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Easy Pizza Margherita on the Grill

Russ Myers


Skeptical about making pizza on a grill?
Once you try this you may just declare it better than any homemade pizza you've ever made before!


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4 Servings (2 slices each)
10 Min
10 Min


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1 or 2 Tbsp
1 bag(s)
pizza crust mix or prepared pizza dough
1/4 c
olive oil
1 Tbsp
fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 c
(4 oz) mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 c
grated parmesan cheese
1 large
tomato, thinly sliced and blotted with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
1 large
clove garlic, minced
basil leaves, stacked, rolled and sliced to make ribbons (chiffonade)

How to Make Easy Pizza Margherita on the Grill


  • 1Brush grill rack with oil. Preheat grill to medium heat. For charcoal, place the rack 3 to 4 inches above the coals.

    Dust the surface of a large baking sheet with cornmeal. Shape the dough into a 10-12 inch circle or rectangle that is 1/4-inch thick.

    Take care to maintain an even thickness.
  • 2Blend oil and 1 Tbsp chopped basil leaves. Place basil/oil mixture, shredded cheeses, tomatoes, garlic and fresh basil chiffonade on a platter and place near the grill.

    Carefully lift dough and drape over grill rack. Within a minute or two, the dough will begin to puff, the underside will firm up and grill marks will appear.
  • 3Using tongs flip the crust over. Brush 1/2 of basil/oil mixture over pizza crust to within 1/2-inch of the outer edge. Scatter mozzarella and parmesan cheeses evenly over crust. Add tomato slices and garlic. Drizzle remaining basil/oil mixture over crust if desired.
  • 4Continue to grill another 4 to 5 minutes until cheeses are melted and grill marks begin to appear on the underside of the crust. Scatter basil chiffonade over crust and remove from heat. Slice and serve immediately.

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About Easy Pizza Margherita on the Grill

Course/Dish: Pizza
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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