There is nothing quite like the smell of a pizza cooking on a BBQ grill. The entire backyard is filled with the marrying of spices, dough, vegetables, and meat. You don’t need a brick oven for the delicious charred taste, all you need is some Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust, a few simple ingredients and your backyard grill. Summer time is really the perfect time to start a family pizza night. It’s fun for the entire family to help make your own pizza, and a pretty easily achievable activity to do together. It makes not only something for you and the kids to look forward to, but also something for you all to be involved in. Choosing, and placing toppings on a pizza is a lot of fun, for the little ones and the adults.
One of my personal favorite pizzas to make is a Spinach, Mushroom and Feta. It is super easy, but tastes like a very gourmet slice of pizza, especially when charred on the grill. It is an easy thing to make and not only fun for the family, on “pizza night, but also a lot of fun for when you have picky guests. It is so easy that you could make a few different pizzas for everyone’s taste and have a buffet of sorts! Happy Grilling!
Grilled Gourmet Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Pizza
1 can Pillsbury® refrigerated thin pizza crust
Olive oil, or olive oil cooking spray
1 can (8 oz) pizza sauce (1 cup)
2 cups torn fresh baby spinach leaves
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
3/4 cup sliced red onion, separated into rings
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
First, get the grill nice and hot and give it a good coat of olive oil. I like to use a spray kind, but you certainly can paint on the regular kind as well.
Then unroll the dough onto a large baking pan that’s greased with cooking spray as well.
Place the dough on the rack without any toppings by putting the cookie sheet onto the grill upside down. Close the grill. This will cook the bottom side faster, while also crisping up the top side. Cook until the bottom of dough is golden brown.
Flip your Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust off of the grill and back onto your cookie sheet, upside down. The crispier side should be facing upwards on your cookie sheet.
This is when you will add the toppings to your pizza. Start with your favorite pizza sauce on the crispier side of the pizza and add your toppings. I usually assemble the pizza in the order of Sauce, spinach leaves, mushrooms, onion, feta, and then topped generously with the mozzarella. Place the pizza back on the grill until the toppings are cooked and the bottom side is now golden brown.
With summer here, Pillsbury knows you and your family want to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. So at your next BBQ, why not grill pizza for a family fun night. Go to http://www.pillsbury.com/Cooking-Occasions/Occasions/Outdoor-Eating/How-to-Grill-Pizza
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