Hey y’all. So many people loved when I shared this fun meal on my Instagram stories, so I thought I’d better get all the details saved for you!
Entertaining at home is one of my favorite things to do. I love making our guests feel special by providing something unique and unexpected to their visit. Meals are always the main thing people center a party around and homemade grilled pizzas has to be one of our family and friends all time favorite meals to make when they come to our home. It’s really fun to involve your guests to make their own individualized pizza and they really taste amazing. Here’s another fun dinner party as well
As always, presentation of any meal is a big deal to me. It doesn’t have to be fancy or complicated. What I love about this meal is that everything can be prepared ahead of time and placed out as soon as you’re ready to prepare the pizzas.
Here’s what you need to make your pizzas
- Pizza Dough
- Pizza sauce (store bought or make your own)
- Grated cheese-two types mo and a fatty cheese such as cheddar
- Fresh Mozzarella
- Olive Oil
- Chopped vegetables
- green bell peppers (we like to grill them first)
- colored peppers
- sliced tomatoes
- various meats-pepperonis, prosciutto, salami, sausage
- Fresh Basil
Start with a good pizza dough. We actually either buy ours at the store ready made or you can visit your favorite Italian restaurant and see if they’ll sell you their dough. Then I place out a large wood butcher block with flour, a rolling pin and individual balls of dough. We have our guests roll out their pizza in the shape size they want, then they bring it to the grill.
The dough discs are then brushed with olive oil and placed directly on the grill oil side down. Then brush the other side while the dough is on the grill. Once the bottom is golden brown, you flip the crust.
While the crusts are grilling, our guests bring their plate back to the toppings set up and select all the toppings they want on their pizza and bring it back to the chef for him to add to their crust. The crust is brushed with the sauce then all the ingredients are added to the pizza. Then, set the pizzas off the direct heat and close the lid for about 10 minutes. Once the pizza is ready, guests bring their plate back to the grill to pick up their finished pizza.
It’s so easy and fun for your guests to be interactive and design their own meal – and they are very tasty. The fresh ingredients makes it so amazing and the grill adds such a nice crisp texture and flavor to the crust.
I hope you’ll try this out next time you are looking for a fun, outdoor meal. If you have any questions or thought, please let me know and I’d love to hear if you try them yourself. I always love to hear from you and appreciate your feedback.