Pizzas on the grill

Celebrate Father’s Day with 3 delicious grilled pizza recipes

By Jennifer Fujita
Father's Day Recipes: Grilled Pizza

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 will be just right for the dad in your life: healthy Mushroom & Artichoke Heart, meaty Salami, Sausage & Bacon or flavorful Thai Chicken. Plus, we have recipes for Craig’s Grill Mayor’s Favorite Red Sauce and a perfect pizza dough, so you can invent your own.

“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).

Mushroom & Artichoke Heart Pizza

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

Download the Mushroom & Artichoke Heart Pizza recipe


Salami, Sausage & Bacon Pizza

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

Download the Salami, Sausage & Bacon Pizza recipe


Thai Chicken Pizza

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

Download the Thai Chicken Pizza recipe


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!), then Like and Subscribe to the Hallmark and Community channel for more ideas and inspiration to help you connect, create, celebrate and smile.


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 Fuijta cooks and overeats in Kansas City, where she’s a writer for Hallmark. Her husband and teenage sons say she’s nice except when she is in the kitchen, where she’s a total bossypants.