Grilled Lasagna Pizza
I have made a few different types of grilled pizzas in my life, this one may be one of the most unique that I created. Grilled Lasagna Pizza is everything delicious in a lasagna (minus the noodles) on a crispy, grilled pizza crust.
I have made my own pizza crust, but honestly I prefer the pizza place down the street from our house.
It’s only 2 bucks for a large pizza dough, so that’s a no brainer to just buy it fresh there.
Ask your favorite pizza place if you can just buy their dough, or most stores now sell fresh pizza dough.
Or, hey, make your own dough from scratch if you’re feeling adventurous 🙂
If you don’t want to grill this pizza, it can easily be cooked in the oven.
Just roll the dough, add the same toppings, and cook in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.
Here’s how to make Grilled Lasagna Pizza…
For the toppings I cooked a pound of italian sausage, some ricotta cheese, slices of fresh mozzarella, pasta tomato sauce, and fresh basil.
This is actually my homemade tomato sauce.
I make huge batches when my tomatoes are overflowing in my garden mid summer.
Then freeze it to use for months.
Any jar of pasta sauce would be just fine to use.
I went with pasta sauce rather than pizza sauce because it just felt more lasagna-ish 🙂
So I got one large pizza dough, but I divided it into two smaller doughs.
Smaller is a little easier to work with when grilling pizzas, and we just did the kids pizza first and while they ate, we grilled our pizza.
I say “we” because my husband is more than a little obsessed when it comes to grilling anything, this was a teamwork meal which is always more fun.
A little olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, and garlic powder on both sides of the dough and you’re all set to grill.
Making sure you have all the toppings ready to go is key…this grilling goes pretty quickly and you don’t want to be running back in the house for anything.
Ready for the Grill!
We preheated the grill to 400 degrees.
Then placed the crust right on the grill and closed the grill for 3 minutes.
This is what it looked like!
I popped the bubbles with a large grilling spatula and flipped it.
This is what it looked like after flipping…
After the flip, add the toppings…quickly, so the grill doesn’t lose too much heat!
Sauce, sausage, dollops of ricotta, slices of fresh mozzarella and close the grill again.
Set the fresh basil aside and add that right before serving so it doesn’t get brown.
Check it after about 3 minutes and you’re going to run into 1 of 3 different possibilities…since all grills are different and depending on crust thickness, temperature of the grill, etc. these are the different scenarios…
1- It may be perfectly grilled with melty cheese and a gorgeous, crispy crust.
So slide it onto a baking sheet or cutting board, top with fresh basil and crushed red pepper flakes, and enjoy!
2- If the toppings are not melted enough, check the pizza crust by lifting it up slightly and looking at the bottom.
If the crust still needs more time to cook, simply close the grill and check after another few minutes.
3- Red Alert, Red Alert…the toppings aren’t melted, but after checking the crust you see it’s done and if you continue to grill it may burn!
Fear not…this has happened to me before and I have a solution!
Slide the pizza onto a baking sheet and place in your oven under the broiler for a few minutes.
The toppings will melt beautifully and the crust will remain perfect and not burnt. Whew…that was close one, but the day is saved 😉
Once you make your first grilled pizza and get to know your grill, you can adjust cooking times and temps and know exactly what to expect for the next time.
Believe me, Grilled Lasagna Pizza is so good that you’ll want to make them again and again!
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More recipe ideas for you just as yummy as grilled lasagna pizza…
Also a must try…Grilled Mediterranean Flatbreads!
You might also like Spaghetti Squash with Crispy Goat Cheese 🙂
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Grilled Lasagna Pizza
A fun and creative spin combining lasagna and pizza!
- 1 large pizza dough (from local pizza restaurant or store bought)
- 2 cups pasta tomato sauce
- 1 pound italian sausage cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 8 oz fresh mozzerella sliced
- kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes, fresh basil
Roll the pizza dough to desired thickness. Drizzle with olive oil, spread evenly, and sprinkle with kosher salt, pepper, and garlic powder on both sides.
Note: depending on size of grill, you may want to divide the dough into 2 smaller pizzas and grill separately
Preheat grill to 400 degrees or medium heat. Place pizza dough directly onto the grill, close lid for 3 minutes. Flip pizza dough with large spatula. While pizza is on the grill, quickly add pasta tomato sauce, dollops of ricotta, mozzarella slices and close grill.
Check after 3 minutes, if toppings are not melted and pizza crust isn’t done, close grill and check after another minute or 2.
Note: if pizza crust is getting too done and toppings are not melted, remove from grill and place in the oven under the broiler for a few minutes on a baking sheet. All grills are different and depending on pizza crust thickness, times may vary.
Serve with fresh basil and crushed red pepper flakes on top.