Grilled Pizza

Cuisinart original

Pizza on the grill has been big for a while, now you can prepare this favorite treat indoors. Following are simple instructions for a Margherita pizza, but your options are endless.




¾      to 1lb prepared pizza dough (½lb is good for personal size)
         olive oil, for brushing dough
½      cup pizza sauce
⅓      to ½ cup shredded or sliced mozzarella
         sea or kosher salt, to taste

Nutritional information

Calories 141 (36% from fat) • carb. 20g • pro. 4g • fat 5g • sat. fat 1g
• chol. 3mg • sod. 310mg • calc. 37mg • fiber 1g


  1. Fit the grill with the griddle or grill plates and preheat both plates to 450°F.
  2. While the unit is heating, roll out the dough to a rectangle slightly smaller than the plate, about 10 inches wide. Brush both sides with olive oil.
  3. Once the unit has preheated, place oiled dough on lower plate, spreading it carefully to fill the plate. Close the upper plate and cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Keeping the upper plate at 450°F, reduce the lower plate to Warm. Open unit; top dough with the sauce, cheese and salt; set the cover height adjuster at the highest notch and close the upper plate until it is just sitting above the cheese. Let the pizza cook until the cheese is fully melted about 10 minutes.
  5. Remove pizza, let rest for a few minutes, then slice and serve.