Grilling Pizza on a Gas Grill with a Pizza Stone

Cookouts aren’t just for hamburgers and hot dogs anymore. Believe it or not, pizza is one of the easiest things to cook on a grill. Grilling your pizza also gives it a charred flavour that you won’t get from the oven.

If you have a gas grill and a pizza stone, quickly create a pie your guests will love. Having a pizza stone will make a big difference. It will help cook your pizza evenly, and remove that worry of your the dough sticking to the grill grates.

Steps to Grilled Pizza

  1. Pick your dough. Grocery stores sell pre-made dough that you can find in the deli or where the refrigerated foods are located. There may be several options. Whole wheat is a healthy alternative. Always remember to stretch out the dough 30 minutes before cooking your pizza.
  2. Pick your ingredients and toppings. The possibilities are endless. You need a sauce and some cheese but, the rest is up to you! The more variety you have, the more fun it is for your guests — especially kids. You can even have ingredients for a dessert pizza.
  3. Prep everything. Do your homework ahead of time and prepare your ingredients and toppings before your guests arrive. Set up a pizza bar so your guests can make their custom pies (and see all of their options).
  4. Fire up the grill. Use indirect heating to cook your pizza. Turn one side of the grill on and leave the other side off. Cover your pizza stone in flour, spread out the dough, and add sauce, cheese and toppings. Place the stone directly over the hot burners.
  5. Be vigilant. Pizza cooks quickly on the grill. As soon as the crust starts to brown, move the stone over to the other side of the grill. This allows the cheese to continue melting without burning the dough.
  6. Eat up. Remove the stone and pizza with your spatula. Slice it and serve!