10 Terrific Pizza Recipes
Skip the delivery—these 10 great-tasting pizzas are delicious and so easy to make!
A quick homemade chutney melds deliciously with tangy red onion and goat cheese.
We call for asparagus, zucchini, and yellow squash here, but you can choose your favorite veggies from the produce aisle.
Chopped clams and crumbled slices of applewood-smoked bacon make for a delicious duo on this pizza.
Basil and plum tomatoes round out this all-star collection of toppings.
Enjoy the abundant supply of summer squash atop our Thai Peanut Summer Squash Pizzas. Get a jump-start on preparation by buying pizza dough from your deli.
- Recipe: Thai Peanut Summer Squash Pizzas
Blue cheese, walnuts, arugula, prosciutto, and dried figs make for a delicious smörgåsbord of flavors.
These mini Caprese-style pizzas get their great flavor from spending time on the grill—no sauce necessary!
- Recipe: Grilled Tomato-Basil Pizzettes
This recipe brings the taste of New Orleans right to your kitchen with shrimp and Andouille sausage in every bite.
- Recipe: Mardi Gras Pizza
Cooking the spinach with leek and garlic gives it an enormous amount of flavor and a great wilted texture.
- Recipe: Three Cheese-and-Spinach Pizza
Peanut butter is the secret ingredient for this Thai spin on an Italian classic.
- Recipe: Thai Chicken Pizza
Follow these smart tips for the best pizzeria flavor at home.
- Check the label on the yeast (yes, it expires) and use warm water (about 110°). Cool water means a longer rising time, while hot water may kill the yeast.
- Make dough the day before for extra flavor and texture. Wrap and store in the refrigerator, or freeze up to three months. Thaw all day in the refrigerator, or at room temperature 30 minutes to an hour.
- Don't over-roll the dough. For a chewy, tender crust, gently roll or press the crust into shape with the tips of your fingers.
- Brush the edges of the crust with olive oil before baking for a little flavor and a beautiful golden color.
- Use a pizza stone for a crispy crust. Preheated in an oven, pizza stones help cook the bottom of the crust while the top gets hot and bubbly. If you don't have a pizza stone, cook pizza on a low rack, rather than the center.
- Buy a pizza peel. When dusted with flour, semolina flour, or cornmeal, these large wooden paddles make sliding pizza on and off a pizza stone a breeze.
- Recipe: Basic Pizza Dough