Grilled Appetizer Pizza Crusts Recipe

  • Yield:

    16 appetizer pizzas

  • Total Time:

    38 mins

  • Prep Time:

    30 mins

  • Cook Time:

    8 mins


  • 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope yeast, pizza crust
  • OR yeast, rapid or quick rise
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup very warm water (120 to 130F)*
  • 1 tablespoon Mazola® (Canadian)
  • Additional oil for brushing on pizza crusts
  • Toppings and cheese, as desired


  1. Step 1) Start charcoal fire or preheat gas grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Step 2) Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add very warm water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky. Knead** on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes. (If not using Pizza Yeast, allow dough to rest 10 minutes.)
  3. Step 3) Divide dough into 16 portions. Pat or roll dough on a well-floured counter to about 4-inch circles approximately 1/8th-inch thick; they do not need to be perfect round. Brush lightly with oil.
  4. Step 4) Using hands, lift each crust carefully and place on grill, oil side down. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until bottom is lightly browned and top looks set. Using long handled tongs, flip crust, brush lightly with oil and grill an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Remove crusts from grill to a platter or baking sheet.
  5. Step 5) Top each crust with desired ingredients. Place crusts back on the grill for 2 to 3 minutes or until crust is crispy.
  6. *If you don't have a thermometer, water should feel very warm to the touch.
  7. **To knead the dough, add just enough flour to the dough and your hands to keep the dough from sticking. Flatten dough and fold it toward you.Using the heels of your hands, push the dough away with a rolling motion. Rotate dough a quarter turn and repeat the "fold, push and turn" steps. Keep kneading dough until it is smooth and elastic. Use a little more flour if dough becomes too sticky, always working the flour into the ball of dough.