When the weather is nice, there’s no reason to sit inside with a box of greasy takeout. Crank up the grill while getting some vitamin D and make your own ‘za in the sun. You can even plan an epic birthday pizza party poolside with grilled pizzas galore. Whether you’re a fan of unusual pizza toppings or you prefer healthy pizza recipes, there’s a grilled pizza for you. Keep reading to get 18 delicious ideas that will bring your pizza night outdoors.

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1. Grilled Apple and Blue Cheese Flatbread With Arugula Pesto: With ingredients like spicy arugula pesto, blue cheese and Granny Smith apples, this pizza is worthy of any bistro menu. Serve with your favorite glass of Chardonnay and a simple side salad to highlight all the different flavors. (via Bacon + Egg + Cheesecake)


2. BBQ Beer Brat Tailgate Pizza: Tailgating is a religion for some, and the food is one of the most important components. This pizza takes standard tailgating fare (brats and beer, duh) and turns them into a pizza worthy of any sporting event. (via The Beeroness)

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3. Grilled Berry Pizza With Whipped Ricotta: Dessert pizza has come a long way since the cinnamon-apple versions of buffet glory. This grilled pie has a topping of sweet ricotta and is piled high with fresh seasonal berries. (via Baking a Moment)


4. Roasted Corn Pizza: Sweet summer corn and salty prosciutto top this flavorful charred pizza. Drizzle the top with a zesty cilantro-lime sauce and serve more on the side for dipping. (via Brunch N Bites)


5. Grilled Chicken Caesar Pizza: Why have a salad and a pizza when you can have a salad ON a pizza? Crisp salad on top of a warm grilled crust is a refreshing yet hearty meal to have on a warm day. (via Baked by Rachel)


6. Easy Spicy Italian Sausage Grilled Flatbread Pizza: If traditional Italian pizza flavors are what you’re after, this one is for you. It’s topped with Italian sausage, salami and olives, transporting you straight to the Amalfi Coast. (via Gal on a Misson)

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7. Grilled Watermelon Pizza With Herb Pistachio Pesto, Mozzarella and Honey: Pizza doesn’t need to have a doughy crust to be delicious. This grilled watermelon pizza is rocking pesto, fresh mozzarella and honey, making it a perfect summer appetizer or snack. (via Spices in My DNA)


8. Grilled Avocado-Barbecue Chicken Naan Pizza: Naan bread is a great choice for grilling because it’s already cooked. That means you don’t have to worry about struggling with flimsy dough, and you can worry more about the scrumptious barbecue chicken you’re going to put on top. (via Noble Pig)


9. Grilled Blackberry, Strawberry, Basil and Brie Pizza Crisps: Brie and fruit have always been a match made in heaven. Pile them both on a crispy grilled crust and drizzle with balsamic reduction to experience their full angelic abilities. (via Half Baked Harvest)


10. Grilled Chicken and Sundried Tomato Pizza: One way to ensure that your kids (or picky adults) get their vegetables is to cook them onto a pizza. Along with the crispy broccoli, there’s plenty of lean protein from the chicken and rich flavor from sundried tomatoes. Delicious AND healthy. (via Real Food by Dad)


11. Grilled Flatbread With Fig, Blue Cheese and Prosciutto: Fresh figs are in season around late August to September, so that would be the perfect time to make this pizza. The weather is great for grilling and you’ll get to enjoy seasonal produce along with two of the things that go best with it. (via The Krave)


12. Grilled White Pizza: Three kinds of cheese, caramelized mushrooms and red onion… Hubba hubba! This deliciously amazing concoction makes for al fresco dining at its finest. (via What’s Gaby Cooking?)


13. Grilled White Pizza Recipe With Bacon and Basil: For some of us, tomatoes just aren’t an option. If that’s the case for you, try this white pizza with bacon and basil that’s sans sauce. (via Taste and Tell)


14. Grilled Cherry, Goat Cheese and Arugula Pizza: Every element of this pizza works together to create a ridiculously delicious flavor symphony. Cut into small squares for a crowd-pleasing first course. (via Recipe Runner)


15. Grilled Lobster and Corn Pizza With Goat Cheese and Fresh Tomatoes: If this pizza doesn’t make you squeal with foodie excitement, something’s wrong. For major points, tote your grill out to the beach and prepare a romantic seaside pizza picnic date for two. (via The Floating Kitchen)


16. Perfect Grilled Pizza: Curious about dipping your toe in the grilled pizza pool but want to start simple? This cheese pizza is a great place to begin because it’s light on ingredients but definitely NOT light on taste. (via 40 Aprons)


17. Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Flatbread: This pizza is easy to throw together if you have unexpected guests. As long as you have strawberries, chicken and some sort of flatbread, naan, pita or pizza dough, you can make it with time to spare. (via The Crumby Cupcake)


18. Grilled Peach and Prosciutto Pizza: Grilling both the peaches and crust gives this pizza an amazing depth of smokey flavor. Add salty prosciutto and rich mozzarella to tie the whole thing together. (via What’s Gaby Cooking)

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