I recently showed you how to make Pizza dough in a Kitchenaid mixer. Have you tried it yet? Unfortunately the weather is getting too hot to put the oven on high enough to bake the pizzas. Thanks to the folks at QVC you can take the pizza’s outside to bake on the grill. You heard me correctly today we are grilling pizzas.
If you have never had grilled pizza you are in for a treat. However, it can get challenging keeping the dough from going through the grates. I am an amazing solution for you that I would never have guessed. Bring your pizza stone out onto the grill for the same amazing results you get in the oven.
It only gets better, this Mr. Bar-B-Q 15” Grill Stone Pizza Kit not only comes with a pizza stone but an amazingly large spatula. Seriously I have never seen one so large. The picture on the box shows it carrying 4 hamburgers. Another great idea.
Worried about where you are going to store this mountrosity? No worries clever enough the handle folds over for easy storage. What is there not to like about this fathers day gift idea. Don’t stop at father’s day, how about a wonderful wedding gift for the groom or recent graduate who will be cooking on their own. Most people love pizza and it is a gift that keeps on giving you an amazing grilled pizza. At a price point of $36 this fathers day gift includes 15″Diam grill-top pizza stone, over-sized spatula, and pizza cutter.
Grilling pizza is just as easy and in my opinion more flavorful than in the oven. Plus when you use a pizza stone you don’t get any burnt marks that you would get grilling pizza directly on the racks. Don’t get me wrong that tastes good too.
The family had a great time making their own sections of the pizza with all the fixings laid out (if this was a party I would have them on nice trays) and my husband and I also made up our halves on the second pizza. Several years ago we invited another family over for a grilled pizza party after visiting the tomato festival. (I know how goes to tomato festivals)
Grilling pizzas is a fun way to entertain and make everyone involved in the cooking and pleasing everyone with their own grilled pizza.
Do you think you will try grilling pizzas for Father’s Day?
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- Pizza dough -homemade or store bought
- Pizza sauce BBQ sauce, tomato sauce or pesto all work well.
- Toppings- let the creative juices flow and have fun. Just don't load them too high or it will not cook as well.
- Olive Oil
- Heat the grill on High using a direct heat method.
- Gather your ingredients and toppings before you even start the grilling porcess. Set up a table or bench near the grill or your kitchen counter if having a party.
- Prep your dough. It should be stretched or rolled out into a thin circle or square.
- Brush the dough with olive oil if you not using a pizza stone.
- Take the lid off the grill. Lay the dough round on the pizza stone or directly on the grill, olive-oil-brushed-side down if not using a pizza stone. Let the dough cook for about 3 minutes, with the lid off. Move the dough around while it is cooking.
- Flip the dough over with the tongs or spatula. The dough should come up easily and flip without tearing.
- Top the pizza on the grill or bring it inside if kids want to make their own
- Spread on a thin layer of sauce, some cheese, and toppings. Just try not to overload the pizza.
- Close the lid on and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Remove the lid and check the pizza. The edges should be crisp and well done, and the cheese should all be melted.. Let cool for 3 minutes, then cut into pieces and eat!
- If using a pizza stone, DO NOT TOUCH IT, it is super hot. Just move the next pizza onto the stone and start again.
- This is a fun way to host a party. Just do not ever leave your pizza on the grill. Cooking times vary with ovens and bbqs. But it is sooo worth it.