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Easy Pizza using the Kettle Pizza
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Easy Pizza using the Kettle Pizza

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Dough defrost time 12 hours
Servings 4
Calories 283kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the dough in the fridge and let defrost overnight.
  • Two hours before cook time, remove the dough from the fridge and place on the countertop to come to room temperature.
  • I prefer to assemble my pizzas while the charcoal is getting hot. You can also make them ahead of time and keep at room temperature until ready to cook.
  • Place 1/2 chimney of unlit charcoal around the back of your grill in the shape of a horseshoe, with the open part towards the front of the grill.
  • Light another 1/2 chimney of charcoal. This is when I assemble my pizzas as it can take 20-30 minutes for the charcoal to get hot.
  • To make the pizza, lightly dust a flat surface with flour. Using your hands, shape the dough as desired. Try to not overwork the dough, and do not use a rolling pin.
  • Add sauce and toppings as desired.
  • Lightly oil a pizza pan. Yes, you can make the pizza directly on the stone but I've had more luck with a pan. You can read more about that in the recipe text in my post.
  • Lightly sprinkle the pan with cornmeal.
  • Slide the pizza onto the pan.
  • Once the charcoal is ashed over pour it over the unlit coals. Add 3-4 fist-sized wood chunks around the edges (I use tongs to keep them from falling beneath the stone) and a few good chunks in the charcoal basket. Add the KettlePizza grate and stone. Add the grill cover.
  • Let the stone get good and hot. Usually I let it go to around 600 F.
  • Transfer the pan to the grill. Bake for 5 minutes then spin the pan 90 degrees. Keep baking/spinning every minute or so until the pizza is done to your liking.
  • You can cook 3-4 pizzas without adding more wood or charcoal. If you do add fuel let it burn a while before adding more pizzas.
  • Let the pizza rest a few minutes before slicing.

Notes

These instructions are for the KettlePizza Tombstone-shaped baking stone. The same approach should apply when just using a round stone, but I have not tried it.

Nutrition

Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 900mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 3mg