We all love pizza, but making it from scratch may seem daunting. Well, not anymore! These 14 simple pizza recipes will make it a breeze to whip up a pizza from scratch for a fun date night activity or dinner the whole family will love!
Pick Your Base! Pizza Dough Recipes for Every Diet
It’s easy to agree on our love for pizza, but when it comes to the best dough, the jury is still out. Luckily, we’ve been able to round up a variety of easy homemade dough recipes for every type of crust lover.
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Chicago Style Deep Dish Dough
If a thick crust is more your style, this authentic Chicago deep-dish pizza dough will give you the flaky, rich dough of your dreams. Be sure to cook it in a deep dish pan for ultimate thickness.
Flatbreads are arguably the most elegant members of the pizza family. This summer, why not kick it up a notch with this grilled homemade flatbread dough? Though simple to make, this dough looks so good, your friends will be floored to hear that you’ve made it from scratch.
Low Carb, Vegan Cauliflower Crust
For a guilt-free and diet-friendly option, this healthy cauliflower pizza crust recipe is packed with nutrients while being grain and oil-free. For gluten-free, vegan and keto dieters, this recipe is a must.
Easy Pizza Sauce Recipes
Now that you’ve selected a base, it’s time to start layering on the flavor! The best part? Each of these homemade pizza sauce recipes takes only minutes to make.
5 Minute Basic Pizza Sauce
This quick and easy homemade pizza sauce makes cooking from scratch a breeze. Plus, the recipe is compatible with vegan, keto and gluten-free diets. What’s not to love?
Zesty Basil Pesto Sauce
Pesto is a creamy sauce made primarily with basil, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil and cheese. This super simple pesto sauce recipe only requires two steps to create: blend and stir. Homemade pesto sauce can be used as a standalone pizza sauce or drizzled over other sauces to add a kick of flavor.
Super Cheesy White Pizza
When it comes to pizza, if you’re all about the cheese, you have to try a white pizza. With four types of cheese and a garlic bread crust, this homemade white pizza recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Mouthwatering Pizza Topping Ideas
There are infinite options for decorating your homemade pizza. We’ve narrowed the list down to our favorite eight recipes, plus a sweet bonus!
Caprese Twist on a Classic Margherita Pizza
For a stunning and simple homemade pizza topping, look no further than this caprese pizza recipe. Layered mozzarella cheese and fresh tomatoes are baked together and topped with balsamic vinegar and crisp basil for a dazzlingly beautiful dish.
Summer Vegetable Pizza Recipe for the Grill
Topped with fresh veggies and cheese, this grilled garden pizza is the perfect summertime dish. The grill gives this pizza a smoky, crisp crust, perfectly balancing the bright flavors of corn and fresh tomato.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
This buffalo chicken pizza combines all the flavors we love in one perfect dish. Just make sure you have plenty of ranch (or blue cheese) dressing for dipping!
Grilled Peach and Avocado Vegan Pesto Pizza
We love this sweet and savory grilled peach pizza, capturing all the best flavors of spring and summer. This bright, cheery pizza is not only delicious but also filled with nutrients from its many fruits and veggie toppings.
Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza
The ultimate treat at the end of a hard week is this homemade stuffed crust pizza. Making a stuffed crust from scratch is easier than you may think and a great way to surprise your friends and family.
Taco Pizza Rollups
These handheld taco pizza rolls are the perfect dish for game days and movie nights. Loaded with a cheesy beef filling, you can decorate these pizza bites however you like to top your favorite tacos.
Greek Flatbread Pizza with Shrimp
Topped with classic Greek flavors, shrimp and prosciutto, this Mediterranean flatbread recipe is a lighter option for pizza nights. Not only does this well-balanced recipe have everything you need for a healthy, satisfying dinner but it also makes for a great appetizer on party nights.
A fun way to put a creative spin on breakfast is to whip up a bacon and egg breakfast pizza! Also a great breakfast-for-dinner option, both kids and adults will go crazy for this dish.
Cinnamon Roll Dessert Pizza
You haven’t fully lived until you’ve tried this sweet and flaky cinnamon roll dessert pizza. With buttery cinnamon sugar and icing drizzled over an easy pizza crust, this is sure to be a favorite of the whole family. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers in the morning, the sweet triangles also pair nicely with coffee.
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