pizza on the grill

How to Cook Pizza on the Grill Without a Stone

Discover how to grill pizza without a wood fired oven, and make a delicious and crispy pizza to season with the ingredients you prefer!


Can you grill a pizza? The lovers of traditional Neapolitan pizza cooked in the wood fired oven will turn up their nose, but yes, you can, and the result is absolutely a viable alternative.

Grilled Pizza Features

The main difference is that grilled pizza remains crispy on both sides, even the one on which you add the toppings, because it is cooked on both sides. So, if you like a crispy base, try the pizza on the grill.

How Do You Grill Pizza?

  1. Let’s see how to cook pizza on the grill: first of all we suggest to use a barbecue with a cover.
  2. As the bbq can reach very high temperatures, try to keep the embers to one side of the barbecue, so that the other side keeps a lower temperature, more suiteble for cooking pizza.
  3. Now take your pizza dough. You can start using the pizza dough recipe.
  4. Roll out the pizza dough with a rolling pin and put it on the side whwere you placed the embers at first.
  5. After a minute you'll see some bubbles on your dough. It's time to move the pizza on the other half of the grill with a moderate temperature.
  6. Using the classic Barbecue pliers turn the pizza upside down to cook the other face for a further minute.

Bbq Pizza Toppings

Now it is the moment of seasoning your pizza. To appreciate the grilled pizza try it with your favourite pizza topping, yet we suggest you a rich combination of ingredients:

Cover the barbecue so that the topping cooks too. In this moment is important to be carefull because the covered barbecue can reach 570° F in a minute.Take the pizza off the bbq and dd a drop of extra virgin olive oil and basil leaves.

Remember to season the tomato puree with a pinch of salt, a drop of extra virgin olive oil, and oregano.

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