Grilled Pizza Recipes You'll Want to Make All Summer Long
No one wants to turn on the oven in the summer, but what if you're craving pizza? Instead of ordering take out, make the most of the warm weather and crisp breeze. The solution: Let your grill do all of the work. The high heat cooks pizza quickly and gives the dough a flavorful char. 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 so right for a hot summer night. Crust can be made from scratch and refrigerated or frozen until pizza night. Or feel free to use store-bought dough—after all, it's summertime and the livin' should be easy.
These 12 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 Pizzas with Clams and Bacon, Grilled Peach-Pizzas with Prosciutto, and Grilled Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza. But we can't forget the classics either like Grilled Margarita Pizzas or, controversial as it may be, Canadian Bacon and Pineapple.
The pizza dough itself is versatile, too—while classic pizza dough will always be our go-to, pita bread or naan bread are just right for seriously delicious flatbread pizza. You gotta love grilled pizza, it's the perfect canvas for seasonal produce, creamy cheese, and fresh olive oil. Summer Fridays just got a whole lot tastier.
Grilled Pizza with Cheesy Corn, Fresh Tomatoes, and Basil
Grilled Pepper and Red-Onion Pizzas
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.
Grilled-Peach Pizzas with Prosciutto
Grilled Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza
Grilled Pizzas with Clams and Bacon
Grilled Broccoli Flatbread Pizzas
West Coast Grilled Vegetable Pizza
Grilled Pizza with Fontina and Arugula
Grilled Pizzas with Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Slivers of chewy sun-dried tomatoes and a bed of velvety ricotta provide the perfect textural contrast for lightly charred, still-crunchy asparagus and scallions in this restaurant-worthy dish.
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.