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Tips for Grilling Pizza

Follow these simple tips for grilling pizza from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

Whether you’re backyard barbecuing or tailgating, nothing beats food on the grill. This is especially true for one of everyone’s favorites–pizza! Grilling pizza is easier than you think, and a hot grill can really bring out the pizza’s flavor. Get ready for your next grill party with these simple tips for grilling pizza from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

Tips for Grilling Pizza
Ditch the oven and make pizza on the grill! Follow these easy tips for grilling pizza from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

Tips for Grilling Pizza

The grill is the perfect place to cook a pizza. It’s hotter than your oven, so you can cook it quickly and efficiently. Plus, the crust gets crisper on the outside while staying chewy on the inside–the perfect pizza. These are just a few tips for making the perfect grilled pizza.

Trust your grill – When it comes to grilling pizza, the biggest fear seems to be that the dough will fall through the grill grates. It won’t. The space between the grill grates isn’t much different than the space on the cooking rack of your oven.

Use olive oil – Once you’ve perfected your pizza dough, roll it out and rub on some olive oil. The olive oil will keep it from sticking to the grill grates. Throw the dough on the grill and let it cook for a few minutes with the lid closed. After a few minutes, flip the dough over.

Top the pizza after it’s on the grill – This is key for grilling pizza. Have your toppings ready–sauce, cheese, meat, etc.–on hand and ready to go. Once you’ve cooked the dough on both sides, start topping the pizza.

Have the right grill toolsTongs and a spatula will be your best friend when you’re grilling pizza. You can also grill your pizza on a pizza stone if the recipe calls for it.

Grilled Pizza Recipes

With these simple tips in mind, you can make delicious grilled pizza right in your backyard. We’ve compiled three easy recipes to help get you started.

1. S’mores Pizza – Perfect for your next camping trip, take s’mores to the next level with this s’mores pizza recipe from Clean & Scentsible. Cook up this sweet treat on a pizza stone for the perfect camping–or at home–dessert.

2. Grilled Caprese Pizza – This recipe from Table for Two combines crispy pizza crust with gooey mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and basil for a classic caprese pizza. Grilled pizza has never tasted so good.

3. Easy Grilled Mini Bacon Pizzas – Bring on the snack food with these mini grilled pizzas from Kiss My Smoke. These mini pizzas are great appetizers at a tailgate or just for a backyard cookout.

Grilled food is truly a staple of summer. At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, we understand. That’s why you’ll find everything you need to become a grill master. From gas grills to grill accessories, you can whip up every meal on the grill…wherever you go. For more grill recipes and grilling tips, visit our Grilling & Patio blog.

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