Pesto Pizza on the Grill

Delicious pesto pizza cooked right on the grill with homemade pizza crust that takes only a few minutes to throw together – SO easy!

This recipe is about the union of two of the most amazing things in the food world. Pesto & Pizza.

First off, everyone likes pizza. It’s a classic staple. And who in their right mind doesn’t like pesto? I mean, really? I’m border-line obsessed with the stuff. But have you ever grilled your pizza before?

Cooking pizza on the grill is the ultimate way to do it if you live where it’s hot and don’t want the oven on during the summer. It’s really simple to do and doesn’t take long to cook. I like to put my pizza on foil because I think it’s easier and gets cooked evenly without burning. This pizza dough is the bomb. You only have to knead it for 2 minutes and it doesn’t need to rise. Double score in my book.

You can use the toppings I suggest for this pesto pizza, or you can use whatever toppings you like. But seriously, either way give this a try. You won’t be disappointed! And don’t forget to try my homemade pesto recipe and pesto burgers!
Pesto Pizza on the Grill
Delicious homemade pizza crust cooked on foil right on the grill, then spread with pesto, tomato and goat cheese.
Recipe type: Main
  • CRUST:
  • ¼-oz package dry active yeast
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • ¾ cup warm water (110 degrees)
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • pesto
  • goat cheese
  • tomato, sliced thin
  1. Dissolve the sugar and yeast in the warm water in a measuring cup, let rest for 8 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt. Pour yeast mixture over flour mixture. Add the olive oil, mix well.
  3. Place the dough on a floured surface and knead for 2 minutes. You do NOT need to let this dough rise!! (Note: if you want to make extra dough to freeze and use later, roll the extra dough into a ball and place in a freezer bag and freeze. Thaw in the fridge completely and then begin with step four.)
  4. Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat. Spray two sheets of tin foil with cooking spray. Split the dough in half and place each half on foil. Press or roll the dough into two oval shapes (about ⅜-1/2 inch thick). When rolled, flip dough over to grease the opposite side.
  5. Place foil on pre-heated grill and cook until bottom of crust is golden brown. Carefully take foil off the grill and flip dough over. Spread pesto on golden brown side of crust. Add sliced tomatoes and top with goat cheese.
  6. Place foil back on grill and cook until bottom crust is golden brown and toppings are heated through. Take off heat and slice up to serve. Enjoy!!

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  1. 1

    Rachel tryingforsighs says

    My mouth is watering seeing these lovely photos of this pizza. This looks so tasty! Thanks for sharing this recipe. :-)

  2. 2

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful says

    Mmmmm, I have tons of basil and therefore, tons of pesto! I will have to try this recipe!!

  3. 3

    Julie Murkerson says

    Yummy! This looks fantastic! Stopping by from Tuesday Talent Show. Have a wonderful week! :)

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    CrazyforCrust says

    Pesto pizza is my absolute fav. And we grill pizza all summer long. This looks fantastic!

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    Sara Howe says

    I’ve wanted to try grilling pizza, but for some reason it’s a little intimating for me haha I’ll have to give it a try at some point :)

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    Lori's Culinary says

    This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing. Hopped over from Cast Party Wednesday

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    Shanna @ pineapple and coconut says

    I have always wanted to grill pizza and my grill even has a pizza stone – but I have yet to try it. I love pesto pizza too – I think I need to make this pizza soon!!

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    I just started eating pesto about a year or so ago and I love it .. this looks really good!

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    G’day! I have been in the pesto mood lately, true!
    WISH could come through the screen and try a slice of this RIGHT now too!
    Cheers! Joanne
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