Traditional Thick Pizza Crust for the Grill

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  • Yield: 2-4 People (2 9" pizzas)


  • 3/4 cup warm water (110-115°F)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1½ teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • olive oil for rising and grilling


  1. Dissolve honey in warm water, stir in yeast and set aside until mixture becomes creamy.  Sift together flour and salt, make an depression in the middle and pour in yeast mixture.  With a wooden spoon, stir to combine and create a sticky dough.  Do not over mix.  Once dough comes together, knead until it becomes smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes) on a floured work space.

  2. Oil the inside of a large bowl.  Place dough inside, being careful to coat in oil so as not to dry out during the rising process, and leave covered in a warm spot until it doubles in size (about 1-1½ hours).

  3. Once it has risen, cut to make two portions and roll lightly into two equal balls.  As with the first rise, place loosely covered in a warm place.  You may let the it rest for 10 minutes and then continue working or leave it for up to an hour in order to gain more bulk and a chewier final product.

  4. If you want to use your crust at a later point you may store it, tightly covered with plastic wrap, in the refrigerator for up to three days.

  5. Uncover dough and knead into two rounds, leaving no rim around the edge as this will cause the dough to cook unevenly on the grill.  Place rounds on baking sheet and let rise 20-30 minutes.  

Most people don't think about grilling when they are planning to make a pizza.  However, it can be a great option if the weather is nice and you want to have a dinner party outside.  Here we have a great recipe for a pizza crust fit for the grill.

It's very simply to use a store-bought crust from your local grocery store, but it is definitely not as satisfying as making your own pizza crust.  Homemade crust tastes much, much better.  What's more, it will probably be healthier since you have made it yourself and know what ingredients have gone into it.  Our dough recipes are easy and can be made with very little time or effort.

Using our recipe for homemade pizza dough, you are on your way to makng a delicious italian meal that everyone will be talking about.

More about your pizza crust...

The type of crust that you choose to create makes a huge difference in the outcome of your pizza recipe.  Thin crust and thick crust pizzas are very different and the one you choose depends on the occasion, the preferences of your guests, and the toppings you plan to use in your recipe.

It is important to consider the occasion when you are choosing what kind of crust to use for your pizza recipe.  Thick crust is a great option if it is cold outside and you have hungry guests who are craving a hearty meal of pizza and beer.  A thin crust may be more appropriate if you are planning a light meal during the summertime, accompanied by a salad and white wine.

We strive to bring you the best recipes for all pizza, no matter what kind of crust you choose.  We hope that you enjoy all of the recipes that you find on this site and that you will continue to visit for all of your pizza making needs.

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