One of my favorite summer dinner party meals is Grilled Rosemary-crusted Pizzas. It’s unexpected. Yes – grilled pizzas. It’s fun. Your guests get to participate (low pressure situation!) in dinner preparation. It’s versatile. With a range of sauces, vegetables, and meat toppings available, all ages and palates are pleased.
Making the dough is simple. It takes about 1 hour to rise; so plan ahead accordingly. Make it easy on yourself and roll the dough into individual size pizzas ahead of time and keep them refrigerated until go-time. Set up a “toppings bar” so that once the crusts are ready, you can invite everyone in to build their own pizza.
I like to have a variety of sauces available – tomato sauce, pesto, and olive oil with garlic for white pizza.
For toppings, consider peppers, onions, kalamata olives, mushrooms, pepperoni, grilled chicken, prosciutto, pineapple, ham, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, goat cheese, fresh tomatoes, chopped basil – the possibilities are endless.
Whatever you do, have fun with it – because your guests will!