Grilled pizza

Heather Disarro

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Grilled pizza with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella is the perfect appetizer, dinner or snack all rolled into one. Make sure to top with garlic oil and arugula for extra flavor and pizzazz!

grilled pizza

Grilled pizza

Makes 2 large pizzas


  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough, divided in half
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2/3 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • Toppings of choice: pepperoni, chicken, sausage, mushrooms, peppers, onions, etc.
  • 2 cups fresh baby arugula (optional)
  • Garlic-infused olive oil (optional)


  1. Heat a grill over high heat for about 8 minutes until very hot.
  2. While the grill is heating, roll out the dough into 2 large round pizzas and then place on 2 large sheet pans covered with parchment paper.
  3. Carry all pizza ingredients out to the grill.
  4. Before placing the pizza dough on the hot grill, brush 1 side with olive oil.
  5. Place oil-side down on the hot grill for about 90 seconds, until grill marks form and the pizza can be easily removed using tongs.
  6. While the first side is cooking, brush the second side with olive oil.
  7. Flip the pizza dough carefully over and place the 1/3 cup of marinara sauce, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and desired toppings on the pizza.
  8. Cover the grill and allow to cook for about 3-4 minutes, checking occasionally to see if the pizza is done.
  9. Once done, remove carefully to the original sheet pans.
  10. Cover with arugula and drizzle with garlic-infused olive oil if desired.
  11. Serve hot.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.