Grilled Pizza Video Tutorial

  • If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see that Jason and I have been making a lot of grilled pizzas. Quite frankly, we’re pretty obsessed. At first, I was really intimidated to grill pizza on the grill. I was all worried it was going to fall right through the slats and just be a huge mess. I took a chance, conquered the fear, and now Jason and I enjoy grilled pizzas on a weekly basis!

    You all have been asking for the recipe and some have requested a video tutorial. Well, you asked, I listened! Above is the grilled pizza video tutorial! We filmed this so hopefully this will show you how to do it and you should NOT be intimidated like I was! The dough will not fall through the grill slats. This is, in my opinion, the best way to cook pizza. It makes the crust SO crispy on the bottom (as if you had a brick oven in your house!) and it evenly cooks the dough. It’s way better than a pizzeria. The dough is super easy to make, too. I make them in batches of four and just individually saran wrap them tightly and put them in a freezer bag and pop them in the freezer. Whenever I know we want pizza for dinner the next day, I just throw one ball of dough into the fridge before going to work and when we come home, the dough is ready for us to get our pizza on!

    Grab the recipe & instructions in text below and if you have any questions, feel free to ask!!

    Thanks to Jason and my lovely hair stylist/good friend, Joy, for helping with the video!!! xoxo

    Dough for Grilled Pizzas

    The perfect pizza dough!
    Prep Time: 1 hr 15 mins
    Cook Time: 12 mins
    Total Time: 1 hr 27 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 1 9-inch pizza
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    Ingredients

    For the crust:

    • 3 cups bread flour
    • 2 tsp granulated sugar
    • 1/2 tsp instant yeast
    • 1 1/3 cup ice water
    • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
    • 1 1/2 tsp salt
    • Handful of cornmeal

    Instructions

    • To make the dough, combine the flour, sugar, and yeast in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Pulse to combine.
    • With the machine running, add the ice water through the feed tube and process until the dough is combined everything is incorporated, about 10 seconds. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
    • Add the salt and vegetable oil and process until the dough forms a smooth, tacky ball that doesn't stick to the sides of the bowl anymore. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead for 1 minute on a lightly oiled or floured work surface then transfer it to a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 24 hours or up to 3 days. (AFTER the refrigeration process, the dough can be wrapped tightly in plastic wrap, put in a freezer bag, and frozen for later use.)
    • To make grilled pizza with this dough, preheat your outdoor grill to high heat. Roll out your dough on a lightly floured & cornmeal sprinkled 9-inch pizza pan. Gently stretch it and pull it to fit the 9-inch pizza pan.
    • Once done, place it gently on the grill (you may need a helping hand for this part). Close the lid and grill for 3-5 minutes on each side (checking every so often to make sure the bottom doesn't get too charred - every grill VARIES in temperature so keep an eye on it).
    • After 3-5 minutes, flip the dough on the other side, close the lid and grill for another 3-5 minutes, again checking every so often to make sure it doesn't get too charred.
    • Once both sides have been grilled, bring the dough inside to assemble your toppings. We usually do tomato sauce as our base, whole milk mozzarella, and pepperoni or sausage. It can be ANY toppings you want. We have even done a pesto base before.
    • Once you've assembled it, bring the pizza back outside, turn the grill to LOW and place your pizza creation on the grill. Close the lid and grill until the cheese is all melted and the ingredients have been warmed through.
    • Turn off the grill and bring your pizza inside to slice!
    • Enjoy :)

    Notes

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  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    seriously loved that video… even if it wasn’t your intention, I couldn’t stop laughing ;) Now I really want more pizza and omg we’re pizza twins today! (sorta lol)

  • Amy @ The Nifty Foodie says:

    Nice! I’ve always been intimidated by making it on the grill, but I think I’m gonna give it a try again this summer. :-)

  • Tieghan says:

    I loved every second of this video!! So fun, so cute and so well done!! Grilled pizza is so amazing!

  • Leah | So, How's It Taste? says:

    Loved the video! That pizza looks awesome!

  • kelley {mountain mama cooks} says:

    You’re too cute! I’ve never grilled pizza but it looks so easy and soooo good!

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    Grilled pizza FOR THE WIN!

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says:

    SUCH a cute video, Julie! Great job on this delicious grilled pizza, you guys! I’ve gotta try your dough recipe soon, Julie. It looks perfect!

  • cassie says:

    This is too fun. We grill tons of pizza in the summer…and plan to do so this weekend, actually. Love this!

  • Heather Christo says:

    You are so cute!! I have to grill some pizza ASAP!

  • dixya| food, pleasure, and health says:

    it was such a joy to watch the video. I hope you do videos in future!!!

  • Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today says:

    It’s very close to a real pizza (I know that each pizza is real ;) but the one baked in a big stove :)

  • Jodie says:

    This is great! My first time grilling pizza was a disaster (left it on the grill too long and was left with a burnt crust) but after watching this video I am ready to give it another try!

  • Noelle says:

    I thought I was the only one who was afraid to grill pizza! I just pictured this gooey mass that would fall through the grates and then be a giant ass pain to clean! Haha, I feel better now. I really need to try this VERY soon.

  • Gaby says:

    awwwww love it!! video twinsies! :)

  • Samantha @FerraroKitchen says:

    Ha…I JUST posted a quick post today about grilling pizza! Isn’t it the best? :)

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

    Loved the video!! How cute are your friends!

  • Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian says:

    I guess its that time of year. We have grilled pizza on the menu for dinner tonight. Love the video!

    XOXO
    Donna

  • Meagan says:

    L. O. V. E. I. T. Look at you tossing that dough like a champ – are you secretly a pizzaiola? I really enjoy grilling pizzas; they’re sort of new to my household, but we have been churning them out on the regular this summer. So fun, Julie!

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    You are to cute! Love the video girlie! This pizza look ah-mazing!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    Amazing video!

  • Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the video! I always put my toppings on right after I flip the dough – while the second side is baking. That way the toppings warm/melt and your dough doesn’t get overdone/burnt.

    • Julie says:

      I can see why you’d like doing it your way, that’s a great alternative! I’ve done it your way before, but I discovered I don’t like doing it that way because I’m rushing to get the toppings on before the crust on the bottom is completely cooked. I like taking my time with the toppings and assembling it nicely. I’m just OCD like that :) either way works, obviously!

  • Marie @ Little Kitchie says:

    Absolutely love the video and love grilled pizza too! :)

  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says:

    Great tutorial! We love to grill pizza all the time!!! It is so yummy!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    EEEEK! Love the video, Julie! You did a great job! #high-five And let’s get that comfort food party going fo’ shizzle.

  • Jenn Every says:

    I love grilling the dough!! If I’m gonna have a bunch of people over, I grill up a bunch of mini size pizzas and then people can put whatever toppings they want and then I stick ’em under the broiler for a few minutes….Love the video!i

  • Mercedes says:

    I love how simple this dough seems to make and no raising time?? Perfect!

  • Kathryn says:

    Such a ace video, you did such a great job! I really need to get on board with this whole grilled pizza thing – I can’t believe how easy you make it look!

  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    You guys are so stinkin’ cute, Julie! And I am totally crushing on that grilled pizza. My god.

  • Des says:

    Hah! So cute! And we love love love grilled pizza over here. I too was amazed that it never fell through the grates :)

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

    Pizza looks fantastic and your video is so darn cute!

  • Tracey says:

    What a fun video! We’re obsessed with grilled pizza too – it’s so easy and turns out great every time without having to heat the house up!

  • Ali | Gimme Some Oven says:

    I might have to make this for my next “neighbor night”! Looks so good!

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says:

    Love the video, Julie! THanks for sharing :)

    We’ve been grilling everything on sight these days. Can’t wait to try grilling pizza too!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    I love grilled pizza, this is such a great video!

  • Amy (Savory Moments) says:

    Grilled pizza is a perfect summer meal! I love it.

  • Ashley - Baker by Nature says:

    I love your little video, Julie! And grilled pizza?! Uh-maaaaazing!

  • Angie | Big Bear's Wife says:

    Loved the video! We love grilled pizza here too! We really need to make it more often than we do!

  • Jackie {Domestic Fits} says:

    Great video, y’all are adorable. I love grilled pizza, my favorite way to make it right now.

  • Kelly says:

    What a fun video and this looks absolutely delicious Julie! :)

  • DessertForTwo says:

    hehe! I loved hearing your voice! It’s not at all how I imagined it. This just means we need to be friends in real life and hang out in real life! Let’s take our internet relationship to the next level. I won’t Catfish you, I swear.

    Sorry, I drink wine, and then comment on blogs. But at least my punctuation isn’t terrible. Right?

    xo

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

    Love the video. And the pizza looks delicious!! :)

  • leslie says:

    You’re freakin too cute!

  • Kristen M. says:

    Seriously, you are so cute!! Great video and tutorial. I love making grilled pizza, but for some reason my husband doesn’t prefer that method. LAME! I end up having to bake them in the oven which sets off our testy fire alarm every couple mins so I have one of my kids on stand by waving a placemat above the fire alarm. It is comical!

  • Jaclyn says:

    Crazy timing – I just posted grilled pizza too :). I LOVE that you did a video tutorial for it! I’ve always wanted to try one and yours is awesome! Your pizza looks sooo good!

  • Joy G says:

    This pizza was so good. I can’t wait to make another!!!!!

  • Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh wow! Now this, I must try out :)

  • Lynna says:

    If I had a grill at home, I would have DEFINITELY made this instantly. I`m always craving for pizza.

  • Dawn says:

    Looks wonderful. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Glacierlily says:

    I have been making my own pizza dough since downloading “Artisan pizza and flatbread in 5 minutes a day” by Hertzberg & Franco. I cannot wait to try their dough on the grill!!! You can store this dough in the fridge for up to 10 days. I will never have pizza any other way. Thanks for the grilling video……. I need to learn how to punch and throw my dough now……. :-/

  • Marcia Butler says:

    This sounds GREAT!!! I live in the Southwest and we grill year around. What a great new recipe idea!!!

    • Julie says:

      That’s awesome! I wish I could grill year round – I would eat so much grilled pizza that I’d turn into one :) haha enjoy!

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