As you may have noticed from the direction of our last few blogs, the team at Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange is gearing up for fall! Before we know it, we’ll be trading our summer attire for flannel shirts, hoodies, jackets, and boots. That doesn’t mean there’s not still plenty of time to take advantage of your grill, however! Whether you prefer to get in all of the burgers and brats you can while summer is still here or you’re ready to start transitioning into different recipes, we think you’ll enjoy what we have in store for you in today’s blog.
We’ve written about how easy and delicious it can be to cook a pizza on your gas grill, but in today’s blog we’d like to provide our readers with a recipe that is incredibly easy to make and the end result is something that is truly delicious. That’s right–we’ll be bringing you a recipe for an awesome margherita pizza that’s sure to be a huge hit around the house whether it’s made on after work on a weeknight or you’re letting loose for the weekend! Is it really as good as we are suggesting? Try it for yourself and find out!
How to Make a Margherita Pizza on the Grill
If you’re not familiar with margherita pizzas, Chowhound is here to help you out. They define a margherita pizza as having been “allegedly created in the late 1800s by a Neapolitan pizzaiolo (pizza maker) named Raffaele Esposito to display the colors of an Italian flag with tomatoes (red), mozzarella (white), and basil (green)” and that it “has a simple sauce (often just crushed fresh tomatoes or canned San Marzano tomatoes), and is topped with only mozzarella di bufala, basil, and a drizzle of olive oil–and perhaps some salt.”
Is it simple? Most definitely? But is it delicious in its simplicity? You better believe it! Fortunately for you, we’re going to take a look at how to make such an incredible pizza and we’ll walk you through how to do it on your grill–step by step! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Your favorite dough recipe (more on that shortly)
- Olive oil
- 3 tomatoes
- Mozzarella cheese
- Salt and pepper
Making your pizza on a grill is actually quite a bit easier than you might think. Start by preheating two burners of your grill to high heat and the other two to medium-low heat. At this point in your culinary journey, you might have a homemade pizza crust recipe that you swear by. If you have a tried and true method for making dough, feel free to use that! If you need a recipe, this one from All Recipes should work just fine. Or you can take celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s advice and cruise over to your favorite pizza spot and ask if you can just purchase a few balls of their dough–this works more often than you might expect!
Let’s Start Grilling
However you prefer to handle your dough, the first step towards making your pizza is to roll it out until it’s about twelve inches in diameter and then brush it on both sides with olive oil and salt and pepper. From there, take it to your grill and cook directly over high heat for no more than two minutes per side. Your crust will tell you when it’s ready to be flipped as it starts to bubble up. Don’t overdo it and don’t worry about flipping your crust more than once.
Next, remove your crust and start adding your ingredients to the top. Brush a bit more olive oil on, then slice your fresh mozzarella and add that to your pizza as well. If you prefer shredded mozzarella cheese, that works just fine too–it’s your pizza, after all! Your next step will be to slice up your tomatoes and arrange them on your pie. How thick you slice them is entirely up to you, but thinner slices will mean everything comes together more quickly.
At this point, you’re ready to bring it all together! If you prefer a crispier crust, you can cook directly on your grill again over low heat and if you’d rather your crust stay how it is now, but still want to heat up the ingredients on top you can place your pizza onto a sheet pan or a pizza pan.
Bringing It All Together
After about five minutes in a covered grill, your pizza will be almost done, but be sure to keep an eye on it and cook it all up to your liking. Remove your pizza and top with fresh basil leaves. That’s all there is to it!
You can take this recipe and modify it to suit your tastes, adding pepperoni or sausage, mushrooms, or anything else that you prefer and still end up with a dish that’s as delicious as it is easy to make.
Of course you’ll want to be sure that you have the propane needed to fire up your grill. Fortunately for you, we have a number of propane cylinder exchange locations so you can make sure that you’re always well-stocked and ready for whatever recipe suits your fancy. Whether that means the margherita pizza from today’s recipe or something a little wilder from one of our previous blogs, we think that you’ll agree that there’s just something special about grilling. We hope that you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe! Stay tuned for more.