cooked pizza on wooden paddle

Pizza on the Big Green Egg

Temps, times & tips to make pizza on the Big Green Egg

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Big Green Egg, pizza
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 340 kcal
Author Christie Vanover


  • 20 oz refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup cheese
  • pizza toppings


  1. Add lump charcoal to the Big Green Egg, filling to the first line. Tuck a natural charcoal starter into the charcoal and light it. Let it burn for about 10 minutes with the lid open.
  2. Place the plate setter in the grill, feet down. Add the grid plate and pizza stone to the egg.
  3. Close the lid. Leave both vents fully open and preheat to 500-700 degrees F.
  4. Generously sprinkle cornmeal on a pizza paddle.
  5. Place rolled out pizza dough on the paddle. Top with sauce, cheese and toppings.
  6. Burp the egg (open it about one-inch to release some heat). Then, open it all the way. Sprinkle cornmeal on the pizza stone.
  7. Slide the pizza onto the stone.
  8. Bake for 10-20 minutes, depending on how high the temperature is. You want the edges to be golden, the bottom to be cooked through and the cheese to be melted.
  9. Use the paddle to remove the pizza from the grill. Slice and serve.


Nutritional information is for a cheese pizza with a 20-ounce crust, which makes two 12-inch pizzas. Additional toppings will add additional calories.

You should be able to find refrigerated pizza dough in the fridge or freezer section of your grocery.

Nutrition Facts
Pizza on the Big Green Egg
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 943mg41%
Potassium 129mg4%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
Calcium 139mg14%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.