For the last couple of days, the team at Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange has been providing our readers with a few unique recipes. These recipes utilize a propane grill and a cast iron skillet–two things that don’t normally go together. In our first blog on the subject, we discussed the benefits of utilizing this cooking method and provided a link to a handful of recipes that we think are great places to start.
Our previous blog put some of that knowledge to the test with a red wine pork chop recipe that we think is truly out of this world. We hope that you’ve tried (and loved) some of those recipes, but either way, you need to be sure to check this one out. You love grilling and you love pizza, so let’s make them work together!
Here’s What You’ll Need
People love pizza, but the fact of the matter is that pizza isn’t always good. Take your local pizza chain restaurants for example. It seems like every time you go, the food gets worse and worse. What started off as being pretty good went to being okay and ended up being downright bad. Homemade pizza, on the other hand, is a delicious way to treat yourself at the end of a long day. Who doesn’t love cheese and crust coming together in perfect harmony?
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- Your favorite dough recipe
- A bit of sauce
- Your cheese of choice
- Any other ingredients you might like
It doesn’t get much simpler than that, does it? Essentially what we’re going to be doing is taking your homemade pizza recipe and using a different method of cooking that’s sure to please anyone who is lucky enough to take a bite.
Here’s How to Make It
Start by preheating your grill to high heat. Get your dough together. We’ve found that the boxed pizza crust mix recipes do the trick perfectly. In most cases, all you have to do is add water, mix it together, let it rise, and then knead it out. Once that’s taken care of, add a light coating of oil to your cast iron skillet and put your dough inside, making it as thin or thick as you prefer. The beauty of this cooking method is that you can use a smaller skillet and push the dough to the outside to create a deep dish pizza or use a bigger skillet for something with thinner crust.
The key to the whole thing is pre-baking your crust before you add ingredients. This is true whether you are cooking on the grill or in the oven in our experience. A couple of minutes with the lid of your grill down ought to do the trick just fine. Next, add your favorite sauce, your preferred cheese, and your other ingredients.
A Few Quick Notes
Mozzarella is pretty much the gold standard of pizza cheeses, but feel free to branch out here. If you’ve never tried colby jack cheese on your pizza, now is the time to give it a shot–and trust us when we say that it’s out of this world.
You could also spice things up a notch by adding drop of cream cheese to your pizza, grilling up some steak beforehand to put on top, or even adding a bit of fresh basil to the top of your pizza. Or, of course, you could go with the old standby of adding pepperoni. However you choose to make your pizza, we think you’ll be pleased at the results that you get when you take advantage of your grill and your cast iron skillet.
Finish It Up
To finish everything off, bake your pizza for about 10 more minutes with the lid of your grill closed, but be sure to keep an eye on things and let your instincts tell you if your pizza needs more time or not. Gently slide your pizza out of the skillet, slice it up, and serve immediately. The final step is to enjoy the heck out of your food. That step should be easy!
Stay Tuned For More
Here at Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange, there’s nothing we love more than providing our customers with delicious recipes that are easy to make. Well, that and providing people with high-quality propane to use in their grills, of course. Wondering where to refill a propane tank? We have a number of locations for your convenience, so swing by and grab one so you’re ready to make your next meal.
And, of course, be sure to stick around our blog page because we’ll continue to bring readers our favorite recipes, as well as grilling tips and tricks that make planning and cooking a meal at night easier than ever before. Until next time!