The Thrill of the Grill: 3 Grilled Pizza Recipes

Grilled pizza recipes

Grilling is manly. Pizza is awesome. So what do you call it when you put them together? Mawsome? Mansome? Awsly? (Probably not “Awsly.”) Whatever it is, it’s perfect for Father’s Day!

This Father’s Day, take the pizzeria outdoors and experience pizza like never before. These mansome recipes helped win Chef Craig Jones the title Grill Mayor from Food Network in 2012—and they bring pizza’s crusty, cheesy, satisfying greatness to another level. One of these recipes is sure to be just right for the dad in your life: healthy Mushroom-Artichoke, meaty Salami, Sausage & Bacon or flavorful Thai Chicken.

“The bottom line is to just get creative,” says Craig. “Use dried fruits for sweetness. Try an Alfredo sauce for a different twist. The point is to just have fun.”

Tip: To grill pizzas like a pro, you’ll need a pizza stone and pizza peel (the wide paddle used by pizza chefs to pull pies out of the oven).

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Mushroom-Artichoke Grilled Pizza Recipe

Mushroom-artichoke grilled pizza

This healthy option works great for meat-free dads or those who prefer their vegetable servings in pizza form.

Salami, Sausage and Bacon Grilled Pizza Recipe

Salami, sausage and bacon grilled pizza

Salami makes a delicious change from pepperoni in this meaty masterpiece—a carnivore’s dream pizza.

Thai Chicken Grilled Pizza Recipe

Thai chicken grilled pizza

Smoked chicken, sweet chili sauce, nuts and bright cilantro join forces to make this pizza for adventurous dads.

Bonus Video: S'mores on the Grill  

As long as you’re outside and the grill’s on, why not make s’mores for dessert? Watch the video for three yummy s’mores recipes from Will Brown (hint: there’s one with bacon!).

  • Credits:
  • Hallmark friend and grill expert Craig Jones was awarded the title 2012 Food Network Grill Mayor. When he’s not running his gourmet nut business or entering barbecue and chili contests, he teaches grilling and outdoor cooking in Kansas City.
Jennifer Fujita

Jennifer is a Hallmark writer and culinary student who is always on the hunt for new, easy recipes for celebrating the holidays and seasons.