Grilled Margherita Pizza
Do you love a good pizza? So do I! For me, I love to make pizza from scratch. I know exactly what goes in it, plus I can easily make them gluten free which is exactly what I do!
When we made this pizza, I was inspired by this recipe for Quick Pizza Margherita on Cooking Light. On another note, is it Margherita or Margarita? They say Margherita on their post, so I went with that…but I always thought Margarita? Who knows? Or maybe that’s just the difference in the pizza and the drink and spell check just does not like it!
Back to this pizza! I decided to do this recipe, but I used the Basic Grilled Pizza technique and grilled it! It ended up being a delicious treat that did not last long! We even made 2 of them and still both were gone quickly!
I have been on a limited dairy diet since my daughter was born but have been introducing small amounts back into my diet. So, in saying that, I went light on the cheese but seriously…it was like heaven.
I miss dairy…and cheese!
- 1 Prepared Pizza Crust or Gluten Free Crust
- 2 Roma Tomatoes, Thinly Sliced
- 1/2 Cup Thinly Sliced Fresh Basil
- 1 Cup Italian Shredded Cheese
- 1 Cup Marinara Sauce
After you have prepared your pizza dough, roll it out and form the crust.
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.
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.
Remove the pizza from the grill and flip it over so that the uncooked side is facing down and the cooked side is up.
Build the pizza by layering the sauce, tomatoes, basil, and cheese.
Now, place the pizza back on the grill for 5-8 minutes to cook the bottom of the pizza.
Remove and serve!
Inspired By: Cooking Light
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