Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Too Hot For The Oven? Try Pizza On The BBQ

When you are feeding a crowd, eating pizza out can get pretty pricy. With 8 adults having a summer 'Za' craving, we decided to make it at home on the BBQ.

Tips for the Grill:
  • Heat the pizza stone when heating the BBQ
  • Prepare your pizza on a round baking sheet to bring to the grill.
  • Be liberal with your corn meal on the baking sheet so it is an easy slide onto the stone.
  • Make sure to turn off the middle element to provide indirect heat. Direct heat will burn the crust.
  • Put the heat down on the other elements and keep the lid closed for the baking duration.

My favourite pizza:

BBQ Chicken, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza

Homemade pizza dough
Corn meal for the pan
BBQ sauce

Mozzarella cheese, grated
Grilled chicken covered in BBQ sauce
Caramelized onions
Bacon, partly fried
Ham, cubed
Goat cheese

The other three pizzas had a delicious homemade sauce made with a can of whole San Marzano tomatoes, fresh thyme, oregano and basil. Plus salt, pepper and sugar.

The toppings included mozzarella cheese and then a selection of tomatoes, peppers (yellow, orange, red), hot pepperoni pepper, Genoa salami, cubed ham, bacon (partly fried), mushrooms, caramelized onions. Fresh basil for garnish.

Have you ever made pizza on the BBQ? Do you have any special tips? What are your favourite toppings?


  1. Oh! You put the pizza stone directly on it? I didn't think of that!! Maybe that's why we had so much trouble. We made pizza on the BBQ with the "special" BBQ pizza pan(the one with lots of little holes) but I think the holes were too small and it took forever, like literaly 1 hr.

    My favorite pizza of all time is simply a margarita, that I top with prosciutto and dressed roquette once it is done. Wonderful.

  2. Mélodie: I hope you will give it a try. I have heard mixed comments about the pans with the holes but have no personal experience. I like using a stone because of the way it bakes the crust on the bottom. Important to not bake it too fast though or the top doesn't really get the heat love it needs. A bit of playing with your BBQ and you will find the right heat mix.

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