hmp: grilled pizza

The Homemade Meal Project return tonight with grilled pizzas.  It was a relatively nice day in West Michigan (read: not snowing or ice cold) so Todd and I decided to pretend it was summer and fire up the grill.  I swung by Nantucket Baking Company on the way home from work and bought pizza dough (and some chocolate chip cookies…).

At home we worked the dough and turned it into pizza crusts.  After spraying the crusts with olive oil, they were ready for their first round on the grill.

Once on the grill, you begin by cooking only one side.  When the bottom is cooked, you remove the pizza dough, flip it over and add toppings to the cooked side.

Todd chose pizza sauce, mozzarella, goat cheese, bacon and mushrooms to top his pie.

I went for mozzarella, goat cheese, pineapple and bacon with pizza sauce on half.  No mushies for this girl, no way.

Having the grilled side up when you add toppings allows the bottom of the pizza to cook when you return the pizza to the grill.  The cheese melts pretty well with the grill lid closed.  After about 3 minutes, voila – pizza pie!

Doesn’t that look delicious!?

Grilled pizza is so delicious and really simple.  We just used store-bought sauce and fresh cheese and toppings.  It was so nice to grill outside, it really felt like a (chilly) summer night.  Add in an Oberon and it was the perfect kick-off to a relaxing weekend.

What’s your favorite grilled meal?

Do you prefer homemade pizza, delivery or pizza from a restaurant?

P.S.  I bought myself tulips the other day.  Aren’t they pretty?




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