Grilled Bruschetta Pizza

grilled bruschetta pizza recipeI remember coming home from college for a break and my mom telling me that we were having grilled pizza for dinner, I thought that she was nuts. Grilled pizza? Um, yeah, grilled pizza! She must have just been ahead of her time because grilled pizza is everywhere now. And for good reason. Something magical happens when pizza dough hits hot grates and leaves a little char on the crust of your pizza. I love the smoky flavor, and even better, I don’t have to crank my oven up to screamin’ hot in the middle of the summer.

When I went to Betty Crocker a few months ago, we were lucky enough to play with the new Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust before it hit store shelves. This new whole grain pizza crust is truly delicious and packs a nice little whole grain punch with 16 grams of whole grain per serving. I feel in love with bruschetta pizza at a local pizza place and I needed to create my own version. I am so glad that I did, because this pizza is a marriage of two of my favorite things. Bruschetta and pizza. This grilled pizza is a perfect way to celebrate the last of summer’s perfect tomatoes.

grilled bruschetta pizza recipe2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup plus 2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 (8-ounce) package fresh mini mozzarella balls
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
1 Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust

grilled bruschetta pizza recipeAdd tomatoes to a bowl and toss with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.

Add mozzarella, stir to combine. Set aside.

grilled bruschetta pizza recipe Preheat the grill to high heat. Brush grates with oil. Reduce grill heat to low. Brush both sides of the crust with 2 Tablespoons olive oil.

grilled bruschetta pizza recipePlace crust on grates and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until you see grill marks.

grilled bruschetta pizza recipeTurn crust over and top with reserved tomato and cheese mixture. Close lid, and continue to cook until crust is cooked through and cheese has melted, about 6 to 8 minutes.

grilled bruschetta pizza recipeRemove from heat and top with basil leaves.

grilled bruschetta pizza recipe

Grilled Bruschetta Pizza

Grilled Bruschetta Pizza

Yield: serves 2

Grilled Bruschetta Pizza - grilled premade pizza crust is the base for a fresh bruschetta topping with fresh mozzarella.

Ingredients

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) package fresh mini mozzarella balls
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust

Instructions

  1. Add tomatoes to a bowl and toss with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add mozzarella, stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the grill to high heat. Brush grates with oil. Reduce grill heat to low. Brush both sides of the crust with 2 Tablespoons olive oil.
  4. Place crust on grates and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until you see grill marks.
  5. Turn crust over and top with reserved tomato and cheese mixture. Close lid, and continue to cook until crust is cooked through and cheese has melted, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and top with basil leaves.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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This Post Has 30 Comments

  1. Alyssa

    This looks so yummy–love the idea of making it on the grill!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

    1. bakedbree

      thanks Alyssa!

  2. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

    So pretty! With the bounty of tomatoes I have bursting in my garden I look forward to firing up the grill and making this soon!

    1. bakedbree

      Jealous of a bursting garden!

  3. Ahu

    Beautiful – especially now during peak tomato season! Look like the perfect and simple summer dinner…

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Ahu.

  4. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings

    Can’t wait to make this– especially to try grilling pizza dough πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      Once you grill pizza, you will want to cook that way all the time.

  5. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings

    Can’t wait to try grilling pizza dough on the grill!

    1. bakedbree

      You will love it!

  6. Katie @ Blonde Ambition

    I love the rustic shape of the pizza πŸ™‚ Sounds great and so fresh!

    1. bakedbree

      Me too. I love that it is not perfect looking.

  7. Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are}

    Oh my gosh. Yum! This looks perfect. I’m so glad they’re coming out with a healthier crust!

    1. bakedbree

      Me too! It is really good too. Almost sweet.

  8. Carla @ Carla's Confections

    Oh my goodness. I tried grilled pizza for the first time last week and I don’t think I could ever go back! (ok not really, I’ll eat pizza no matter what!) but grilled pizza is just incredible and this combo looks amazing too!!!

    1. bakedbree

      LOL. Isn’t it? So good and so easy.

  9. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This looks unreal! So fun!

    1. bakedbree

      It is really fresh and summery. So good. And easy!

  10. kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    Seriously gorgeous, Bree!! I can’t think of a dish that screams summer more than this!

    1. bakedbree

      A good way to use the end of summer tomatoes.

  11. Minnie(@thelady8home)

    Wow that looks lovely. So colourful and bright. πŸ˜€

    1. bakedbree

      thanks Minnie! It is summer on pizza crust.

  12. Michelle

    yum! I just found this crust at the grocery store today. Will have to go to the farmers market tomorrow for tomatoes πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      I hope that you like this as much as we did!

  13. Heather Lawrence

    Oh. My. Gosh! Yum! I think we are going to try this on the Big Green Egg tonight! There is NOTHING better than grilled pizza on the BGE! Thanks for the recipe! πŸ™‚

  14. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

    Oh Bree this is fabulous! I want to come over and nosh on this with you!!

  15. Daniela @ FoodRecipesHQ

    Looks great, but it seems to me you added onions. Why?

    1. bakedbree

      Because I love them. πŸ™‚

  16. sinead

    Hi
    looks fab x
    i dont’ have a grill can i use the oven?

    1. bakedbree

      Of course!

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