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big green egg pizza margherita topped with basil and balsamic glaze

Big Green Egg Pizza Margherita

Erica
Big Green Egg pizza margherita has a crispy homemade crust, loads of cheese, fresh tomato, basil, and a sweet balsamic glaze drizzle.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 611 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • corn meal for dusting
  • ½ Sam Adams Beer Pizza Dough recipe or pizza dough for 1 large pizza
  • ½ cup Homemade Pizza Sauce
  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese preferably thick shred
  • 3 large Roma tomatoes sliced
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 2-3 Tbsp purchased balsamic glaze see Notes

Instructions
 

  • Fill the firebox of the Big Green Egg with charcoal to just under the fire ring and light. Get to a steady temperature of 450°F.
  • Set up the Egg for indirect cooking such as using the Big Green Egg convEGGtor (legs down) alone or 2 half moon baking stones on a grill grate. Place the pizza stone on top. Allow to heat 10-15 minutes.
  • On a pizza paddle (or bake sheet), spread a fine layer of corn meal.
  • Roll out the pizza dough to desired size and thickness and transfer to the pizza paddle.
  • On the dough, layer the pizza sauce, shredded cheese, tomato, and fresh mozzarella.
  • Gently shake the assembled pizza onto the preheated pizza stone. Bake 10-15 minutes until cheese is melty, toasty on top, and crust is crispy and cooked through.
  • Slice pizza into 8 slices. Drizzle balsamic glaze over. Serve.

Notes

Balsamic glaze is a sweet reduction of balsamic vinegar, found in the same section of the grocery store as vinegars and oils.
If using a regular grill, simply place your pizza stone on the grill grate to heat and proceed.

Nutrition

Calories: 611kcal (31%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword big green egg pizza, pizza margherita
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