Grilled Pizza Dough is the perfect summertime meal. The homemade pizza dough is grilled perfectly to add your favorite toppings.

Grilled Pizza cut into slices on a cutting board
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If you are looking for a pizza dough recipe for the grill, this is the best one to make. It is made from scratch and simple ingredients. Grilling the pizza dough gives it so much flavor, grill marks and a crispy texture.

My kids could eat pizza every night. These are some of their favorite recipes – Cast Iron Pizza, Blackstone Tortilla Pizza and Blackstone Pita Pizza.

Why This Recipe Works

Make it a pizza night outdoors with this simple pizza recipe. Set up a pizza bar so everyone can top their own. Add a salad and eat outside for a complete meal idea.

Cooking pizza on the grill is a family favorite meal idea.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - flour, yeast, sugar, salt, garlic powder, basil leaves, olive oil, avocado oil

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How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough on the Grill 

Combine flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and garlic powder and basil into a bowl with a wooden spoon

Step 1 – Combine dry ingredients – In a large mixing bowl, stir together 1 cup of the flour, yeast, sugar, salt, garlic powder and basil leaves with a wooden spoon. 

Oil added to dry ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon

Step 2 – Mix in oil and water – Add in the olive oil and the warm water.  Stir until well combined. 

Dough topped with flour in a bowl with a wooden spoon. A bowl of flour and oil is on the side

Step 3 – Form into a dough ball – Then slowly add in the remaining flour, stirring until the dough is formed into a ball and begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl.  The ball will be sticky but still easily manageable with your hands. 

Pizza dough in a bowl

Step 4 – Prepare the Bowl – Drizzle some olive oil in a separate bowl.  Move the pizza dough into this bowl. Gently roll the pizza dough around the edges of the bowl until it’s coated in the oil.  Then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and keep it in a warm place.

How to Make Grilled Pizza Dough

  • Step 1 – Heat the Grill – Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 450 degrees F). 
Pizza dough on a cutting board with flour and rolling pin

Step 2 – Knead the Dough – Once the dough has risen, move the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead the bread a few times until it’s smooth.  Then roll the dough into a 12 inch circle with a rolling pin. 

Dough spread out on a cutting board poked with forks

Step 3 – Poke Holes in Dough – Use a fork to poke holes all over the center of the pizza dough to keep it from bubbling in the oven.

Placing the dough on the grill

Step 4 – Oil the Grates – Rub the grill grates with the avocado oil so that the dough doesn’t stick to the grill.  Use a floured baking sheet to place the pizza dough directly on the grill.

Flipping dough on the grill with a spatula

Step 5 – Remove dough – Remove the dough from the grill back onto the baking sheet. Flip the pizza dough so that the grilled side is up.  

Cooked dough topped with pizza sauce, shredded cheese and pepperoni

Step 6 – Add your favorite toppings – Then top the pizza with your preferred sauce and toppings.  Make sure to leave approximately 1 inch of the crust around the outside of the pizza.

Placing the prepared pizza on the grill

Step 7 – Place pizza back on grill – Carefully slide the pizza back onto the grill. 

  • Step 8 – Close the Lid – Close the lid and cook for 2-3 more minutes until the bottom of the pizza is browned and the cheese on the pizza is bubbly.   
  • Step 9 – Serve and Enjoy – Remove the pizza from the grill onto a cutting board. Slice and serve the pizza.  Enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Make ahead – This pizza dough can be made ahead of time.  Let the dough rise at room temperature, then deflate it and wrap the dough in plastic wrap (so it doesn’t dry out) and refrigerate for 2-3 days. Let rest in a oiled bowl.
  • Flip the Crust – When cooking the dough, there is no need to flip the dough. The other side will cook after adding your toppings.
  • Pizza Peel – You can place pizza on a baking sheet or a pizza peel to roll the dough.
  • Gas Grill – We made this pizza on a gas grill, but you can use a charcoal grill. Just make sure it is a hot grill.
  • Cooking Pizza – After adding the toppings, heat the pizza until the cheese is melted.
Grilled Pizza on a cutting board

How to Grill Pizza Dough

You will love making your pizza dough on the grill. Follow these steps to create a delicious crust.

  • Prepare dough as indicated.
  • After kneading dough and roll the dough into a 12 inch circle.
  • Poke the dough with a fork and then place on a the grill. Make sure it is oiled and heated to medium heat.
  • Close the lid of the grill and grill for one side for about 2 minutes until browned.
  • Then remove the crust from the grill, then add your favorite toppings.

Pizza Topping Ideas

We love to set up a pizza bar so everyone can add toppings to their individual pizza crust. These are some of our favorites.

Sauces:

  • Marinara Sauce
  • Homemade Pizza Sauce
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Pesto

Cheese:

  • Mozzarella
  • Cheddar
  • Parmesan

Toppings:

  • Fresh Basil
  • Pepperoni
  • Chicken
  • Sausage
  • Hamburger
  • Canadian Bacon
  • Black Olives
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Bell Peppers
Grilled Pizza cut into slices on a cutting board

How to Store Leftover Pizza

Refrigerate the leftover pizza in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What temperature do you grill pizza dough?

Heat the grill to about 450 degrees for the best results.

Do you need a pizza stone to make pizza on the grill?

No, you do not need a pizza stone. You can place the pizza dough directly on the grill.

Will pizza dough stick to the grill?

If you oil the grill grates, your pizza dough will not stick to the grill.

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Grilled Pizza Dough

5 from 2 votes
Grilled Pizza Dough is the perfect summertime meal. The homemade pizza dough is grilled perfectly to add your favorite toppings.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 110

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together 1 cup of the flour, yeast, sugar, salt, garlic powder and basil leaves with a wooden spoon.
  • Add in the olive oil and the warm water.  Stir until well combined.
  • Then slowly add in the remaining flour, stirring until the dough is formed into a ball and begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl.  The ball will be sticky but still easily manageable with your hands.
  • Drizzle some olive oil in a separate bowl.  Move the pizza dough into this bowl and gently roll the pizza dough around the edges of the bowl until it’s coated in the oil.  Then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and keep it in a warm place.  Allow the dough to rise for 30 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 450 degrees F).
  • Once the dough has risen, move the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead the bread a few times until it’s smooth.  Then roll the dough into a 12 inch circle with a rolling pin.
  • Use a fork to poke holes all over the center of the pizza dough to keep it from bubbling in the oven.
  • Rub the grill grates with the avocado oil so that the dough doesn’t stick to the grill.
  • Use a floured baking sheet to place the pizza dough directly on the grill.  Close the lid and cook for 2-3 minutes until browned.
  • Remove the dough from the grill back onto the baking sheet. Flip the pizza dough so that the grilled side is up.
  • Then top the pizza with your preferred sauce and toppings.  Make sure to leave approximately 1 inch of the crust around the outside of the pizza.
  • Carefully slide the pizza back onto the grill.
  • Close the lid and cook for 2-3 more minutes until the bottom of the pizza is browned and the cheese on the pizza is bubbly.
  • Remove the pizza from the grill onto a cutting board. Slice and serve the pizza.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftover pizza in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 
This pizza dough can be made ahead of time.  Let the dough rise at room temperature, then deflate it and wrap the dough in plastic wrap (so it doesn’t dry out) and refrigerate for 2-3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 110kcal, Carbohydrates 17g, Protein 2g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 0.5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Sodium 146mg, Potassium 29mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 0.4g, Vitamin A 0.2IU, Vitamin C 0.002mg, Calcium 4mg, Iron 1mg

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