Grilled Pizza with Chopped Tomato, Parsley, and Mozzarella

2 - 12-inch pizzas

Cooking pizzas on the grill is easy and fun for the whole family.


  • Pizza Dough

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for baking sheet, plus more for drizzling

  • 8 plum tomatoes, cored and chopped into ½-inch pieces (3 cups)

  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese (6 to 8 ounces)

  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Build a medium-hot fire in an outdoor grill, or set grill pan on stove over medium-high heat. Divide pizza dough in half. Working on a clean baking sheet greased with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, use your fingers to flatten and stretch the dough into a rough 10-inch circle or rectangle. Let rest a few minutes; then carefully stretch again, as the dough will shrink. The dough should be as thin as possible without tearing.

  2. Transfer dough to grill, and cook until bottom side is golden brown and top side starts to bubble, 3 to 5 minutes. quickly turn crust over, and cook about 2 minutes more to ensure that crust cooks through. Turn the crust over again. Scatter half the tomatoes and half the mozzarella on top of the crust; sprinkle with half the parsley. Cover grill, and let cook until toppings are hot and bubbly, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from grill; slide pizza onto a cutting board. Drizzle with olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Repeat process with remaining dough and toppings. Cut, and serve.

Cook's Notes

Cutting toppings into small pieces helps them to cook faster and more evenly.

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