How To Cook Pizza On Pitboss Pellet Grill

So maybe you have your recipe ready, and all you need to do is cook it, but your oven chose to break down on this day and do not know how to cook pizza on a Pit Boss pellet grill.

There is no need for you to worry as we have here guides on how to cook your pizza perfectly on your pellet grill.

There is no need for you to buy another oven with these guides.

There are many ways to cook pizza on a pellet grill, and we have all the techniques here on how to do each one of them. Do not worry about the heat and other factors as well.

How To Smoke A Pizza On A Pit Boss Smoker

 When you grill pizza, you get a better result than when you cook it in a convection oven.

You get more flavor from the smoke that the pellets produce, which makes the pizza better.

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If you do not have a pizza oven available, then the next best thing is to make your pizza on a pellet or wood-fired grill. This will give the pizza an authentic flavor, and it cooks faster.

 However, you cannot simply grill a pizza without other grill tools or parts.

So if that happens, then you should read on as we guide you through the different ways you can grill your pizza.


Cooking The Pizza Directly On The Grill

 If you are in a hurry and you do not have time to prepare any additional equipment for grilling your pizza on the Pit Boss grill, then you can follow these simple steps to perfect your pizza.


Step 1: Prepare The Dough

 The most crucial part of cooking the pizza directly on the grill is the dough. You do not need to add any special ingredients to the dough, but you have to cook it slightly.

 So mix the flour, yeast, salt, olive oil, and water in a bowl and prepare the dough just like how you prepare any other dough for a pizza.

Knead and shape the dough to your desired size.

 Prepare the other ingredients for the toppings as well, and this process will be pretty fast. 

Once all the ingredients are ready, prepare the grill by preheating it and then cook the pizza dough.


Step 2: Pre-cook The Dough

 Set the Pit Boss pellet grill to a temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the dough directly on the grill grates without the toppings on top and close the lid.

 It is best to put a flame blocker under the grill grates so that the flames do not burn the bottom of the crust.

Check after 4 minutes and see if the dough has some browning on the bottom.

 Once it does, flip it over to cook the other side of the dough. Once you flip it, spread the sauce on the cooked side of the dough and then arrange your toppings before closing the lid again.

 Wait for another 4 minutes before checking the pizza again. Stop yourself from checking the pizza and opening the lid frequently to prevent the grill from losing heat inside it.

 After 4 minutes, check the pizza if it has cooked to perfection already and then remove it from the Pit Boss grill.

If the cheese is bubbling and the crust is brown, the pizza is ready to be served.


Grilling Pizzas With A Pizza Stone

 If you love cooking pizzas, then it is most likely that you already have a pizza stone or pizza steel.

This is probably the best way I think you can cook pizzas inside a Pitboss Pellet grill and you should definitely give this a try.

I usually use the Artisan Pizza Steel as it works best for me but you can use any pizza steel.

This is probably the best way I think you can cook pizzas inside a Pitboss Pellet grill and you should definitely give this a try.

 The problem with pizza stones is that they break easily with temperature changes. They also tend to crack or even break when they are palace over direct flames of heat.

Hence the pizza steel prevents all of that and is super durable, which means it can easily last you a decade.

 Pit Boss pellet grills are very powerful and can produce a lot of heat. This can break the pizza stone so as much as possible; use pizza steel whenever you cook over direct flames or heat.

 There is a way to cook pizzas on a grill when you do not have pizza steel, and your only option is a pizza stone.

You can elevate the pizza stone, so it does not break when cooking on the grill.

 One thing you can do is to spread the fuel on the edges of the firebox.

However, since you are using a Pit Boss pellet grill, you cannot do that, so your only option is to elevate the pizza stone.


Step 1: Make An Elevated Cooking Grate

 You can buy a separate accessory that allows you to place the pizza stone over the original cooking grate of the Pit Boss pellet grill.

However, it is best to make your own when cooking.

 Get a separate grill grate, preferably circular, with a size enough to handle the size of your pizza stone.

You can get creative and do this any way you like, however, in my experience even placing the pizza steel directly on the grate works too!

But you just need more experience on how to handle the temperature when you are cooking the pizza on the pizza stone placed directly on the grill grates.

Elevating it would help you with crusts that are thicker but if you have a crust that is as thick as the hand-tossed pizza from dominos and anything less thick than that then placing the steel directly works!


Step 2: Preheat The Grill

 Once you get the elevated cooking grate ready, place it on the grill and put the pizza stone on top.

Close the lid and then preheat the Pit Boss pellet grill to 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit.

 Note that the pizza stone will have a slightly higher temperature than the set temperature on the grill. So I go for 400 degrees Fahrenheit to have more control when cooking.

You can even go with 500 as the temperature once you are sure that it works for you and you know how to manage the pizza.

 Prepare the pizza while the grill and the pizza stone are preheating. Put all the ingredients you need for the toppings and then get it ready to be transferred into the grill.

 Note: You can also use fire bricks if you think that making an elevated cooking grate is too much work. Arrange the fire bricks to hold the pizza stone over the grill grates before cooking. 


Step 3: Cook Your Pizza

 Like how you do with your oven, place the pizza on the pizza stone with a pizza peel and close the lid. Let the pizza cook for 8 to 10 minutes before checking inside the grill.

 Again, a friendly reminder not to frequently open the grill as it will quickly lose heat.

You need to keep the temperature even inside the grill, and you need it to be hot to cook the pizza perfectly.

 If the cheese is bubbling and the crust has a golden brown color, remove the pizza from the grill and then let it rest for about 5 minutes before slicing it and then serve it with your favorite drink.


A Pizza Kit

 Pitboss does not necessarily sell a specific pizza kit for their pellet grills. They sell pizza stones, but you will need to find another brand if you want a pizza kit for the Pit Boss grill. 

Pizza kits are great as you can use them with other grills as well. You can place them on top of a grill to create a safe space for you to place the pizza stone on.

 There is no need to modify the grill as long as the pizza kit fits the grill grates. This is the most convenient option as it creates an oven-like environment in the grill.



 As you can see, there are many options where you can cook pizzas on your Pit Boss pellet grill.

There is no need for you to buy other tools to cook the pizza directly on the grill.

 Remember to adjust the height when making the elevated cooking grate according to the height of the lid of your grill.

Always remember to elevate the pizza stone as well.

 Once you have your Pitboss set up, you just need to cook the pizza just like how you do on other appliances.

The result will always be a great pizza that has a slightly smoky delicious taste to it!

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