Homemade Pizza on the Grill – Margarita with Arugula

You’ll want to get your grub on once you learn how to barbecue a homemade pizza on the grill. Move over Shrimp on the Barbie, there’s a new gal in town named Margarita. Margarita Pizza with Arugula that is. She’s soft, chewy and a dash of peppery. What’s not to love?

During the summer we’re obsessed with making homemade pizza on the grill. Who wants to turn on the oven and bake? No thanks. We’d rather starve. Or call delivery.

This homemade pizza recipe is easy to make, but it will probably take a time or two to get the timing right if you’re not used to working with dough on the grill. We confess our first attempt looked more like we were frying a taco shell vs a flat pizza. No shame here…we still ate it.

This is the Pizza Dough Recipe we use when we make pizza at home.

21 Day Fix – to make this 21 Day Fix approved, just use a cauliflower crust instead of a flour based dough.

Tips for Great Homemade Pizza on the Grill:

1. Don’t go too thin on the crust or else you’ll have issues transferring it to the hot grill.

2. Heat the grill to 500 – 550 degrees for maximum results.

3. Move quickly. Once it’s time to top the pizzas, get going! You don’t want the bottom to burn before the top cooks.

4. Make sure the grill grate is clean or else the dough will stick.

5. Don’t skip the oil!

6. Follow FoodieandWine.com on Pinterest for the best grilled pizza recipes.

Pizza  - Grilled – Margarita with Arugula
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Homemade Pizza on the Grill - Margarita with Arugula

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Darcey Olson



  • This recipe begins after you have pizza dough and pesto at hand.
  • Turn your outdoor grill on high and clean as needed.
  • Toss the arugula with a small amount of olive oil, salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Roll out the pizza dough to your designed size and thickness and transfer it to a well greased piece of aluminum foil or cookie sheet.
  • Brush olive oil on one side of the dough.
  • When the grill registers between 500-550 degrees, transfer the pizza dough to the grill, olive oil side down on the grill. Brush the second side of the dough with olive oil and close the lid.
  • After 2-3 minutes, flip the dough over and quickly add the pesto sauce, Roma tomatoes and mozzarella balls. Shut the lid and let cook for 5-7 minutes. Each grill is different, so watch it carefully!
  • Once the toppings are hot and the cheese is melted, remove the pizza from the grill.
  • Remove from the grill and let it sit for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the arugula to the top of the pizza.
  • Enjoy immediately!


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  • I also don’t like pizza crust that is too thin because there must be that layer that holds all the packed ingredients perfectly together. I like the taste of arugula and it’s really good for the pizza. That pizza recipe looks quick and easy to follow. :)

  • This looks just delicious! My favorite pizza is Margherita pizza. Last year we started grilling our own pizza on the grill, and it’s just so good. Thin crust pizza tastes so amazing when you grill it. It’s definitely our favorite way to make pizza, especially during the summer so we don’t heat up the house with the oven so much.

  • I love to grill pizzas on the grill! I love this recipe for your pizza. We did one last summer and I was amazed at how well it turned out and how much everyone loved the pizza that we cooked up!

  • Pizza on the grill? My hubby loves grilling, but all he ever grills are hamburgers, steak and hot dogs. He’ll be excited that he can now grill one of his favorite foods … pizza.

  • I’d love to make my own pizza like that one day! It looks amazing and super fresh/homemade! I really love mozzarella and tomatoes :) I’ve never made pizza on the grill before but that sounds like it would be really good!

  • This looks so good! Arugula is one of my favorite greens. I’ve never made pizza on the grill – I definitely will have to try it out and I know my husband would love to grill these as well. Can’t wait to try this recipe :)

  • I LOVE margarita pizzas and this one looks delicious! I have never made it myself though, so the recipe will come in handy. And wow, Is that pesto sauce on it? So delicious. Looks like a perfect summer meal.

  • I’ve never had pizza on a grill before – I bet it’d kinda taste similar to a wood-fired pizza? That might be a naive statement of mine, but I wouldn’t doubt the taste would be equally as delicious. I’m a huge fan of pizza, my local pizza joint sometimes gives me free ones because of how frequently I go. Whoooops…. lol. Maybe I should start making my own ;)

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