How To Make Grilled Margherita Pizza Using a Pizza Stone
Author: Tracy @ havingfunsaving.com
Store bought pizza dough
1jar of your favorite pizza sauce
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