It's tough to get homemade pizza to taste like it came from a wood-burning oven. The secret? Use your grill, which gets much hotter than a home oven. Here's our basic recipe for grilled pizza, plus three ways to make it.
1 lb pizza dough, room temperature (store bought is fine)
1/2 cup fresh Extra Virgin olive oil
2 tbsp Garlic olive oil
1 cup tomato sauce from fresh (6 large tomatoes) or 1 can peeled
Toppings of your choice
Heat grill to high, careful to leave one side of grill off. Set up a table or bench near the grill so you have easy access to all your chopped and prepared toppings.
For your tomato sauce, finely blend fresh or canned tomatoes in blender or processor.
Divide store bought dough into three pieces. Roll out each one with a bit of flour so that it’s not super sticky. Pinch the edges to raise them just enough to keep sauce in place.
Lightly brush clean grill racks with oil. Brush one side of dough with olive oil, then place directly on the grill, oil side down. Brush the other side with oil. After 1-2 minutes, check to see for doneness, a lightly charred surface. Carefully remove from heat with large spatula or carefully by your fingertips, turning charred side up. Place on unheated side of grill. Brush charred side with olive oil then spread a light amount tomato sauce evenly.
Arrange toppings of your choice.
Then return to heated side of grill, close grill cover and leave for another 4-6 minutes checking occasionally to prevent too much charring.