Happy Superbowl Sunday everyone! It’s game day…what are YOU making to eat for your festivities?
For me, the Superbowl is a great excuse to make some fun food…and to watch funny commercials. As much as I’d like to say chicken wings and jalapeno poppers are on my menu…they aren’t on the top of my list. You know what is?
Grilled pizza, to be exact. Justin and I are officially obsessed with creating grilled pizzas. I don’t know that I will ever go back to baking a pizza in the oven. If you like pizza crust that is well done with a bit of crunch, grilled pizzas are for you. I love that you get a little extra flavor added in from the grill itself. It just makes it better, I don’t know why or how to explain it other than that!
I know it seems a bit scary to put pizza dough directly on the grill grates. Don’t be scared though – I promise you it won’t fall through the cracks! Pinky swear! And check out the nice grill marks you get on the crust. That’s just the way I like it…
So – the next time you fire up your grill, why don’t you try out a pizza on there instead of burgers or chicken? You might just fall in love like we did!
Prepared pizza dough (our grocery store, Publix, makes awesome dough)
6 tablespoons marinara or pizza sauce
1-2 cups mozzarella cheese (amount according to taste preference)
6 oz fresh spinach leaves
1/2 pound cooked Italian sausage
1 tomato, sliced
1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the spinach leaves, stir, and allow them to wilt (about 5-6 minutes). Place a few paper towels on top of a plate and scoop the cooked spinach on to the paper towels to drain. You can also use frozen spinach, but make sure to cook it and drain the excess liquid.
2. Meanwhile, preheat the grill and start rolling out your pizza dough. I roll my pizza dough about 1/4 inch thick (the outside edges tend to be a little thicker, however). Make sure you flour your pizza dough thoroughly. Place on a baking sheet or other surface to transfer to the grill.
3. When the grill is preheated, carefully transfer the pizza dough on to the grates. Cook for 5-6 minutes, until the bottom of the dough is golden brown. Transfer back to the pan, but flip the pizza dough so the bottom that was touching the grates is now facing up.
4. On the turned over pizza dough, spread about 6 tbsp marinara sauce, the cooked sausage, wilted spinach, mozzarella, and sliced tomato evenly. When this is complete, transfer the pizza back on to the grill for an additional 3-4 minutes, until the pizza is cooked through to desired levels and cheese is bubbly. Remove from the grill, slice with a pizza cutter, and enjoy!
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