Brunch Pizza

Brunch Pizza

Brunch is a special meal that celebrates a gathering of friends or other occasion, but it shouldn’t be saved for only a few times a year, especially when the weather is this beautiful. We’re proponents of brunch al fresco, and that means the main meal should be cooked outdoors on one of the best grills we’ve used, the KitchenAid® Stainless Steel 8 Burner Gas Grill!

Brunch Pizza

This pizza is quite fitting for brunch because it uses all of our favorite morning ingredients: runny eggs, roasted asparagus, bacon (yes!) and avocado. It’ll rock everyone’s morning and make it one of the most fun and unique meals to eat during a season that is perfect for grilling.

Brunch Pizza

All you need is a grill that has wonderful temperature control, and this Gas Grill accomplishes this beautifully. You start by slowly allowing the dough to rise and bubble on the grill. Then when you’re ready, you can heat it up to get the crust and char that makes this brunch pizza truly amazing.

Brunch Pizza

To make the dough, mix together the water, yeast, salt, and honey. Then, stir in the flour to this wet mixture and combine until no dry flour pockets remain. Cover and place in a warm area (80-90°F room temperature or 100°F in an oven is ideal) to proof for about 1 hour or until doubled. Once doubled, place the dough in a fridge for at least 3 hours or up to a day or two ahead of your brunch, as the dough is best handled while it is chilled.

Brunch Pizza

After the dough has chilled, bring it out of the refrigerator and make your dough balls. Let the dough balls rest and warm for about 15 minutes while you heat up your Gas Grill on medium high heat.

Brunch Pizza

Then, press the dough out into shape, about 1/4” thick (not too thin or else it will cook through and burn before the toppings cook or it might tear putting on your Gas Grill). Brush one side with olive oil to prepare it for grilling.

Brunch Pizza

Place your prepared dough on the Gas Grill, oiled-side down. Then, brush the top-side with oil. Close lid and cook for 1-2 minutes, or just until the dough side on the Gas Grill is set.

Brunch Pizza

Flip the dough, close the lid and grill until the other side on the grill is golden brown.

Brunch Pizza

Flip the dough again, turn the heat down to medium-low on the Gas Grill, and add your desired toppings.

Brunch Pizza

For this recipe, we used eggs, roasted asparagus, and bacon. However, you could make this a sweet brunch pizza and use toppings like fresh berries, peaches and nectarines. This recipe is extremely customizable, so add your favorite ingredients!

Brunch Pizza

Continue to grill with the lid closed until the bottom side is slightly charred and toppings are heated through. If cooking with an egg, be sure to cook the dough for about 6 minutes to set the egg whites while still having a runny yolk, if desired. That should match up with the dough bottom cooking completely for a perfectly grilled brunch pizza.

Brunch Pizza

When the brunch pizzas are ready, remove them from your Gas Grill with a spatula, and get ready to enjoy!

Brunch Pizza

Top your pizzas with avocado and fresh herbs as desired. If you tried making a sweet brunch pizza, maybe try topping your creation with some whipped cream and chopped strawberries, or some maple syrup. Even a nice spread of fresh fruit jam and butter sounds amazing.

Brunch Pizza

The fun part about this al fresco grilled brunch is that everyone can make their own version. Everyone will have a blast making and cooking their own brunch pizza to their own preference. There are so many possibilities with this Gas Grill, and brunch is just the start.

Brunch Pizza

So gather up all your friends, pick a nice day, and host one of the best gatherings in your own backyard. No need to meet at the local restaurant or cafe. An amazing meal is easy to organize and everyone will be talking about the best brunch pizzas that they had at your house!

Be sure to share your take on this Brunch Pizza recipe with us on Instagram using #MadeWithKitchenAid for a chance to be featured.

Brunch Pizza

Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

For the dough

1 1/4 cups (300ml) warm water
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon honey
3 1/4 cups (450g) cake flour

For the savory toppings, as desired

4-8 eggs
1 medium-sized stalk of asparagus, roasted
4-8 slices of bacon, cooked
1-2 avocados, sliced
Fresh herbs, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

To make the dough, mix together the water, yeast, salt, and honey. Then, stir in the flour to this wet mixture and combine until no dry flour pockets remain. Cover and place in a warm area (80-90°F room temperature or 100°F in an oven is ideal) to proof for about 1 hour or until doubled.

Place the dough in a fridge for at least 3 hours or up to a day or two ahead (I usually make the dough the day or night before using), as the dough is handled more easily when chilled.

After the dough has chilled, bring it out of the refrigerator and make your dough balls. Let the dough balls rest and warm for about 15 minutes while you heat up your KitchenAid® Stainless Steel 8 Burner Gas Grill on medium high heat.

Press the dough out into shape, about 1/4” thick (not too thin or else it will cook through and burn before toppings or might tear putting on grill). Brush one side with olive oil. Place the dough on the Gas Grill, oiled side down. Brush the top with oil. Close lid and cook for 1-2 minutes or just until the dough side on the Gas Grill is set.

Flip the dough, close the lid and grill until the other side on the grill is golden brown. Flip the dough again, turn the heat down to medium-low on the Gas Grill, and add your desired toppings. For this recipe, we used eggs, roasted asparagus, and bacon.

Continue to grill with the lid closed until the bottom side is slightly charred and toppings are heated through. If cooking with an egg, be sure to cook the dough for about 6 minutes to set the egg whites while still having a runny yolk, if desired.

When the brunch pizzas are ready, remove them from your Gas Grill with a spatula, top with avocado slices and fresh herbs as desired and serve immediately!

Brunch Pizza Recipe

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