National Cheese Pizza Day

In my Kitchen * Grilled Cheese Pizza

  • Pizza dough (home made or store bought)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Standard toppings of tomato sauce, herbs, cheese (mozzarella is the best), and maybe some thinly sliced onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, or pepperoni
  • Some flour or corn meal for dusting the cookie sheet or pizza peel

Make the pizza dough or use prepared pizza dough. ( Great recipe) https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/basic-pizza-dough-recipe-1973255

2 Prep grill and toppings: Prepare the grill for high direct heat. Prepare a small bowl with olive oil for greasing the grill grates and for brushing the pizza. Prepare the toppings so they are ready to go on the pizza—

3 Stretch and shape the pizza dough: 

4 Grill one side of the pizza crust: Once the grill is hot (you can hold your hands an inch over the grates for no more than 2 seconds), dip a tightly folded up paper towel in olive oil and use tongs to wipe the grill grates.

Then place a pizza dough round on a lightly floured (or you can use cornmeal) rimless cookie sheet (or pizza peel if you have one).

Let the dough slide off the cookie sheet onto the hot grill grates.

Close the lid of the grill and let cook for 2 minutes.

5 Check how well the dough is grilling, look for pockets of air bubbles:

6 Remove grilled dough and flip it over onto a cookie sheet:

7 Brush with olive oil, add toppings:

8 Slide the topped pizza back onto the grill. If you are using a gas grill, reduce the heat. If working with a charcoal grill, close the vents on the cover almost all the way. Close the lid and cook for 2-3 minutes more

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