How to Grill a Pizza

You know a lot of people come to me and they say “Hey, Pete, you’re in real estate, you own your home, you make pizzas on your grill…how do you do it?”  Well, I’ll tell you. It’s very simple actually. The first step: hire a realtor at DixonPacifica Real Estate and let them go to work for you. Next, you’ll want to get some pre-made pizza dough. Set the dough out for 20 minutes to let it warm up a bit while you enjoy a local beer. Then pull out your pizza stone, flour it up and proceed to spread the dough into an imperfect circle. Don’t forget to fire up the grill to something comfortably above a medium temp. 

How your pizza should look spread out on the pizza stone.

At this point you’ll want to put the pizza stone, with the dough on it, onto the grill and close the lid of your grill. This may seem odd but, in the words of Willy Wonka, “It’s the only way if you want it just right.” Then go ahead and gather the rest of your ingredients to take out to the grill: olive oil, salt, pizza sauce, shredded cheese and whatever else you like. I’m big on sun dried tomatoes, goat cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms etc. and have also recently added pizza seasoning to the dough before it hits the grill. Take a couple spoons to spread your sauce around as well as a metal spatula.

Pizza after I pull it off the grill.

Cooking times will vary but check the dough after 10ish minutes. Once it either starts to bubble up a bit or turn slightly brown on the bottom it’s time to spread a thin layer of olive oil over the top and sprinkle it with salt. Then take your spatula and flip the pizza so the top becomes the bottom. Now go ahead and sauce it and lay down your cheese and toppings. Close your grill lid and give it a few more minutes until it meets your liking. Pizza stones get super hot so I like to put my finished pie on a cutting board so it cools faster. That about does it. Crack another beer and enjoy!

And just to make it a little easier to follow, I’ve included step-by-step instructions below:

Written by Pete Anderson, Broker, REALTOR. Connect with Pete at [email protected] or (828) 747-9916 to see how he can make buying or selling your home in Asheville easier for you.

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