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Simple Outdoor Dinner For The Family – Grilled Pizza!

I was compensated for this review of Papa Murphy’s Pizza and their Father’s Day giveaway. All opinions and statements remain 100% my own. #DadMoments #EGGhead4Life #Adkid eating pizza with familyOne thing we like to do as a family especially during the hot summer months is to grill our meals outdoors. With temperatures where we live hitting the 100’s during summer days, we are always doing our best to cut back on making heat in the house but also not subjecting ourselves to eating out. The hot weather however does make for great nights and enjoying dinner around our fire pit table and enjoying a meal together is great.

One thing that makes for a great day is a great meal. While it is nice that our kids are finally older, especially our youngest and it does allow us to eat out once in a while. Our youngest used to make it difficult eating out by throwing a fit, so eating home makes it so much easier, but requires a lot more work. The reality is to weight the costs and for a family of 5, living in Southern California means we have to budget smartly.

eating grilled pizza outdoors

The great thing about being in the 21st century is how easy it has become to eat at home with less work. It is easy these days to place an order and finish it at home. I have started to perfect my skills in grilling to make more than just meats. With it being so hot these days, an easy way to save money on AC is to cook outside. With a take and bake pizza it’s easy to enjoy a fresh pizza at home with the family.

While it’s nice to have the convenience of eat out in a restaurant, compare the bills of eating in vs eating out. Plus, with kids, they learn a lot being around while dinner is prepared and even helping prepare themselves. One other great thing I like doing with my kids is preparing meals, so it all works in my favor.

grilled pizza

Being born and living in Oregon for half my life, one place that I remember, my mother especially loved was Papa Murphy’s Pizza. Check out a little about Papa Murphy’s history to learn more about the long standing history of this pizza chain.

papa murphys history

My mother lived on the Oregon coast and it was a block away and made it easy to feed everyone without the prep and clean up. Living here in Southern California I have one down the street in my city of Murrieta, CA (also Temecula, CA and Menifee, CA). Even my oldest remembers them from Oregon.

papa murphys pizza take-out

Papa Murphy’s Pizza is an easy way to feed the entire family with a food we all love, pizza! Plus, I love anything I can grill and its also easy order online and pick up and bring home. If you haven’t had grilled pizza, you are missing out. It’s easy and just turns out better than the oven. Its best to make sure you have some kind of temperature gauge but its like baking with an oven.

pineapple ham pizzaWhats great about using the grill is its easy to vary the temp create different cooking results. I like my Hawaiian pizza softer while my middle child like her cheese pizza with a crispier crust. Papa Murphy’s uses quality ingredients and is simple and delicious take and bake pizza.soft crust vs hard crust pizzaThis Father’s Day it’s all about creating moments with my girls, special moments like eating our favorite meal together mean so much.

Have You Tried To Grill Pizza?

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  1. Afya Njema on July 27, 2016 at 5:21 am

    This looks amazing. ill try to grill pizza. have never tasted grilled pizza.

  2. Karlaroundtheworld | Karla on June 19, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Giveaways for pizza are awesome! I honestly haven’t experienced Papa Murphy’s pizzas yet though I’m now interested.

  3. Tracey on June 18, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I never even thought to grill pizza. What a great idea and the perfect summer recipe!

  4. Brandy on June 17, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    I have not made pizza on the grill before, I will have to give it a whirl this summer though because I am all about not heating the house up on a hot summer night!

  5. ROSE on June 17, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I’ve never grilled pizza. I’m down with trying it though. 🙂

  6. Mary on June 17, 2016 at 9:56 am

    I have never thought of grilling a pizza. Great idea. Especially for summer

  7. crystal on June 17, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Our BBQ came with a pizza stone, and I admit we’ve never used it. Got to fix that this weekend. Grilled pizza would be a great Father’s Day treat.

  8. Seattle Travel Blogger on June 17, 2016 at 1:58 am

    We have never tried grilled pizza, but I could see why it would be a hit.
    It is one of those very unique concepts, especially since it involves such an American Classic Food!

  9. Toni on June 16, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    I love making anything on the grill and keeping the kitchen cool on the summer. This looks delicious!

  10. Papa Murphy's Pizza (@papamurphys) on June 16, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing! We LOVE the photos.

  11. Marcie W. on June 16, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    We have a new Papa Murphy’s location close to our home and plan on giving it a try soon. I love the idea of slapping it on the grill.

  12. Lisa Thompson on June 16, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I absolutely LOVE Papa Murphy’s but I never thought of grilling one! I don’t have one near where we live now. I really miss it!

  13. Sarah Bailey on June 16, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I would never have thought of grilling pizza what a great idea! I totally need to give this a try as I am sure it gives it a delicious edge. x

  14. Catherine Sargent on June 16, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    We eat a lot of pizza, but I have never grilled it. I will have to try this next Sunday when it is pizza night.

  15. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle on June 16, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Grilled pizza is the best! My husband like to scrape the toppings away from the edge a bit so he can put the pizza directly on the grill. It’s magical.

  16. Pam on June 16, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I love pizza, but we’ve never grilled it before. Surprising, since we grill everything during the summer.

  17. Robin (Masshole Mommy) on June 16, 2016 at 11:02 am

    We grill pizza all the time. It’s so good on the grill 🙂