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Three Cheese Garden Pizza Recipe on the Grill

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Garden pizza recipe is the perfect summer meal! Use fresh veggies from the garden or farmer's market and bake on the grill for a fun, fresh dinner.

We make a lot of different pizzas around here.  The kids still prefer good old pepperoni, but this one is a grown up favorite.  I love to pile on the veggies! This is a great way to use up veggies that are starting to go — especially during the summer months when the harvest is bountiful!

Three Cheese Garden Pizza Recipe on the Grill

You can use homemade pizza dough or store bought dough. This time around we used store bought dough. What I love the most about this pizza are the super simple ingredients that are fresh all summer long – zucchini, garlic and tomatoes. I've also added summer squash and mushrooms. I bet peppers would be delicious, too.

The pizza can be grilled or cooked in the oven. We used the grill this time around, but it's just as great made in the oven.  Start by carefully spreading the crust on a pizza stone or a pizza pan that is lightly greased and safe for temperatures over 500 degrees.   Sprinkle with finely diced garlic. You can add a little drizzle of olive oil if you want as well.

Next, you par bake the crust, which means you need to bake the crust a little first.  The veggies are wet toppings so baking the crust before they go on helps keep the crust crisp and the veggies don't get overcooked.

Preheat your grill to a medium high heat. You can bake this directly on the heat or off heat. Grilling pizza is fun and easy but you have to learn how your grill works best for baking. Ours gets very hot because our outdoor temps are high so we bake a lot off heat. But if the air is cooler, then right on the heat may work better.

Make sure your stone or pan can stand up to high heats! You can also grill this directly on the grates, but it's very hard to get the pizza off the stone or baking pan and on to the grate in one piece. I'd suggest using corn meal under the dough to make it easier to slide off.

Grill temperatures are harder to control than the oven so it make take less than the 8 minutes to get the crust baked. Just watch it and let it get to the point where it just looks a little under baked. Then you add the toppings.

If you'd like to bake the pizza, preheat a 45o degree oven and follow the recipe – just use the oven instead of the grill.

If you're grilling, take your veggies, cheeses and herbs right outside next to the grill so you can keep an eye on the crust.

Now, we have a big debate on how to put toppings on a pizza. On top of the cheese or under the cheese? Since this pizza has no sauce, do both! Layer cheese, then veggies, then more cheese.  Sprinkle Italian seasoning mix on top. Or you can just use basil and oregano. Fresh would be yummy too.

Close the cover of the grill and let the pizza bake until the crust is browned and the cheese is melted.  It will probably finish up pretty quickly so keep an eye on it.

 

Yield: 8 Slices

Three Cheese Garden Pizza

Three Cheese Garden Pizza
Garden pizza recipe is the perfect summer meal! Use fresh veggies from the garden or farmer's market and bake on the grill for a fun, fresh dinner.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pizza dough (store bought or homemade)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 roma/plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 oz grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1-2 teaspoons Italian seasonings

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees or gas grill on medium high heat.
  2. Roll or press out dough on to a lightly oiled cookie sheet, pizza pan or preferably a pizza stone.
  3. Sprinkle garlic over dough.
  4. Bake in oven or on the grill for 8 minutes and remove from heat.
  5. Put half the cheese, all the vegetables on the pizza. Cover with remaining cheese.
  6. Sprinkle Italian seasoning on top.
  7. Bake or grill until cheese is melted and crust is browned.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 28mg Sodium: 261mg Carbohydrates: 6g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 8g
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13 Comments
  • Carol
    July 10, 2017

    Looks so tasty. Pinned and shared.

  • Claire justine
    July 9, 2017

    Such a tasty looking Pizza, I could eat a slice for breakfast 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, I will be featuring your post at today’s blog hop 🙂

  • Alison's Allspice
    July 9, 2017

    This pizza looks lovely, I love the veggies you chose, delicious!

  • Megan
    July 9, 2017

    I don’t feel like you can often describe pizza and light and fresh, but this looks just that! I’ve always wanted to try pizza on the grill! #MerryMonday

  • Ashley Tukiainen
    July 9, 2017

    Beautiful idea. So pretty and healthy. I will definitely be trying this out. Pinning for later <3

  • Miz Helen
    July 8, 2017

    I will just love your Three Cheese Garden Pizza, it looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Hil
    July 7, 2017

    We eat so much pizza in this house! That would be a nice change from pizza sauce which I am so tired of!

    You should link up at #bloggerspotlight:
    http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/bloggers-spotlight-71/

  • Jaxx The Bearded Hiker
    July 5, 2017

    Throw that pan on the grill…perfect pizza for summer! Thanks

  • Robbie cheadle
    July 3, 2017

    A lovely idea for pizza. Thank you for sharing.

  • Wendys Hat
    May 15, 2013

    Yum! Your crust looks AMAZING and that’s my favorite part!