Grilled Homemade Pizza

Welcome to Day 6 of my 4th of July Series!


On this lovely Saturday, I’m posting on how to make a grilled homemade pizza! Pizza is one of those things that I grew up on. Back in Hawai’i, if you did well on school one of the rewards every quarter was a personal pizza from Pizza Hut. I always tried to do well in school because well, free pizza! Not only did it reward me for doing well in school, but FREE PIZZA. Other than doing good in school and getting that free reward, I never really got to have pizza. If we did, it was one of those super rare treats.



Pizza is always going to be something I’ll enjoy for as long as I can. There are SO MANY different pizza places and pizza is just an all time classic dish that everyone can enjoy! Whether you’re gluten free, dairy free, whatever the reason may be, there are so many pizza places that have options for everyone.



When I was making my grilled homemade pizza I could not decide on what toppings I wanted. I also did not want to have to run to the store for additional toppings. I just wanted to use what I had at home. This is why my pizza turned out half pepperoni and half cheese. You can use whatever toppings you want for your pizza. I usually like my pizza real meaty with some vegetables. Think of a meat lovers pizza, that’s usually the type that I like. Yuuuummm.


I also have to work on shaping my pizza. I tried to make it as close to a circle as possible, but then I realized that I did not have a round pizza pan. Again, I had to work with what I had. So, oval pizza in a square sheet pan! Haha.



In the end, I ended up shoving this grilled homemade pizza in the oven and it turned out cheesy, crunchy, and saucy! So good! I was very, very, happy with the end product! Hopefully you guys will too!


If you try this recipe out, please let me know down below! I’d love to know how it turned out and what toppings you used!


Ciao for now!


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Tips On Making Grilled Homemade Pizza


Be sure to check on the instructions on the yeast that you are using. When I first started mixing everything together, my dough was so DRY. I had to double check on my measurements and I found out that I didn’t add enough water.


Buy a block of cheese and shred it yourself! I know it’s a pain, but those shredded cheeses taste so much better than pre-shredded cheeses! If you absolutely need to, then use pre-shredded cheese but ONLY IF YOU HAVE TO.


Before assembling your grilled homemade pizza, chop all of your toppings and shred your cheese. If you’re like me, I like to have everything ready by the time I’m ready to assemble my pizza.



If you’re looking for other great recipes that you can add to your spread for a 4th of July Celebration, BBQ, get together or any time, check out these other great recipes from my series!


Mac & Cheese – Add this cheesy mac and cheese to please both non-vegetarians and vegetarians! Or serve whenever you feel like having something nice and cheesy!


Cheeseburger Sliders – Prepare these bad boys on sliders or a full-sized burger! This will definitely be a crowd-pleaser.


Slow Cooked BBQ Brisket – This brisket is slow cooked in a slow cooker for 5 hours and finished off in the oven. It can easily be cooked on a grill outside if you want to. Use the BBQ sauce as a dipping sauce for even more flavor or pile it onto a bun!


Spicy BBQ Chicken – Check out this recipe! Even if you don’t grill it, this is perfect to cook on a skillet or in the oven!


Cost Analysis


Lastly, take a look at this cost analysis. It shows how much it costs to make this grilled homemade pizza. We don’t realize it, but sometimes it so much cheaper to make things at home versus buying them at the store! Yes, sometimes it takes a while and sometimes it’s more convenient, but how can you deny that price?


Grilled Homemade Pizza

Grilled Homemade Pizza
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, American
Keyword: Pizza, Grill, BBQ, Cheese, Pepperoni
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 326kcal
Cost: $7.18


Pizza Crust

  • 1/4 oz Active Dry Yeast $0.04
  • 2 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour $0.04
  • 1 cup Water $0.04
  • 2 tbsp Canola Oil $0.04
  • 1 tsp Salt $0.04
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder $0.04
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder $0.04
  • 1 tsp Sugar $0.04

Pizza Sauce

  • 6 oz Tomato Paste $0.18
  • 15 oz Tomato Sauce $0.18
  • 2 tsp Garlic $0.18
  • 1 tsp Sugar $0.18
  • 3/4 tsp Salt $0.18
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil $0.18
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano $0.18
  • Sprinkle of Red Chili Powder $0.18
  • Sprinkle of Garlic Powder $0.18
  • Sprinkle of Onion Powder $0.18


  • 8 oz Provolone Cheese $4.60
  • Pepperoni $0.49


Preparing the Crust

  • Start off by preparing the yeast according to the directions on the packaging.
  • In a separate bowl, sift flour.
  • Add in canola oil, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and sugar. Mix well.
  • Once the yeast is activated, slowly mix in the flour mixture and knead the dough until smooth. Once it is smooth, set aside.

Preparing the Sauce

  • Heat up a sauce pan and add canola oil.
  • Once the oil has been heated, add in garlic and saute until fragrant.
  • Add in tomato paste, tomato sauce, sugar, salt, dried bail, dried oregano, red chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix well.
  • Turn off the heat and set aside once the sauce was well mixed.

Assembling the Pizza (Oven Only)

  • Wherever you plan on rolling your pizza dough out, make sure to sprinkle it with a little flour to prevent it from sticking.
  • Roll your dough out to desired shape and thickness.
  • Ladle in some of the pizza sauce. Again, add in as much or as little sauce as you want.
  • Layer on your cheese and then whatever toppings you desire.

Cooking the Pizza (In the Oven)

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once the oven is ready, put your pizza in the oven. Set timer for 18 minutes.
  • Remove from oven once timer is up.
  • Cut into pieces and serve hot!

Preparing and Grilling the Pizza

  • Prepare your grill. Rub canola oil on the grates.
  • Carefully slide the dough onto the grates.
  • Keep an eye on your dough! Flip when color is light brown.
  • Cook the other side of the pizza dough until light brown.
  • Remove from heat and layer on your sauce, and toppings.
  • Carefully put your pizza back on the grill and close it.
  • Remove once the cheese has melted and bottom is crispy.
  • Cut into pieces and serve hot!


Please note that *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Cost Analysis

Estimate: $ for servings or $ per serving.


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 1178mg | Potassium: 486mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 811IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 245mg | Iron: 3mg