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A Grilled Pizza Party

A Grilled Pizza Party is the perfect way to get your friends, guests, or kids involved in dinner! Prepare the pizza dough the day before or purchase prepared pizza dough from your local Pizzeria, Italian market, or restaurant. Have each guest stretch the dough, (Don’t worry about perfect round pizzas—these are supposed to be rustic!), throw the dough onto the grill, top it with cheese and toppings, and grill away.

bread dough formed into rolls

Pizza Dough Recipe

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup warm water (105° to 115°F)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor combine the flour and salt and pulse to combine.
  3. Add the water/yeast mixture and pulse until the dough forms a ball and cleans the sides of the bowl, about 1 minute.
  4. Coat the inside of a large bowl with a thin layer of olive oil and place the dough in the bowl.
  5. With a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 1⁄2 hours. Refrigerate until ready to use.

 

a pizza going into a backyard pizza oven

Pizza Toppings

  • virgin olive oil, for brushing and drizzling
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • shredded Fontina cheese
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • grilled and raw vegetables
  • prosciutto strips
  • sausage
  • pepperoni
  • pesto
  • pineapple
  • basil leaves,
  • fresh Mozzarella cheese
  • crumbled goat cheese
  • red pepper flakes
  • fresh basil leaves

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How To Make A Grilled Pizza

  1. Fire up your outdoor grill or stove-top grill to medium-high.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine the shredded mozzarella and FontIna.
  3. Cut the pizza dough into 8 equal pieces and roll each ball of dough flat on a floured work surface.
  4. By hand, stretch each ball of dough into a 5-inch round, as thin as possible.
  5. Layer the floured pizza crusts on a cookie sheet, in between layers of parchment paper until ready to use.
  6. Brush the top side of the dough rounds with olive oil.
  7. When the fire is hot, drape the dough onto the grill.
  8. Within a minute the dough will puff slightly, the underside will stiffen, and grill marks will appear. Using tongs, immediately flip the crust over, onto the coolest part of the grill.
  9. Brush the grilled surface with olive oil. Scatter the garlic and cheeses over the dough and top with cherry tomato halves and your toppings of choice.
  10. Using tongs, rotate the pizza frequently so that different sections receive high heat; check the underside often to see that it is not burning. The pizza is done when the top is bubbly and the cheese melted, about 6 minutes.
  11. Serve at once, topped with the basil leaves.

Makes 8 Individual Pizzas.

Chef’s Tip: Fontina is one of my favorite flavorful melting cheeses! Try using it in your next lasagna, baked pasta dish or melted on a sandwich…Delicious!

HESTAN PIZZA OVEN with orange accent colors

Pizza Ovens We Recommend

Hestan 33″ Campania Pizza Oven

Hestan Campania Pizza Oven™ turns any backyard into a slice of heaven. Its heavy-duty ceramic hearth stone creates a charred artisan crust, while the unique dome shape traps and recirculates heat for an efficient, even cook. The oven is even perfect for searing steaks and roasting vegetables. Its stainless steel exterior is built to withstand the outdoor elements, while the greaseless interior is easy to clean. Available in twelve signature colors. Stainless steel pizza peel included.

 

Lynx Napoli Pizza Oven

This countertop or built-in natural gas pizza oven is the next great thing to complement your outdoor kitchen. With the capacity to bake an 18-inch pie, the inside hosts a specially formulated concrete heat-retaining dome and 400 square inch cooking surface which is perfect for the high heat demanded. The variable infrared heating system is designed to quickly preheat to 700 degrees Fahrenheit, saving energy. The front door seals the pizza oven closed, focusing the heat on the pizza. Unique in the industry, the cooking surface pulls forward for easy access to last-minute topping adjustments or pizza removal. Night-time pizza baking is no issue with blue LED control knob illumination and interior halogen light. The outside is made of stylish and sturdy stainless steel with hand-polished mirrored edges for a professional, yet fun, look.

 

Fire Magic 30-Inch Built-in Pizza Oven

You can take your pizza outside with Fire Magic’s new built-in pizza oven. Not just pizza, but also steak, bread, cookies, and other things. Glazed ceramic door with a window watch your cooking as it develops without opening the door, which would let heat out. A stainless steel grade of 304Construction made of indestructible stainless steel is strong and durable. Back-Lighted Knobs and Fully lit, comfort touch safety control knobs are featured on lines that are seamless and have polished highlights. Tray with a removable pizza stone. There is a retractable pizza stone tray for added convenience. Internal Lighting gives a simple overview of how well your cooking is doing.

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