Make a homemade grilled pizza with a charred crispy crust and smoky flavor.

Get the flavor of wood-fired pizza with a ready-made pizza crust, sauce, pepperoni, and loads of melty mozzarella.

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Pizza On the Grill

  • Cooking pizza on the grill gives it a slightly smoky flavor with a charred crust.
  • The grill’s high heat cooks the toppings quickly, crisps the crust, and melds the flavors.
  • Budget-friendly grilled pizzas are perfect for leftovers like cooked chicken, taco meat, diced ham, or veggies and cheese.
  • Any BBQ grill, charcoal, or even a campfire with a grate can be used to make tasty grilled pizza.
ingredients assembled to make grilled pizza, including mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, pizza crust, and pizza sauce

Just 4 Ingredients

Crust: This recipe calls for Pillsbury pizza crust which is a convenient option for pizza. For best results, let the crust come to room temperature before using. You can also make homemade pizza dough balls and freeze them anytime pizza is on the menu.

Pizza Sauce: Marinara, Alfredo, or a simple brush of olive oil are excellent bases for pizza toppings.

Toppings: Anything can go on a grilled pizza. Fresh tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, olives, jalapenos, and pineapple taste great on a pizza. Mozzarella, feta, or goat cheese are all superb cheese ideas.

Variations: Make a pulled pork BBQ pizza or Copycat Taco Bell Mexican pizza instead!

How to Grill Pizza

Make a crispy pizza with all the toppings on the grill in 10 minutes!

  1. Unroll the pizza crust over foil sprayed with cooking spray.
  2. Cook on the grill until the crust is golden.
  3. Remove the pizza from the grill and gently flip it.
  4. Top with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni.
  5. Grill (recipe below) until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted.
grilled pizza on a cutting board

Best Pizza Grill Tips

  • Gently roll pizza dough into a rectangle (like a flatbread) so it’s easier to flip.
  • Be sure the dough has an even thickness so it cooks properly.
  • Use pre-shredded cheese to save time.
  • Serve with tasty dips like honey mustard, BBQ sauce, ranch, or chili cheese dip.
  • Keep leftover grilled pizza in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Enjoy it cold or reheat slices in the air fryer microwave.

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Grilled Pizza

A crispy barbecue-charred crust with melted cheese and all your favorite toppings.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Author Holly


  • 1 Refrigerated Pizza Crust (13.8 ounces)
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces)
  • ¾ cup pepperoni
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat (about 400℉).
  • Place a large sheet of heavy-duty foil onto a baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray and unroll the pizza crust over the foil. Press the dough into a 10×14-inch rectangle.
  • Place the foil directly on the grill. Cook uncovered for 3 to 5 minutes or until the bottom of the crust is golden.
  • Using heat-resistant gloves or a large spatula, remove from the grill. Carefully flip the pizza crust over on the foil.
  • Spread pizza sauce over the crust, followed by the cheese and pepperoni. Place back onto the grill and cook covered for 3-5 more minutes until crust is golden and cheese is melted.


Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer or in the microwave. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 841mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course dinner
Cuisine American

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