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Grilled Vodka Sauce Pizza

Grilled Vodka Sauce Pizza with Goat Cheese and Grilled Vegetables

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Show off your grill lines with this warm weather take on your favorite food! Pizza dough is grilled and slathered with a rich and zesty sauce enhanced by a splash of cream (and vodka if you like). Toppings? Heaps of charred red onion, zucchini, and organically sourced bell pepper are perfect seasonal additions. Add tangy goat cheese and melty mozzarella and turn this dinner into a life-affirming event.


  • Vegetarian
  • For The Grill
  • Test Kitchen Pick

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By Chef Suzanne

By Chef Suzanne

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Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • red onion
    red onion
  • zucchini
    6 ounces
  • Bell Pepper Yellow Organic
    Bell Pepper Yellow Organic
  • basil
    1/4 ounce
  • pizza dough
    pizza dough
  • jar Nello's pizza sauce
    jar Nello's pizza sauce
  • heavy cream
    1/4 cup
    heavy cream
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
    3 ounces
    shredded mozzarella cheese
  • crumbled goat cheese
    2 ounces
    crumbled goat cheese

What You’ll Need

  • 6" small pot
  • grill or grill pan with lid
  • rolling pin (optional)
  • aluminum foil (optional)

Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare Ingredients

    Prepare Ingredients

    Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Peel onion and thinly slice as much as desired. Rinse remaining produce. Cut zucchini crosswise into ¼-inch slices. Halve bell pepper lengthwise, discarding seeds, and thinly slice into strips. Rinse basil and tear leaves into bite-size pieces, discarding stems.
  2. Grill Vegetables

    Grill Vegetables

    In a large bowl, toss onion, zucchini, and bell pepper with 1 tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper as desired. Add vegetables to grill in a single layer and cook until lightly charred, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. Roll Out Dough

    Roll Out Dough

    While vegetables grill, dab 1 teaspoon olive oil onto a clean dry surface. Divide pizza dough into 2 equal pieces and place onto oiled surface. Using a rolling pin or the heels of your hands, roll and stretch each piece to about ¼-inch thickness.
  4. Season Sauce

    Season Sauce

    Place pizza sauce in a small pot over medium heat and cook until warmed through, about 3 minutes. Stir in heavy cream and vodka, if using. Cook until flavors are melded, about 3 minutes more. Remove pan from heat.
  5. Grill Pizza

    Grill Pizza

    Wipe grill from vegetables clean. Rub 2 tablespoons olive oil over both sides of pizza dough pieces, dividing evenly. When grill is just smoking, add pizza dough in a single layer and cook, working in batches if necessary, until charred on both sides, about 4 minutes per side, then remove from grill.
  6. Plate Pizza

    Plate Pizza

    Spread sauce on top of each pizza, leaving a ½-inch border. Add cheese mix and grilled vegetables, sprinkling evenly. Return pizza to grill, cover with lid or aluminum foil, and cook until cheese is melted, 5-10 minutes. Garnish with basil. Cut pizza into slices and commence the feast. Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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