Grilled Flavors For Your Pizza

Changing Up Your Pizza Toppings

Grilling season is a perfect time to change up your traditional pizza recipes for something more experimental. While we respect the classics, there are always hungry guests willing to try something new. And when you have the ability to cook a pizza in 5 minutes, even the most radical pies get eaten.  

BBQ/Pizza Combo

To try something new, we partnered with our sister brand, Charcoal Companion® to pre-grill our pizza toppings before finishing off the full pie in a Pizzeria Pronto® Outdoor Pizza Oven

When you are experimenting with new toppings you need to take into account how fast they cook in comparison to your crust: Chicken, shrimp, thicker cuts of meat, and thick veggies take longer to fully cook than your dough will. To ensure safely cooked toppings (and to maximize the flavor of a food) we recommend pre-cooking some toppings before adding them to your pizza.

Shrimp Pizza

Tricks Of The Trade

To cook our BBQ style pizzas we grilled up shrimp and chicken as our toppings first. To do so we used one of our favorite Charcoal Companion® grilling accessories, the Non-Stick Mesh Grill Bags. The grill bags are non-stick mesh, and work perfectly to grill small things like chopped veggies or shrimp. The bags are heat safe up to 600°F, dishwasher safe, and reusable. Just fill the bag with your favorite toppings and throw them right on the grill. They make turning your food easy, and when our toppings were just about done we simply poured them out on our pizza to finish cooking with the rest of the pie.

Grill bags

To cook chicken for a BBQ chicken pizza we used the Charcoal Companion® Flex Grill Sheets™. Just like the Mesh Grill Bags, the flexible sheets can be placed directly on the grill to cook smaller toppings without having them fall through the grates. Not only that, but the sheets help food retain their moisture when grilling. Food like steak, chicken, and vegetables that can easily become dry when cooked directly on the grates.

flex grill sheets for bbq

From The BBQ To The Oven

Once all of our grilled toppings were done we placed them on the uncooked pizza to be finished off in one of our Pizzacraft® Pizza Ovens. We chose to finish the pizzas in the Pronto, but they could also have the full grill experience and be finished on the barbecue with the PizzaQue® Kit for Gas Grills

Outdoor Pizza Oven

The pizza came out amazing and with the help of the grill, we did not have to battle the various cooking times of thicker toppings vs. the fast cooking dough. This made for a perfectly cooked crust and juicy toppings to make an amazing grilled pizza combination.

For More BBQ Pizza Recipes and Tricks:

>National BBQ (Pizza) Month! Gear For Your GrillPizzaQue® Baking Kit For Gas Grills

We hope these barbecue accessories get you experimenting with some new toppings this summer. We would love to see what you create on Instagram @_pizzacraft  #pizzacraft.


Pizzeria Pronto® Stovetop Pizza Oven

New Way Of Making Pizza 

We went through the same thing most pizza makers experience, the home oven just doesn’t cut it. It takes so long to pre-heat and the temperature zones are all over the place, resulting in inconsistent pizzas. Two hours into cooking and you might have one decent pie. 

In an effort to save time and make better homemade pizza, we came out with the Pizzeria Pronto® line. Two ovens to change the way homemade pizza is made. One for indoor and one for outdoor use. Using two high-heat retaining, ThermaBond® pizza stones, and heat reflecting walls, the Pizzeria Pronto® ovens are able to cook pizza like a classic brick oven; eliminating hot spots, cutting cooking time in half, and giving consistent results for every pizza.

Home Pizza Oven

With the Pizzeria Pronto® Stovetop Pizza Oven, your conventional oven is no longer needed. You simply place the compact pizza oven on top of any gas range and turn on the burner. The oven preheats in only 15 minutes to temperatures exceeding a conventional oven, making for an optimal pizza-baking environment. Plus the oven will cook your pizzas in half the time with extreme consistency.

How It Works

indoor pizza oven

ThePizzeria Pronto® Stovetop Pizza Oven was made with a heat-efficient design, it traps and reflects heat to harness the power of your gas range, creating an optimal cooking environment up to 600°F.Dual cordierite stones in the base of the oven absorb the direct heat from the flame and redistribute it evenly, eliminating hot spots.A built-in thermometer lets you know when it’s time to cook, and the moisture vent on the top prevents your pizza from becoming soggy.

Homemade pizza cooking time

Do you have the right kind of stovetop?

•Your stovetop needs to have gas burners. The Stovetop Oven will not work with an electric range or induction burner.

The burners should have an output of about 9500 – 15000 BTUs (see chart in the manual for how outputs affect cooking times).

The Stovetop Oven should fit directly over one of your burners without covering or coming too close to materials that could be damaged by high heat (plastic knobs, countertops made with heat-sensitive materials, other appliances, etc.). For example, built-in ranges that feature knobs on the top next to the burners (as opposed to on the front side of a free-standing oven/range) might not be usable with the Stovetop Oven.

stovetop pizza oven

Learn more about our ovens:

Pizzeria Pronto® Outdoor Pizza OvenCommon Mistakes On The Stovetop Oven

Pizza Recipes To Try:

Two Pizza Recipes Perfect For Spring 

We hope these ovens change the way you make pizza in your home! If you already have one of our award-winning ovens, we would love to see what you make on Instagram @_pizzacraft  #pizzacraft.