My family loves making Homemade Pizza and this Smoked Pizza has become a new favorite. The crispy crust and smoky flavor makes this pizza so flavorful.

Whole cooked pizza on a pizza stone
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If you love making pizza as much as my family, then you need to try cooking it in your smoker. The crispy crust, cheesy toppings and the smoky flavor makes this the best way to make a classic recipe.

We have started smoking a lot of different meats and vegetables lately. But smoking a pizza has become one of our favorite smoker recipes. We love the smoking flavor and everyone can add their favorite toppings.

We love to make this Smoked Queso Recipe to serve with our favorite dippers.

Why this Recipe Works

  • Simple Steps – Start with homemade pizza crust then add your favorite toppings. It is just like making it indoors but with a smoky, delicious flavor.
  • Crowd Favorite – My kids now request to smoke the pizza instead of baking it.
  • Easy Ingredients – Pizza night is my favorite night because the ingredients are simple. Everyone creates their own which makes for an easy weeknight meal.

Ingredients

Smoked Pizza ingredients - flour, yeast, sugar, salt, garlic powder, basil leaves, olive oil, water, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperonis

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How to Make Smoked Pizza

Combining flour, yeast, sugar, salt, garlic powder, and basil leaves in a bowl

Step 1 – Combine Pizza Dough Ingredients – In a large mixing bowl, stir together 1 cup of the flour, and yeast. Then add in sugar, salt, garlic powder and basil leaves with a wooden spoon.

Add the water and oil to the flour mixture

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

  • Step 3 – Form Dough – 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.
  • Step 4 – Move dough to bowl – Drizzle some olive oil in a separate bowl.  Move the pizza dough into this bowl. Then gently roll the pizza dough around the edges of the bowl until it’s coated in the oil. 
  • Step 5 – Cover Dough – 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.
  • Step 6 – Heat Smoker – Preheat the smoker to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  
Rolling the dough out with a rolling pin

Step 7 – Knead Dough – Once the dough has risen, move the dough to a lightly floured surface. Then knead the bread a few times until it’s smooth.  Then roll the dough into a 12 inch circle with a rolling pin.

Pizza dough with poked holes in it with a bowl of pizza sauce and shredded cheese

Step 8 – Poke Holes – Use a fork to poke holes all over the center of the pizza dough. This keeps it from bubbling while it cooks.

  • Step 9 – Pizza Dough – You can cook the pizza directly on the grates or on a pizza stone or pan.  If placing directly on the grates. Rub the grates with some oil so that the dough doesn’t stick to the grates.  

Add your Favorite Toppings:

Pizza sauce topped on pizza dough with a bowl of pepperonis and shredded cheese

Step 10 – Top pizza with sauce – Spread the pizza sauce on top of the pizza dough. Making sure to leave space for the crust on the dough. 

Uncooked pizza topped with shredded cheese and pepperonis

Step 11 – Add cheese and pepperoni – Top with mozzarella cheese and sliced pepperoni.  

  • Step 12 – Place Pizza in Smoker – Carefully place the pizza in the smoker directly on the grill grates. You can also smoke on a pizza pan or pizza stone.  
  • Step 13 – Smoke – Smoke the pizza for 10 minutes.  Rotate and smoke for 5 more minutes until the cheese is melted and starts to bubble. 
  • Step 14 – Serve and Enjoy – Remove the pizza from the smoker onto a cutting board. Slice and serve the pizza.  Enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Make Ahead – This pizza dough can be made ahead of time with these step by step intructions.  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.
  • Combining Ingredients – There is no need to use a stand mixer to combine the ingredients. Mix with a wooden spoon and then knead with your hands.
  • Allow Dough to Rise – Place the pizza dough in a oiled bowl and cover. Allow the dough to rise and double in size before cooking.
  • Knead Dough – Knead the dough until the dough is smooth on a flour surface. Then roll the dough out into a 12 inch circle.
  • Poke Holes in Dough – Before placing the dough poke holes with a fork. This keeps the dough from bubbling up on the griddle.
Pizza on a pizza stone

How Long to Smoke a Pizza

Smoking pizza doesn’t take long just make sure to watch closely. Once you have added your favorite toppings, place in a preheated smoker.

Allow the pizza to smoke for about for about 10 minutes. We recommend rotating pizza to make sure the cheese is fully melted.

Pizza Topping Ideas

When we making pizza, I like to make a pizza bar so everyone can add their favorite toppings. These are some of our favorites.

  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Cooked Chicken
  • Italian Sausage
  • Ground Pork
  • Shredded Steak
  • Diced Ham
  • Bell Peppers
  • Slice Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Red Onion
  • Fresh Basil
Pizza slices on a pizza stone

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftover Pizza

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

How to Make Indoors

We have always made homemade pizza in the oven. But since we starting making in the smoker, that is they way we do it now.
If you do not have a smoker, you can easily make in your oven. We love placing the pizza dough in a cast iron skillet to cook the pizza.
It comes out with the best crust and similar flavor. After preparing your pizza, place in a preheated oven at 400 degrees. Bake until crust is cooked and cheese is melted.

What is the Best Wood Chips to Use?

When you are cooking pizza in your smoker we recommend having the best wood chips. You can even combine wood chips in your pellet smoker. We recommend Hickory or Mesquite.

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Smoked Pizza

5 from 3 votes
My family loves making Homemade Pizza and this Smoked Pizza has become a new favorite. The crispy crust and smoky flavor makes this pizza so flavorful.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 170

Ingredients

For the Dough:

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 packet Instant Yeast 2 ¼ teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt
  • teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Dried Basil Leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • ¾ cup Warm Water

For the Pizza:

  • 1 cup Pizza Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup Sliced Pepperonis
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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 smoker to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 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 while it cooks.
  • You can cook the pizza directly on the grates or on a pizza stone or pan.  If placing directly on the grates, rub the grates with some oil so that the dough doesn’t stick to the grates.
  • Spread the pizza sauce on top of the pizza dough making sure to leave space for the crust on the dough.
  • Top with mozzarella cheese and sliced pepperoni.
  • Carefully place the pizza in the smoker directly on the rack or on a pizza pan or pizza stone.
  • Smoke the pizza for 10 minutes.  Rotate and smoke for 5 more minutes until the cheese is melted and starts to bubble.
  • Remove the pizza from the smoker 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 170kcal, Carbohydrates 18g, Protein 7g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 16mg, Sodium 405mg, Potassium 112mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 183IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 78mg, Iron 1mg

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