Big Green Egg Pizza Setup | Tips, Tricks & Temps – My Backyard Life BGE


This post may contain affiliate links. If you click an affiliate link and make a purchase, I may earn a commission. Also, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.– BGE – Pizza is a kin favored around our theater and one of the excuses I had to upgrade to the Big Green Egg. The kids love participating in the make of their own pizza .
This recipe is fair a pepperoni pizza due to keeping it childlike for the kids liking ’ randomness. Make sure to add your personal front-runner toppings when continue .
When making pizza on the BGE there are two key components for a successful cook .
foremost, a successful BGE – Pizza is adding the cheese survive. This will prevent your early toppings from burning while the crust is cooking. second is corn meal. This will prevent the pizza from sticking to the pizza peel off .


  • Pizza Dough – Tiseo’s Frozen Pizza Dough, or any other preferred dough from a pizzeria/recipes/local store
  • Pizza Sauce – Prego Pizza Sauce, or any other preferred sauce
  • Flour
  • Corn Meal
  • Toppings – All your favorites; pepperoni, onion, jalapenos, bacon, mozzarella…

How to setup the Big Green Egg for Pizza?

BGE - Conveggtor
Always fire up the BGE prior to making your pizza. If you make your pizza and then it sits on the pizza peel off it will stick and you will have a batch on your hands. once you have the BGE fired up, place your convEGGtor leg side down .
Some videos and methods show doing this the other direction around but in my have it is much more difficult to get the BGE up to temperature .
BGE - Grate
following, place your grill grate on the convEGGtor. This will allow airflow between the pizza stone and the convEGGtor which will help prevent the bottom of your pizza from being burned anterior to the top fudge all the room .
BGE - Pizza Stone
rate the pizza stone on the eat into .
BGE - Temperature
While the BGE is heating up to 600-700 degrees it is prison term to start preparing the pizza .

How to prepare the pizza for the BGE

Pizza Tiseo's Dough
For this BGE we will be using Tiseo ’ s freeze pizza dough to keep it simple. There are many dough ’ s out there and you can even get them from your local pizza shops but with keeping it easy and clean with the kids, this is our front-runner method .
To thaw, merely set it on the counterpunch for 4-6 hours and it is ready to go. Another method acting is to fair leave it in the electric refrigerator to thaw 24-48 hours .
Start out by sprinkling a little flour on your baking mat .
Pizza Dough
This bag of boodle is enough to make two thin crust pizza ’ s then get a knife and cut it in half .
Pizza Mat
Rub the flour into the mat and move the excess off to the side .
Pizza Dough
Put the boodle on the entangle and start working it with a roller. You can besides rotate the dough in a circle with your hands to create your pizza but I find using the roller is easier and it besides keeps the thickness of the dough more consistent .
BGE - Pizza Dough Rolled
Simply roll it out in all directions until its about the size of your BGE pizza skin.

BGE - Pizza Peel Corn Meal
Sprinkle a reduce layer of corn meal on the BGE pizza undress. This prevents the dough from sticking to the skin making it easier to slide onto the BGE .
BGE - Corn Meal on Pizza Peel
This is a little hard to show in a photograph but this is about the consistency you are looking for on your BGE pizza skin .
BGE - Prepped
lightly lay the dough onto the peel. Be careful the kids don ’ metric ton push the boodle down if you are cooking with kids .
If this happens, it will make it difficult to get the pizza off the undress and onto the BGE .
BGE - Pizza Sauce
We then add a thin layer of pizza sauce. There are many sauces out there including recipes to make your own. One of my darling though is Prego ’ s Pizza Sauce .
BGE - Pizza Sauce on Dough
This is the consistency of the pizza sauce that you are looking for. As the pizza cooks on the BGE it will all even out .
BGE - Pizza Toppings
Add all your front-runner toppings ( this sample is basic ascribable to being for the kids ). immediately would besides be the meter to add your onions, fleeceable peppers, bacon bits…
BGE - Pizza Cheese
future add your darling cheeses. We like to use 50 % Mozzarella and 50 % italian blended cheese .
BGE - Pizza Ready for Grill
It ’ sulfur ready to be put on the BGE. Another option that we find tasty is sprinkling a little grate Parmesan on at this step equally well .

How to Cook the Pizza on the BGE

BGE - Pizza Stone Corn Meal
Your egg should be around 600-700 degrees. Sprinkle a little corn meal on your pizza stone to help prevent it from sticking .
BGE - Pizza Add Pizza
Slide your pizza onto the BGE. Let it cook for 4-5 minutes and then start checking how done it is. This particular pizza took 6 minutes at about 625 degrees .
The second gear pizza we made only took 4 1/2 minutes due to the BGE getting a fiddling hot .
Perfectly Cooked BGE Pizza
Pull the pizza, let it cool a pair minutes and love !

Big Green Egg Pizza Parchment Paper

Having worry with the pizza sticking to either the pizza undress or the pizza stone ? Simply set the pizza on some parchment composition prior to making it and placing it on the Big Green egg !

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