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Yes, you can grill pizza.


  • store-bought pizza dough.
  • fresh basil
  • 1 small mozzarella
  • grape tomatoes
  • fresh baby spinach

most pre-shredded mozzarella is dehydrated to increase shelf-life. However, this type of cheese barely melts on a pizza. Its certainly not ooey-gooey goodness.

  • tomato sauce or marinara (the former is usually plain, whereas the latter has herbs or garlic)
  • olive oil

How you do it:

1. Flour the ball of dough and the counter-top. Spin the dough with one hand while you stretch with the palm of your other hand. Begin using your fingers to shape the dough into a long oval shape. Finish with a rolling pin to create a thin, even crust. This is always best, but you will have to transport it without it ripping.

2. Turn the grill on high. Use a brush to coat one side with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and fresh pepper and place, oil-down, on the hot grill. Oil and season the other side. Take half an onion and slice (see photo). Oil, season, and grill. After three minutes, use a spatula to pick up the end (it should easily lift). I just flipped it with my hands (because I’m that tough).

3. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Lightly spoon sauce on the pie and spread around. In olive oil, Sauté spinach and grape tomatoes and grilled onions with salt and pepper. Evenly disperse the veggies over the pizza and generously sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Top with hand-ripped fresh basil leaves.

4. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the cheese melts. Finish with a drizzle of garlic-infused olive oil. I strained out the garlic. Use a pizza cutter or a chef’s knife to cut. Thanks for helping Ashley!

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