Monthly Archives: June 2015

Frozen Pizza Grilled Outdoors

Don't Bake it ... GRILL it!

Don’t Bake it … GRILL it!

Pizza is one of my favorite foods.  When it’s hot (like it is this week in Ozark, Arkansas) the last thing you want to do is turn on your oven.  When you are running your A/C at top performance, the standard propane/gas oven will work against it.  Switching to your convection oven is even less practical because it draws electric power in addition to adding unwanted heat.  The solution?  Grill it outdoors!  A pizza stone and 2 inch round wire rack will do the trick.  You will also need a spatula and some heavy-duty pot holders or mitts.  Every grill is a little different.  This is how I do it on my Weber.

Grilled Frozen Pizza

Keep pizza frozen until ready to use.

Preheat your grill to 400 degrees farenheit.

For crisper crust:

  • Place frozen pizza directly on stone and place on grill then lower cover.  Check bottom crust and when just starting to brown. Carefully lift pizza from stone and slide onto 2 inch wire rack.  Place rack on top of stone. Continue grilling until crust is fully baked and cheese is melted and toppings are fully cooked.

For softer crust:

  • Place pizza on 2 inch wire rack lined with foil.
  • Continue grilling until crust is fully baked with cheese melted and toppings are fully cooked.

Use heavy-duty pot holders or grill mitts to slide pizza from wire rack to pizza stone.  Remove stone from grill and place on a heat protected surface. Stone will be VERY hot.  Let pizza rest for 5 minutes before cutting.  The hot stone will keep your pizza warm.

Preheat Grill

Preheat Grill

For Crisper Crust - Start out on Pizza Stone

For Crisper Crust – Start out on Pizza Stone

Check bottom crust to prevent burning

Check bottom crust to prevent burning

Grill until crust is done and toppings are fully cooked

Place on wire rack to finish.

Slice and serve on hot stone to keep pizza warm.

Slice and serve on hot stone to keep pizza warm.