How To Make Grilled Margherita Pizza Using a Pizza Stone

Grilling a pizza is easy and will give you an absolutely amazing result! Crispy crust, perfectly melted cheese, pizza perfection! Speaking of perfection, grab this Grilled Margherita Pizza Recipe. While this post is sponsored by CK Mondavi & Family, all opinions and the recipe are my own.

Grilled Margherita Pizza Using Pizza Stone

How To Make Grilled Margherita Pizza Using a Pizza Stone

Pizza is one of my favorite food groups.  I love putting all sorts of fun toppings on mine, from pineapple to hot peppers to BBQ sauce and chicken to blackened steak and blue cheese, but a tried and true pizza that my husband and I both love is a Margherita Pizza. Pizza Margherita is so simple yet so flavorful. The fresh mozzarella blends perfectly with the pizza sauce and the fresh basil is deliciously aromatic with a scent of pepper and the taste is sweet but savory. Like I said, Margherita Pizza is simply delicious.

Grilled Pizza using pizza stone

Especially when you grill it! Have you grilled pizza? I know your first thought may be to turn on the oven, but once you make a grilled pizza you will never look back. Grilling a pizza will give you that crispy crust you long for, perfectly melted cheese, the best tasting toppings and a slightly smoky flavor. Plus, it’s actually really easy!

Grilled Margherita Pizza

Using a pizza stone makes it really easy in fact, the pizza stone helps you get that crispy crust because it absorbs moisture while cooking.

Here’s how to grill your pizza using a pizza stone:

Place your pizza stone on grill – Warm it up on medium heat with the lid closed. Leave the pizza stone for at least 30 minutes. You will cook your pizza at a high temperature, so let the grill get up to 500 – 550 degrees. You want it over 425 degrees for sure!

Prep your pizza toppings – While the grill and pizza stone are warming up, get your toppings ready. For a Margherita Pizza you will need your favorite pizza sauce, slices of fresh tomato, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil.

Make your pizza – Shape your pizza dough and place it on a plate or paddle with a bit of flour underneath to prevent it from sticking. We bought our pizza dough in the bakery section at our local grocery store, it was already rolled out for us and everything! Top with sauce and all your goodies.  If you are making a Margherita Pizza too, save the basil for the end!

Cook your pizza – You can dust the pizza stone with a little cornmeal, this will help to prevent the dough from sticking, then gently transfer your prepped pizza onto your warm pizza stone by sliding it on. Close the lid and let your perfect pizza cook for about 10-12 minutes or until the crust has browned and the cheese is nicely melted.

Enjoy – Once your pizza is ready, remove it from the stone using a paddle. You can leave your pizza stone on the grill ready to cook the next one or if you’re done, let it cool down with your grill. Don’t forget that it’s HOT, don’t touch it!!  Now is the time to add that fresh basil and enjoy your grilled pizza.

Best Homemade Margherita Pizza

Now that you know how to grill your pizza to perfection, here is my Margherita Pizza Recipe. It’s simple, yet full of flavor. This is by far one of our favorite pizza recipes.

How To Make Grilled Margherita Pizza Using a Pizza Stone

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Pizza
Author: Tracy @ havingfunsaving.com

Ingredients

  • Store bought pizza dough
  • 1 jar of your favorite pizza sauce
  • 1 fresh tomato
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella
  • fresh basil
  • olive oil

Instructions

  • Place your pizza stone on grill - Warm it up on medium heat with the lid closed. Leave the pizza stone for at least 30 minutes. You will cook your pizza at a high temperature, so let the grill get up to 500 - 550 degrees. You want it over 425 degrees for sure!
  • Prep your pizza toppings - While the grill and pizza stone are warming up, get your toppings ready. For a Margherita Pizza you will need your favorite pizza sauce, slices of fresh tomato, slices fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil.
  • Make your pizza – Shape your pizza dough and place it on a plate or paddle with a bit of flour underneath to prevent it from sticking. Top with sauce, slices of cheese and slices of tomato. Save the basil for the end!
  • Cook your pizza – You can dust the pizza stone with a little cornmeal, this will help to prevent the dough from sticking, then gently transfer your prepped pizza onto your warm pizza stone by sliding it on. Close the lid and let your perfect pizza cook for about 10-12 minutes or until the crust has browned and the cheese is nicely melted.
  • Once your pizza is ready, remove it from the stone using a paddle. You can leave your pizza stone on the grill ready to cook the next one or if you’re done, let it cool down with your grill. Don't forget that it's HOT, don't touch it!!
  • Top your pizza with fresh basil, you can cut it into small pieces or leave the leafs whole.
  • Drizzle with olive oil if desired, we used a herb infused extra virgin olive oil on ours
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Pair with CK Mondavi and Family Pinot Grigio

 

I hope you enjoy your Grilled Margherita Pizza as much as we do!

Homemade Margherita Pizza

As you can see I paired our Grilled Margherita Pizza with CK Mondavi & Family’s Pinot Grigio. Since a Pizza Margherita is delicate, you don’t need a bold red to accompany it, the light and fruity Pinot Grigio is perfect as the pizza and the wine compliment each other nicely.

Have you ever grilled pizza using a pizza stone before? What are some of your favorite pizza toppings?

How to use a pizza stone for grilled pizza

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