Grilled Margherita Pizza
A classic pizza with a summer twist, pizza on the grill! Grilled Margherita Pizza is taken to the next level by cooking it on the grill which mimics the charring of the pizza oven. With simple pizza sauce, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil.
I’m going to show you the easiest and best way to cook your pizza right on your outdoor grill. With good, simple ingredients, it will turn out perfect, every time.
When I make pizza, a good dough is a must. No dough from a can is allowed here. Please either make your own (you can see how easy my recipes is) ask your local pizzeria to sell you a ball of dough, or buy good pre-made, fresh dough from your supermarket.
The grill is a great place to make a pizza, especially in the hot weather because you don’t heat up the house and grill gets nice and hot which makes the dough crispy and flavorful.
For the sauce, I like to use my Easy Homemade Marinara Sauce (pictured below) which I always have in the freezer. Any pizza sauce that you like will also work.
The pizza comes together as fast as it would from a pizzeria. The fresh dough is added to the grill without toppings, grilled for a couple of minutes before turning and that is when the toppings are added.
If you have an intolerance to yeast, I have a No Yeast Pizza Dough (< click for recipe) that will give you the same results.
I like to use fresh mozzarella (make sure you have dried it). Fresh basil is the final topping, but I like to added AFTER the pizza is cooked. I’m not a fan of cooking basil on a pizza because it turns black and loses it’s fresh flavor.
If you’ve tried this Grilled Margherita Pizza or any other recipe on the blog, then don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know it turned out in the comments below. I love to hear from my readers!