Grilled Pizza — A New American Tradition

What could be more American than cooking on the grill and pizza? Who doesn’t like pizza? Who doesn’t like grilling? This is the best of both worlds!

I’ve been talking to some friends and family members about creative ways to use our grill and somebody mentioned grilling pizza. That sounded interesting to me and the more I thought about it, I decided I had to try it.

Since the people in my house all prefer different toppings, I thought of a way to let them each have their favorite topping on a personal pizza. We used pita bread as the crust.

Grilled Pizza Ingredients
Sliced pepperoni
Diced red onion
Grilled diced chicken
Bacon bits
Tomato slices
Mozzarella cheese
Cheddar cheese
Pesto and/or pizza sauce
Flat bread/pita

Slice, dice, chop and prep your toppings to preference.

Preheat the grill.

Prepare a pita slice with pesto sauce, spread lightly.

Layer tomato slices, chicken and bacon bits, then top with mozzarella cheese slices.

Prepare another pita slice with pizza sauce, pepperoni slices, tomato, bacon bits and cheddar cheese.


Place pizzas on aluminum perforated pan.

Set grill on low and place pan on lower shelf.

Close grill cover and leave for 5 minutes. No peeking!

Using hot pads, remove pan from grill.

Slice pizza and serve.

Make It A Meal: Serve with a salad and cold soda or iced tea.

This simple recipe leaves a world of opportunity for you and your family. It’s a great way to use up those tidbit left overs. (I seem to have an endless supply of 1 cup servings of all sorts of foods.)


Meat Lovers – pepperoni, ham, bacon, sausage
Vegetarian – mushroom, onions, olives, green, red peppers
Cheese Burger – browned hamburger, cheddar cheese, American cheese
4 Cheese – Mozzarella, Parmesan, cheddar, Swiss
Ham & Cheese – ham, Swiss, mushrooms
White – Alfredo sauce, Mozzarella, grilled chicken
Tex-Mex – jalapeno, taco meat, refried beans, cheddar cheese

This is a nice light supper, great for those evenings when the weather heats up and you don’t want to spend your evening in the kitchen. It’s a good way to get your nutritional balance when you really just want to eat something cool.

This would be a great patio party idea. Have a selection of toppings prepared and the grill hot. Let guests fix their own pizza! The host may have to mind the grill, if someone doesn’t volunteer. 

This menu item is on the rotation at my house for the summer! We’ll be making these little grilled pizzas often. I like them for the simplicity and convenience cooking factor.

My family likes them for the variety and personalization of their own pizzas. Grilled pizzas are on their way to becoming a new tradition!

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