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When summertime rolls around, we spend most of our days outside and my hubby mans the grill just about every day. On the weekends, we spend a bit more time putting together something delicious to eat and we decided to use some Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce to create delicious pizzas on the grills. While the boys ran back and forth with the neighbors behind us, Jim and I worked on putting together the ingredients. Then we came together in the sunshine of the day and created customized pizzas for our Sunday afternoon meal without ever leaving the comfort of our own yard.
When it comes to choosing what we put on our pizza, we focus on quality ingredients, just like Francesco Rinaldi does for their sauces. We selected the Alfredo sauce for our take on a “white” pizza and the perfect upper crust take on a traditional Chicago classic. For the boys, we opted for a Three Cheese marinara for a traditional pie. We are the farthest thing from Italian, but luckily, these sauces are made by Italians, so we can feel confident in their authentic flair.
The ingredients we used were simple and we offered choices that everyone would love. The boys aimed for the simpler, the better and we decided to jazz ours up a bit.
The steps are pretty simple to creating this authentic masterpiece. Here are some steps to complete before assembling your grilled pizza pie.
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and cook your bacon until crisp. Then crumble. We prefer the oven method because it keeps the bacon moist and cooks it to perfection.
2. Enlist the help of your husband and grate your cheeses. We did parmesan and a fresh mozzarella. Shredding makes them a bit more meltable and brings the flavor together nicely.
3. Grilled your chicken. We used tenderloins and coated them in a bit of coconut butter, salt and pepper. The smoky flavor really makes this flavor, so be sure not to skip this step. We then let the coals cool a bit to warm our pizza.
4. Time to #GetSaucy! We used a premade store-bought crust found just a few feet down from our Francesco Rinaldi Alfredo sauce. These thin crusts offered the perfect crispness and held the ingredients together well. The boys LOVED helping with this step and building their own dinner.
Layers of flavor for Chicken Bacon Alfredo Grilled Pizza: Francesco Rinaldi Alfredo sauce on crust, next crumble chicken and bacon, layer diced onions and red peppers and top with shredded mozzarella and parmesan. Bon Appétit!
Jim watched the pizzas and moved them often depending on how the coals were responding. We definitely recommend cooking over charcoal, but a gas grill should also do the trick.
Grilling tip: A friend on Instagram added the suggestion that if you use fresh dough, toss onto your grill, let one side cook, add toppings to the cooked side and then finish cooking on the grill, uncooked side down.
The Perfect Summer Meal! We added a salad kit to complete the plate and voila! Dinner on our patio is served.
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