Grilled Pizza with Fresh Basil Sauce
Grilled pizza is the next best thing to having your own wood-burning oven to bake it in.
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons half-and-half or milk
1 (10 to 14-ounce) round prepared Italian pizza crust
6 ounces (1 1/2 cups (Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
- Heat one side of gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white. Place coals to one side in charcoal grill.
- Place garlic in 5-cup blender container. Cover; process until garlic is very finely chopped (10 seconds). Add basil, butter and half-and-half. Cover; blend until basil is finely chopped (15 to 20 seconds).
- Spread basil sauce evenly over pizza crust. Spread 3/4 cup cheese over sauce; top with tomatoes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
- Place pizza on grill opposite coals. Cover; grill, rotating once, for 12 to 15 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Makes 6 servings.
Oven Directions: Prepare as directed above. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F (205°C) for 10 to 12 minutes.
Tip: To prepare sauce in food processor, place garlic, basil, butter and half-and-half in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Cover; process until basil is finely chopped (30 to 45 seconds).