Grilled Pizza

Here’s how the grilled pizza turned out. First of all, the review. It was definitely something I’d repeat. It sounds fussy, having to make dough, but if you wanted to cheat a bit, you could buy ready-made pizza dough. The recipe makes enough for six individual pizzas, and we made two and froze the rest of the dough in two-pizza servings. Next time all we’ll have to do is top them and grill. The recipe is from Sunset Magazine.

With a bread machine, this is a snap.

Have I told you about my new bread machine? No? The old bread machine worked just fine, that is, until we bought a gas generator and had it set up. The boys had to put in a new circuit breaker panel to get it going, and in the process of testing it, blew out a bunch of crap in the house. Most of it was just small appliances, and fortunately I’d had the sense to unplug the computers, or they’d be toast, too. There was one near-disaster, with a surge protector in the pantry that nearly started on fire and filled the house with burned plastic smell. That was fun. It left black soot all over the desk in the pantry.

But, I digress. Back to the pizza. I got a new Zojirushi bread machine out of the deal, and that’s it, up there.

Here’s the prep work:

After you finish the dough, you pat it out on oiled parchment paper (waxed paper would work as well). Don’t even think of combining the dough and making one big pizza. It would be a little tricky to manage flipping and turning on the grill that way.

Then you grill the first side, without the toppings.

Take it off the grill, turn it cooked side up, then put the toppings on the already grilled side. We used a local farmer’s goat cheese, a bit of tomato sauce out of a jar*, fresh heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced sweet onions, and added the basil at the very end.

Put it back on the grill, uncooked side down, and finish. Really, this only takes a few minutes for each side.

Poor another glass of wine, and enjoy.

*We used some really good stuff from Trader Joe’s. I normally make spaghetti sauce from scratch, but this stuff is good in a pinch.

About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


Grilled Pizza — 22 Comments

  1. Yikes about the electrical excitement you had with getting that generator going…
    The pizzas look quite tasty. Hmm. I fear my gf pizza dough is much too sticky to do this…

  2. My mouth is watering. I wonder how fast I could get across the country, and would you have pizzas waiting for me if I did? Hee.

  3. We were thinking about generators also. Tnx for the cautionary tale. (*yikes*)
    Love the glass of wine to water the cook.

  4. The pizzas look delicious!! I have already printed out the recipe. Can’t wait to try and make the dough in my bread machine. As always, thanks for the inspiration!

  5. That looks like a great way to make pizza. I also have a Zojirushi bread machine that my son bought for me. I love it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  6. That looks delicious! I love grilled pizza and we make it all the time here! It’s a perfect quick summer time meal that doesn’t heat up your kitchen from using the oven. I need a bread machine though!

  7. I’m drooling all over myself! That pizza looks yummy! My ZO took a dive off the counter and cracked a little. I’ve been meaning to replace it with the newer model. So, you like it eh? From this viewpoint the only thing that looks different is the shape of the window. Are there any other new features?

  8. Oooooooo – my mouth is watering that looks so good! Nothing like basil & fresh tomatoes on pizza!

  9. We just tried grilling our pizzas last night, thanks to your idea. It was wonderful. Better than any pizza I’ve ever made in my oven. The best part was a nice cool house on a summer evening. I have to say I love your blog. I myself am a knitting Med student and am so encouraged by the fact that you still have time to knit as a doctor.
    Thanks for sharing your life and knitting with us

  10. they look fabulous! (as she runs off the check her copy of Sunset)
    And it doesn’t get much prettier than that last photo, does it.

  11. This was not the post for me to read just a couple of hours before dinner. The pizzas look luscious.
    We’re on our second Zojirushi, having worn out the pan and paddles on the first. Although I do like making bread from scratch, it is so easy to have it ready all the time from the machine that it has taken over.