Our Very Best Pizza Recipes
Don’t pick up the takeout menu next time pizza night comes around! Whether you prefer the classic cheese or a new-school spin, there’s something for everyone with these homemade pizza recipes.
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Sometimes, using shortcuts is totally worth it. Ree’s 30-minute pizza comes together with the help of store-bought pizza dough, sauce, pepperoni and cheese.
Get the Recipe: Cast-Iron Pizza
True Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza
A Chicago native, Jeff Mauro knows a thing or two about deep-dish pizza. His fan-favorite recipe calls for a homemade dough, which he tops with mozzarella, sausage, pepperoni and hand-crushed tomatoes. A sprinkle of Parmesan adds the finishing touch!
Get the Recipe: True Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza
Mozzarella Stick Stuffed Crust Pizza
We took Detroit's square, deep-dish style pizza to a whole new level by stuffing the crispy crust with cheese and pepperoni. In fact, the whole pizza is loaded with it along with a hearty meat sauce that you can make while the pizza bakes.
Get the Recipe: Mozzarella Stick Stuffed Crust Pizza
Barbecue Chicken Pan Pizza
This cast-iron pizza is the perfect mix of salty, sweet, tangy and sharp. Crispy baked pizza dough is topped with barbecue chicken, mozzarella and cheddar cheese. A drizzle of honey with fresh cilantro and scallion finish off this cheesy chicken pizza.
Get the Recipe: Barbecue Chicken Pan Pizza
Giada's hand-held snacks are like mini calzones, each one stuffed with arugula, cheese and zesty Italian sausage. Using store-bought pizza crust will save a significant amount of time.
Get the Recipe: Pizza Pockets
Gluten-Free Pizza Dough
This easy gluten-free pizza dough bakes up into a crispy, chewy crust (plus, it's vegan!). The addition of coarse cornmeal gives it texture and crunch.
Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Pizza Dough
As in a classic diner cheeseburger, mustard tops the ground beef in this pizza, which bubbles with melted American cheese, fresh red onion and dill pickles. Serve it with shredded lettuce on the side to complete the burger experience and make this a "one-crust" meal that comes to the table in an hour flat.
Get the Recipe: Cheeseburger Pizza
Skillet Deep Dish Pizza
If you ask us, this deep-dish pizza is way better than takeout. Thanks to your cast-iron skillet, you can have a hot, flavorful pizza on the table in just one hour — and with minimal cleanup!
Get the Recipe: Skillet Deep Dish Pizza
Keto Pizza Snacks
Perfect for keto followers, cheese lovers and gluten-free folks too, this pizza dough is made mostly from cheese. Now no one has to miss out on pizza night!
Get the Recipe: Keto Pizza
Stuffed Pizza Crust
The simple way to make stuffed crust pizza at home? String cheese! Ree rolls them up into her pizza crust for an easy-to-make homemade version of everyone’s favorite restaurant pie.
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Meaty Grilled Pizza
Looking for a way to mix up your usual grilling menu? Try pizza. This meat lover’s pie is loaded with toppings and comes together easily on the grill. Just be sure to preheat your pizza stone on the grill for at least 30 minutes. That way, your crust will cook up nice and crisp.
Get the Recipe: Meaty Grilled Pizza
Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust
If you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional pizza crust, give Katie’s five-star recipe a try. For a truly crispy crust, squeeze all the moisture out of the spaghetti squash before baking.
Get the Recipe: Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust
Pantry Pizza Pronto
Why mix up a batch of pizza dough when you’ve got store-bought focaccia on hand? It’s the perfect time-saving trick on pizza night.
Get the Recipe: Pantry Pizza Pronto
Hawaiian Barbecue Pizza
Ready in just 30 minutes, this sweet-and-salty pizza is a breeze to prepare. Grilling the pineapple before baking the pizza adds just a touch of smoke to the juicy fruit.
Get the Recipe: Hawaiian Barbecue Pizza
Soft Pizza Pretzels
Trisha packs all your favorite pizzeria toppings into her easy-to-make soft pretzels: oregano, Parmesan, garlic, red pepper flakes and more!
Get the Recipe: Soft Pizza Pretzels
Sausage Pan Pizza
Italian sausage and plenty of kale give this pizza a zesty flavor. Molly’s advice? The kale will cook down when it’s in the oven, so always add more than you think you might need.
Get the Recipe: Sausage Pan Pizza
These bite-size pizza rolls are like your favorite freezer aisle after-school snack but even better (yeah, we said it). We stuffed ours with crumbled Italian sausage, pepperoni, pizza sauce and, of course, plenty of cheese, then fried them so their wonton skin wrappers get super crisp. We dare you to compare.
Get the Recipe: Pizza Rolls
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
To achieve the dough-like texture for this gluten-free pizza crust, chop cauliflower in a food processor, then steam and drain it to get out the extra moisture.
Get the Recipe: Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Venetian Rolled Pizza
Use store-bought dough to make these pizza rolls a cinch to prepare. Filled with mozzarella, spinach and prosciutto, they make a satisfying and fun hand-held dish.
Get the Recipe: Venetian Rolled Pizza
Basil Pesto Pizza
Nothing gives pizza a summery twist like replacing the red sauce with pesto. And it’s easy to make from scratch; just toss a few ingredients into the food process and combine until blended.
Get the Recipe: Basil Pesto Pizza
English Muffin Pizzas
Get the Recipe: English Muffin Pizzas
What's more fun than pizza for breakfast? Delegate tasks to your youngest helpers like brushing the oil on the crust, layering it up with toppings and tearing the basil. When you sit down for breakfast, everyone can enjoy a job well done.
Get the Recipe: Breakfast Pizza
Neapolitan Margherita Pizza
Neapolitan pizza is all about simplicity and freshness. Instead of loading the dough up with toppings, most are made with little more than tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil and olive oil. Use the best ingredients you can — it will be worth it!
Get the Recipe: Neapolitan Margherita Pizza
Grilled Dessert Pizza
Who says pizza has to be savory? Chocolate hazelnut spread acts as the “sauce” for Trisha’s grilled pizza, which she tops with sliced bananas, dried fruits and roasted nuts.
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Tricolor Salad Pizzas
Ellie saves time by using store-bought, whole-wheat pizza dough for this simple pie. To up the health factor, she cuts down on fat by using part-skim mozzarella and ricotta cheeses.
Get the Recipe: Tricolor Salad Pizzas
Big Batch Pizza Dough
This recipe yields four 1-pound pizza dough balls that you can use one right away and wrap and freeze the other for the future. If you freeze the dough, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator and then allow it to come to room temperature on your countertop before stretching it out. How you top it is up to you!
Get the Recipe: Big Batch Pizza Dough