I was talking to a friend on the 4th of July and we were discussing what our plans were for later in the day. He indicated that he would be having a few friends over for a bbq. We both agreed that on the 4th of July grilling is the only way to go. It is the American thing to do! He mentioned that he would be grilling up classic hamburgers and hotdogs. When he asked what we were having I told him we would be grilling pizza. He sort of laughed a that idea and told me that was not an Independence Day food, and that pizza was not American! Little did he know we were making American Grilled Pizza that evening. This is for you Mike.
American Grilled Pizza (serves 4)
1 Package Pepperoni (this is part of the “red”)
1 1/2 Cups Pizza Sauce (this is part of the “red”)
2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese (this is the “white”)
2 Packages Jiffy Pizza Mix (prepared as directed with 5-10 drops of blue food coloring added in for the “blue”)
Non-Stick Cooking Spray
First, heat your grill to 350 and spray generously with non-stick cooking spray. Place your dough on a floured cookie sheet and roll out to desired size and thickness (we did about 1/4 inch thick). Gently transfer your dough to the grill, it will probably change shape as you move it but that is okay. Spread on your sauce, and add your other toppings before closing the lid. Check your pizza in about 4-5 minutes. They cook surprisingly fast. Check the bottom of the pizza every couple of minutes and remove from the grill when it is nice and brown.
In this photo, you’ll see that my kids also wanted black olives. And truthfully, you can make this anytime of year and add whatever topping you like. It is simple and delicious.
And here are the kids doing their own fireworks show….