Pizza on the Grill- A New Year’s Day Tradition

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I love family traditions, especially those that revolve around food.  Now that Monkey Girl is getting older and can participate in different things we have started to create our own family traditions.  It will be a while before Monkey Girl can stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve, so I wanted to start a fun tradition for New Year’s Day.  Everyone in our family loves pizza, but of course, we all like different toppings.  I thought it would be a fun tradition to make homemade grilled pizza on New Year’s Day.  It is something we can all do together and it goes great with New Year’s Day football!!

It is so much fun to get kids involved in the kitchen.  There are so many different ways to involve them that you can really get them in the kitchen with you starting at a young age.  Monkey Girl is 19 months old so we are still limited but she loved picking the toppings and putting them on her pizza!  As kids get older (and especially if you don’t have a stand mixer) they can mix and kneed the dough or even help grill the pizzas.  Today it was really cold outside, so we chose to grill it on an indoor grill pan, but this is a great recipe for the outdoor grill as well.

Personal Grilled Pizzas
Serves 4-6

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup olive oil

Place all ingredients into a large bowl and thoroughly mix.  If you have a stand mixer, put on the dough hook and mix for approximately 5 minutes.  If you do not have a stand mixer, kneed for at least a few minutes.  On a surface sprinkled with cornmeal or flour, roll out dough into 4-6 thin pizzas.

Olive Oil
Any toppings you like

Heat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium high.  Oil cooking surface by putting oil on a paper towel and then rubbing it over the grates with a pair of tongs.

Place dough on grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until just cooked through and you have good grill marks.

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Add toppings of your choice.

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Place back on the grill and cook another 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and toppings are heated through.

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Amanda Larson is a mother, wife, lawyer and aspiring cook. She truly believes that you can live green and eat well while sticking to a budget. Through her posts she shares her tips on how she does it!


  1. I love pizza on the grill! We make it in the summer, but never thought to do it on New Year's Day! Now if I could just figure out how to make a port and sauerkraut pizza so it's good luck all year! :)

  2. *pork, not port :P

  3. love this idea! We make pizza once a week homemade – but always in the oven – I'm going to try this – for sure! Thanks :)

  4. Dr. Lisa DeRogatis Sulsenti says:

    This is great! We order pizza in each New Years and it has been a flop the past two years!This is going to be a go! Thanks! :)

  5. Awesome! So, now I want to get an indoor grill just for this reason. We grill pizza every weekend in the summer. Allison @ has a fabulous Beer Battered Pizza Dough recipe that is wonderful for grilling. Have a great New Year!

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    Be sure to visit on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

  7. Well that looks just too easy not to try!

  8. I was thinking – crud, the weather is too nasty to grill and then I saw you used a grill pan and I am THRILLED – I can't wait to try this! What a great tradition for your family!

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