The heat of the flame along with the trapped and circulating hot air create a dry heat dynamic similar to that to a true brick oven. Grill grates provide a nice, uniform char across the dough while circular heat aids in the cooking process and melts all of that lovely fresh cheese.
We just love using the grill in new ways, as you can also see in our recent Grilled Desserts article. This is just another way to fire up that grill during summer season to create something new.
Read on for our favorite grilled pizza recipes!
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Lobster and Corn Grilled Pizza
This is the dream. With a single bite into this rich lobster, fresh corn and creamy St. Andre cheese pizza, you will be transported to the beautiful beaches of New England while sitting in your own backyard.
Grilled Tomato-Peach Pizza
During summer season both tomatoes and peaches really come into their stride. Use both of those luscious seasonal fruits for a flavor-layered pizza that will refresh any palate.
Garlicky Clam Grilled Pizza
Made popular by Pepe's in New Haven and Franny's and Lombardi's in NYC, clam pizza is rising up around the country. Make your own at home with this extra garlicky grilled take on the all time classic.
If you're looking for a more classic style of pizza come grill time, this Margherita pie is a must try. With fresh mozzarella cheese and a few tears of basil, this charred pie screams summer in Italy.