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You’ve tried the meats, the side dishes, even the desserts, but have you considered this: smoked pizza? This smoked pizza recipe is one of my favorites for a Friday night movie night — it’s so delicious that pizza night may never look the same again. Think wood-fired pizzas at home. 

slices of pizza and beer served on white plate

Smoking A Pizza: Your How-To Guide

This recipe is pretty straightforward and simple. You can use any of your favorite pizza toppings and pizza dough recipes, but if you’re anything like me, sometimes store-bought pizza dough works out just fine, and no one notices the difference. 

For this specific smoked pizza recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients: 

  • A pizza stone trust me on this one, it makes the difference in the crust
  • Pizza dough
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella 
  • Pepperoni
  • Italian sausage
  • Red onion 
  • Garlic; and
  • Bacon
smoked pizza ingredients
Here are my smoked pizza ingredients but the sky is the limit!

Getting Started With Your Smoked Pizza Recipe

As with any smoker recipe, you want to start by preheating your smoker. For this pizza recipe, you’ll be preheating it to 400°F. 

Grill the bacon and sausage until it’s done — don’t overcook the bacon! Cut up and chop both ingredients and place them to the side. 

smoking sausage and bacon in iron skillet
Don’t overcook your bacon!

RELATED: Learn How To Smoke Sausage On Your Smoker

Once your smoker has preheated, place your pizza stone and let it preheat. 

Chop up any toppings that need to be chopped, such as your onion and garlic. 

Prepping the Pizza Dough

While the stone preheats, you’ll want to start prepping your dough. To do this, flatten your dough ball on a surface that has been dusted with flour. Grab your rolling pin and roll your down into a circular shape. Always begin in the center of the dough and work your way outward. 

pizza dough with toppings
Prepping your pizza dough doesn’t have to be hard!

Don’t be afraid to get some flour on your hands and use your fingers to press and spread the dough until it is about ½ inch think all around. 

The end goal is to have the dough be large enough to fit on your pizza stone. Whether you choose to make individual-sized pizzas or one large pizza is entirely up to you. 

If your dough rips, don’t fret; carefully pull the dow back together to seal the hole, or use the palm o your hand to flatten the edges of the dough and pinch them together. 

Now You’re Ready to Get Cooking Pizza in a Smoker

Place the stretched pizza dough onto the stone and cook it for 2-3 minutes. You only want to char the dough at this point. 

Sprinkle cornmeal onto your working surface, remove the dough from the smoker, and flip it onto the surface, charred side up. 

Now you’ll add your pizza sauce, cheese, sausage, pepperoni, garlic, and onions — and any other additional toppings you’ve chosen for your pizza. 

cheesy pizza with extra ingredients
Avoid pre-shredded cheese

Place the pizza back onto the pizza stone, cover, and cook for an additional 5-8 minutes or until the cheese is melty and the edges are crisp!  That’s it. 

smoking pizza on weber smoker
Make sure your smoker reaches a temp of 400°F.

Remove the pizza from the smoker and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. 

Top Tips for Making Smoked Pizza

  • I learned a long time ago that although convenience is nice, it isn’t everything. To get the perfect melty, gooey cheese on your pizza, you’ll want to avoid pre-shredded cheese. Pre-shredded cheese contains preservatives meant to keep the cheese from clumping together in the bag — but this also stops them from melting properly.
  • I recommend using apple or cherrywood for smoking pizza — they both provide a mildly sweet flavor. 

What to serve with your pizza?

This smoked pizza goes with many sides. Keep it light and serve it with some smoked wings or grilled chicken wings, a delicious side of homemade coleslaw, or Caesar salad.

smoked pizza on a pizza serving dish
smoked pizza with sausage and bacon served on a pizza pan

Smoked Pizza Recipe

This smoked pizza recipe is one of my favorites for a Friday night movie night — it’s so delicious that pizza night may never look the same again.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked Pizza
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Mark Rogers


  • 1-16 ounce pizza dough ball (store-bought or homemade
  • 4 ounces pizza sauce
  • 8 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Italian sausage patties or links
  • Medium Red onion quartered
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • Bacon


  • Preheat smoker to 400 degrees F.
  • Grill the bacon and sausage until done. Cut and chop bacon and sausages.
  • Place pizza stone on preheated smoker and allow come to temperature.
  • Stretch your pizza dough ball into a circle large enough to cover your stone.
  • Place the stretched dough onto the stone and cook for 2-3 minutes, just long enough to char the dough.
  • Remove from smoker and flip onto a cornmeal cover surface, charred side up.
  • Add pizza sauce, mozzarella and any additional toppings.
  • Place pizza back onto the pizza stone on your smoker, cover and cook an additional 5-8 minutes.
  • Remove from the smoker when done and allow to rest a few minutes at room temperature before serving.


Wood: Cherry or Apple


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 741mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 675IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 388mg | Iron: 1mg

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