Take your pizza making experience to the next level by making Grilled Pizzas with pizza dough, and your choice of pizza sauce and toppings! Cooking pizza on the grill gives it a wonderful taste and texture that you don’t get from a regular oven.

You can use homemade pizza dough (my recipe makes 2 large pizzas) or store-bought for this recipe, layer it with your choice of pizza sauce and toppings, and cook it to crisp, chewy, melty perfection, right on the grill.

Grilled margherita pizza next to other flavors of pizza.

Did you know you can cook pizzas using your own grill–gas, charcoal, or even a Traeger? It’s the next best thing to having your very own pizza oven, and it doesn’t require any special equipment or a pizza stone! 

We make a lot of homemade pizzas at our house, and the grill is definitely my favorite way to cook them! The crust gets nice and crisp on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside. I love to make personal pan size so that everyone can choose their own toppings.

How to Grill Pizza:

  • Make sure grill is well cleaned and oiled, to prevent the crust from sticking. Close the grill lid and preheat to about to 425 degrees (medium-high heat) for 10 minutes.
  • Stretch or roll dough into desired size and thinness (or divide into equal portions to make smaller pizzas) and place on a piece of parchment paper. 
  • Brush the top(s) of the prepared dough with oil, then lift the parchment the dough is on and carefully flip the crusts onto the grill, oil side down. Peel the parchment paper off.

Two process photos for shaping pizza dough and cooking it on a grill.

  • Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes and check for doneness with tongs to see if the bottom side has grill marks and is golden brown. Flip the pizzas onto a plate and add sauce and toppings to the cooked side.
  • Lower the grill heat slightly and place pizzas back onto the grill to cook the bottom side for another 3-5 minutes, until cheese is melted and bottom crust is golden.

Grilled pizza crust, toppings added and placed back on a grill to cook.

Pro Tip: 

If it’s your first time grilling pizza, you could flatten a tiny piece of the dough and test it out on the grill first, before making a larger pizza.

A grilled pizza with cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, and peppers sliced into four pieces.

Pizza Topping Ideas:

Looking for more grilling recipes? Try these: 

Grilled steaks

Kebabs

Grilled Corn on the cob

Grilled pineapple

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Recipe

Grilled margherita pizza next to other flavors of pizza.
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins
Total 28 mins
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Instructions
 

  • Make sure grill is well cleaned and oiled, to prevent the crust from sticking. Preheat it to 425 degrees (medium-high heat).
  • Divide pizza dough into about 5-8 portions (depending on how big and thick you want your pizza crust). Stretch or roll dough into desired size and thinness and place on a piece of parchment paper.
  • Brush tops of the prepared dough with oil, then lift the parchment the crust is on and carefully flip the crusts onto the grill, oil side down. Peel the parchment paper off.
  • Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes and check for doneness with tongs to see if the bottom side has grill marks and is golden brown. Flip the pizzas onto a plate and add sauce and toppings to the cooked side.
  • Lower the grill heat slightly and slide pizzas back onto the grill to cook the bottom side for another 3-5 minutes, until cheese is melted and bottom crust is golden.

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcalSodium: 1mg

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I originally shared this recipe June 2015. Updated June 2020 with process photos and improved instructions.

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Lauren Allen

Welcome! I’m Lauren, a mom of four and lover of good food. Here you’ll find easy recipes and weeknight meal ideas made with real ingredients, with step-by-step photos and videos.

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  1. Grilled pizza is seriously the BEST! I made it for the first time last summer and was hooked. Thanks for the reminder that I must make it again asap!

  2. Oh my gosh, these look delicious! I am a HUGE pizza fanatic, especially for those with unconventional recipes like the Thai one you mentioned. I sadly don’t have a grill, but I think I could make an exception to my no-oven rule in the summer to whip one of these up 😉

    1. I love unconventional pizzas too–and grilling them makes them that much more tasty! Hope you get a chance to try them!

  3. Yum! I’ve never had grilled pizza before, but I’m going to have to try your recipe this summer.

  4. I could eat pizza every day for the rest of my life. I do like to make my own pizza, and I”m definite.y going to try to grill it sometime! However, sometimes I do cave in and just order takeout, because it is too easy!

  5. Thank-you for all those fantastic recipes Lauren! No sure it would work on my pathetic little electric grill though… I’m going to pin it straight away for later 🙂

  6. I just love Pizza but I try to eat healthier than I used to. I’m out looking for healthier options and I found this recipe. It sounds absolutely fantastic. Yum!

  7. I never liked homemade pizza until I tried this crust. Turns out perfectly every time (and that’s saying something for me!). I often sub half wheat flour with half white for a healthier crust.

  8. 5 stars
    Made these for dinner tonight and they were fantastic! We topped them with marinara, cheese and pepperoni. I love your pizza crust recipe!