It’s pizza time! Skip the takeout and make your very own pie at home. It’s a fun dinner to make and eat!
You just can’t beat homemade, and that’s why we compiled this list of great homemade Pizza Recipes for you to make in your own kitchen.
From classics like margherita and pepperoni, to unique pies like smoked salmon and Thai sweet chili, you’ll find plenty of variety here.
Cook your way through all, and impress your whole family. Have fun!
Pizza Making Tips and Tricks
Before we get to the individual recipes, here are a few tips and tricks to help you make your pizza like a pro:
- Dough Matters: Go with a high-quality, high-gluten flour for a crispier crust.
- Preheat the Oven: Ensure your oven is at its highest setting for the perfect bake. Professional ovens are typically 700-800 degrees. Your home oven won’t get that hot, but make sure it’s as hot as it can get.
- Use a Pizza Stone: For an authentic, pizzeria-style crust, a pizza stone is a game-changer.
- Sauce to Perfection: Less is more when it comes to sauce. Don’t drown your dough.
- Shred the Cheese: Please, do not use pre-shredded cheese, as it contains additives that prevent it from melting nicely.
- Mind the Toppings: Go for fresh and well-drained ingredients to avoid a soggy pizza.
- Stretch, Don’t Roll: Hand-stretch the dough for a lighter, airier crust.
- Cool Before Slicing: Give your pizza a minute to settle; it makes for cleaner slices.
Our Favorite Pizza Recipes
1. Margherita Pizza in a Skillet
Everyone loves pizza, and we’re starting off this awesome list with a margherita pizza that you can make in a skillet. It’s filled with fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, and basil leaves. It’s also got a perfect crispy golden crust!
2. Homemade Supreme Pizza
This homemade supreme pizza will show you that you can make an amazing pizza right at home – no need for takeout! It’s also a customizable recipe, and you can change how thick or thin the crust is, so it will be just to your liking.
3. Bacon Breakfast Pizza
Sometimes, you just want pizza for breakfast. Why not make this bacon breakfast pizza, so you can enjoy the tasty pizza, while still using traditional breakfast ingredients like crispy bacon and eggs that are perfectly cooked.
4. Pepperoni Pizza
Whether you’re a die-hard pepperoni fan, or if you just want a nice and simple pizza to make, this pepperoni pizza is for you! It’s covered with fresh oregano, which pairs perfectly with the pepperoni, and helps add freshness to the pizza.
5. BBQ Chicken Pizza
This barbecue chicken pizza is so good, it won’t compare to anything you can order at a restaurant! It’s made using barbecue sauce, mozzarella, chicken, red onions, and cilantro. The recipe uses rotisserie chicken, but you can use any kind of shredded chicken.
6. Easy Grilled Pizza
Grilling your food is a great way to bring out extra flavor while making it taste unique! If you want an easy to make pizza that’s grilled, check out this easy grilled pizza recipe! It tastes great, and provides a texture you won’t get from just using an oven.
7. Smoked Salmon Pizza
Smoked salmon is a favorite among fans of fish, so why not use smoked salmon as a pizza topping? This smoked salmon pizza is a simple and spectacular pizza that uses fresh and creative ingredients like sliced cucumbers and crushed pepper flakes.
8. Roasted Garlic, Chicken and Spinach White Pizza
If you prefer white pizza, why not make this roasted garlic, chicken, and spinach white pizza? It’s super cheesy, and it uses the perfect amount of garlic. If you like garlic, you’ll definitely love this pizza recipe. What are you waiting for? Go make it!
9. Sheet Pan Pizza
If you’ve been following our recipe collections, you know that we love using a sheet pan, so it’s only fitting we include this sheet pan pizza! It’s super easy to make, and it uses fresh toppings like cherry tomatoes, beautiful basil, and more!
10. Meat Lovers Pizza
As the name implies, if you love meat, you’ll love this pizza. The crust is absolutely perfect, and it’s topped with homemade pizza sauce, gooey cheese, sausage, pepperoni, and crumbled bacon. It’s the perfect way to satisfy your meat cravings.
11. Chicken Pesto Pizza
This chicken pesto pizza is an easy way to make a nice weeknight meal using ingredients that you already have laying around. You can use leftover rotisserie chicken, fresh tomatoes, pesto, and cheese to make a spectacular pizza.
12. Deli Pizza
Looking for pizza that’s made deli-style? Look no further than this deli pizza! It’s can be made in under thirty minutes, and it uses fresh ingredients like cherry tomatoes and mushrooms.
13. Buffalo Chicken Pizza
If you need a pizza for a football watch party, or a big gathering, this Buffalo chicken pizza is for you! It’s covered with juicy meat, a signature spicy sauce, tangy blue cheese, and more. It’s the perfect pizza for a big get-together!
14. Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza Recipe
This recipe proves that you can make a good Chicago-style pizza right in your own home! It’s easy to make, but it’s still filled with flavor thanks to its thick and buttery crust, chunky tomato sauce, and gooey cheese.
15. Spicy Sausage Pizza
If you love spicy food and sausages, you’ll love this spicy sausage pizza! It uses a homemade crust recipe that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s topped with spicy sausage, sweet peppers, onions, chili oil, crushed red peppers, and more.
16. Spinach Artichoke Pizza
Spinach and artichokes are a classic combination, and they both shine together with this spinach artichoke pizza. It’s great to make if you want a unique pizza!
17. Thai Sweet Chili Pork Pizza
This Thai sweet chili pork pizza is the perfect mix of sweet and spicy. It’s covered in a delicious homemade Thai chili sauce, as well as juicy pork. It’s mouthwatering and delicious, and it’s sure to impress everyone in your family!
18. Caprese Pizza
This Caprese pizza is just plain awesome! It’s a very customizable pizza, because you can easily make it low carb and gluten-free by using a cauliflower pizza crust – it’s up to you! Regardless of how you customize it, it’s filled with fresh and delicious flavors.
19. Alice Springs Chicken French Bread Pizza
If you’ve ever wanted your favorite restaurant chicken in pizza form, this Alice springs chicken French bread pizza just might be for you! It has all the things you love about the Outback chicken dish, and it’s super easy to make.
20. Fruit Pizza
Sometimes, we just need a little fruit in our lives to sweeten things up. Luckily for you all, this fruit pizza does just that! It tastes as good as it looks, and it uses a tasty and soft sugar cookie crust with a cream cheese frosting.
21. Hawaiian Pizza
It’s pizza, Hawaiian-style! This Hawaiian pizza is another awesome regional recipe. It has ham and pineapple to make a pizza that’s salty, cheesy, sweet, and sure to impress a whole crowd of people.
22. Sweet Chili Garlic Chicken Pizza
If you like recipes that are sweet and spicy, you’ll enjoy this sweet chili garlic chicken pizza! It will have your mouth on fire while you’re enjoying the cheesy and saucy pie. Think you can handle the heat? Then go ahead and try it now!
23. Philly Cheese Steak Pizza
Another recipe that combines a popular dish with pizza is this Philly cheese steak pizza. It’s exactly what it sounds like – a Philly cheese steak combined with pizza. It uses a homemade crust, garlic white sauce, sautéed peppers, onions, mushrooms and tender steak.
24. Artichoke, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Pizza
This spectacular recipe uses artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, and goat cheese for an amazing combination of flavors. It also uses a homemade dough that’s simply amazing.
25. Prosciutto And Fig Goat Cheese Pizza
This pizza uses goat cheese, sliced figs, and thin slices of prosciutto, then is covered with sweet honey and thyme. The toppings pair wonderfully with the homemade crust.
26. Chicken Alfredo Pizza
If you love chicken alfredo, and you love pizza, then this recipe is an absolute no-brainer! The crust is soft and chewy, and it’s covered with creamy alfredo sauce, tender chicken bits, rich mozzarella, and bacon that’s packed with flavor.
27. Easy Steak Gorgonzola Flatbread Pizza
If you want something easy, this pizza is definitely for you! It uses a ready made flatbread crust and makes a light dinner that’s topped with steak, gorgonzola cheese, mushrooms, red onions, and arugula.
28. Caramelized Onion Feta Spinach Pizza with White Sauce
This caramelized onion feta spinach pizza with white sauce sounds pretty complicated, but it’s pretty easy to make, and it creates a unique pizza that’s filled with complex flavors. You’re definitely going to love it!
29. Ultimate Veggie Pizza
If you’re vegetarian, or if you just want something lighter, we’ve got you covered! This ultimate veggie pizza is bursting with flavor, and it has cherry tomatoes, artichokes, bell peppers, olives, red onions, and baby spinach.
30. Easy Mediterranean Pizza Recipe
Another easy pizza on our list is this Mediterranean pizza recipe. It’s great if you’re looking for a healthy weeknight dinner. It has black olives, spinach, artichokes, red onions, crumbled feta cheese, and more. It’s also vegetarian.
31. Shrimp Scampi Pizza
Looking to get your seafood fix? Try making this shrimp scampi pizza. It’s quick and easy to make, the shrimp is in a garlic butter sauce that tastes utterly divine! It’s a perfect combination of shrimp scampi and pizza, and it may become your favorite way to eat shrimp!
32. Chicken Florentine Flat Bread Pizza
This chicken Florentine flatbread pizza tastes unbelievably good! You might as well start making it now, because it’s so good, you’ll be craving it right after you finish eating it!
33. Shrimp Fra Diavolo Pizza
Another tasty shrimp recipe on this list is this shrimp fra diavolo pizza recipe. It combines the traditional pasta dish with a yummy pizza, creating a dish that you’re sure to fall in love with. The pizza is fresh, spicy, and flavorful.
34. The Secret To PERFECT Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Making a cauliflower pizza crust is a great way to make a pizza gluten-free and low carb, but it can be intimidating. Luckily for you, this shows you how to make a perfect cauliflower pizza crust, so you can enjoy a gluten-free pizza without any struggle.
35. Homemade Pizza Dough for Beginners
Making your own homemade pizza dough is the perfect way to take your pizza to the next level, and this shows you how to make homemade pizza dough if you’re still pretty new at it. No worries, you totally got this!
Frequently Asked Questions
High-gluten or “00” flour is ideal for achieving a pizzeria-style, crispy crust. This flour type makes the dough more elastic and easier to work with.
Absolutely! While a pizza stone helps achieve a crispy crust, you can use a preheated baking sheet as an alternative. Just make sure it’s piping hot before placing your pizza on it.
Less is more when it comes to sauce and toppings. Also, make sure to preheat your oven to its highest setting, ensuring a quick and even bake.
Yes, you can use store-bought dough as a time-saving option. However, homemade dough often yields better flavor and texture.
I’m glad you asked! Check out our roundup of the best Sides for Pizza, and get plenty of inspiration!
So there you go, thirty five amazing pizza recipes. Now the question is, which one will you cook first?
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- pizza dough
- pizza sauce
- Preheat oven to 500°F.
- Roll out the dough on a flour covered surface. Place on cornmeal lined pizza sheet and trim edges.
- Spread sauce all over crust, leaving about ½ inch around the edges.
- Sprinkle on cheese. Cover with toppings.
- Bake 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted and crust is crispy.
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
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