Grilled Pizza Two Ways

Hilary Walentuk, MS, RD, LDN| View Author Bio

Grilling pizza is a great way to enjoy a year-round favorite during the heat of the summer months without turning on the oven. Check out our recipes and tips for grilling your own pizza.

Mexican-Inspired Grilled Pizza

With pizza dough, cheddar cheese, fresh sweetcorn, and an opened jar of salsa on its last days on hand (and a broken oven igniter), I took my pizza to the grill with a Mexican twist. Using the instructions shared in this Simply Recipes blog, I placed the pizza directly onto the grates of the grill. Oiling the grates and having a well-floured surface is key to grilled pizza success. Next time I’ll have some sour cream or plain Greek yogurt on hand for dipping!


  • Store-bought pizza dough
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh corn
  • Black beans
  • Cilantro
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Avocado to top
Veggie Grilled Pizza

This pizza was inspired by the abundance of kale and cherry tomatoes my colleague had from her garden. To construct this pizza, she followed the same instructions as above, except she used a pizza stone on the grill. If you have a pizza stone, make sure that it can withstand the high temperatures of the grill and that you preheat the stone on the grill before placing the dough on it.


  • Pizza dough
  • Tomato sauce
  • Sauteed kale
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Bell pepper
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Fresh basil and parmesan for topping
  • Enjoy the flavors of summer in New England by incorporating fresh, local veggies into your pizza toppings.
  • While the grill is on, use the flames to cook some other warm weather favorites including sweetcorn and peaches!

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