Sure, you've grilled the best and juiciest burgers. You've achieved perfectly seared steaks. Your rotisserie chicken is the talk of the neighborhood. But have you used your gas grill to bake yet? That's right! You can use your gas grill just like you'd use a standard oven. Pizza, casseroles, breads, pies, cakes, brownies, you name it! Baking on your grill is surprisingly easy, too. Let's go over some tips and tricks to get you started.
Advantages to Baking on a Gas Grill
Frees up oven space, which can be a hot commodity sometimes, especially during the holidays.
There's no need to turn the oven on inside during those hot summer months. Keep the house cool- take that recipe outdoors!
Provides a new challenge for the grill master who has already achieved perfectly grilled meats.
Gives an extra opportunity to show off your fancy new gas grill to all your friends, family and neighbors.
It gives you a reason to try out one of our favorite recipes, Grilled Coffee and Caramel Brownies (found below).
Tips for Baking on a Gas Grill
Make sure the grill is clean before getting started- no one wants a cake that tastes like last week's BBQ.
Preheat your gas grill just like you would preheat a standard oven.
Keep a close eye to ensure the grill temperature remains constant and adjust as needed.
We know it's tempting to take a peek, but try keep the lid closed as much as possible to keep the heat in.
Check halfway through to make sure your goodies are baking evenly. This is your opportunity to rotate the pan if necessary.
A grill tends to cook quicker than the oven, so you will likely have to adjust cooking times if you're following a traditional recipe.