Grilled Pizza with a twist


You know how sometimes people tell you something is so so very tasty, but you just don't get around to trying it? Well I've known about grilling pizza for a long time now and have heard so many rave about it... well now it's my turn... AMAZING!!!

We moved my grill to the new house this weekend so of course I had to use it! I was given a ton of pizza paraphernalia at my NJ bridal shower so it was time to break it all out! I started with a Trader Joe's chabatta style pizza crust. John had the idea of topping it with chipotle hummus, wicked good idea! Topped that with sliced garlic (using my awesome new garlic slicer), added a few dashed of red hot. Plopped on some thawed frozen cooked shrimp, some roasted red peppers, and then topped it all off with some part skim mozzarella.


Sounds weird right? I wasn't so convinced... I thought this would be ok but not great... but it turned out FN AMAZING!!! AMAZING I say!!! Like go out and make it tonight!!

The bottom of the dough was so crisp, yet it still had this wonderful chew to it... *drool*

So here's how it goes, and perfect for a hot humid day like it was this weekend (no oven to warm up the house more!). Turn your grill on high and close the lid, let it heat up for about 10 minutes. While that is happening take a pizza peel and sprinkle it with a little corn meal. Add your dough and then cover with whatever toppings you like (see above for our version). Once grill is heated up slide the pizza right onto the grill, close the lid and lower the heat to medium. In about 10 minutes you will have a super crisp bottom and a bubbling cheesy top! (Just a side note, the dough was a precooked variety, I know you can do this with homemade dough... just don't ask me how yet!)

YUM, too bad there were no leftovers :(

30 chews:

Ashley M. said...

ohhhhh yes. grilling pizza is THE BEST! we never get pizza out anymore because our grilled version is just so much better! :)

I have never had grilled pizza but it sounds so fabulous!

Jeanne said...

Wow! That pizza looks SOOO good!

Curra said...

Qué delicia de pizza. Me gusta mucho a la parrilla.
Besos

Yum--I still have never tried a grilled pizza, mostly because I am scared of the grill in the first place and pizza just seems like a disaster waiting to happen. But maybe, just maybe I will give it a shot! :-)

I have still never had grilled pizza, but every time I see it online I know I would love it. Barbecue and pizza are two of my favorite things, it only makes sense to combine the two!

Natalie said...

We're obsessed with grilled pizza and yours sounds fabulous. I would love to try the hummus idea!

Kat said...

Mmmm I so love pizza, and it could be any way! I just love it!
So I was wondering if you could help me out...I want a 3 column layout like you have, but can't seem to get it to work. Any advice?

stephchows said...

Ashley you make your own dough though right?? I need to try that for sure :)

I'm telling you all have to go try it :)

Kat- I got mine from a free template site... can't remember the website, and then changed the HTML up to customize it, but it was a painnnn to get the HTML to work correctly, I ended up bribing one of my friends to fix it for me :( sorry I'm not so much help :(

Wow!!! This pizza really looks so yummy. I have never tried grilled pizza as well and seeing this photo makes me really really want it. Great great pizza...

Your toppings sound totally awesome! I saw Bobby Flay make these - don't remember his exact technique but I'm pretty sure he cooked the dough first then added toppings and put it back on the grill.

Mags said...

I keep hearing about grilled pizza but have yet to try it. You've convinced me!

The hummus opens you up to a whole new world of pizza toppings. Like that idea.

Hannah said...

That looks delicious! I've actually never made grilled pizza before, but I believe I'm long overdue. Perhaps this long weekend is the time to try it!

Lo said...

Hummus on pizza is positively brilliant. One of those "oh, gosh, how did I not think of that" things! Love, love, love it.

Awesome pizza! Sounds terrific grilled and the combo of toppings is amazing!

Definitely unusual, but I am loving the idea of the chipotle hummus on pizza. So trying that for myself ... though, sadly, it won't be grilled. :(

with shrimp? i'm sold. looks delicious.

Tracy said...

I've been meaning to grill pizza. That looks delicious! Maybe I'll try this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Steph,

Do you think this would work with a gluten free frozen pizza crust?

It sounds awesome and it's been too long since I've had a good pie.

-Kate Joyce

stephchows said...

Kate- I bet it would totally work! Just thaw it out to room temperature first and go for it! If it's not cooked... just try grilling it 5 minutes each side before adding your toppings. good luck and let me know how it goes!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Steph,
This is my first time responding.
I love this blog adn your energy.
John, what a gift you have,
Steph is so talented with healthy food - wow.

Anyways, I am addicted to the spinach feta turkey burgers! One of my favorite meals now. I have shared this recipe and this site with others.

Do you think I can do a pizza on a charcoal grill?
Your cousin, Anne Marie

stephchows said...

Hi Anne Marie! Thanks so much and I'm so happy you love the recipes!!! I know this will work on charcoal for a fast! (my roomie has done it!) I'm just too lazy to use charcoal LOL. Hope you love it!!!

It's like the Top Chef Master's Tailgate:) Mmmmm - bet the crust has a great flavor and texture this way!

Anonymous said...

Steph,

I have now successfully grilled 4 gluten free pizzas this summer and you are right- fabulous! The only adjustment that I have made is that the grilling time is closer to 5 minutes on a charcoal grill. I don't know if that's due to the gluten free crust or because I have been unable to control the temp.

Thanks for the idea and keep 'em coming. This is a great blog.

-Kate Joyce

stephchows said...

Hi Anne Marie! Thanks so much and I'm so happy you love the recipes!!! I know this will work on charcoal for a fast! (my roomie has done it!) I'm just too lazy to use charcoal LOL. Hope you love it!!!

stephchows said...

Kate- I bet it would totally work! Just thaw it out to room temperature first and go for it! If it's not cooked... just try grilling it 5 minutes each side before adding your toppings. good luck and let me know how it goes!!

Anonymous said...

Steph,

Do you think this would work with a gluten free frozen pizza crust?

It sounds awesome and it's been too long since I've had a good pie.

-Kate Joyce

Definitely unusual, but I am loving the idea of the chipotle hummus on pizza. So trying that for myself ... though, sadly, it won't be grilled. :(

Mags said...

I keep hearing about grilled pizza but have yet to try it. You've convinced me!

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