Lunie and Mini-me’s Grilled Pizza | Give a Girl a Grill #SundaySupper


Grilled Pizza by Cravings of a Lunatic

Sunday Supper’s theme this week is Kids in the Kitchen. I have to say I love this idea. You all know mini-me helps me in the kitchen on occasion. I love for her to help make pizza. She actually works at a local pizza joint so she’s really good at making pizza.

Like better than me. And I’m pretty darn good at it. Lots of practice.

We make pizza a gazillion times a week. You learn some stuff. Like mini-me is better at stretching dough than her mom. Like loads better. She can make the perfect paper-thin crust. I mean thin as can be. You would be stunned if you saw this up close and personal. The dough is pure perfection. Apparently you get good at it working your way through University.

Grilled Pizza by Cravings of a Lunatic

If you are unfamiliar with Sunday Supper you can visit Family Foodie to get more information. It’s a group of bloggers led by Isabel Foodie who are committed to bringing Sunday Supper back to tables around the globe. It’s a wonderful movement and I’m proud to be a part of such a fabulous group.

Grilled Pizza by Cravings of a Lunatic

Give a Girl a Grill #SundaySupper Edition: Lunie and Mini-me’s Grilled Pizza
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An easy and quick way to have pizza on the grill. The bonus is still having pizza on the weekends without heating up your house.
Serves: 1 Pizza
  • 1 store bought or Pizzeria bought pizza dough
  • ½ cup of pizza sauce, more or less, to taste
  • ½ cup of shredded pepperoni, more or less, to taste
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella, more or less, to taste
  • (You will also need flour for dusting and rolling)
  • A pizza pan since this is a super thin crust. One with holes is ideal.
  1. Preheat your grill.
  2. Roll and stretch your dough. Mini-me’s technique is to roll, then press with her hands, then hand stretch and throw. Do this until it’s thin enough to see through but it should not split or tear.
  3. Spray your pizza pan with non stick spray. Lay the dough on the pan.
  4. Spread with pizza sauce.
  5. Sprinkle cheese over top.
  6. Sprinkle pepperoni over top.
  7. Reduce heat of the grill to a medium heat.
  8. Place pan in the centre of the grill.
  9. Allow to cook for 5 to 10 minutes, the bottom should be brown but not black, and the top should be golden and pepperoni just starting to turn colour. Remove very carefully with oven mitts after turning off the grill.
  10. Take inside and place on a cutting board.
  11. Use a good pizza cutter to cut into slices.
  12. Serve with an ooey, gooey, melty, cheesy smile!
The cook time of grills can vary greatly. It depends on the size of your grill, whether it’s propane, charcoal or gas and how well it functions. So always use the bottom number I’ve given as a base number to start checking the food consistently.

You need to get to know your grill and how it performs.

The key to grilling is paying attention to the texture and look of the food. Do not walk away and ignore the food. Big mistake. But also don’t hover and keep opening the lid every 5 seconds.

My best advice is to get to know how it works by grilling often and start small. Learn how to grill simple foods like hot dogs, burgers and veggies. Then you can move on to steak, chicken and even roasts.

Do not fear the grill. Embrace it. But not literally cuz that’ll burn! Use your noggins!

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Serving size: Depends how hungry you are!


Grilled Pizza by Cravings of a Lunatic

See that, best pizza mini-me’s made to date. This girl rocks the pizza. She doesn’t seem to like to grill though. Gonna have to change that. All girls should get their grill on. It’s not just a boy’s toy any more. Get in there ladies. Do not let the grill intimidate you. Here’s a little tip, if it was THAT hard do you really think men would be offering to do it all the time. Ya, nuff said.

Okay so below is a peek at mini-me’s process. If you’d like to see more photos of her in action stop by our Deep Fried Panzerotti post. That will give you huge insight into how she does this amazing crust. For now here’s a few photos for you of today’s pizza. I did not adjust from outside to inside light well so excuse any overexposed photos. Apparently I was tired and overworked today. So pretty much like any day around here.

You want to use one of these pans if making paper thin crust! We got this at a small chef supply store in Windsor.

Grilled Pizza by Cravings of a Lunatic

She’s so fast I need to start shooting in sport mode from now on. She’s also really messy!

Grilled Pizza by Cravings of a Lunatic

She’s like a pizza ninja!

Grilled Pizza by Cravings of a Lunatic

Super fast spreading of the sauce! Ninja sauce!


Ninja cheese tossing. That could be a new olympic sport!


Pepperoni galore! I’m just guessing but I think she really likes pepperoni! Most ninjas do!

Grilled Pizza by Cravings of a Lunatic

Ninja cutting skills!

Grilled Pizza by Cravings of a Lunatic

She may have ninja pizza making skills but I have ninja pizza eating skills!

So get out there and grill folks. If you do a paper-thin crust I’d suggest using a pan with holes, or even a pizza stone. If your pizza is going to be thick you can toss the dough right on the grill. Cook the dough solo on one side for a few minutes. Then flip it over and move over to the low heat side, or turn one side off. Add your toppings, put down the lid and wait for the magic to happen. Honestly it’s really easy and quick. The grill will be your new best friend.

So stop by some of my new best friends and say hello. These folks are all participating in Sunday Supper. I’d love for you to show them some Lunatic love.

Start your day:


Healthy Snackers:

Main Squeeze:

Sweet Treats:


Brenda is hosting this special event  and we would love for you to join us.  We will be sharing great family recipes all afternoon and want you to share yours with us! Our #SundaySupper live chat will start at 3 pm EST.  Follow us on twitter by using hashtag #Sundaysupper or using Tweetchat.


Note to my followers, I won’t be participating in the twitter party. I’ll be out with the family. Hubs had to work on Father’s Day so we are going out tomorrow to see a flick together since we didn’t get to do that last month. Tradition here is all birthdays and special days are celebrated with a flick and dinner. So I’ll be hanging with the family which is always a good thing. Kind of what Sunday Supper is all about really. Feel free to go forth and tweet without me. Join the others, they’re a great group of bloggers. But I just wanted to let you know why I won’t be there. Cuz I know y’all miss Lunie when she’s gone. *stifles a giggle*

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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    • Kim Bee says

      Thanks so much Renee. I wish I had a stove in the garage as well as a BBQ outside. It’s on my wish list. My house gets so hot. It’s scorching here today. Over 100 right now.

    • Kim Bee says

      You must Isabel. It’s so good. Plus the kids can do small individual ones. You are so sweet, I adore naming things after my daughter. Thanks for another great week fearless leader. xx

    • Kim Bee says

      I may have eaten it all. My bad.

      Mini-me’s work always does shredded pepperoni. At first I was resistant to it but now I’ve embraced it big time. It’s so good.

    • Kim Bee says

      Thanks so much. You can get them at most Walmarts and places like that too. Happy #SundaySupper to you too.

  1. says

    I tried grilling pizza once – it cooked instantly. (That’s another way of saying it, uh, burned.) I think my fire was too hot and it was way too windy to be grilling. You’ve inspired me to try again!

    • Kim Bee says

      It cooks super fast if the grill is not turned down. I’ve burned some stuff too. Like chicken. I always forget the juices drip. You gotta try it again. It’s so good.

  2. says

    I’ve never grilled pizza! In fact I rarely make it (St. Louis, where I live, has some terrific pizza joints, 3 within 2 miles of my house – so it’s always take out for us). But I really do need to make pizza again someday, and grilling is a nice idea. And I have to say, it looks like Mini-Me has made pizza making skills! Stretching that dough is trickier than it looks. Fun post – thanks.

    • Kim Bee says

      You do live in a great pizza location so I can see why. We have about 6 pizza joints within 5 minutes, and my daughter works at one yet I still make it a couple times a week. We eat WAY too much pizza really. What’s funny is we live in a teeny tiny little town and we have a ton of pizza places. It’s so weird.

    • Kim Bee says

      Me too. We eat it way too much. I think we must have pizza at least a couple of times per week. Grilling is such a great way to do it in the summer. Anything to keep my house from being scorching hot.

    • Kim Bee says

      The ones I bought are for ovens but they work on grills. If I’m not mistaken you can buy special grill ones. But they probably cost more and work the same. I use casserole dishes on my grill for things like potatoes too. You can put a pizza stone on them as well. Just know the pan won’t clean up as easily as it would if you used your oven. Takes a bit more elbow grease to clean. I’ve been know to use cast iron skillets on it too. Lol!

  3. says

    I picked up some of those ready made gf pizza crusts last week. Maybe I could grill them… In the mean time, I’ll go get the rag to mop up the drool on my computer screen.

  4. says

    I’ve only ever grilled hot dogs and burgers. Pizza seems pretty easy, although I can’t really uh make a nice round one LOL I make rustic pizza 😉

  5. says

    Two words…. yes, please. Ok, so that was four words but still. Damn, now it’s fifteen, seventeen, eighteen, *runs screaming in search of this pizza.

    Twenty five.

    Admit it. You counted.

  6. says

    You and Mini Me are pizza maestros. Thanks for encouragement about grilling. Love your statement about how hard can it be if the men folk are offering up assistance to grill. Tee hee.

  7. amy says

    Kim, I have to tell you that this post actually made me go on-line and buy a pizza pan for use on the grill! I used the Chef Boyardee pizza dough mix for the dough and using a similar size round pan lined with parchment I pressed the dough out and then flopped over to transfer it to the pizza pan so I wouldn’t press the dough thru the holes. On charcoal medium coals it only took 5-7 minutes on direct heat. It was the BEST!!! Your photography of the process inspired me, great job and great ideas!!! You and Mini rock!


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