Grilled Pizza Recipes You'll Want to Make All Summer Long

Combine two crowd-pleasing favorites—grilling and pizza—into one with these 15 recipes.

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No one wants to turn on the oven in the summer, but what if you're craving pizza? Instead of ordering takeout, make the most of the warm weather and crisp breeze and let your grill do all the work. Your grill's high heat cooks pizza quickly and gives the dough a flavorful char, and those bubbles and bumps that burst when you bite in are bigger and crunchier than ever. Plus, if you're using a charcoal grill, the dough will naturally develop a smoky flavor that's exactly what you want on a summer night. You can make the crust from scratch and refrigerate or freeze it until pizza night, but you should also feel free to use store-bought dough—after all, it's summertime and the living should be easy. Some of our recipes forego dough, using store-bought flatbreads such as pita bread or naan instead.

Our grilled pizza recipes cover all the bases; red sauce or no sauce, vegetarian-friendly or meat heavy. When it comes to pizza, the toppings are truly endless and anything goes. We took that philosophy to heart with our recipes for Grilled Peach-Pizzas with Prosciutto, pictured here, as well as our Grilled Pizzas with Clams and Bacon, and Grilled Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza. But we can't forget the classics either like Grilled Tomato and Basil Pizzas or, controversial as it may be, Canadian Bacon and Pineapple.

Grilled pizza just might be the ultimate summer dish, it's a perfect canvas for seasonal produce, creamy cheese, and fresh olive oil. Summer Fridays just got a whole lot tastier.

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Grilled Vegetable Pizzas

grilled vegetable pizzas
Christopher Testani

Loaded with delicious produce like mushrooms, zucchini, red onion, and kale, this pizza is made complete with the addition of blue cheese, mozzarella, and a mustard vinaigrette.

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Grilled Tomato and Basil


A classic tomato and basil pie is always a crowd-pleaser. Everyone will love it grilled, too! All you need for this easy pizza is our foolproof dough, simple tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and plenty of fresh basil.

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Three-Cheese Pizza


Cheese? Yes, please! This pizza features fresh and part-skim mozzarella plus creamy fontina cheese for a simple, flavorful meal.

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Fontina, Fennel, and Onion Pizza


Fontina, fennel, and onions shine in this grilled pizza. It's finished with a drizzle of herb oil.

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Sausage and Olives Pizza


Sweet Italian sausage and briny green and black olives are the stars of this salty, meaty grilled pizza.

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Grilled Pizza with Cheesy Corn, Fresh Tomatoes, and Basil

Andrew Purcell

Bet you've never had pizza sauce made with corn! Purée fresh kernels with Parmesan and garlic for the perfect mix of sweet and savory.

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Grilled Pepper and Red-Onion Pizzas

Bryan Gardner

The classic pairing of peppers and onions makes a lovely pizza topping, especially when combined with tangy goat cheese and peppery arugula. This pizza makes a satisfying weeknight supper for both vegetarians and omnivores.

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Grilled Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza


This elegant pie teams tender stalks of asparagus with creamy ricotta. Lemon zest and rosemary-garlic olive oil tie all the flavors together brilliantly.

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Grilled Pizzas with Clams and Bacon


Clams and bacon? That's our kind of surf and turf. Briny, smoky, and irresistible are just a few words that will come to mind after you take a bite of this pie.

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Grilled Broccoli Flatbread Pizzas


For instant pizza crust, throw naan or pita on the grill. Start with our topping quartet—broccoli, mozzarella, Parmesan, and fresh basil—then experiment with your favorite summer produce.

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West Coast Grilled Vegetable Pizza


You don't need to live in California to give pizza the West Coast treatment. You just need to pile avocado, tomatoes, spinach, scallions, and goat cheese on top of perfectly charred crust.

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Grilled Pizza with Fontina and Arugula


Less is more when it comes to pizza, too. All you need to make this simple, sensational pie is arugula, fontina, and pre-made dough.

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Grilled Quattro Formaggi Pizzas


The white pizza of our dreams boasts four different kinds of cheese. Fontina and mozzarella make it deliciously gooey while Gorgonzola and Pecorino Romano provide a little welcome funk.

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Grilled Pizzas with Canadian Bacon and Pineapple


In our rendition of Hawaiian pizza, we swap the ham for Canadian bacon and garnish with fresh mint leaves—yes, we like to mix things up!

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