Grilled chicken taco pizza smothered in Ranch style beans and Catalina dressing. We're in.
As soon as I went gluten free I thought, no more bread, no more cookies, and no more pizza. I truly believed I was doomed. Then, I realized that with a simple switch of flours I could make all of my favorite foods myself. Thankfully that helped me cope with eating gluten free and it was not this horrible ordeal that I believed.
One food I quickly learned how to make again was pizza dough. After I found a pizza dough recipe that I loved, I was on my way to beautiful, homemade pizza again.
Then, one day my husband and I decided to try our hand at grilled pizza instead of cooking it in the oven. Let me say, pizza has never been the same. The taste of grilled pizza makes you pretty much scarred for life if you ever think you can eat an oven baked pizza again!
Making a grilled pizza is all about getting the heat and timing right. The grilled pizza dough is placed on your grill for a few minutes with no toppings.
This is where you have to really watch the crust to be sure you do not burn it because it literally takes just minutes. I like to keep our grill on medium heat and grill it for no more than 5 minutes.
Once it is grilled on one side, flip the pizza over and place all the toppings on the grilled side while the other side of the pizza is grilling. Then, you let it cook about another 5 minutes, again watching closely.
There are two things now that you need to watch for:
- Do not burn the bottom of the pizza
- Depending on your toppings, that your cheese melts.
Since this pizza is a taco pizza I kept an eye on the crust to be sure it did not burn and then also that the toppings were warm.
Once the pizza is fully cooked and ready to go, simply load it up with the taco toppings!
This will be both the messiest pizza and most delicious pizza you ever eat!
Remember though, once you start grilling pizza… you will never go back to oven baking them. I warned you!
Don't forget dessert! We think Kristy's Creamy Butterfinger Cake (also gluten free!) would be the perfect ending to a fabulous pizza dinner. Don't you agree?