These fun grilled mini pizzas let everyone have their favorite toppings while keeping the kitchen cool.
This recipe for grilled mini pizzas is one of my very favorite ways to use Rhodes rolls. Maybe it's because I love pizza. Maybe it's because we are only into the second week of summer and I am already trying to keep my oven use to a minimum. Maybe it's because my kids were actually excited to make and eat them, which doesn't seem to happen very often. Maybe it's actually of a bit of it all, but seriously, I love these pizzas. They were a super fun lunch (easy and quick), but we also like to serve them for dinner too. It's a great meal to serve when you have friends over too. We set up a pizza bar so everyone can create their own perfect individual pizza. It's always a crowd pleaser. In the past, I've tried using pre-made crusts or the kind that comes in a refrigerator tube, but the pre-made crusts are costly and though they work ok, the refrigerator tube crust can be more difficult to dole out individually. Plus, I always wished I could quickly throw together a more homemade kind of crust. Rhodes rolls worked perfectly! We used the dinner rolls for these, but sometimes we use the Texas rolls for a larger/thicker crust. You can always roll two rolls into one crust if you prefer a thicker crust. That's what my son likes to do. The best part is everyone can have their favorite toppings! Sometimes I really am just over cheese or pepperoni pizza. Now I can have my favorite pizza and so can everyone else. I love thin sliced mushrooms on my pizza, and sausage, and sweet peppers, and Canadian bacon, and even asparagus (don't judge until you've tried it!). What are your favorite toppings? Are you ready to get to it?
First you need to set your rolls on a sprayed baking sheet to thaw and riase. Cover them loosely with sprayed plastic wrap. It takes about 4-5 hours.
Mine were spaced a little close, but you get the picture. When your dough is ready, gather your favorite pizza toppings. This is what we used this time.
Grab a piece of dough and roll it into a circle about 5 inches in diameter just like so.
I used one regular dinner roll here. My son doubled up to make a thicker larger crust, and like I mentioned before you could totally (I actually prefer them) use the Texas rolls. If you don't have mini pizza pans, you can just line them up on a regular baking sheet. Spread a little sauce on.
Add a little cheese.
And your favorite toppings.
Now throw it one the grill. It won't take long, and you have to kind of watch them since everyone rolls theirs to different thicknesses and piles on more or less ingredients.
But you are on your way to pizza perfection. These are so so so yummy! Trust me, you want to make these - and soon!
Mini Grilled PizzasServings: | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 10 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 8-10 min
Mini Grilled Pizzas
Rhodes frozen dinner rolls or Texas rolls (one for each pizza you want to make)
Pizza toppings (pepperoni, mushrooms, Canadian bacon, sweet peppers, olives, sausage, diced onions…)
Spray a baking sheet with non-spray cooking spray. Set frozen Rhodes dinner rolls out on it to thaw and raise as directed on package.
Preheat grill. Turn it on high heat for a few minutes and then turn the burners down to low before grilling pizzas.
Spray baking sheet or small pizza pan with cooking spray. Roll or pat dough into circle on pan. Spread with pizza sauce. Add toppings according to your preference. Place pizzas on grill for about 8-10 minutes. Watch them closely because thinner pizzas will cook quicker while thicker ones may take a bit longer. When the crust is done to your liking and the cheese has melted, remove from grill, place on plate and serve. Enjoy!
*If you’d rather bake these you can do so at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, but again watch them closely for doneness.