How to Bake a Perfect Pizza on Your Grill

It’s easy to bake pizza on your grill. Pizzas are baked quick and hot—perfect for the grill. You can have picture-perfect pizzas from your grill in no time. Pizzas make great summer food, but no one wants to heat the oven up to 400 degrees in the summer. That’s okay—grill the pizza. Not only is it the slick way to bake pizzas in the summer, but you’ll also really impress your friends and family—a backyard magician. What You’ll Need to Bake Pizza on the Grill A grill with a cover. You can use gas or charcoal though the charcoal will …

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How to Make Fresh Veggie Flatbread Pizzas

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Discovering the Foods of the Twin Cities: Margherita Flatbread I’m writing this from Minnesota. It’s a beautiful day, not too hot, plenty of sun, and a mere rustle of a breeze. I love St. Paul.  It’s a very ethnic town, much more so than across the river in Minneapolis. There is a Hmong neighborhood here, a German there, and an Italian over there. I went to school at The University of Minnesota.  Not far away was a row of ethnic restaurants where you could sample Somalian food or Caribbean. Now when we visit, we hop from bakery to bakery and then …

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How to Make Lighter, Healthier Fresh Vegetable Pizzas

We’re amazed how much pizza we ate when we were young.   We visited pizza shops weekly and at mountains of pizza loaded with cheeses and meats. Now most commercial pizzas seem heavy and rich to us.  We much prefer lighter pizzas, especially in the summertime.  These pizzas are made with fresh vegetables, fewer toppings, and a crispy crust.   In this article, we’ll tell you how to do it.  It’s amazing what you can put on a pizza.  You can serve many of your favorite garden vegetables on a pizza, everything from tomatoes to potatoes and broccoli to beans.  Some may …

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How to Make Easy Pizza

Using this method for thin crust pizzas, you should have pizza out of the oven in less than 30 minutes including the baking. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  If you are going to bake your pizza on a baking stone, place the stone in the oven to preheat.  If you are going to bake your pizza on a pan, you will need a 14 or 15-inch dark-colored pan.  Do not use light colored pans; they will reflect the heat. Mix up the dough according to your recipe or the directions with the mix.  Once the dough is kneaded, place …

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How to Make an Easy Pizza in as Little as 20 Minutes

Using this method for thin crust pizzas, you can have a piping hot pizza sitting on the table in as little as 20 minutes including the baking.  (We teach a pizza class at our store and so we bake a lot of pizzas.  Debbie, one of our instructors, can have a pizza out of the oven in 16 minutes.)  Here’s how: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  If you are going to bake your pizza on a baking stone, place the stone in the oven to preheat.  If you are going to bake your pizza on a pan, you will …

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Spinach and Mushroom White Pizza

Of course you can put anything you like on a pizza and this is no exception.  Spinach on pizza or in a calzone is a classic.  The mushrooms are optional. This recipe is for a thin crust pizza. Ingredients 1 pizza crust mix or recipe made per directions 2 cups fresh spinach 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/2 cup black olives, sliced 2 green onions, sliced 3/4 cup Grilled French Onion dip or equal 1 3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese pizza spices, as desired Directions Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Make the pizza dough and roll it out in …

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Smoked Sausage and Mushroom White Pizza

For this recipe, we used a cased Italian sausage.  We could have used pepperoni.  For the white sauce, we used alfredo sauce.  The mushrooms are optional. This recipe is for a thin crust pizza. Ingredients 1 pizza crust mix or recipe made per directions for a 14 or 15 inch pizza 1 to 2 cups thin slices of encased smoked sausage as desired 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/2 cup black olives, sliced 1/2 sweet white onion, thinly sliced 2/3 cup alfredo sauce 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup grated medium or sharp cheddar cheese pizza spices, as desired …

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How to Make Summertime Pizzas

I’m amazed how much pizza we ate when we were young. I was going to school at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks and working too.  Still, my roommates and I made regularly treks the two blocks to the local pizza joint, the King’s Kup.   The pizza was good and the pretty blonde waitresses didn’t hurt.  When it was cold outside, as cold as fifty below, we stayed forever—and consumed mountains of pizza. Now most commercial pizzas seem heavy and rich to us.  We much prefer lighter pizzas, especially in the summertime.  A summertime pizza is a lighter pizza made …

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How to Make a Thin Crust Pizza with a Crispy Crust

We wanted a nice crisp pizza crust, one that would almost melt in our mouths—crisp almost like a nice cracker.  We knew that would take a thin crust and high heat with very little rising of the dough once the crust was formed. We would have liked to have loaded the crust with toppings before baking; to bake the crust and cook the toppings together.  We couldn’t.  We found that baking the crust with the toppings always compromised the crust; it was never as crispy as we liked. So we prebaked the crust and cooked the toppings separately.  We added …

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