The most favorite thing for dinner in our house is pizza. Pizza is king. We literally have it every Friday night. It's our pizza and family movie night. A small family tradition that is looked forward to by everyone.
Now,as you guys know,I have a rather picky group of eaters at my dinner table. That's why pizza is perfect for us! Everyone gets to pick and chose their toppings. Whether it's plain or loaded up with bacon, tomatoes and sausage. Simply distributing the toppings throughout the pizza in sections and bingo, their own personal pizza. It's makes me so very happy..it's great when everyone at your dinner table is happy, isn't it?
With the unbearable heat last week, we still baked up our pizza, just a little differently. Instead of homemade,I used a premade pizza crust from Pillsbury and instead of the oven, we lit up the BBQ grill.
Never made pizza on the grill? It's incredibly easy. My number one advice..keep a close eye on it to avoid burning. It cooks up a faster than your oven!
Here are some more tips: (see photos below).
A. If using a charcoal grill, spread out the coals a bit. This will help evenly distribute the heat, but, will not give a direct heat under the pizza crust. You do not want your pizza to burn up too quickly.
B. Spray a piece of foil with non stick cooking spray before rolling the dough out. You may place the dough directly on the grill grate, but, being a newbie to this, I opted to leave it on the foil to prevent any possible mishaps.
C. Venting your charcoal grill lid a bit will also help it from getting too hot. Another way to avoid burning it up.
D. I grilled just the crust for 2-3 minutes on each side before adding the toppings. It finished up cooking nicely once they were added. This took approximately another 5-8 minutes, depending on how melty/brown you like your cheese.
It was easy peasy and tasted awesome. Crispy and gooey.
It's now my official new way of making pizza in the summertime.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pillsbury for Glam Media. All opinions are my own.