Grilled pizza

We’ve had grilled pizza about once a week this summer, primarily focusing on fresh tomatoes and mozzarella. Bryan had an idea for a more seasonal pie, based on a incredible pasta dish at our favorite restaurant: ricotta, Italian sausage, roasted butternut squash, parmesan and fresh rosemary. It might be the best pizza we’ve had so far!

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Nicky on October 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    That is now on my menu for Thursday’s pizza night, thanks for sharing!!

  2. Posted by Rebecca on October 2, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Here’s a rough set of instructions:

    For the crust, dissolve a package of yeast in 3/4 cup of warm water and add 1/2 teaspoon sugar. In the bowl of a Kitchenaid mixer, stir together 1.5 cups flour, 1/4 cup wheat flour, 1 tablespoon kosher salt, and 2 tablespoons cornmeal. Then, add in the yeasted water along with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix on low with a dough hook until combined, then knead on high speed for two minutes. Coat a bowl (and the dough) with olive oil and let rise in a warm place, until doubled in size. Refrigerate overnight or at least one hour. This recipe makes two 12″ thin crusts.

    Preheat your grill until it reaches 500 degrees. Coat the racks in olive oil, and place the rolled dough on the grill. Close the lid and wait about 2 minutes. Then, slide a flat cookie sheet under the dough and flip. Grill for just a few moments on the other side, and slide the crust back on to the cookie sheet. (The side you grilled first–and longer–should be facing up.) Turn the grill to the lowest setting and close the lid.

    Brush the cooked crust with olive oil, and top with ricotta (thinned with a bit of milk and seasoned with salt and pepper). Then, add roasted butternut squash, browned Italian sausage and grated parmesan.

    Slide the pizza back onto the grill, close the grill and wait 5-10 minutes (until the cheese is melted and toppings are warmed through). If the crust starts to burn, cook with indirect heat. Top with fresh rosemary (or sage).

  3. Posted by Karyl on October 2, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Looks beautiful – I hope that Doug will make if for me soon!

  4. Posted by Rebecca's Mom on October 4, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I clipped two pizza recipes for you today: Baked Potato Pizza (with yukon gold potatoes, smokey bacon, sour cream, tomatoes, cheese & chives) and Candied Apple Pizza (with mascarpone, vanilla, green apples and streusel topping).

  5. Whoa, I like the sound of that dessert pizza!

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