Grilled Cheese Pizza
Chances are your house is as hot as mine, and turning on the oven sounds dreadful this month! Beat the heat and discover a new flavor (and trick!) with my grilled cheese pizza trick.
6 Ounces of Pizza Dough (buy it at the grocery store or follow the easy recipe below)
½ Cup of Shredded Gold Creek Farm’s Aged White Cheddar
2 Tablespoons of Shredded Gold Creek Farm’s Romano
6 Tablespoons of Your Favorite Marinara
10 Thinly Sliced Basil Leaves
Olive Oil (for brushing and drizzling)
Rolling Pin and Flour (if you don’t want to stretch pizza dough with your hands)
1 Tablespoon of Active Dry Yeast
6 Cups of AP Flour (tip: if you are gluten-free, you can swap for gluten-free AP flour)
2 ½ Teaspoons of Kosher Salt
Pizza Dough Directions:
Using a large bowl, activate yeast in ½ cup of warm water for about five minutes. Add 1 ½ cup of cool water. Combine flour and salt in a separate bowl and slowly mix into yeast mixture. I use a large fork because it is less messy. Form dough into a ball, brush with olive oil, cover bowl with plastic wrap, and let it rest for about two hours or until it has doubled in size. Punch down the dough, and let it rest for another 30 minutes. Form into four separate balls. Please note, you will only be using one pizza dough ball for the recipe above, but you can store the remaining dough in the fridge for up to three days or freeze them for future use.
Grilled Pizza Directions:
Heat the grill to 550 degrees. Set-up a table next to your grill, so you have quick access to all your ingredients and equipment. Prepare your dough into a large circle (stretch it with your hands or you may also use a rolling pin with sprinkled flour to make it easier). Brush top of dough with olive oil. Lay dough olive oil side down onto the grill to cook. Brush top side with olive oil. Let it cook for about 3 minutes with the grill open or 1-2 minutes with the grill closed. You basically want grill marks on it, but you don’t want it to get crispy (just to where the dough is set). Flip your pizza, so the grill marked side is now facing upwards. Top your pizza with sauce, cheese, and basil. Place the lid back onto the grill, and let your pizza cook for 3-5 minutes. Cooking times will vary based on what type of grill you have, but you basically want the cheese to melt and the edges of your pizza to be crispy and well-done. Remove your pizza from the grill. Let it rest for 2-3 minutes. Cut into slices and enjoy!
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