Grilled Caprese Pizza

If you have been following along for awhile now, you may know about my obsession with pizza. Every Friday is pizza night in our house and I love coming up with different combinations to try. Caprese pizza is probably one of my favorites, especially this time of the year with the fresh tomatoes and basil. But instead of using the oven for this weeknight dinner, I decided to use the grill!



I’ve been wanting to try grilled pizza for quite some time. And although I have been super intrigued by the concept, I have also been a little nervous. On Food Network, I have seen the chefs just put the pizza dough right on the grill and it seems to work perfect for them. I’m a little to cautious for that and decided that for the first time grilling pizza, there should probably be a pan involved. I used THIS pizza pan from Pampered Chef and it worked perfectly. It’s even dishwasher safe 😉

When it comes to pizza, I usually don’t discriminate: I’ll take it anyway I can get it! But I have to say this is my new favorite way to make pizza. The crust was so crunchy {complete with grill marks on the bottom!} and the cheese melted perfectly. I have a feeling I’m going to have a hard time going back to pizza in the oven once the temperatures get cold and grilling isn’t an option!


Grilled Caprese Pizza
A classic pizza cooked on the grill!
  • 1 pound store bought pizza dough
  • 3-4 Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Cornmeal, for dusting
  • Cooking spray
  • Balsamic glaze, if desired
Preheat the grill for indirect heating to medium-high heat (mine was registering about 400 degrees while the pizza was cooking). Sprinkle your work surface with cornmeal and place the dough in the center of the surface. Roll the dough into a 12 inch circle and place on a pizza pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. To assemble pizza: brush the olive oil onto the pizza, followed by the sliced mozzarella and tomatoes; top with the basil. Place the pizza pan on the grill and cook, covered, for 18-20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Using an oven mit, carefully rotate the pizza pan every 5 minutes so the pizza cooks evenly. Once cooked, remove the pizza pan from the grill and top with the balsamic glaze, if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 12″ pizza


11 thoughts on “Grilled Caprese Pizza

  1. This sounds exactly like the salad that we made at our Sur La Table cooking class! It was so freaking delicious, and yet we still haven't tried it at home! They did recommend using a cast iron skillet to us as well, which might get you the markings and crunch on the bottom that you like!

Comments are closed.