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.
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.
Grilled Vegetable Pizzas
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.
Grilled Tomato and Basil
Fontina, Fennel, and Onion Pizza
Sausage and Olives Pizza
Sweet Italian sausage and briny green and black olives are the stars of this salty, meaty grilled pizza.
Grilled Pizza with Cheesy Corn, Fresh Tomatoes, and Basil
Grilled Pepper and Red-Onion Pizzas
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
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.
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.