Grilled Pizza Crust

Grilled Pizza Crust
Grilled Pizza Crust. Diana Miller/Getty Images
  • Total: 17 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 2 mins
  • Yield: 4 pizza crusts (16 servings)

Believe it or not, the grill is probably the best appliance you have to make pizzas. The high, dry heat is perfect for pizza and this basic crust recipe will get you started on a whole new world of grilling.

What You'll Need

  • 4 cups/950 mL all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup/360 mL water (warm, about 110 degrees)
  • 2/3 cup/160 mL whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL olive oil
  • 1 package yeast (active dry)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons/7.5 mL salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL sugar

How to Make It

Combine water, oil, yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Let stand 5 minutes or until it bubbles. Mix flours and salt together thoroughly in a food processor or mixer. Add water mixture while blending. Let mix for 2 minutes. Knead briefly on a lightly floured surface. Place in a large oiled bowl and let stand in a warm place for 2-3 hours. It should double in size. Once the dough has raised, lightly flour two cooking sheets.

On a floured surface roll out 1/4 of the dough into a circle about 1/8 inch thick. Place on cooking sheet. Repeat process until you have four rounds. Place one pizza on a clean, oiled and preheated grill. Grill pizza crusts for about 1 minute on until the bottom is brown. With tongs, gently flip it over and grill for an additional 30 seconds. Remove from grill and repeat with remaining pizzas. Let cool. Top with your favorite pizza toppings and return to a preheated grill for about 2-3 minutes. Watch carefully to avoid burning. It's best to grill one pizza at a time.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
52 Calories
2g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)