Grill Main Dish Sauce

Fresh Mozzarella and Prosciutto Pizza with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

By Chris Capell

Homemade pizza is one of the good things in life – fun to make, customizable, and loved by many – so it’s worth the extra effort. If you have a good homemade dough recipe (and the time) use that. If not, a good grocery store generally sells fresh dough balls, and you can also usually purchase them from your favorite local pizza joint.

Pizza is delicious cooked in a wood burning oven, but any good hot oven will do. We get the best of both worlds cooking on our Big Green Egg.

For this recipe, we made a red tomato/roasted red bell pepper sauce for the base and kept the toppings simple with prosciutto, fresh mozzarella and basil. We hope you enjoy!


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For 2 pies


  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 lb Roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil


  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella
  • 4oz prosciutto
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves



  1. Char the red bell pepper directly on the coals or over the flame of a gas stove until skin is black but the flesh is not (less than 1 minute per side)
  2. Heat oven or cooker with pizza stone to 450°F (we used the Big Green Egg)

Make sauce

  1. Chop tomatoes, onion, and garlic cloves. Remove the seeds from the charred pepper and chop
  2. In a sauce pan over medium-high heat, sauté onion and garlic until fragrant
  3. Add tomatoes, Mediterranean-ish, and sauté on medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
  4. Add red bell pepper and sauté another 5 minutes
  5. Blend sauce in food processor until smooth

Assemble pizza

  1. Remove premade pizza dough from package and split into two doubh balls
  2. Slice fresh mozzarella into rounds about 1/8 inch thick, and cut prosciutto into bite size pieces
  3. Sprinkle corn meal onto pizza peel
  4. On floured surface, press dough to form a circle with thinner crust in the center
  5. Lift the dough and rotate it to stretch until it is the desired size, shape, and thickness, then place it onto the pizza  peel
  6. Brush the crust of the pizza with olive oil
  7. Add sauce, shredded mozzarella and desired topping to the pizza, then shake a little more Dizzy Pig Mediterranean-ish seasoning on top
  8. Slide pizza off the pizza peel and onto the pizza stone in Big Green Egg grill
  9. Increase temperature to 500°F and bake until the top is bubbly and beginning to brown (approximately 10-15 minutes depending on thickness of dough and toppings)