Put away those pizza delivery menus! You’d be surprised at how easy it is to make your own personalized pizza…and on the grill to boot! No cardboard pizza boxes here, my friends! A simple homemade crust, your favorite toppings, a preheated grill and you are set to go! Mama (insert your last name here) is in the kitchen!
When our girls brought friends home from college, they all knew that for one of the days during their stay, Phil and I would make our “signature” grilled pizzas…the ones that our girls had been talking about all semester long! Before they’d head out for their California tourist-ey outings, and knowing I’d need to run to the market, we’d “take their orders.”
While the simple pizza dough was rising, Phil would heat up the grill and I’d start getting the toppings for those “pies” ready! All being from NY and NJ, we had to make sure we were spot on for Elle, Gina, Katie, Rachel and Lauren…they’re our favorite east coast girls!
Special equipment: Pizza pan (with holes is better) or a pizza stone (cookie sheet is okay, too)
This is what we what we love to put on top:
To serve, drizzle with a little more EVOO. Cut with kitchen scissors like they do in Naples, pour a nice glass of Chianti and put on a little Andrea Bocelli. Now sit back and let your mind take you to that beautiful country on the Mediterranean coastline.
That’s it! You now have an unofficial, in-house pizzeria!
*If adding arugula, add that at the end AFTER the pizza and toppings are off of the grill.
I like to use a rolling pin to “stretch” out my dough, but be careful not to make it too thin. You don’t want those yummy toppings to fall through!
**The risen dough can be wrapped in plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 2 weeks. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator.