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Basic Grilled Pizza

grilled pizza

Today, I wanted to share with you my experience on grilled pizza.  I posted on Facebook a few weeks ago asking for suggestions on what type of pan to use for grilled pizza.  Many of you suggested cast iron and then several said that they just use foil and put it on the grill.

I have done grilled pizza many ways, but we typically burn it each time.  Normally it is because we leave it on the grill too long; however, we just did not have a good method down.

We tried a new way of doing grilled pizza, which is likely the correct way and the result?  Delicious!  My husband ate nearly the entire pizza, of course we made a small one.

For those that are gluten free, I used the King Arthur Gluten Free Pizza Crust recipe and it was fabulous!

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Basic Grilled Pizza


  • Pizza Dough Crust
  • Pizza Sauce and Toppings


  1. After you have prepared your pizza dough, roll it out and form the crust.
  2. At this point, we used a 9 inch cast iron skillet and spread the dough in the skillet. Based on reviews, you can also use tin foil and roll it out into a circle as well as a cast iron griddle, or pizza pan.
  3. Next, place the pizza on the grill keeping it at medium heat. Let this grill for about 5-8 minutes, watch it closely to be sure it does not burn.
  4. Remove the pizza from the grill and flip it over so that the uncooked side is facing down and the cooked side is up.
  5. Build the pizza of your choice on the cooked side including the sauce and toppings.
  6. Now, place the pizza back on the grill for 5-8 minutes to cook the bottom of the pizza.
  7. Remove and serve!


This method can be adapted in various ways.  It took us a few tries to find the best way for us to do the grilled pizza.  I have to say though after eating a pizza grilled, it is hard to serve it any other way!

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2 Responses to “Basic Grilled Pizza”

  1. Tinaposted April 18, 2012 at 7:52 am

    That’s a great method using the cast iron skillet. I have baked pizza in the oven using my skillet, but not the grill. I have also heard you can place your pizza stone directly on the grill as well. I might try that method next time for a bigger pizza and homemade dough. Especially now that summer is right around the corner. We won’t be able to cook our pizza in the oven much longer. Your pizza looks great Kristy.


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