Typically, you bake frozen pizza in the oven or the microwave, but doing so often fails to get that crispy crust that some people prefer. On a warm day, instead of heating up your oven, take the pizza outside to cook on your grill, guaranteeing a very crispy pizza crust. To keep the crust from burning, you'll need to prepare your grill for indirect grilling.
1 Heat your grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare for indirect heat. For a gas grill, turn only the burners on one side of the grill. If you are using a charcoal grill, place a drip pan in the center of the grill and the coals on either side of the pan.
2 Unwrap your frozen pizza and place it on the heated grill. Make sure the pizza is directly over the drip pan if you are using a charcoal grill or on the unheated side of a gas grill.
3 Cover the grill and let the pizza cook for 10 to 13 minutes for a standard-size, traditional pizza. Rotate the pizza a half turn, then close the lid and continue to cook for another 10 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and crispy, to your liking. Use a food thermometer to ensure that the pizza has reached an internal temperature of at least 160 F.
Items you will need
- Grill, gas or charcoal
- Frozen pizza
- Depending on your grill and how thin or thick your pizza crust is, you may need to adjust your grilling time appropriately.
- Jazz up a frozen pizza by adding additional ingredients such as extra cheese, fresh pepperoni or red onions.
- Avoid direct flames on the pizza crust, which can easily burn. Keep the pizza above the drip pan on the charcoal grill and not over the coals. For a charcoal grill, ensure that you are placing the pizza on the side of the grill that is not turned on.
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