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How to Grill Pizza Dough

How to grill the best homemade pizza dough - This easy recipe uses yeast and all purpose flour to make a simple, fast, and healthy thick crust. You can use Instant Yeast or active dry yeast and this recipe has no baking powder. We use our KitchenAid mixer and the dough hook to form the dough. Includes instructions for how to grill the pizza.
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Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 slices


  • 1 package active dry yeast* 0.25 ounce
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoon sugar divided
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for the grill grates (We used olive, but I don't think you're supposed to use olive oil at high heats. I'm sure there's a better option.)


  • In a small bowl, dissolve 1 teaspoon of sugar and yeast packet in warm water. Let the yeast stand for 15-20 minutes, until the mixture is frothy.
  • In a large bowl, combine remaining sugar, flour, oil, salt, and yeast mixture. Stir well, until the dough is thoroughly combined and beginning to stiffen. We use the dough hook and our big KitchenAid mixer for this step.
  • Cover the dough with a clean dish towel and allow it to rise for 30 minutes, until it has doubled in volume.
  • While the dough is rising, make sure the grates on your grill are very clean. Oil the clean grates by soaking a paper towel with oil and rubbing it on or brushing the grates with a basting brush dipped in oil.
  • Preheat your grill on high. You want the grill to be so hot that you can't keep your hand near the grates for more than 2 seconds.
  • Also, prepare the toppings at this time. You won't want to lose any time prepping ingredients while you're trying to count minutes later.
  • Dump the dough onto a well floured pizza stone or cookie sheet. Roll it into your preferred shape (we did a rectangle) and put it on the now hot grill. Wait a minute (really, just one minute), and check to make sure the pizza dough is browning. Wait another minute (for a total of two) and remove the pizza from the grill to a heat-safe surface (we used the big pizza board my sister gave us for Christmas) and close the lid.
  • Turn the grill down to medium.
  • Brush the cooked side of your pizza with a little oil, whatever oil you like. Cover the pizza with a small amount of sauce (a little less than you'd use when baking pizza), toppings, and cheese, and grill it for another 2-3 minutes, until it's browned sufficiently on the bottom.
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