Grilled Pizza by Leslie Durso

It’s Summer and there is no better time to fire up that grill!! One of my favorite things to grill is pizza! So tasty and yummy! Give it a try if you haven’t! Below you can find my recipe for pizza dough and tomato sauce. If you want to cheat you can just buy prepared pizza dough (trader joe’s and whole foods carry it) and you can use jarred or canned tomato sauce. Of course, homemade is always my favorite way to go ūüėČ

Check out this fun video me and Lynn Chen from The Actor’s Diet filmed grilling pizza last weekend!

Pizza Crust:

2 1/4 teaspoons yeast (1 packet)

2 cups warm water

3 Tbsp. olive oil

2 Tbsp. maple syrup

1/2 tsp. salt

1 3/4 cups bread flour

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

Tomato Sauce:

1 can of whole tomatoes

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 tsp. dried oregano


Place 1 packet of yeast with the 2 cups of warm water in a bowl.  Let sit for 5 minutes; do not stir.  The yeast will bubble when ready.  Add olive oil, maple syrup, and salt.

Combine the flours in the bowl of a stand mixer.  With the dough hook on, and the mixer on low, slowly add the liquid. Run until the dough ball forms.  If it’s too wet, add flour a teaspoon at a time.  Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead into a smooth ball.

Cover the dough with a light coating of olive oil and place in a bowl covered by a clean towel.  Let rise about an hour or more or until dough doubles in size.

Tomato Sauce:

Place 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a large frying pan with lid and add in the can of tomatoes and chopped garlic.  Cook, covered for 15 minutes on medium.  Using the back of a spoon, break up tomatoes and cook another 15-20 minutes.


Halve the pizza dough and with your hands form a round circle.  Coat with olive oil. Place dough directly on a hot bbq.  As soon as it starts to bubble, flip over.  Quickly spoon desired amount of tomato sauce on the dough and spread out evenly.  Close the lid of the bbq and let cook until dough is cooked, about 3-5 minutes.  After pizza is cooked, top with a pinch of dried oregano and fresh basil. Enjoy immediately!