Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 15-25 minutes
Rest Time: 2 minutes
Total Servings: 8-16 servings
There's nothing better than a home-cooked pizza.
And that's why today, we'll be showing you one of our favorite pellet grill pizza recipes!
So if you're a fan of pizza, you seriously won't want to miss this one!
We go in depth on the methods we used when cooking pizza on our pellet grill.
Stick around so you can impress your guests for the next pizza night!
Pellet Grill Pizza Ingredients:
- 500 grams White Bread Flour
- 5 grams Quick Rise Yeast
- 320 grams Water At 105℉
- 1 Tbsp. Kosher Salt
- 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 14 oz. Tomato Sauce
- 1 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1/2 tsp Coarse Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Garlic Salt
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- 4 Tbsp. Liquid Honey
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 3 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 tsp Fresh Chopped Parsley
- 1/2 Chopped Onion (optional)
- 1 Chopped Bell Pepper (optional)
- 300 grams Sliced Peperoni (optional)
- 300 grams Italian Sausage (optional)
- 2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- 3 tsp Grated Parmesan Cheese
Pellet Grill Pizza Equipment:
- Mixer with Dough Hook
- Digital Scale
- Large Bowl
- Plastic Wrap
- Measuring Spoons
- Sauce Pot
- Wooden Spoon
- Measuring cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Pellet Grill
- Pizza Stone
- Pizza Peel
- Cutting Board
- Large Knife or Pizza Slicer
Pizza Cooking Instructions:
Making The Pizza Dough:
You're going to want to start by creating the foundation for the pizza, which is the dough!
Measure out the correct amount of warm water, and yeast.
Mix them together in your mixer bowl and let sit for 4-5 minutes.
After the yeast has had time to activate you can add in your flour and salt.
Turn on your dough mixer and mix for 8-10 minutes on medium/low speed.
A uniform dough ball should be formed through the mixing process.
Once you have your dough, lightly oil the sides of a large bowl, place your dough into the bowl and cover the top with plastic wrap.
Let your dough rise until it's about doubled in size, which typically takes about an hour.
(Once risen, cut the dough in half and make 2 dough balls, then place into refrigerator on cooking sheet for another hour.)
Making The Pizza Sauce:
While your dough is rising, you can make your pizza sauce.
Take your tomato sauce, honey, kosher salt, ground pepper, garlic salt, cumin, oregano and mix together on low heat in a medium sized pot.
Allow the sauce to simmer for a few minutes, then remove from heat.
Once cooled down you can set aside.
Preheat Your Pellet Grill:
Once your dough has fully risen, you can pre heat your grill and pizza stone to 550℉.
It usually takes closer to an hour to get your pellet grill fully preheated for the pizza.
It is important that your grill and pizza stone are properly heated when you go to cook pizza on your pellet grill.
Once your grill has been preheating for close to 30 minutes, you can start assembling your pizza.
Shaping The Pizza Dough:
Before you can add your sauce and your toppings to the dough, you need to shape it.
Take your dough ball from the fridge and use a rolling pin to flatten it into a circular pizza shape.
Place the ready dough onto a pizza peel.
Assembling Your Pizza:
Now that everything is ready to go, you can spread a layer of sauce onto the dough and spread it around with a wooden spoon.
Next, take your mozzarella cheese and sprinkle the pizza, covering the sauce but not the crust.
If you are adding additional toppings, now would be the best time.
Sprinkle some grated parmesan cheese and oregano over the pizza once you've added your toppings.
Grill Your Pizza:
Once your pizza is fully assembled and your pellet grill is heated up you can transfer your pizza from the pizza peel onto your pizza stone.
Let the pizza cook for 5 minutes with the lid of your grill closed.
Check on the pizza periodically after the initial 5 minutes of cooking, so you can make sure its not burning.
In total it should take around 15-25 minutes to fully cook your pellet smoked pizza.
It just depends on your grill and its heat output accuracy.
Check Pizza For Doneness:
Once you start to see the pizza crust and cheese showing a golden brown color, your pizza should be fully cooked.
It is up to you how done you would like your pizza, some like the crust nice a soft while we personally like a more crispy crust.
Once your pizza is done to your liking, turn off your grill.
(Leave the pizza stone on the grill grates until cooled off)
Slice Your Pizza And Serve:
Using the pizza peel, transfer your pizza from the grill onto a cutting board.
Sprinkle the pizza with any remainder parmesan cheese and the crushed red pepper flakes.
Use a large kitchen knife or a pizza cutter to evenly slice your pizza into 8 slices.
Allow your guests to dish up!
You can serve the pizza with hot sauce, ranch or a variety of sides!
Best Side Dishes To Serve With Pizza:
While this pizza is certainly the star of the show, there are many other side dishes you can serve with this recipe!
Just to name our favorites off we've got potato salad, cheese bread, mozzarella sticks, coleslaw, boneless wings, mac and cheese, jalapeño poppers, and caesar salad.
Any of these dishes paired with your delicious pizza will make for a remarkable meal!
How To Store Leftover Pizza:
If you find yourself with some leftover homemade pizza, don't worry because storing it is super simple!
Tightly wrap each slice of pizza in aluminum foil and refrigerate, for easy single serve leftovers.
You can also just put your leftover pizza into zip lock bags and refrigerate that way.
Pizza will usually stay fresh in the fridge for up to 4 days.
If you need longer, once your leftover pizza is room temperature, you can take what's left and wrap it with plastic wrap, then freeze.
Frozen pizza will last for about 2 months.
Pizza Nutritional Facts
Disclaimer: The data listed above is an estimate and not a guarantee.
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