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How To Grill Pizza On The BBQ

Are you trying to figure out how to grill pizza? Well, you’ve come to the right place. My husband and I love to BBQ and we love to grill pizza. Over the last few years, we’ve become avid grillers – regardless of the weather.

That’s right, the Sweeney family even grills in the snow. It’s actually so much FUN to taste those charred flavors that only your BBQ can offer.

Ok, maybe it’s fun for me and the kids. Not so sure my husband would call standing outside in the snow…. “fun”! LOL

How To Grill Pizza

Thankfully, we are still enjoying great weather which means that not only do we cook outside, but we eat outside as well. One of our favorite things to make on the grill is PIZZA.

Have you ever tried to grill pizza before? Don’t worry if you can’t figure out how to grill pizza because it’s actually quite easy.

You think that you need a ton of things to get started – special pans, sprays, and maybe even some foil. But that’s simply not the case.

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grilling pizza on the bbq

I am going to give you the easiest scenario you can imagine. Let’s talk about how to grill pizza using a frozen food brand! We opt for Ellio’s Frozen Pizza because they use the freshest ingredients, with 100% real cheese and no artificial flavors. When I don’t have time to make pizza from scratch, I know that Ellio’s has my back. The last thing I want to worry about is additives and artificial ingredients.

Ellio’s Pizza is available in two different crust types (Original Crust and Sicilian Style) and eight total flavors:

  • Original Crust flavors include: Cheese, Pepperoni, Supreme, Five Cheese, Italian Sausage & Pepperoni, & Extra Cheese
  • Sicilian Style Crust flavors include: Sicilian Style Five Cheese and Sicilian Style Pepperoni

Ellio’s Sicilian Style Pizza combines the taste of Ellio’s classic sauce and 33% more cheese with a delicious, thicker crust that is both crispy and crunchy on the outside, and deliciously light on the inside. This is the one we usually opt for when grilling.

husband grilling in backyard

How To Grill Pizza On The BBQ:

Pre-heat the grill until it hits about 350. Then keep on low to mid heat. Place the frozen pizza right on the grill. I prefer to use the Sicilian Style Ellio’s since it’s thicker. It allows the crust to get charred and crisp while still being chewy.

Close the top and cook for about 13-15 minutes. Always check in and move the pizza around to make sure it’s cooking evenly and not burning or sticking. Yes, right on the grill! When the bottom is charred and the cheese is melted enough for your taste, take off the grill and enjoy!

kids eating grilled pizza in backyard
The char, the crunch, and the smokiness of the pizza being grilled on an open flame is maybe the best way to eat pizza. It’s almost like it’s coming right out of a traditional Italian coal or wood-fired oven. Grilling pizza on the BBQ truly changes the entire experience.
How To Grill Pizza

What Did The Kids Think?

The first time the kids tried it, they weren’t sure if it would be good. They were NERVOUS in fact. Grilling pizza on a BBQ? How unconventional?!

But they are all converts and pretty much BEG us to grill every slice when it’s pizza night. They truly love it and so do Bill and I. There’s no mess either! Grilling is an easy clean up – no pans to worry about.

Looking for other options? Check out this homemade pizza bagel recipe

Grilling pizza tastes great and is a good excuse to get outside. Have you ever grilled a pizza on the BBQ before? Would love to know whether or not you do it in the snow! Leave your comments below.

How To Grill Pizza

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Thursday 16th of November 2017

We have a traeger so doing pizza on the grill is not new for us. It tastes so much better when grilled, especially papa murphys take and bake!


Saturday 11th of November 2017

This will have to be something we do during the summer months. House won't be heated up. To cold now to be outside grilling for just pizza.

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