Grilled Garden Pizza


Pizza at our house is usually the Combo slice at Costco since we live  just 5 minutes away (and no freeway trips required). We like Costco pizza because it’s cheap and tasty enough for us.  But once in a while, especially when I have extra dough sitting in my refrigerator, I get the urge to make homemade pizza, usually just a small one enough for two people. I have enough ingredients in my refrigerator to make today’s lunch special:  Grilled Garden Pizza! My husband thought it was a silly name. Why would you grill a garden? Funny…really.

I used olive oil dough as my pizza crust. (I had some in my refrigerator, ready for my cheese breadsticks recipe.) Basil and tomatoes were from my container garden. I had some leftover  homemade ricotta and mozzarella cheese and pre-made roasted peppers and garlic.  Add some fresh spinach leaves, throw it in a hot grill and lunch is served!





  1. Preheat grill to 400F (has to be very hot!). Prepare crust (stretch out into rounds or whatever shape you want) and rub 1 tbs olive oil on one side.
  2. Grill pizza crust (oiled side up) for 1 minute on high or until it starts forming “bubbles” . Flip crust. Rub the remaining olive oil on top.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients, close the grill and let cook  1 – 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.   Serve warm.


After I flipped the crust, I turned the grill to lowest setting then added the rest of the ingredients and closed the grill to cook, checking every minute.


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» The Duo Dishes said: { Sep 4, 2009 - 11:09 }

Must grill a pizza while it’s still toasty out. It’d be a great dinner.

» Cookin' Canuck said: { Sep 4, 2009 - 11:09 }

This looks so fresh and delicious! Grilling has become my favorite way to cook pizza. The crust is crispy on the outside, but soft in the middle – perfect. I love that you used homemade ricotta.

» DINING WITH BATALI said: { Sep 4, 2009 - 03:09 }

What can I say – -G O R G E O U S !!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

» jenn said: { Sep 4, 2009 - 04:09 }

Delicious. I love Costco pizza, too. It’s stuff like this that make me wish I had an outdoor grill. Heck, I’d even be happy with a little baby hibachi. Pizza looks awesome!!

» Jessie said: { Sep 4, 2009 - 04:09 }

oh yum! I have been wanting to try grilled pizza. You pizza looks so delicious and I love all of the toppings you used

» Miranda said: { Sep 4, 2009 - 05:09 }

Looks great. I love grilled pizza. It is a family fav.
Thank you so much for sharing. i love it!

» TasteHongKong said: { Sep 4, 2009 - 07:09 }

I like it a little irregular in shape, subtly shown its homemade character.

» Hannah said: { Sep 4, 2009 - 07:09 }

I have never grilled pizza, I really want to try. This looks amazing!

» Connie Khuzaie said: { Sep 4, 2009 - 08:09 }

yummy ! I love BBQ pizza !! Pic’s are geat !

» peachkins said: { Sep 4, 2009 - 10:09 }

love those garden pizza!! can I have a slice?

» Tita Beng said: { Sep 4, 2009 - 11:09 }

That looks special! But I don’t think I can make that kind of pizza. Why? ‘Coz I don’t have a garden! Ay yay yay!

» Tita Beng said: { Sep 4, 2009 - 11:09 }

I can only make Grilled Garage Pizza. (Lol!)

» sizzlechef said: { Sep 5, 2009 - 04:09 }

Yummy Pizza ! Thank you for sharing. Cheers !

» April Cavin said: { Sep 5, 2009 - 07:09 }

Those are some of my favorite pizza toppings and I love that you made your own cheese– thinking about trying that myself sometime1

» Annie's Pantry said: { Sep 5, 2009 - 09:09 }

Awesome looking pizza…. I love a pizza with lots of goodies on it and these look like yummy goodies to me!

» virtual chef said: { Sep 5, 2009 - 10:09 }

The Duo Dishes: perfect weather for that!

Cookin’ Canuck: I seem to be making a lot of homemade ricotta lately ..LOL…yes, the soft /crispy combination of the crust is what makes this grilled pizza amazing!

MB: thanks for stopping by Ms. Belinda…I will have to try a Batali version some time. :)

jenn: i think a baby hibachi will work as well. i have tried this using a grill pan on the stove, you know. LOL! it went fast (perhaps i was craving pizza too much~!!!)

Jessie: thank you. it’s great when ingredients are available readily…LOL

Miranda: you are welcome!

TasteHongkong: yep…no matter what i do, it never gets to look round! as long as it tastes good!!

Hannah: thanks, hannah. just a quick way of cooking pizza!

Connie: thanks!!

peachkins: i’ll reserve a slice for you…next time..hehehe. I ate all of it for merienda! LOL

tita be: hehehe…grilled garage pizza….LOL….rotfl!!!

sizzlechef: thanks for stopping by!

april: making homemade cheese is not so difficult…! can’t wait to see what you’ll make after you make your first cup of ricotta cheese!

» Spicie Foodie said: { Sep 5, 2009 - 12:09 }

This looks really good and a fast meal. You have a nice site with yummy recipes:)

» Gina said: { Sep 6, 2009 - 03:09 }

Wow, the combination of everything you topped the pizza with and grilling it sounds unbeatable! Looks delicious!

» virtual chef said: { Sep 6, 2009 - 06:09 }

Spicie Foodie: thank you! glad you stopped by.

Gina: and tastes delicious, too! thanks for stopping by.

» Shauna said: { Sep 8, 2009 - 06:09 }

That looks SO good! I have been meaning to try pizza on the grill, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Luckily I live in south Florida, so grilling season is year round for us.

» virtual chef said: { Sep 9, 2009 - 06:09 }

annie: yep..we tend to load our pizza with whatever is available…LOL

Shauna: lucky you to be able to grill anytime!

» Becca said: { May 28, 2010 - 09:05 }

Good heavens!
Your grilled pizza looks amazing!

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