How to Make Grilled Pizza


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Pizza dough can be cooked to perfection on the grill, no pizza stone required! A tender-chewy crust topped with our favorite toppings and grilled to golden perfection.

Prep, cooking, and cleanup is a total breeze and the flavor is amazing. Avoid the heat of the oven indoors and put this super fun pizza on the menu!

Grilled Pizza wrapped in foil on a wooden board with peppers, farm and parsley on the side

I’m excited to partner with Reynolds Wrap® to bring you this grilled pizza recipe!

Why We Loved Grilled Pizza

Grilled pizza dough is soft, slightly chewy, flavorful, and easy to make. It’s the perfect way to enjoy pizza without turning on the oven!

Add your favorite toppings from pepperoni and mushrooms to garden fresh tomato slices and fresh herbs.

ingredients to make grilled pizza on a marble board

Pizza dough (and homemade pizza sauce) can be store-bought or homemade. Homemade dough can be prepped in large batches ahead of time and frozen for easy cooking.

No Sticking and Less Mess

Rolling the pizza dough right on Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil means perfection every time, no mess on the counter, food won’t stick, and no sticking to the grill so clean up is a snap.

Place the foil (and the rolled dough) right onto the grill!

pizza dough on tin foil with the Reynolds tin foil on the side

Grilled Pizza Toppings

Prep Ahead
Grilled pizza cooks fast so you’ll want to ensure everything is prepped and ready to go.

Precook toppings that you want to be cooked!

Grill the Toppings
Fire up the bbq and toss on some green peppers and mushrooms before you start with the pizza. Slice them after cooking and set aside until it’s time to add toppings.

Pre-cook Meats
Add meat that has already been pre-cooked: crumbled sausage, diced ham, or slices of pepperoni!

Grilled pizza dough on foil on the grill with tongs

How to Grill Pizza

The key here is to make sure the grill is ready to cook!

  1. Cut an 18″ piece of Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil and roll the dough right onto the foil.
  2. Grill 3-4 minutes, check that the dough is golden, flip the dough over and add toppings.
  3. Grill an additional 3-4 minutes.

pizza on top of tin foil being grilled

To Grill Frozen Pizza

Did you know you can grill a frozen pizza too? It’s easy!

  • Defrost pizza on the counter or on low in the microwave.
  • Cut an 18″ piece of Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil and place the pizza on top.
  • Grill on low for 10 minutes (pizza crust will rise). Turn heat up to medium-low and cook an additional 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is crisped.

How Long to Cook Pizza on the Grill

The best way to cook pizza on the grill is by making sure it’s hot and ready when it’s time to cook!

Preheat the grill to 500°F while you roll out the dough onto the foil.

Cooking 3 to 4 minutes on each side will produce a crust that is thick and chewy and perfect for all the toppings!

Grilled Pizza topped with parmesan cheese and parsley, wrapped in foil on a wooden board

Tips for Perfection

  • Prepare pizza dough as you would for oven cooking except roll it right onto Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil. This means no mess on the counter, the dough won’t stick and it’s easy to transport to the grill.
  • Be sure to place the foil dull side up, this is the non-stick side (no cooking spray required).
  • Roll the pizza into a longer flatbread shape (instead of round), this makes it easier to flip once the first side is cooked.
  • Roll the dough thin, this helps it to cook through. You can use any amount of dough, the key is to roll it thin.
  • If your dough is cooked and your toppings and cheese still need more time, move the pizza off of the flame and onto indirect heat. This will allow it to continue to cook without burning the dough.

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Did you make this Grilled Pizza? Be sure to leave a comment and a rating below! 

grilled pizza in tin foil with parsley and pepperoni on top
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How to Make Grilled Pizza

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Cool Time 5 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Entree, Lunch, Main Course, Party Food, pizza
Cuisine American
Grilled Pizza is a delicious way to enjoy pizza without turning on the oven, perfect for those warm summer months!

Equipment

  • Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil
  • Grill

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces pizza dough store-bought or homemade
  • 2 tsp olive oil or as needed
  • cup pizza sauce store-bought or homemade
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • toppings as desired

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Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to 500°F.
  • Prepare all topping ingredients (if using).
  • Cut an 18" piece of Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil.
  • Place the foil dull side up and roll out the pizza dough to ½" thick (or thinner if desired) directly on the foil. Brush both sides of the dough with olive oil.
  • Transfer the foil to the preheated grill and cook 4-5 minutes or until the dough begins to bubble and is lightly browned on the bottom.
  • Using tongs, flip the dough over and add pizza sauce, toppings and cheese. Reduce the heat to medium-high, about 400°F.
  • Close the lid of the grill and cook an additional 4 minutes or until cheese has melted and dough is cooked through.
  • Cool 5 minutes before cutting.

Recipe Notes

If your dough is a little bit larger or smaller, it will work in this recipe. Be sure to roll it to ½" thick.
Pre-cook any toppings you want cooked on the pizza as this recipe cooks fast.
If your pizza is browned on the bottom before your toppings are heated through and your cheese is melted, move the pizza to indirect heat and close the lid for a few minutes.
This is a thin pizza and makes enough to serve 2 as a meal or 4 as an appetizer.
 

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.25of a whole pizza, Calories: 407, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 1180mg, Potassium: 178mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 555IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 288mg, Iron: 3mg
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