Grilling Pizza

Grilling Pizza

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by Papa Murphys

WCNC.com

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Updated Saturday, Jul 28 at 4:06 PM

Gas Grill
Cook Time: Approximately 20–30 minutes
Setup: Grill surface should be at least 16”x16”
1. For 2 burner grills, light both burners and pre-heat to 375°–400°F (190°–200°C).
For grills with 3 or more burners, pre-heat to 425°–450°F (220°–235°C) and
light outer burners only. To confirm temperature use an oven thermometer.
Grill should be held at desired temperature for 15 minutes prior to baking.
2. Remove plastic wrap. Put pizza and paper tray on aluminum grilling tray or
other heat-shielding surface. Place in the center of the grill surface and close
lid. Note that if you have a thermometer in the lid of the grill, it will no longer
read the correct temperature. Temperature should not be adjusted once grill is
preheated.
3. Bake for approximately 20-30 minutes. Do not leave grill unattended.
Check pizza frequently by lifting crust with a spatula. Turn pizza 1/4 turn
every 5 minutes… turn it, don’t burn it! Baking times may vary.
4. Use oven mitts to remove pizza and tray from grill. Let stand 5 minutes.
Remove pizza and paper tray from aluminum grilling tray or other heatshielding
surface. Cut and serve.
Charcoal Grill
Cook Time: Approximately 20–30 minutes
Setup: Grill surface should be at least 18” in diameter
1. Open all vents. Use recommended
amount of charcoal (see chart), light
and let burn until lightly covered
with ash (20-25 minutes). Once coals
are ready, divide evenly and pile on
two sides of fire grate (distribute on
all 4 sides for square grills), then put
the grilling surface on grill. Never
put coals directly under pizza.
2. Preheat grill to 425°–450°F (220°–235°C). To confirm
temperature, use an oven thermometer in the center of the
grilling surface.
3. Remove plastic wrap. Put pizza and paper tray on aluminum
grilling tray or other heat-shielding surface. Place on center
of the grill surface and close lid, leaving vent open.
4. Bake for approximately 20-30 minutes. Do not leave grill
unattended. Check pizza frequently by lifting crust with a
spatula. Turn pizza 1/4 turn every 5 minutes… turn it, don’t
burn it! Baking times may vary.
5. Use oven mitts to remove pizza and tray from grill. Let stand
5 minutes. Remove pizza and paper tray from aluminum
grilling tray or other heat-shielding surface. Cut and serve.
Wood Pellet Grill
Cook Time: Approximately 20–30 minutes
1. Preheat grill to 425°–450°F (220°C–235°C). Start on SMOKE,
allowing pellets to ignite. Switch to HIGH and heat for at
least 15 minutes.
2. Remove plastic wrap. Put pizza and paper tray on aluminum
grilling tray or other heat-shielding surface. Place in the
center of the grill surface and close lid.
3. Bake for approximately 20-30 minutes. Do not leave grill
unattended. Check pizza frequently by lifting crust with a
spatula. Turn pizza 1/4 turn every 5 minutes… turn it, don’t
burn it! Baking times may vary.
4. Use oven mitts to remove pizza and tray from grill. Let
stand 5 minutes. Remove pizza and paper tray from
aluminum grilling

Some key tips to remember:
• MUST have a heat barrier between the grill and the pizza for fire safety.  That heat barrier can be a pizza stone or tin foil.  DO NOT put the Papa Murphy’s pizza tray right on the grill.
• “Turn it, don’t burn it” – for best results, use their deLite (thin crust) pizzas and turn the pizza ¼ every five minutes. Papa Murphy’s does not recommend grilling their stuffed crust pizza.
• Can use several types of grills.
 

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