Guide to Cooking Frozen Pizza on a Pellet Grill (4 Simple Steps)

Your pellet grill isn’t just great for smoking brisket! In this article, I’ll show you how to easily smoke a whole frozen pizza on your pellet grill.

Trust me, it’s so simple to do. We especially like to use this method for preparing frozen pizzas when we have friends over.

After all, everyone’s already outside, and the Pit Boss is all fired up and is ready to go.

So, why turn on the oven in the kitchen when you can just toss the frozen pizza into the smoker?

Is It Even Possible to Cook Frozen Pizza in a Pellet Smoker?

Yes you can cook a frozen pizza in a smoker. In fact, you can cook anything that you would normally make in an oven on your pellet grill.

Unlike a gas grill or a charcoal grill, you can fully control the cooking temperature of pellet smokers.

Not sure what else you van cook on your smoker? See my favorite pellet smoker recipes that you can try at home.

So, How Do You Do It?

Preparing a frozen pizza using a pellet grill is not that much different from cooking it in an oven or on a stove.

So, if you’ve ever done that (which we’re sure you have) then you won’t have any trouble learning how to cook a pizza with your Pit Boss.

What You Need for Smoked Frozen Pizzas

  • Homemade Pizza / Store-bought Pizza (Frozen)
  • Pizza stone  (optional)
  • A Pizza Pan
  • Your Pellet Grill

That’s all you need!

Steps for the Perfect (Frozen) Pizza on Your Pellet Grill!

Follow my steps below to get a perfect pizza! No one will even know it was a frozen pizza!

Step 1: Heat Your Smoker

Preheat your smoker to 400-450°F and put your pizza stone on the grill (if your using one)

Step 2: Place Pizza Inside

Once fully heated place your pizza on the stone. If you’re not using a stone put your pizza on a tray and place that in the pellet smoker. 

Put on a timer for 15 minutes and wait. Have a look at the pizza, if you prefer it more crispy, leave on the smoker for 5-10 more minutes.

Step 3: Pull Out, Slicer, and Enjoy

Remove the pizza from the smoker after the final 10 minutes.

Then slice and enjoy!

What Is the Best Pizza to Use?

There is definitely no definitive answer to this question.

However, we definitely can give you a couple of suggestions:

  • Dr. Oetker Ristorante Pizza (We especially love the Pepperoni Pizza!)
  • ALDI Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen
  • Empire Food Co
  • DiGiorno Pizza

Thankfully, there are so many different options available when it comes to selecting frozen pizzas. For example, there a lot of vegan or dairy-free options available to suit everybody’s dietary restrictions or taste.

Also, you could always just make your own pizza at home too! Get creative and throw together your favorite pizza ingredients together.

(By the way, if you’re attempting to DIY you’re own pizza, you might want to try out this delicious pizza sauce recipe that we tried and loved! And while you’re at it, you might also want to try out this easy homemade pizza dough recipe that we found.)

How Long to Cook Pizza on a Pellet Grill?

The cooking time for pizza on a pellet grill may differ based on factors like crust thickness and chosen toppings. In general, it typically takes around 8-9 minutes for a pizza to cook on a pellet grill.

Nonetheless, it is advisable to inspect the pizza around the 4-minute mark to ensure uniform cooking. Starting from 8 minutes, you can utilize a meat thermometer to check for doneness.

What Temperature Do You Cook Pizza on a Pellet Grill?

I like to cook pizza at 350°F, however if your pellet grill goes higher, you can also try 450°F. This temperature range guarantees even cooking of the pizza, resulting in a delectably crispy crust and perfectly cooked toppings.

Can You Use a Pizza Stone on Your Pit Boss?

If you have a pizza stone at home then you can definitely use it to cook your pizza. It’s also perfectly safe to put it inside your pellet smoker. 

Before you preheat your Pit Boss smoker, place the cool pizza stone onto the grill grates. You will want to let the stone heat up in the pellet grill while it is preheating.

Simply let it sit in the pellet grill for around 25 minutes to half an hour. You do not want to put your pizza onto the pizza stone until the stone is hot.

Placing uncooked pizza onto a cool pizza stone is what causes the pizza to stick to it. Which, in turn, makes it much more difficult to remove after it’s cooked on the stone.

To prevent your pizza from sticking to the pizza stone is to dust a thin layer of baking flour onto the flat stone. Of course, you’ll want to do this before placing it in the smoker to heat up. 

Can Pizzas Be Cooked in Pellet Smokers Without a Pizza Stone?

You definitely don’t need to have a pizza stone on hand in order to grill pizza in your Pit Boss. If you’re working with a frozen pizza, then you’ll need to wait until the grill grates are hot before you place it in.

If you put the pizza onto the grill grate too soon, then the dough will melt through as the smoker’s heating up. When cooking pizza directly on the grates, you’ll also need to keep a close eye on the pizza crust.

This is because the crust and the underside of the pizza are definitely more prone to burning when it’s directly exposed to heat like that.Of course, if you’re working with fresh pizzas, then you’ll need to place it onto a baking sheet or tray.

This will prevent it from slipping through the grill grates as it cooks. 

Using a Pit Boss or a Traeger Grill?

You can use either type of pellet grill to cook your pizza.

See the methods for cooking both below.

How to cook pizza on a Traeger (it will be as tasty as wood fire pizza)

How to smoke pizza on a Pit Boss grill.

What Else Can You Bake In Your Pellet Smoker?

Wondering what else you can bake in your pellet smoker?

You can also bake pizza, bread, pies, tarts, and even cakes in your pellet smoker.

I am currently working on a few delicious baked recipes to share with you soon!

What Flavorful Pellets Should You Use For Pizza?

There’s absolutely no hard or fast rule for the type of pellets you should use. After all, everybody has different preferences when it comes to taste.

However, we do have some recommendations we’d like to share with you! For meatier pizzas, we like to use hickory wood pellets. If you’re cooking vegetarian pizzas, then we’d highly recommend using fruit pellet wood instead.

We found that cherry pellets and apple pellets work especially well with vegetable pizzas! They definitely add a slightly sweet taste to the pizza without completely overpowering the mild taste of the vegetables!

Frozen Pizza on Pellet Grill
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Frozen Pizza on a Pellet Grill

Transform your frozen pizza into a smoky, flavorful delight by cooking it on a pellet grill.
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time21 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, main, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, bbq, pizza
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 7

Equipment

  • 1 Pizza stone  (optional)

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Homemade Pizza / Store-bought Pizza (Frozen)
  • 1 tsp flour to dust the pizza stone

Instructions

  • Preheat your smoker to 400-450°F and put your pizza stone on the grill (if your using one)
  • Once fully heated place your pizza on the stone. If you’re not using a stone put your pizza on a tray and place that in the pellet smoker. 
    Put on a timer for 15 minutes and wait.
  • Put on a timer for 15 minutes and wait. Have a look at the pizza, if you prefer it more crispy, leave on the smoker for 5-10 more minutes.
  • Remove the pizza from the smoker after the final 10 minutes.

Now that you know how to grill frozen pizza with your pellet grill, you can definitely transform your normal BBQ dinner gatherings into a fun pizza night. Just to shake things up a little bit! 

Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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1 thought on “Guide to Cooking Frozen Pizza on a Pellet Grill (4 Simple Steps)”

  1. 5 stars
    My pizza came out perfect!! I added some extra cheese at the end and used your suggestion and got a pizza stone, this made the base of my pizza go soooo crispy!

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