How To Make Pizza On The Blackstone Griddle

Last Updated on May 4, 2023

My whole family loves pizza on the Blackstone and we make it all the time. In this guide I’ll show you exactly how to make griddle pizza that will have your friends and family fighting for a slice.

Homemade Blackstone pizza with bacon topping

Blackstone pizza is one of my favorite things to cook on the griddle. It’s so crispy and delicious, and it’s ridiculously easy to make.

You only need a few ingredients for a basic pizza, and you can customize it with whatever toppings you like best. I often find myself rummaging through the fridge to see what kind of leftovers I can repurpose as a pizza topping.

What You Need

Blackstone sells a dedicated pizza oven and they also have a kit that converts a 22 inch griddle into a pizza oven, but you don’t need either of those. I’m going to show you how to make pizza on a flat top grill with the griddle gear you already own. You don’t even need a pizza stone!

Here’s all you need:

A griddle. I have a 36 inch Blackstone at home, but any kind of flat top griddle will work.

Pizza dough. I like to keep a ball of pizza dough from the supermarket in the fridge so I can make pizza on the Blackstone whenever the mood strikes me. It’s only $1.99 in my grocery store and it’s good stuff. If you want to make homemade pizza dough from scratch go for it. Most pizzerias will sell you some of their dough if you ask too.

The Sauce. Either pizza sauce or marinara sauce will work. Though they’re very similar there are some minor differences which this article explains in more detail.

Mozzarella cheese. You can use the pre-shredded bags of cheese (I sometimes do because they’re convenient) but they have additional ingredients like cellulose or corn starch that are supposed to keep it from clumping together. Unfortunately, they also prevent the cheese from melting smoothly and don’t give your pizza the best texture.

I recommend buying a block of mozzarella and shredding it yourself, or picking up a ball of fresh mozzarella and slicing it thin. You will absolutely taste the difference.

Cornmeal. Ok, this is a pro tip that many people don’t know about so pay attention. Just dust the bottom of your pizza dough crust with cornmeal and you’ll be amazed at the result.

Cornmeal adds a crunchy texture to your crust, helps crisp it up, and adds an extra pop of flavor. I didn’t always use cornmeal in my Blackstone pizza, but once I tried it I was hooked for good.

Toppings. Choose the toppings you like best and don’t be afraid to experiment. The possibilities are limitless and I’m not even going to try to list them all here. I’ll try putting just about anything on a pizza, from old standards like pepperoni and meatballs to more creative options like my sausage bechamel pizza with arugula and balsamic glaze.

Cooking Dome. Unless your griddle has a lid, you’ll need a way to trap the heat with your pizza so the cheese melts. I use a cooking dome like this one, but if you don’t have one a disposable aluminum pan will work too.

Making Pizza On The Blackstone

Now let’s get down to business and start making griddle pizza!

The first step is to prepare the dough. You can make your own if you want, but I usually just use a store bought dough. The one I get from the supermarket is about a pound and I like to cut it in half to make 2 smaller pizzas.

Personal sized pizzas are a little easier to manage and they fit nicely under my griddle dome. Plus, you can make a few pizzas and top each with different meats and veggies so everyone gets their favorite.

Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough on a cutting board until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. Don’t worry about making it perfectly round. If the shape is off a bit that just means its “rustic.”

Dust a pan or tray with cornmeal and place the dough on it to rest while you preheat the griddle to medium heat (shoot for a temperature of about 350 F to 375 F) and get the rest of your ingredients in place. Blackstone pizza cooks fast so you’ll want to make sure you have everything ready to go before you start cooking.

Ingredients for Blackstone griddle pizza. Dough, cheese, sauce, pepperoni, and meatball

Pro tip – my Blackstone has 4 burners and I like to keep 2 set at medium to cook the pizza and the other 2 set very low. If the crust starts to cook too quickly and the cheese hasn’t melted yet just slide it over to the low heat area. Keep it covered and it will finish without burning the bottom.

Oil the grill and spread it around with a spatula. Then place the pizza in the oil and let it cook for about 3 minutes or so. Gently lift the end with the spatula and when it’s nicely browned flip it over. Cooking both sides will give it an extra crispy texture.

Two sides of pizza dough cooking on a griddle, before and after flipping
Notice the cornmeal sprinkled on the dough to give it that perfectly crispy texture.

Once you’ve flipped your pizza, it’s time for the toppings. Sauce, cheese, and whatever else you’d like to add. In the picture below you can see I made some bacon pizza. Yum!!

Bacon pizza on the Blackstone griddle

Once you’ve added your toppings cover it up with a cooking dome so the cheese will melt. It will only take a few minutes, so make sure you keep an eye on it so the bottom doesn’t burn.

Remove it from the grill with a spatula or pizza peel, slice it up, and enjoy!

Bacon topped Blackstone pizza

Recommended Accessories

Here’s some accessories you might find helpful when making pizza on the Blackstone griddle…

Cooking Dome

Unless your flat top grill has a cover or hood that you can lower while cooking, you need a way to trap in the heat to get the cheese all melty and gooey.

Pizza Wheel

A pizza wheel makes slicing up your pie a breeze. If you don’t have one you can just use a good knife, but you should get a pizza wheel because it makes slicing easier and only costs a few bucks.

Plus, it looks cool and you’ll feel like a real pizza chef!

Pizza Peel

A pizza peel is like a mini shovel you can use to transfer the pizza from one surface to another. It’s basically a big paddle with a long handle and a wide, thin end to hold the pizza. You can just stick with a spatula for small, personal-sized pizzas, but a pizza peel makes it easier and less likely you’ll drop your pizza on the ground for the dog to enjoy. 🙂

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you cook pizza on a griddle?

Absolutely! Griddle pizza is easy and delicious. You can use a pizza stone if you want, but you can also just cook the pizza right on the griddle surface. You will need a cooking dome to cover the pizza so the cheese will melt.

Can you cook frozen pizza on a griddle?

Yes, I’ve cooked frozen pizza on a Blackstone griddle, but I don’t think it comes out that great. On the other hand, fresh homemade pizza on the Blackstone comes out amazing!

What temperature do you cook pizza on a griddle?

Set your griddle to medium heat (around 350 F to 375 F) for cooking pizza. If you go any higher you risk burning the bottom of the pizza before the cheese fully melts.

Blackstone Pizza Recipe

Yield: Serves 4

Blackstone Pizza

Blackstone Pizza

My whole family loves pizza on the Blackstone and we make it all the time. In this guide I’ll show you exactly how to make griddle pizza that will have your friends and family fighting for a slice.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 1 cup pizza sauce or marinara sauce
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Prep your dough by rolling out with a rolling pin until it's about 1/4 inch thick. If using a pre-made dough skip to the next step
  2. Preheat your grill to medium heat, about 350 F
  3. Add the oil to your griddle and spread with a spatula
  4. Sprinkle some cornmeal on the dough and place in the oil on the grill
  5. Let it cook for 3 to 5 minutes until the bottom is nicely browned
  6. Use a spatula to flip the dough and begin the cooking the other side
  7. Add sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings, then cover with a melting dome
  8. Let cook for 7 to 10 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown and the cheese is melted
  9. Remove from the grill, slice, and serve!


Garnish with some fresh basil to add some color to the presentation.

Use part-skim mozzarella cheese to reduce calories and fat. Your guests will never know the difference!

Shred or slice your own mozzarella instead of using the pre-shredded stuff. It's cheaper and melts better.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 571Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 1157mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 22g
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