Homemade pizza dough cooked on the grill and topped with chicken andouille sausage, onions and peppers and sprinkled with an arugula salad. This is the best pizza.
Grilling Pizzas! Yup, if you want a crispy crust, grilling is the best way to cook a pizza at home. It isn’t just about the ingredients in the dough. You need very high heat to cook the best pizza and most ovens just cannot get that hot. A grill on the other hand can get scorching hot. That is the real secret to my Grilled Andouille Pizza with Arugula Salad. The crust is crispy, the chicken andouille sausage is a little spicy, the cheesy is ooey, gooey and the arugula has a nice peppery bite with a hint of acid.
We have been grilling pizzas for years now. My hubby is the grill master in our house and has gotten the cooking procedure down. He did burn more than a few until he figured it out. The trick is to cook one side of the dough. Then put all the ingredients on the cooked side and put the whole pizza back on the grill. The raw side cooks while the cheese melts. How perfect is that?!
We like to make individual pizzas so we don’t have to come to an agreement about the toppings. My daughter is just a sauce and cheese kind of girl. Actually, she just thinks she is! 9 out of 10 times she ends up eating mine with mushrooms, onions and sausage on it. This time she devoured the arugula, which she still thinks she hates. Oh, the temperamental attitude of a 6-year-old. My husband likes his loaded with garlic. It doesn’t matter what other toppings are on there; he has to ooze garlic. I like sauce and lots of it, not enough to make the pizza soggy. I like to taste the sauce though, especially the fresh tomato sauce on this pizza. Oh, I could eat this sauce with a spoon then lick the bowl. Individual pizzas allow us all to have what we want and it’s fun. That really is the best part. My daughter loves to help roll out the dough and put her own toppings on. It is a great way to get the whole family involved. So this pizza is all about my favorite pizza toppings. What are yours?
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Pizza Dough adapted from Mario Batali
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