Grilled Mini Caprese Pizzas

Everything is better on the grill - including pizza


Pizza is not just for ovens anymore. The grill is a great place to do pizza because you get nice grate marks on the dough that adds a nice touch as the grill actually cooks the pizza dough.

These mini pizzas are easier to do because it is easier to flip multiple pizza dough disks than it is to do one gigantic piece of dough and also allows you to avoid “hot spots” on the grill that might burn the dough.

This recipe is great tailgating as it requires minimal ingredients and everything can be prepped the night before.

Grilled Mini Caprese Pizzas

One package refrigerated pizza dough (or you can make your own)
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced- drizzle slices generously with olive oil, salt and pepper
Mozzarella cheese- cut into bite size pieces
salt, pepper
olive oil

Preheat grill to medium heat. Then, roll out the pizza dough on a flat surface. Using a small bowl or wide mouthed glass, cut the dough into small circles to make the mini pizzas. Roll leftover dough pieces together, flatten and repeat cutting into small circular cutouts.

Brush both sides of the dough with olive oil. Make sure your grill has been sprayed with non stick spray. Grill the dough until grate marks appear, about 5 minutes. Flip the dough, then, with recently grilled side up, add tomato slices, a piece of basil, and the mozzarella.

Grill for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.

This recipe can easily be adapted for meatlovers with the addition of cappicola or pepperoni.

Robyn Medlin Lindars is the “grill girl” behind Her focus is on healthy, simple and creative recipes on the grill. She encourages women to learn to grill as it a great way to create healthy, flavorful dishes without all the fuss and clean up in the kitchen. Check out her quarterly Women's Grilling Clinics and YouTube channel for more information.

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  • innovative. A pizza with tomatoes and cheese! Seriously?

    Jun 02, 2011 at 9:10 AM

  • Snooth User: Stazz
    729742 15

    I like this idea even better than using Naan or flatbread! So much easier than making one big pizza. And of course toppings can be what ever you like not just tomatoes and cheese even though those toppings are CLASSIC!

    Jun 02, 2011 at 10:38 AM

  • Snooth User: cazzie
    189309 64

    English muffins work well too.....Easy and quick....

    Jun 02, 2011 at 1:10 PM

  • Tomatoes and cheese ARE classic but they are NOT original or innovative. Hardly a worthy recipe for this site. Very Rachel Ray!

    Jun 02, 2011 at 3:48 PM

  • Snooth User: Roxanne I
    189342 1

    Hey Rhonda - good comments - made me laugh

    Jun 02, 2011 at 7:47 PM

  • I love piza on the grill: healthy, simple and so good with just the quintessential tomato, basil and mozz.

    Jun 11, 2011 at 11:50 PM

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