Why you’ll never order takeout pizza again
If you’ve ever thought about cooking pizza on your pellet grill, we’re here for you! Pellet grilled pizza may sound tricky, but it’s actually a simple way to make the best pizza you could imagine from your own backyard. We promise that once you try grilled pizza, you won’t ever go back!
It’s time to get real: How many times have you ordered pizza in the last year? If you are like most of America, pizza has become a sanity-saving staple, but the truth is we’re also tired of it. That’s because we’re hitting the pizza drive-through and eating the same lukewarm, under-cooked, greasy version of one of the greatest culinary institutions of this lifetime. recteq is here to change all that and restore your love for pizza! Our chefs will help us make delicious crave-worthy pizza combos your family will love to eat on repeat.
Start with our classic pizza dough recipe, and add a simple pizza sauce. If you’d like to make the sauce yourself, Chef Greg recommends hand-crushing a can of San Marzano Tomatoes with a handful of fresh chopped basil and a few cloves of fresh chopped garlic.
With this foundation for success, you can start building your grilled pizza that everyone will love. Tastes always differ, so try personal-size pizzas to give each person the chance to customize.
Many stores sell a fresh ready-made ball of pizza dough right in the refrigerated section. This is an easy way to create your own pizza quickly while still enjoying the fresh taste of homemade. Just let the dough sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes before shaping it into crust. Another easy idea? Try naan bread for a simple pre-made crust.
Straight from the Freezer
Did you know that your recteq does a bang-up job of cooking a frozen pizza without ever turning on your oven? It’s true and it’s crazy easy. Remember, your recteq functions just like an outdoor oven, with the same versatility as the in-kitchen version. So, all you will want to do is preheat your recteq and follow the directions on the package for pizza that tastes so much better than the standard frozen!
If you have dietary preferences or restrictions, pizza is an easy meal to customize! Try a vegan shredded cheese in place of the traditional and add a sprinkle of nutritional yeast to mimic that cheesy goodness you’re craving. For gluten-free diets, cauliflower makes an excellent pizza crust. If you are extra confident, create your own grain-free crust from scratch using almond flour or a gluten-free flour blend. One last idea is to build your “pizza” on a veggie-based foundation of zucchini boats, portobello caps, or eggplant slices.
Can't Wait for Dinner? Try an Appetizer in the Meantime
Here's a perfect pizza appetizer that puts a twist on pizza, making it into finger food.
With your ultimate backyard machine, you can ditch delivery and make homemade pizza your new go-to for busy nights! Remember, the recteq can bake like a wood-burning champ, so there’s no reason to turn on that oven in the heat of summer!