Looking for a Traeger pizza recipe? Here you’ll see how to make delicious wood-fired quality pizzas right on your Traeger grill!
So, fire up your pellet grill and try this tasty recipe for your next pizza night.
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Why Using Your Traeger For Pizza Is EPIC!
This Traeger pizza recipe will give you the glorious wood-fired pizza taste, even a frozen pizza works a treat!
The advantage of using the Traeger is the fact it can reach high temperatures, quickly. That guarantees a crisp base and melted tops every time.
Can You Grill Pizza on a Traeger Pellet Grill?
You sure can grill a pizza on a Traeger pellet grill, you can grill a pizza on just about any grill. The Traeger maintains a stable temperature, making it a piece of cake to use.
Now you may cop some flack from those who’ve spent a fortune on pizza ovens.=But I’m here to tell you, your pellet grill will stop them in their tracks! Use the pellet grills as you would an oven.
The advantage is that you’ll have the amazing woody smoke flavor through your pizza and it will cook in half the time. Start by pre-heating the grill to 500°F for at least 30 minutes beforehand.
If you’re using a pizza stone, place it in for at least 15 minutes before the pizza. We’ll go into pizza stones later. Prep your workstation by dusting a cutting board with flour.
What You Need For Traeger Pizza
1 ball pizza dough
1 tsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. cornmeal/flour
14 oz. pizza sauce of choice
8 oz. mozzarella cheese
Toppings of choice
Steps for Grill Your Pizza on a Trager
Step 1 – Preheat the Grill
How to Make Pizza on a Traeger
Making the Dough
Skip this step if your using frozen pizza
Fresh dough or store-bought, there are no set rules for what dough you use. You can make it with a simple recipe of yeast, flour, water, and salt. If you have a tried and tested recipe, feel free to use that.
If making homemade pizza dough is not your thing, you can buy pre-made dough. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator if you’ve stored it in the freezer.
Stretch the dough out over your floured cutting board. Use the heel of your hand to push it out to spread it flat. Use the back of your knuckles to stretch the dough into a circle shape.
Top up with a sprinkle of flour if the dough begins to get sticky. Continue with this movement until it’s reached the desired size. Dust lightly with cornflour to prevent it from sticking to the grill.
2. Add The Toppings
This is the hardest step of the process – deciding what toppings to use! You can pretty much go nuts here. If you can dream it, you can do it!
Use any of your favorite toppings and ingredients to create great a great pizza. Go with the classic fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves, and tomato paste.
Or add some Italian sausage and various other types of meat for the ultimate meat lovers pizza. Fresh herbs, meats, vegetables, and various sauces made the ultimate homemade pizza treat.
Try barbecue sauce and caramelized onion to add to the smoky flavor depth. The possibilities are endless!
3. Heat The Pizza Stone
If you are going to use a pizza stone, make sure it’s heated through before using. Preheat the Traeger to 450°F, once thre Traeger is heated add the pizza stone.
It’ll take about 30 minutes to heat it completely, but it will be well worth the wait. Once the grill and stone are hot, place the pizza on the stone and close the grill lid.
How to Cook Pizza on the Pellet Grill Without a Pizza Stone
You can still make a perfectly tasty pizza without the pizza stone, simply use a baking sheet or pizza pan. As with the stone, make sure the grates are heated completely before adding the pizza.
You want the grates to be hot, so the dough starts to crust as soon as it hits the heat. Brush a baking sheet with a bit of olive oil, and place the pizza base on it.
4. Cook The Pizza
Once the grill is to temperature and your pizza stone or tray is hot, it won’t take any time at all to cook your pizzas. Once you have the first one in, you can work on getting the next pizza topped and ready to go.
On average, it will take 10-15 minutes, but this will depend on the grill temperature and the type of grill you have. Cook until the toppings are done and the base is nicely browned and crispy.
Do You Need a Pizza Stone to Grill Pizza on a Pellet Grill?
You don’t need a pizza stone to cook pizzas on your grill. But if it’s something you plan on doing regularly, it might be a worthy investment.
Pizza stones hold and distribute the heat more evenly than a baking sheet or skillet. That means the crust gets a burst of heat when it hits the hot pizza stone, firming it up and cooking at an even rate.
The porous surface of the hot stone draws out any moisture in the dough too, so you end up with a lovely crispy crust base.
How Do You Grill Pizza Without Burning the Crust?
The only surefire way to stop the crust from burning is to keep an eye on it. Once you are in the final stages, lift to check the base every few minutes.
Or, you can pre-cook the base at the higher temps. Once you’ve added your toppings, reduce the heat and cook until the toppings are done.
This will be a bigger issue with open flame grills, or if your grill has hot and cold spots. The Traeger grill circulates hot air around the grill, so you’ll have much less chance of burning.
Don’t Have a Traeger?
Don’t worry! We have another recipe for smoking pizza here.
What Wood Pellets Work Well With Grilled Pizza?
The wood pellets you use depend on the type of pizza toppings you use and the depth of flavor you want to achieve.
Meaty-style pizzas like pepperoni can work well with the stronger flavor profiles of hickory or mesquite. For a more subtle, sweet smoke flavor use chips like alder, maple, apple, or oak.
These are best for vegetarian and white meat toppings. The smoke flavor won’t overwhelm the ingredients.
Can You Use Frozen Pizza?
Don’t have time to make your own pizza dough?
Don’t worry you can use frozen pizza!
Traeger Pizza Recipe
- Pellet smoker
- 1 ball pizza dough
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. cornmeal/flour
- 14 oz. pizza sauce of choice
- 8 oz. mozzarella cheese
- Toppings of choice
Step 1 – Preheat the Grill
- Pre-heat the grill to 500°F.
- Make sure the pellet grill grates are clean.
Step 2 – Prepare the Base
- Stretch the dough out with your hands, to the desired size.
- Try to keep the thickness even.
- Dust lightly with cornflour to prevent it from sticking to the grill.
Step 3 – Pre-cook the Base
- Place on the grill for 5-10 minutes, to cook one side.
Step 4 – Place the Toppings on the Base
- Remove and turn over, so the grilled side is face up, raw side to the bottom.
- Cover the pizza with sauce and toppings.
- Top with cheese.
Step 5 – Cook the Pizza
- Place the pizza back on the heated grill grates and close the lid.
- Leave for 10-15 minutes.
- Lift the base and check every few minutes to ensure the pizza crust isn’t burning.
Step 6 – Remove and Serve
- Once cooked, remove the pizza from the grill.
- Slice and serve – enjoy!
Now you can enjoy a delicious pizza night any day of the week with your Traeger grill!
Your favorite pizza toppings, a crunchy crispy crust, and all with the classic pellet grill smokiness – divine!
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