stick to the stone.
Tip: Transfer the dough to the stone before building your pizza, it is easier that way. Begin layering your pizza toppings. Start off with pizza sauce. It is up to you to how much you like sauce but this is about the amount I spread. Tip: Leave an edge without toppings for somewhere to grab.
Add cheese on top. Again, it’s up to you how much cheese. The more you add, the longer it will need to bake, in order for the cheese to melt.
Keep adding toppings. Tip: I like adding vegetable between layers so they have a better chance at cooking through.
Add the pepperoni as the final layer.
Place the pizza stone on the grill. The burners should be on to ensure the whole stone will be heated. I start off on high for about 10 minutes until the dough has risen. I turn it down to medium and let the toppings melt together and let the crust get golden.
The finished pizza. Using a spatula and plate, scoop the pizza off the hot stone. Turn the grill off and let the stone cool.
Cut into slices and serve up! It is a lot easier to use a pizza cutter but use whatever you have.
Homemade pizza is really the best. It is a perfect way to create a tradition with family. This recipe allows you to know exactly what you are putting on your pizza and exactly where it came from. Leave comments down below if you try the recipe! What toppings did you try?
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Homemade Pizza on the Grill
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 people
1 bag of Pizza Dough, Trader Joe's has my favorite you can do a pre-made crust as well
1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 cup Pizza Sauce
2-3 tbs Corn Meal
1 tbs Flour this is not totally required but helps when spreading the dough
1 Pizza Stone or some sort of dish that can handle direct heat
1 bag Pepperoni Slices and any other toppings you wish
Turn on your grill so that two burners are on and will be able to heat the entire pizza stone. Let the grill reach abut 350 degrees F.
Grab a pinch of the flour and rub some on your hands and the surface you will be spreading your dough. Spread the dough in the shape you want and as thick as you would like. I like a thicker crust so I usually just do the size of the plate.
Rub the cornmeal onto the pizza stone and place your dough on top. I find it easier to assemble on the stone, rather than moving it later.
Grab pizza sauce, really however much you like, and spread in the center of the pizza. Leave an edge for a crust to hold onto.
Top with cheese.
Put any vegetable toppings. Add the meats and the pizza is prepped.
Carefully place the pizza stone on top of the grill and close. When you keep it closed, you let the grill work like an oven.
Let the dough get golden and crispy and your toppings melt and cook. This should take about 15 minutes.
Grab a plate and spatula to transfer the pizza to and cut your pizza and ENJOY!
Tip: You will have to let the pizza stone cool down and that will take time. Just turn off your grill and wait a few hours and put the stone away.