I have tried several pizza dough recipes and so far Ina Garten’s Pizza Dough recipe is my favorite. Last night I put together her pizza dough recipe along with my own sauce and cooked two pizzas on the grill and one in the oven for Super A. If you are wary of cooking pizza dough on the grill, I highly recommend it. It is easier than I expected and so good! It gets a little too crispy for Super A’s taste and so I usually cook his in the oven on a pizza stone. So go get the pizza dough recipe and then combine it with the sauce and your own favorite toppings and cook your favorite way!
Pizza Sauce Ingredients:
1 15oz can diced tomatoes
5 cherry tomatoes
1 finely diced shallot
1 finely diced garlic clove
1/4 teaspoon dried basil, oregano, rosemary, and kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
Directions for Pizza Sauce:
Drizzle a few tablespoons of olive oil in a medium size sauce pan. Heat the oil on medium heat and saute shallots and garlic for about 3-4 minutes. Add cherry tomatoes and saute until they begin to burst (about 5-10 minutes). Then add in the diced tomatoes, herbs, salt and pepper. Cook over low heat until ready to use.
Prepare pizza dough according to recipe. Here’s an idea of what your pizza dough should look like before and after it rises:
If you are cooking on a grill:
Heat grill to medium heat. Place dough on grill for two minutes on one side, then flip. Add toppings and close grill for another two to three minutes.
If you are cooking in an oven:
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Place dough in oven for about 5 minutes. When dough starts to look crisp add toppings and cook for another 5-10 minutes.