Grilled Pepperoni PizzaEstimated Cost:  $6.50

Prep Time:  20 minutes

Grilling Time:  15 minutes

Serves:  8

Yum Factor:  TBA

Grilling a pizza.  What could be more fun?  And the smoky flavor and Italian Seasoning in the crust makes this a keeper.

Crust:

2 1/2 cups all purpose baking mix (Bisquick)
1 tsp. Italian seasoning OR oregano
1/2 cup hot water

Topping:

1/3 cup pizza sauce
24 slices pepperoni
1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat an outdoor grill for indirect medium heat, about 350°F (175°C). Generously grease 18×18-inch piece of heavy duty foil with cooking spray or vegetable oil.

2. In medium bowl, stir together all crust ingredients just until dry ingredients are moistened. Lightly knead dough in bowl 10 times. Place dough on greased foil; starting at center, press into a 12-inch round. Place on large cookie sheet to carry to grill. Place crust on grill, foil side down. Cook covered 1 to 3 minutes or until bottom of crust is light golden brown. Do not over cook. Remove from grill to cookie sheet.

3. Spread sauce over dough to within 1/2-inch of edge. Top evenly with pepperoni and cheese (do not make thicker in center or center won’t get done). Carefully place pizza on grill, foil side down. Cook covered, 8 to 10 minutes or until bottom of crust is deep golden brown and cheese is melted. Carefully place on cookie sheet.

Mike’s comments:

Heavy duty foil is something every outdoor chef should have in their grilling arsenal. No worries if you do not, simply use a double layer of regular foil.

The most fun part of making pizza at home is getting creative with toppings. Consider adding some of the following: 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms, 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1/2 cup green or red bell pepper, or 1/2 cup sliced black or green olives.

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