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Saturday, April 16, 2011

{{Servin’ It Up Saturday}} Grilled Pizza

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This is one of those recipes that everyone needs in their recipe file.  It’s simple to make and is a hit with both adults and kids.  With summer quickly approaching, I have my mind on fresh produce and outdoor grilling…maybe I’m just wishful thinking since it’s only April and we had  a serious snow storm last night! =)  Anyway, back to the recipe…

Start by making your pizza dough.  I found a super easy recipe here.  Also, turn your grill to medium-low and let it start heating up.

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Once you have your dough ready, flour your workspace. 

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Divide your dough into equal sized balls.

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Using your knuckles, spread the dough out into a circle shape.  They don’t have to be perfectly round, that’s why I opted for the knuckle method instead of  a rolling pin.  {{This has been the first time my hubby has let me take a picture of him doing something for my blog…he’s caving! =) }}

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Your end product will look similar…remember, it doesn’t need to look perfect because you’re going to cover it up with pizza toppings!

Just on the grill:

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Ready to be taken off of the grill:

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On your preheated grill, place the dough on the bottom rack.  Cook the pizza dough on medium-low heat for about 3-5 minutes per side.  Watch it carefully because it will burn quickly.

After your pizza crust is ready, it’s time for the toppings.

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I like to let everyone pick their own toppings, so I put each option in its own bowl.  Here are the toppings we had available:

  • pepperoni
  • mozzarella cheese
  • artichoke hearts
  • fresh basil
  • tomatoes
  • mushrooms
  • hamburger

Other options I sometimes use:

  • hamburger
  • sausage
  • olives
  • jalapenos

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Spread the sauce around the middle of the pizza leaving a ring around the outside for your crust.  Then, let the kiddos (or yourself) put on their desired toppings.

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Can you tell my daughter likes cheese?! =)  They had lots of fun putting on their own toppings and my little guy even put some “lettuce” (basil) on his pizza.  I’m so proud he is getting over his fear of green vegetables!!!

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Put the pizza back on the grill over low heat.  Watch the pizza carefully as it can burn quickly.  As soon as the cheese is melted, they are ready to serve! {Can you tell we’re WAY past due for a new grill!?!?  Yikes!}

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And there you have it….delicious pizza that is a little crispy on the edges and chewy on the inside.  Enjoy!

While we’re on the topic of pizza, what are your favorite pizza toppings?  Also, if you make grilled pizza, I would love to see your pictures!

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6 SWEET COMMENTS::

Martha said...

I think this will be a good thing for my husband to try on the grill. He keeps talking about an outdoor pizza oven but I think the grill will work just as well. Looks really good!

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Hmm.. This looks so yummy!!
I am hosting my first linky party today and would love for you to link up! :) {nifty thrifty sunday}
xoxo,
Vanessa

Jennifer said...

ahhhh I'm so excited I found your blog! I'm your newest follower =) and i'm super jealous b/c I totally want grilled pizza now!!! =)

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Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Kim @ It's a Crafty Life said...

Can't wait for it to warm up enough here to pull the grill out...these look delicious!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Can you believe we have never grilled pizza? Crazy since we use our grill year round in Florida.

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} and making my first party such a great success! I would love if you stopped by tomorrow and share more of your cute projects! :)
xoxo,
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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