How To Make Grilled Pizza

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I gave the hubs a Grill for Father’s Day this year.  Just between you and me, it was a selfish gift.  The hubs has been making dinner a LOT since he got it.  Not gonna lie, I’m loving it!

I’ve had many people tell me you can make pizza on the grill and that it was so tasty, but  I just hadn’t gotten around to it… until last night.

Since I didn’t have time to make some homemade crust, I relied on what I could find at the store.  I grabbed one Pillsbury Pizza Crust, and then a box of Jiffy Pizza Crust in a box.   Here’s what happened.

The Jiffy was pretty “runny” for throwing on the grill, so I added some more flour which gave me a better consistency to work with.  While I was preparing the dough, the hubs fired up the grill (high on one burner, and medium on the other… he also brushed olive oil on the thingys).

After flattening out the dough, I spread some olive oil over the top.   To make flipping easier, you’ll want to make your dough more like a “personal” sized pizza.

(this is one of the Pillsbury crusts cut in half… each tube would make 4 pizzas)

After you’ve oiled up the dough pick it up and flip the oiled side onto a hot grill (mine was on high).   After a few minutes, the top of the crust will start to “blister” (see picture).   Peek at the crust underneath to see if it’s cooked to your liking. 

Flip it over and to the other half of the grill (which is on medium heat).  Then it’s time to place toppings on!

Try putting the cheese on first, since it takes the longest to melt (do you have some cheese in your freezer you got a great deal on?).  Then put on the sauce, and your favorite toppings (I used some sausage I had in my freezer from a sale).    Once all of your toppings are on, cook for a few minutes more (until the crust is cooked nicely… a little burn is tasty too!).

Final result?  Super yummy pizza… and my kitchen stayed cool!


This was a fun dinner to make!  My kids got to make their own pizza, and at one point I had each of the four stages going simultaneously.

OK Pizza Grilling Pro’s – what are your tips?

How To Make Grilled Pizza

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Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 Personal Pizzas | Serves: 4


  • Pillsbury Pizza Dough
  • Olive Oil
  • Cheese
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Pizza Toppings (sausage, pepperoni, vegetables, etc)


  1. Fire up the grill setting one burner on high and the other on medium
  2. Brush grates with olive oil
  3. Flatten out the dough
  4. Spread some olive oil over the top of the dough
  5. Cut each square of dough in half
  6. Place oiled side of dough on burner set to high on grill for a few minutes until top blisters and bottom of the crust is cooked to your preference
  7. Flip it over and to the other half of the grill, which is on medium heat.
  8. Sprinkle with cheese to your reference
  9. Add sauce
  10. Place on the remainder of your toppings
  11. Once all of your toppings are on the pizza cook it until the crust is cooked nicely and cheese melts
Categories: Pizza

Comments & Reviews

  • Ijustcoupd!

    My hubs and I have been grilling pizzas for years and it is always our favorite! We always make our dough (cheaper and better dough, too!). Some tips are: use an olive oil cooking spracy to spray the dough before grilling, spread out the dough on a floured large cutting board and slide it on the grill, have your toppings ready to go and sauce ready w/ a brush (we use bbq sauce a lot), watch so it doesn’t burn! But a little black adds some great flavor! Also, for those who are just starting or don’t trust handling dough directly on the grill, you can prep your pizza on a pizza screen or (or a preheated stone) as you normally would and then put the whole thing on the grill. You still get a flavor the oven won’t give it 🙂 I you’ve never had grilled pizza – do it!!!

  • Annie

    I always add vegies and sometimes fruit (bananas, peaches or pitted cherries are great!) on my pizza for the roughage and additional nutrition!

  • Amy

    We grill on our pizza stone – heat it on the grill when you turn on the grill and have some corn meal sprinkled on. Add whatever you want to it – I slide it onto the stone with a wooded pizza paddle. Remove the pizza the same way and serve on the paddle. My kids think we are eating brick oven pizza and love it served this way. Our favorite toppings are grilled eggplant, fire roasted peppers, fresh basil and buffalo mozzarella.

  • Devon

    If you are adding veggies we find it helpful to grill them before hand so they get soft and taste like grilled veggies. Otherwise if you just put them on the pizza when you are cooking raw the pizza doesn’t cook long enought to soften the veggies so you have warm hard veggies. We love grilled pizza it is a Sunday tradition in the warmer months.

  • Holly G

    We use a stone as well. We make the pizza on a wooden peel using olive oil flavored with garlic and whatever herbs look good. We throw on some sliced mozzarella, sliced tomatoes and grated parmesan and slide it on to the hot stone. We use a “big green egg” and it gets really hot so the pizza is done in no time.

  • Tina

    For an easier crust, use the premade ones: Mama Mary’s or Boboli. Saves time and some frustration. No need to use a pizza stone. I used to sell Pampered Chef and I would not recommend placing your stone on the grill. My husband did that and cracked my favorite one! Place the crust on the grill top after brushing both sides lightly with olive oil. You only need to “bake” it for a few minutes on each side. Remove it from the grill and add your sauce and toppings. We use the large portabella mushrooms (sliced), Pepperoni and a marinated mozzarella cheese we were lucky enough to stumble across at our local Meijer store. We get compliments all the time and friends can’t believe how easy it is!

  • Joe

    Nice job, looks great. How much flour did you add. I made Jiffy pizza today and it was so runny.

  • Melanie

    We loved it!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!!!!!!!

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