Have you ever wanted to try wood-fired pizza your Big Green Egg?
Are you looking for tips on how to cook a pizza on the grill?
If you answered YES! to any of the questions above, then you’re at the right blog!
It’s really simple and gives you a tasty, crispy pizza! You just need the right tools.
To get yourself into the groove of making pizza on your grill or smoker, I would recommend getting started by getting a take n’ bake pizza from your local pizzeria or grocery store. It’s not fancy, but it’s great for getting yourself comfortable with the process. After that, feel free to adapt your own pizza recipes to cook on the grill.
Okay, let’s get cookin!
Things you’ll need:
- Big Green Egg
- Plate setter for Big Green Egg
- Pizza stone
- Spatula or Pizza Peel
- Glove or Oven Mitt
- Pizza Cutter
- Fancy hand work ;)
First, you’ll need to get your Big Green Egg started up and heating. You want your temperature to be at around 325 – 350 degrees to get even cooking and a crisp crust.
Second, it’s best to allow your prepared pizza to rest for about 5 minutes to get to room temperature. The pizza will cook better.
After your natural charcoal is cooking at an even rate, put the plate setter and cooking grid in the egg. It’s also helpful to go ahead and put on the pizza stone. This will get the stone warmed up to a nice temperature. You won’t be waiting for it to heat up as well.
You’ll want to adjust the vents on the top and bottom of the Big Green Egg to get to your target temperature. Once that is reached, you can put your pizza on the stone. If you are able to cook the pizza on the pan it comes in, then place it on the pizza stone - pan and all. If you can’t, you’ll want to put just a little bit of cornmeal on the baking stone to prevent sticking.
After you’ve got your pizza on the stone, close the lid and leave the pizza undisturbed for about 8-10 minutes. The time is dependent upon the thickness of the crust. Once the crust has started to brown, slide it off the pan and directly onto the stone. This will give you a nice crisp crust.
Remember when using natural lump charcoal with your Big Green Egg, you can re-use what is left for next time. Just be sure to cut off the air supply by closing all the vents. This will stop the burning and you’ll have a good starter for your next grilling.
Want more? Check out our video on making a pizza on the Big Green Egg.