Sunday, July 25, 2010

Grilled Pizza Dough

Grilled Pizza Dough                                                                    Printable Recipe

2-1/2 cups warm water
3/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
3-1/2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons yeast
8-1/2 cups flour (I use 6 cups bread flour and 2-1/2 cups fine ground wheat)

Favorite pizza toppings and shredded cheese

Add  water, shortening, sugar, salt, eggs, and yeast in large bowl.
Mix with whisk until shortening is pulverized.
Add wheat flour and whisk.
Add rest of flour and mix. You will have "Hulk" fingers but soon it will....
all blend into a nice ball with a little bit of kneading. Place in greased bowl and cover.
Let rise for one hour. Will almost double in size.
Punch down and pinch off small balls. This one was about 5 ounces. Personal pizzas take less dough than larger ones. You won't want your pizza too large or the dough could rip when you flip it.
Roll as thick as you like. A thinner crust will be crispier.

You can freeze ahead uncooked with wax paper in between. Wrap well and take out as needed. Thaws quickly. You can also grill them all ahead and wrap in plastic wrap or get a large 2 gallon freezer bag (make sure you don't make your crust too big or it won't fit.) 

If you plan to use within a few days put in a greased gallon bag. This batch made at least 5 personals, 5 mediums and enough dough to do almost as much again. You can 1/2 the recipe to make less.
Making the completed grilled pizza takes some coordination. Take your cheese out ahead to take chill off or use a fresh mozzarella shredded for even better melting power. Add all of your toppings (except cheese), including sauce to a small pan to heat. Meanwhile, work on cooking dough.

Place dough right on grill grates. No need to grease. It won't stick.
After browned, but not burnt, flip with tongs being careful not to tear. Cooking for just a moment to take the 'wet' away from the other side. Transfer to a pizza peel or flat cookie sheet.
Add heated toppings, including cheese and return to grill. Grill pizza, turning as needed to keep from burning until yummy melted and crust is browned.
Remove from grill, cut, and enjoy!
This one was broccoli, cooked chicken with garlic cream sauce.


Add your sauce and toppings to the dough (straight from freezer is ok) and slide it onto a pizza stone that has been preheated in a 450 degree oven. Cook for about 9-10 minutes.  Perfecto! Here are some ideas to get you started.

Sausage Green Pepper Onion/BBQ Chicken

Try Garlic Cream Sauce instead of marinara


  1. Oh wow! You even make your own dough. You rock. Looks great. Love the veggies on pizza.

  2. That pizza from the grill looks yummy. I bet it adds so much flavor. I hope you'll stop by and share it at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight. Have a blessed day :)

  3. This is so awesome! I can't wait to try making pizza on the grill.

  4. Thanks for stopping in to show off your pizza at These Chicks Cook. Hope you can come back by and share another recipe Wednesday. Enjoy your weekend :)

  5. G'day and YUM! Makes me want to enjoy one of these right now!
    Cheers! Joanne
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    1. My husband prefers over any other pizza. Love having it on hand in the freezer!

  6. Love your pizza dough recipe. It's great to make it once and freeze for those busy days. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday this week.


  7. This looks delicious. I have never grilled pizza, but it is on my to do list! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

  8. Yummmmmilicious! Once I grilled a pizza I absolutely can't eat it any other way! pinning

  9. I have always wanted to try this! Thanks for sharing. :)

  10. Thanks for showing how. Awesome. Linda

  11. This is such a great idea! I love making pizza but I've never thought about doing this to the dough! I"m going to pin this for later! :)

  12. Oh goodness! This looks so good! Found you at the Daily Blog Boost. Thanks for sharing this. Feel free to share this or any other post at my Make it Pretty Monday party which goes live at 8am CDT on Monday. Here is the link from this past week's post. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  13. Grilled pizza dough sounds great! The step by step photos are awesome. Pinning.

  14. Love the pictures that go along with the instructions! For visual learners this is very helpful :) Stopping by form the daily blog boost.