Hubs impressed me big time last night! Let’s just say he not only can grill up some delicious wings and ribs, he can also grill a DELICIOUS pizza! It was so good and super easy! If you love pizza and you love not having to pay the price at your local pizza place then give this a try. We made our own pizza for less than $10.
Note: You will need a smoker/grill combination to be able to cook a pizza on the grill correctly. Proper coal height placement and venting is required to achieve a ‘brick oven’ pizza outcome. Here is a link to a similar grill we use at home.
You will notice in the image above the ingredients we used were pre made pizza crust, pepperoni, freshly shredded mozzarella, grated parmesan, fresh jalapeño and fresh basil (minced) from my garden. Unfortunately the pizza sauce didn’t get the photo memo and missed out on the group shot, but I figure that is a given that you need sauce. 🙂 We bought pre made crust and the pepperoni but had most of the other ingredients already. This is how making pizza at home can be so affordable. Most of the ingredients you need you will already have in your pantry or fridge. Keep in mind this is were your creativity comes into play. Add whatever you love on your pizza.
Next time we are going to use fresh diced pineapple and ham. Hubs favorite!! I also want to try a meat lovers and margarita style as well!
The process is super easy, as you can see in the progression above. Hubs reminded me to mention that you must close the vents to your grill almost completely to help contain all heat while grilling the pizza. Your smoker/grill will act as a brick oven for cooking after allowing the coals to get extremely hot. Remember when you remove the crust from the first placement with the EVOO coating to act quickly with placing the toppings. A tip from experience is to have ALL toppings, sauce and cheeses ready to go when the crust is brought inside. Grill the pizza for about 10 – 12 minutes and remove. Let cool for 3 minutes before cutting and then enjoy!!
This was seriously one of the best pizzas I have ever had. We can’t wait to make another!!