Warm Weather Fun with Grilled Pizza
All over the country, families are firing up their grills and taking food prep outdoors. Warmer weather means cooking al fresco and delicious meals made over an open flame. There’s nothing like the taste of your favorite food cooked on a hot grill – it’s true for veggies, meats, and especially for pizza.
Grilled pizza, with a smoky-flavored, crispy crust and fresh, wholesome toppings is one of the great treats of the summer grilling season. Whether you’re a meat-lover, topping your pie with beef, cured meats, or poultry, or a fan of summer veggies, there is a preparation that will wow all the pizza fans in your house.
And what would the perfect pizza be without cheese? Lots of gooey melted cheese bubbling on that yummy grilled crust, combining with all the great flavors to create a pizza masterpiece. Adding cheese makes a good pizza great – sharp cheddar, stretchy mozzarella, creamy Monterey Jack – pile it on and let your cheesy imagination take flight.
Here’s another great grilling resource for your next pizza party. Check out this “How-To” post from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. It gives you a step-by-step tutorial that will make you a pizza-grilling master in no time.
We love this Trashed Up Barbecue Turkey Pizza from Rebecca of Foodie with Family. It’s made with a ton of tasty ingredients, including leftover turkey (or rotisserie chicken if that’s what you have on hand) in a skillet and can cook in the oven or on the grill. No matter how you cook it, This pizza is a culinary home run!
Heather from Sugar Dish Me gives us two unique grilled pizza recipes. The first, Grilled Peach and Bacon Pizza blends the summery sweet taste of peaches with salty bacon.
Next is her Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza, which is loaded with veggies, herbs and chicken for a mouthwatering meal on a crispy crust.
Isabel, the Family Foodie, tempts us with her Grilled Pineapple Prosciutto Arugula Pizza. It’s definitely not your grandmother’s pie. Here’s how Isabel describes it: “The combination of cinnamon, paprika and cumin comes together with the sweet grilled pineapple and salty prosciutto to make a fusion of flavors that is truly memorable. That alone would be amazing but we took it one step further by topping it with arugula in a pineapple dressing.”
Kita has two extraordinary grilled pizzas on her blog Pass the Sushi. The first one – Farm Country Grilled Pizza – tastes as good as it sounds with fresh, wholesome ingredients on a homemade crust.
If you want to take your taste buds south of the border, try her Personal Grilled Taco Pizzas. I think you’ll agree that they are muy bueno!
Maybe you have a hankering for white pizza. If so, check out this yummy recipe from Rachel of Following in My Shoes. Her Grilled White Pizza with Chicken and Baby Kale is a perfect summer grilling dish. It’s loaded with nutritious, fresh ingredients that combine to create a pizza you won’t soon forget.
Just about any pizza recipe can be adapted to cooking on the grill. Check out these six pizza recipes from the Cabot Kitchen and enjoy them in the summer on the grill or inside when the temperature drops.
Pizzas from The Cabot Kitchen:
And try some of these terrific grilled pizza recipes from the talented food bloggers of the Cabot Cheese Board:
From Rachel Cooks: Grilled Pizza with Pesto and Tomatoes
From A Southern Fairy Tale: Spinach and Artichoke Dip Grilled Pizza
From Back to Her Roots: Grilled Flatbread Pizza
From The Lean Green Bean Grilled Thick Crust Pizza
From Cooking Outdoors Chicken Asparagus Mushroom Alfredo Grilled Pizza
From Cooking Outdoors Easy Cast Iron Skillet Linguica Pizza
From Good Life Eats Grilled Asparagus and Red Onion Pizza
From The Noshery Pastelon Pizza
From The Comfort of Cooking Make-Your-Own Mini Pizzas