Pizza ovens are hard to find (and super sold out right now), but if you've got a gas grill, you may not even need one. Pizza stones are a simple way to transform your barbecue into a pizza oven, making them a great father's day gift (opens in new tab) for the the grill-master of the house. Frozen pizzas are also proving to be a lockdown essential, selling out nationwide (opens in new tab) and facing sales increases of up to 195%. For anyone facing major pizza withdrawal, a homemade one will definitely hit the spot.
It makes complete sense to cook a pizza on your barbecue - Italians have cooked pizza in wood-fired ovens for generations. The grill from a pre-heated pizza stone will give your homemade pizza a crisp, crunchy base, and closing the lid on your barbecue will melt cheese and cook toppings without burning them. This works well for an authentic thin-crust pizza in particular, which can be easily achieved my making your own pizza dough using a stand mixer (opens in new tab).(opens in new tab)
Weber (who make some of the best gas grills (opens in new tab) in the business) recommend pizza stones for an "added smoky flavor that is unmatched by any oven. The stone also is your answer for the crispy crust everyone loves because it absorbs moisture while cooking."
You can also add a great custom take on pizza night with your family by making homemade pizza with an arrangement of toppings. We're talking pepperoni, veggies, pineapple (hey, we're not judging) and whatever you happen to have in the house.
Hans Grill Pizza Stone: $49.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This pizza stone comes with a pizza peel, instructions, and even a recipe. You can also use it to make cookies, calzones and flatbreads.