How to Cook Pizza on a Big Green Egg

The Investment

If you were smart enough to invest in a Big Green Egg for your outdoor space, you probably know about all the awesome benefits that come along with it! In case you don’t remember (or you need a succinct list to share with your friends during your next get-together), the benefits of owning a Big Green Egg include but aren’t limited to:

  • Versatility: It’s a grill, smoker, and oven all-in-one.
  • Low-Maintenance: easy to use, easy to clean, easy to maintain.
  • Precise Temperature Control: high-temperature grilling, and low-temperature smoking made easy.
  • Warranty: limited lifetime warranty and best-in-class customer service and dealer support.
  • Variety of Sizes: seven individual sizes to best match your need and circumstance.
  • EGGsperience: tv, podcasts, and publications to further enhance your experience.

Part of the Big Green Egg EGGsperience is the online community in which users share recipes, techniques, and more. To get the most out of your Big Green Egg, make sure you visit the Big Green Egg site. They share all sorts of special techniques for cooking your favorite food on your favorite grill!

Cooking Pizza on Your Big Green Egg

What You’ll Need

When cooking pizza on the Big Green Egg you will utilize indirect heat with the help of your ConvEGGtor™. Get started by nestling your starter in the charcoal, placing your ConvEGGtor™, legs up, and the cooking grate atop that. Place the pizza stone on the grate, and warm it to an appropriate temperature (600 degrees is recommended).

Next, choose the type of pizza you want to make. You should decide on the type of dough for the crust (a deep dish crust requires a deep dish baking stone).

Place the dough on the pizza peel, using a thin layer of cornmeal or parchment paper to keep the crust from sticking. Now is the time for your favorite sauce, toppings, and cheese (pro tip: put the toppings on before the cheese for a bigger flavor).

Because your Big Green Egg is at a high temperature, you should properly burp it as you open the top, allowing oxygen to enter slowly and safely. Place the pizza onto the baking stone using the peel, close the lid, and you will have a pizza toasted-to-perfection in no time at all. Safely remove the pizza using your pizza peel, cut, cool, and enjoy!

Because you used your Big Green Egg to do the cooking, your pizza is full of flavor, the mess is easy to clean-up, and your oven didn’t heat up your kitchen in the process. When you purchase a Big Green Egg, you will taste the difference. Visit The Cozy Flame, an authorized retailer of Big Green Egg, today.

For more tips and tricks to make your pizza night a successful one, visit Big Green Egg’s new Pizza Publication.

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