gourmet pizza on the grill isn't the most frugal of meals, but it's a fun summertime activity that's delicious and costs a lot less than going to a restaurant. To make it especially simple, I used the pre-made crusts for sale at the grocery store (you can use fresh crust – our forum members tell you how to make wonderful pizza on the grill). The 8″ crust size is perfect for kids and lighter appetites like my own. My husband made a bigger pizza for himself, but had plenty of leftovers.
Pizza #1: italian Supreme (HIS)
This was my husband's pie. For him, a pizza just wouldn't be a pizza without red sauce and some type of meat. Therefore, we decided to go with a traditional Italian sausage pizza. He started with Classico Pizza Sauce and added Archer Farms Italian sausage (available at Target), fresh Mozarella sliced very thinly, and fresh basil leaves from our garden. It was simple, but very flavorful. NOTE: Even though the Archer Farms sausage runs $3.89 per pack, two sausage links was enough for this pizza. We put the rest in the freezer for the next time.
I love Greek flavors. Unlike my husband, I like lot of veggies on my pizza and like to forego the red sauce. So, I started by brushing the crust with olive oil. Next, I spread on a layer of fresh spinach leaves making sure the entire crust was covered. Meanwhile, I sautéed some red onion, garlic cloves and red pepper in some olive oil until they started to caramelize. Those went on next. I also added the Archer Farms sausage in the Spinach & Garlic flavor (two links). I topped it off with goat cheese crumbles. They're kind of spendy, but very much worth it! Again, a little bit goes a long way. It was delish!
Pizza #3: Kids' Choice
For our son, that means cheese and pepperoni. ONLY. Some day we hope he expands his palate, but for now this is the pizza of choice.