How to Grill Pizza and Wow your Kids This Summer

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Wondering how to grill pizza? In my house, I do 95% of the cooking. It isn’t that my husband doesn’t know how to cook, he does. It’s just that he isn’t as adventurous a cook as I am.  He tends to make pizza, tacos, burritos, spaghetti and hamburgers.  He is also in charge of anything that is cooked on the grill. It only stands to reason that he should make a pizza on the grill, right?  No luck there, he has decided I can figure out how to grill pizza on my own.  He got the grill fired up for me and then headed inside to watch TV.

How to grill pizza

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How to Grill Pizza

Learning how to grill pizza wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be.  We have a charcoal grill.  First, you need add the charcoal and get it going. My best tip here is to have your husband do it.  This is the first time I have used a grill in my life.  In our home, we enjoy spinach and mushrooms on our pizza but you can use any toppings you like.

How to grill pizza

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Grilled Pizza

Learning how to grill pizza wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be. We have a charcoal grill.

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • Pillsbury pizza crust
  • Pizza sauce
  • Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese
  • Gorgonzola or Feta cheese
  • Fresh spinach
  • Mushrooms, sliced
  • Other toppings you enjoy
  • Cooking Spray


  1. Spray a piece of tin foil with cooking spray. We use an organic olive oil spray.
  2. Open the Pillsbury pizza crust and spread it on the tin foil.
  3. Spray the other side of the Pillsbury pizza crust with olive oil spray.
  4. Flip the tin foil upside down so the Pillsbury pizza crust is on the grill.
  5. Grill that side of the Pillsbury pizza crust until it is done.
  6. Flip with tongs & do the same on the other side.
  7. Remove the pizza crust from the grill.
  8. Add pizza sauce, toppings and mozzarella.
  9. Return to the grill & put the top on.
  10. Keep on the grill only until the cheese is melted.

How to grill pizza
The Pillsbury pizza crust was very easy to use on the grill.  There was no need to roll it out with a rolling pin and because of that, I didn’t need to worry about the crust not being an even thickness all over. If the crust isn’t even, it will burn in spots before other areas are cooked completely.   Just open the tube & unroll the crust. Using the Pillsbury Pizza Crust couldn’t have been easier. Watch the crust carefully when it’s cooking as how long it takes to cook really depends on how hot your grill is. Of course, you can use a grilled pizza dough recipe if you like but this was much easier.

How to grill pizza

How to grill pizza

With not needing to turn on the oven, I love knowing that I can enjoy pizza even during the hottest summer months. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make this. I cannot wait to try a few different pizza combinations. I’m thinking that a white pizza with ranch, chicken, and mushrooms sounds amazing too. I love knowing that we can make one of the kid’s favorite meals outside on the grill. My kids absolutely LOVED the grilled pizza! Pizza on the charcoal grill has become one of our favorite summer recipes.

How to grill pizza

With summer here, Pillsbury knows you and your family want to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. So at your next BBQ, why not grill pizza for a family fun night. do you have any suggestions for grilled pizza topping ideas?

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  1. Laurel@Let's Go on a Picnic! says
    I have been meaning to invest in some additional barbecue tools; I only have a fork. I would've never thought to grill pizza--my kids would love that! The fanciest outdoor indoor meal I've ever tried is biscuits on a stick when I was a Girl Scout.
  2. we love grilling pizza. We have a green egg ceramic grill and a pizza stone and it takes about 5 minutes to make once you get the grill hot. Nice not having to heat up the house!
  3. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says
    Seems easy enough, yet I've never tried it. I want to though, looks delish!!
  4. Tiffany C. says
    What a great idea. I've been wanting to do this for a while now. Thanks for the motivation to do it. Your pizza looks yummy!
  5. Wow... I have never thought of grilling a pizza. That turned out great and looks delicious. 
  6. This looks absolutely delicious! I am learning more about more about what I can grill and pizza is so fun!
  7. I've never heard of grilled pizza before! It looks delicious. I have an indoor grill so maybe I'll try it out on that and see what it's like.
  8. Rose Powell says
    That's pretty cool!!!! Thanks for sharing, never have I ever grilled pizza before. How did the crust taste? Crunchy? Crisp, perfect?
  9. That looks scrumptious and on a grill too, I'm going to try it so I can wow the kids too. Thank you for sharing a post and a great idea. 
  10. Yum! I remember grilling bread with my mom when I was in high was delicious! I don't remember if we made pizza or not, but it sounds familiar. I've mentioned trying pizza on the grill to my husband, but I think he worries it won't work. I may just have to try it anyway :-)
  11. Oh my goodness, we just did this for the first time on July 4 and I was so amazed by how yummy and how easy it was - I had no idea you could grill a pizza! We'll def be doing this again :)
  12. That pizza looks delicious! We don't have kids, but my husband is like a big kid, so I'll give it a try! ;)
  13. Maryann D. says
    The pizza recipe looks great and the pizza does look delicious.  I also like spinach and mushrooms as toppings on my pizza and I have never had a grilled one, but I know I would enjoy it!
  14. Robin Wilson says
    I have never tried to grill pizza before, but that looks wonderful.  It would be a nice change on a camping trip that is for sure.  I think it is time to step up from garlic bread which I have grilled to this!
  15. I love feta on pizza! Looks like it turned out great!
  16. It looks to brainstorm some different toppings to mix it up too. Maybe a Hawaiian pizza for summer with ham and pineapple....
  17. Have some homemade dough in the fridge, but can't do this come the thunderstorms (again) :)


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