I was going to call this fabulous instead of just yummy but I think you will discover just how “fabulous” it is after you make it. I wont lie to you, it does take some timing on your part and you do have to keep watch because it’s on the grill but oh is it ever worth it.
When I first started to change my food choices, I really missed pizza and knew there had to be a way I could make a good pizza that was low in fat. My daughter AJ really was the person who turned me onto grilled pizza. She made it for when they camped and also at home. AJ used a pizza crust from the store that was in a tube but that to me had way to much fat in it. I did some checking and found Sams Club sold pizza dough balls and they were not expensive, that way when I made lots of mistakes I didn’t feel bad 🙂
A couple of important suggestions for you that really will help when you make your grilled pizza. Have all your ingredients out by your grill because there are times you will have to work quickly! Also make sure that you precook your meats and veggies. The pizza does not take long so chicken, for instance, will not have enough time to cook all the way through. When I make mine I take my chicken, onions, mushrooms, broccoli or other items in a saute pan with some spray olive oil and cook them so they are almost done.
Here is my recipe for Grilled Pizza.
1 thawed dough ball
Spay olive oil or butter flavor spray
1 8oz fat free cream cheese – use the Philly brand because it has the best taste 🙂
1 pkg. fat free mozzarella cheese
meat of your choice
veggies of your choice
pizza sauce of your choice
foil, cooking rack, pizza stone
spices of your choice
Preheat your grill to at least 450. If you like you can work some spices into the pizza dough before you put it on the grill. I use garlic, basil and some hot pepper flakes. Spray either the grill rack, foil, or my favorite is my cooking rack that I use for baking liberally with olive oil spray or butter spray (I have used a pizza stone but have not liked the finish product). Working quickly pull or roll your dough to the desired shape you want (you might want to have help the first time you make this). Once you get the dough to the shape you want to fit on the foil, grate, cooling rack or pizza stone, spray the bottom side of the pizza dough before you place it. Shut the lid of the grill and time about 5-8 min. This time will depend on what you placed the dough on as well as your grill. Carefully lift up the edge of the dough to see if the bottom of the crust is to your liking. If it is, then with either tongs or a large and I mean large turner, spray the top of the pizza dough and flip it over. Shut the lid and time again for about 5 min. If you want to make a white pizza then get the fat free cream cheese ready to spread on the crust but if you choose to have pizza sauce then you need to be ready with that to because being quick with the next step is important so that you don’t loose too much heat by having the top of the grill open for a long period of time.
Check the crust to be sure it’s the color you like. Be sure to not over cook the crust, remember you will be cooking it bit longer after you have added your toppings. I go for light brown because I want my crust thick and chewy. If you have the desired “color” put either your sauce or your fat free cream cheese or your pizza sauce on the top of the pizza. If you choose the pizza sauce you now put on the fat free mozzarella cheese You can also add more spices at this time. Then quickly put on your other toppings that you have already precooked. If you made the white pizza with fat free cream cheese, I also put on some fat free mozzarella at this time. Close the lid and turn the heat back a little so you can cook the pizza for at least another 5 minutes. Check after 5 to see how the toppings are doing and to make sure you are not cooking your crust too much.
Remove from grill onto cutting board and enjoy!
Be sure to pass along your grilled pizza experience after making this and if you tried anything other than what I used. Remember to check what you put on the pizza if it’s different than what I recommended if you want the pizza to remain very low in fat!