Thank heavens Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crusts inspired me to try my hand at creating a grilled pizza… because truly, I had no idea what an incredible treat we were missing. Grilled pizza crust turns out divine – just the right crispness and amazing flavor!
Of course, it helps to start with a great crust, and the Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain is just the ticket. Add a few primo, fresh ingredients and you have the makings of a truly delightful gourmet meal.
Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Grilled Pizza
Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain
1 Red Pepper, roasted and sliced (bell or long variety)
Buffalo Mozzerela, sliced thin
1 Roma Tomato, diced
4 ounces Pesto, (processed or homemade variety)
At any time prior to creating pizza, roast red pepper in oven. Or optionally if you’d like a faster version, saute in a skillet or on the grill with drizzle of olive oil. (Tip: A few times a year, I roast 10-12 red peppers and then store them in freezer bags for quick use in recipes.)
In a small bowl, mix pesto with 1 tablespoon of olive oil to thin.
Follow the Pillsbury’s step-step-by step instructions for grilling pizza crust found here: http://www.pillsbury.com/Cooking-Occasions/Occasions/Outdoor-Eating/How-to-Grill-Pizza
Once pizza crust is ready for toppings, use a basting brush to spread pesto evenly across the top crust, leaving a small edge around the outside.
Place mozzarella slices on crust, leaving approximately a one-inch space between slices. Spread roasted red pepper and tomatoes evenly over the pizza.
Heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Remove pizza from grill, slice and enjoy!
Have you tried grilled pizza yet? Don’t miss out on this delicious experience!
Special thanks to the grill-savvy folks at Pillsbury for providing information and some of the ingredients for our recipe via MyBlogSpark. All thoughts and opinions are that of Rural Mom.