BBQ Pizza

I’ve been craving home-made pizza for about a month now, but with the heat this summer I’ve been in a bbq rut, but thanks to my ’06 kitchen reno experience, I am willing to cook just about anything on the BBQ.  I thought I’d share since it is so delicious and very quick and easy to make.

  • 1 ball pizza dough from your favorite grocery store
  • 2 tblsp olive oil
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup basil, loosely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  • 1 cup shredded mozarella cheese

Preheat BBQ to 425 degrees (I did this by turning two side burners on lowl but leaving the middle burner off).  Mix tomatoes, onions, basil, salt and pepper and 1 tbsp olive oil together in a bowl.  On cookie sheet, pour remaining olive oil and spread pizza dough out onto cookie sheet.  Lift and turn dough over to help stretch the dough and to spread olive oil all over dough on both sides (to prevent sticking when cooking).  Once dough is stretched to roughly the shape and size of the cookie sheet, poke holes all over dough with a fork (about 2 inches apart).  Spread tomato mixture evenly on top of dough.  Place pizza on bbq, close lid and cook for about 15 min.  Sprinkle shredded cheese on top and cook for another 5 – 10 min, or until edges of pizza start to turn golden brown.  Slice and enjoy!

The best part about this recipe is that you can litterally use whatever topping and cheeses you have on hand, so it is a great last minute meal.  Also, if you have a pizza stone, preheat the stone on the bbq and place the stretched out dough on the stone when you are ready to cook.

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2 responses to “BBQ Pizza

  • Dilek

    I am inspired to try this soon, have you ever made it directly on the grill? I must confess that I am a bit intimidated by that!

    • ursitti

      Do it – you’ll love it. And, no, I’ve never tried directly on the grill – the dough can be so sticky and I worry that the olive oil would cause flare-ups with the flame, but worth experimenting.

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