How does a pizza sound for your next tailgate? Sounds good to us.
And no we don’t mean stopping by your local pizza joint and grabbing a large to go. Although that could certainly work in a pinch. Plus I could certainly see grabbing a Grimaldi’s before a Brooklyn Nets game or a Lou Malnati’s before a Chicago Bears game.
What we are talking about is a freshly made pizza right from your grill or portable oven.
Here are a few recipes:
Grilled Buffalo Chicken Pizza
1 12″ Pizza Crust
4 tbsp. butter, melted
1/4 c. hot cayenne pepper sauce*
2 c. chicken, cooked and diced
1/2 c. celery, chopped
1 c. crumbled blue cheese
1 tsp. chives
- Preheat grill for 10 – 15 minutes on medium-high heat.
- If you have a gas grill, turn off one of the burners. If you use charcoal, push charcoal to one side.
- Brush a dash of olive oil (or melted butter) on each side of your pizza crust.
- Place the crust on the side of the grill with the burner turned off or without the charcoal.
- Grill the crust 2 – 4 minutes per side.
- Remove from grill.
- Add toppings and return to grill for 8 – 10 minutes.
- Grill until the cheese is melted (if applicable) and the crust is golden.
- Remove from heat, let cool for 2 minutes.
3-Cheese Sausage Pizza
1 12″ Pizza Crust
1 5-oz. pkg. Pizza Sauce
1/2 c. mozzarella
1/2 c. Asiago with garlic
1/2 c. sharp cheddar
1 c. cooked sausage, hot or sweet, sliced
1/2 c. baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1/2 c. green peppers, chopped
Preheat grill to 450° F.
Bake time: 10 minutes
- Sauté mushrooms and green peppers.
- Meanwhile, spread pizza sauce on crust.
- Top with sliced sausage, sautéed mushrooms, and green peppers.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Layer the three cheeses and return to oven until cheese is just starting to brown.
One raw pizza dough cut into 12 equal triangles (Get from your local pizzeria if you can.)
Approximately 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
Approximately 1 cup marinara sauce
Crispy cooked bacon, diced ham, diced sausage, diced pineapple, sauteed vegetables (spinach, mushrooms, onions, etc.) or any other topping you like
- Put the oven rack in the middle, and preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
- Brush the inside of a cupcake tin with a thin film of olive oil using a silicone brush.
- Separate the raw dough into 12 parts.
- Roll out each part into a round disc, about 3″-4″. (If you don’t have a rolling pin, use a can.)
- Lay a disc in 6 of the cupcake spaces.
- Fill each with a heaping spoonful of cheese, a spoonful of the marinara sauce and any toppings you’re using.
- Cover each cupcake with another disc of dough. Each pizza cupcake should have a top.
- Fill the remaining 6 cupcake spaces with an inch of water (so the tin won’t burn).
- Bake at 500 degrees for 7-10 minutes or until top begins to brown.
- Let them cool and then pry out each cupcake with a plastic knife or fork.