Pizza on the Traeger

If you have not noticed by now, I love my Traeger. There, I said it! Granted, it is a rather silly statement, and I can obviously not have a relationship with a pellet grill. But damn, it is an excellent piece of hardware, and I used it every week – no matter the weather.

Obviously, I would attempt to make a pizza on the grill for the kids and our odd pizza night. The only problem is, I rarely eat bread these days, so pizza night for me means sushi, which is not a bad trade.

Pizza dough ingredients

The portion below is enough for two 12″ diameter pizzas. If you want more food to feed a large family or gathering, then increase the measurements accordingly.

  • 1 ½ cup warm water – not boiling
  • 3 teaspoons of dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 3-4 cups bread flour
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil

The beauty of this recipe is that you can set the dough to rise on the kitchen counter, in the fridge, or even decide to freeze it for when you are ready to use it.

  1. Add the warm water, yeast, and sugar to your mixing bowl
  2. Let the yeast activate. It should start to froth after a few minutes.
  3. When the yeast is ready, add the olive oil.
  4. Then add 3 cups of flour, and start mixing.
  5. Add more flour as needed until the dough no longer sticks to the bowl.
  6. Grease a bowl with olive oil
  7. Place the dough in the bowl, and cover with plastic wrap and a towel.
  8. Let it rest until it has at least doubled in size

At this point, just before the dough is ready, preheat your Traeger to 450F, and start to prepare your pizza.

12 minutes later
  1. Roll out the dough to the desired thickness and size
  2. Cover the pizza surface with some tomato sauce of choice
  3. You decide the toppings
  4. Bake the pizza for approx. 12 minutes

Buon appetito! As they would say in Italy.

You can serve a nice salad as a side, offer some cold beer or a nice bottle of red wine. Pizza is an excellent dinner idea, any time of the week, and awesome for school lunches.

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