Pellet Grill Pizza – Recipe And How To Cook

pellet grill pizza

As a pizza lover, I was looking for a way to use my pellet grill to make some awesome homemade pellet grill pizza that I used to make in the oven.

“I discovered that a pellet grill can be a great tool for making delicious, crispy pizza at home.”

I hardly ever order out pizza anymore after finding out how well they taste when I make Pizza on a pellet grill.

If you’re not familiar with pellet grills, they use wood pellets as fuel to create heat and smoke for cooking. They’re versatile and can be used for a variety of dishes, including pizza.

Cooking pizza on a pellet grill is not only easy but also adds a unique smoky flavor to the crust.

Pizza Stone

For the best result, I highly recommend using a pizza stone and not placing your pizza on the grill grates.

“The key to making a perfect pellet grill pizza is to preheat the grill and the pizza stone or pizza pan for at least 15 minutes. “

This ensures that the crust cooks evenly and doesn’t stick to the surface. Once the grill and stone are hot, you can place the pizza on the stone and let it cook until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted.

TIP: Sprinkle some flour on the pizza stone to prevent the dough from sticking. (I learned this the hard way)

With a little practice, you can make a restaurant-quality pizza at home in no time.

Here are some things to take into consideration for cooking the perfect pizza on your pellet grill.

Choosing the Right Pellet Grill

When it comes to cooking pizza on a pellet grill, choosing the right pellet grill is crucial.
Here are a few things to think about when selecting a pellet grill for your pizza-making needs.

Temperature Range

One of the most important things to consider when choosing a pellet grill is its temperature range.

You’ll want a grill that can reach high temperatures, ideally up to 500°F (260 degrees Celsius) or higher.

This is because pizza needs to cook quickly at high temperatures to achieve that crispy crust we all love.

Do you know that professional pizza ovens can reach temperatures up to 1000 degrees?

Cooking Surface Area

Another important factor to consider is the cooking surface area of the grill.

You’ll want a grill with a large enough surface area to accommodate the size of your pizza.

A 12-inch pizza, for example, will require a cooking surface area of at least 144 square inches.

Keep in mind that the more surface area you have, the more pizzas you can cook at once.

In addition to these two factors, there are a few other things to keep in mind when choosing a pellet grill for pizza-making.

Look for a grill with sturdy construction and high-quality materials, as well as one that is easy to clean and maintain.

You may also want to consider additional features, such as a built-in pizza stone or a perfect temperature control system.

Overall, choosing the right pellet grill is key to making delicious, crispy pizza on the grill.

By considering factors such as temperature range and cooking surface area, you can find a grill that meets your needs and helps you create perfect pizzas every time.

Alright. Let’s get started with making pizza on your pellet grill.

Preparing the Pizza

pellet grill pizza topping

Making pizza on a pellet grill is easy and fun. To get started, you’ll need to prepare the dough, sauce, and toppings.

Here’s how I like to do it:

First, I make the dough. I like to use a simple recipe that calls for flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and water.

Dough Preparation

Here’s how I do it:

  • In a large bowl, I combine warm water, yeast, and sugar.
  • I let it sit for about 10 minutes until the yeast is activated and the mixture becomes foamy.
  • Then, I add flour and salt to the yeast mixture and mix it until it forms a dough.
  • I knead the dough for about 5 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • I cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rise for about an hour.
  • After the dough has risen, I punch it down and shape it into a round ball.
  • I roll out the dough into a thin crust and place it on a pizza peel.

Sauce and Toppings

Next, I prepare the sauce and toppings. For the sauce, I like to use a simple recipe that calls for canned tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Here’s how I do it:

In a blender, I combine canned tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. I blend it until it becomes a smooth sauce.

I spread the sauce over the pizza crust, leaving a small border around the edge.

You can also use a store-bought pizza sauce of course.

For toppings, I like to use a combination of mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and fresh basil. I sprinkle the toppings over the sauce, making sure to distribute them evenly.

Finally, I slide the pizza onto the preheated pellet grill and cook it for about 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown, the toppings are cooked, and the cheese has melted through.

“That’s it! With a little bit of preparation, you can make delicious pizza on a pellet grill in no time”

Pellet grill pizza

Pellet Grill Pizza

My pellet grill to makes some awesome homemade pizza that I used to make in the oven.
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • 1 pellet grill
  • 1 Pizza stone Or Pizza pan
  • 1 Pellets The flavor of your choice.
  • 1 Blender Optional

Ingredients
  

Pizza Dough

  • 2 tbsp Yeast
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Warm water
  • 4 Cups Flour

Sauce and Topping

  • 1 Can Canned tomatoes
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Pepper
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 10 Sliced Pepperoni
  • !/2 p Cup Fresh Basil

Instructions
 

Pizza Dough

  • In a large bowl, I combine warm water, yeast, and sugar.
  • Let it sit for about 10 minutes until the yeast is activated and the mixture becomes foamy.
  • Add flour and salt to the yeast mixture and mix it until it forms a dough.
  • Knead the dough for about 5 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rise for about an hour.
  • After the dough has risen, punch it down and shape it into a round ball.
  • Roll out the dough into a thin crust and place it on a pizza peel.

Sauce and Toppings

  • In a blender, I combine canned tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Blend it until it becomes a smooth sauce.

Grilling the Pizza

  • Pre heat pellet grill and pizza stone to 450-500 degrees.
  • Place pizza on the pizza stone.
  • Cook until cheese is melted and crust is crispy.

Notes

Pellet grill Pizza

Pellet grill pizza
Making pizza on a pellet grill is easy and fun. To get started, you’ll need to prepare the dough, sauce, and toppings.

Dough Preparation

Here’s how I do it:
  • In a large bowl, I combine warm water, yeast, and sugar.
  • I let it sit for about 10 minutes until the yeast is activated and the mixture becomes foamy.
  • Then, I add flour and salt to the yeast mixture and mix it until it forms a dough.
  • I knead the dough for about 5 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • I cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rise for about an hour.
  • After the dough has risen, I punch it down and shape it into a round ball.
  • I roll out the dough into a thin crust and place it on a pizza peel.

Sauce and Toppings

Next, I prepare the sauce and toppings. For the sauce, I like to use a simple recipe that calls for canned tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Here’s how I do it:
In a blender, I combine canned tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. I blend it until it becomes a smooth sauce.
I spread the sauce over the pizza crust, leaving a small border around the edge.
You can also use a store bought pizza sauce of course.
For toppings, I like to use a combination of mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and fresh basil. I sprinkle the toppings over the sauce, making sure to distribute them evenly.

Grilling the pizza

Finally, I slide the pizza onto the preheated pellet grill and cook it for about 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown, the toppings are cooked, and the cheese has melted through.
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If you are looking for more pellet grill recipes then you can find them at: https://pelletcountry.com/pellet-grill-recipes/

FAQs About Pizza On A Pellet Grill

Here are some frequently asked questions I found and experienced myself.

Q: How long do you smoke a pizza on a pellet grill

A: You can smoke a pizza on a pellet grill in about 15 minutes if the pellet grill and pizza stone a preheated to the right temperature.

Q: At what temperature do you grill a pizza

A: The best temperature for cooking a pizza on a grill is 450 degrees Fahrenheit (232 Celsius) or higher.

Q: How do you grill pizza without burning the bottom?

A: Grilling a pizza without burning the bottom is best done by using a pizza stone or indirect heat.

Let me know if you ever tried to make Pizza on a pellet grill and what the result was.

Robert Chill

Robert Chill loves to cook on pellet grills and uses all types of recipes and techniques to cook some awesome food. With his experience, he is able to share many reviews, tips, and ideas on how to buy a pellet grill. You can read more about him here

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