Pizza is not just for ovens anymore. The grill is a great place to do pizza because you get nice grate marks on the dough that adds a nice touch as the grill actually cooks the pizza dough.

These mini pizzas are easier to do because it is easier to flip multiple pizza dough disks than it is to do one gigantic piece of dough and also allows you to avoid “hot spots” on the grill that might burn the dough.

This recipe is great for tailgating as it requires minimal ingredients and everything can be prepped the night before.


  • One package refrigerated pizza dough (or you can make your own)
  • Fresh Mozzarella cheese- cut into bite size pieces
  • basil
  • salt, pepper
  • olive oil
  • One-Two tomatoes

Preheat grill to medium heat. Then, roll out the pizza dough on a flat surface. Using a small bowl or wide mouthed glass, cut the dough into small circles to make the mini pizzas. Roll leftover dough pieces together, flatten and repeat cutting into small circular cutouts.
Brush both sides of the dough with olive oil. Make sure your grill has been sprayed with non stick spray. Grill the dough until grate marks appear, about 5 minutes. Flip the dough, then, with recently grilled side up, add tomato slices, a piece of basil, and the mozzarella.
Grill for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.
This recipe can easily be adapted for meatlovers with the addition of cappicola or pepperoni.

Robyn Lindars, aka “The Grill Girl”, writes about BBQ and Grilling on her site Grill Grrrl and hosts Womens Grilling Clinics to encourage women to learn the art of grilling.

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Comments (5)
  1. Nosgoth1979 says:

    Those little pizzas look amazing! They also look so simple that I might actually be able to pull them off. The food has been the low-point for all of my tailgating parties so far, but I intend on turning that around, so I’ve been searching for great (hopefully easy) recipes to help me out. Thank you for posting this, it’ll help out a lot. Even as bad of a cook as I am. At least I can be thankful that I’ve made a lot of improvements in my tailgating since my first flop of an attempt. Almost everything went wrong that day. The TV took a long time to get set-up, the dish was an old one on a tripod, only got standard definition signals, and took forever to set up. Which put me behind on the food, and then a few minutes in to grill what happens? My old grill decides to call it quits forever. It was disappointing.
    Now though, I’ve gotten a new Weber grill. It’s one of their charcoal models with a convenient gas starter, and it was worth every penny! I replaced the satellite dish with a new unit my employer DISH Network released earlier this year called the Tailgater. And although it cost less than the grill it seems to be much more of a conversation piece. Probably because it’s so small, and the dish inside of it is automated so it finds the signals by itself. Which makes it beyond easy to set up, and my favorite part is that it receives HD signals. Now I just need to find a really nice cooler, and get better at cooking and I think I’ll be set.

  2. Ka Lai Ho says:

    Adding olive oil on top before cooking your pizza, it gives to it a delicious flavour!

    1. Muhammad says:

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