32 Homemade Pizza Recipes
Try our easy recipes for pizzas topped with veggies, chicken, sausage, steak and other flavor combos that make a homemade pizza oh-so-worthwhile.
Top purchased fresh pizza dough with fresh mushrooms and peppery arugula for an easy vegetarian pizza with loads of texture and flavor.
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Feeling Fall Pizza
Topped with a cornucopia of fall ingredients like roasted sweet potato, dried cranberries and pecans, this pizza recipe from Millsap Farm has a surprising cream cheese "sauce." (Be sure to use lots of salt and pepper to balance the richness.)
Sausage and Spinach Skillet Pizza
A hot cast-iron skillet mimics a pizza stone to create a crisp, evenly browned crust. We loaded our pizza with oozy red sauce and stretchy cheese. Fork and knife highly recommended.
Verde con Maize Pizza
When life leaves you one lonely ear of sweet corn, make this pizza, topped with green salsa, corn and goat cheese. It's a favorite at Millsap Farm's Pizza Club parties.
Roasted Poblano and Corn Pizzas
Roasting the vegetables is an extra step, but it adds incredible depth of flavor to this Latin-inflected pizza (and you have to heat up the oven anyway!). The recipe comes from the blog A Couple Cooks.
Sprouts and Sausage Pizza
We can't think of a more delicious or surprising way to get an extra helping of veggies than this hearty pizza, topped with Italian sausage and Brussels sprouts.
Topped with marinated vegetables, sausage and four cheeses, this pizza recipe from Millsap Farm is hearty and oh-so-good. (If you'd rather not make homemade sauce, just use a favorite jarred marinara. You can also swap in Italian cheese blend.)
Squash Blossom Pizza with Honey and Ricotta
The voluptuous blossoms that eventually turn into zucchini, pumpkins or other squash have a delicate flavor-squashy, really-that plays well with herbs and mild cheese. Buy them at farmers markets or snip them in your garden to try on this beautiful, delicious pizza.
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Suncrest Gardens Farm Garden Delight
Sun-ripened heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, carrots and summer squash top Garden Delight pizza from Suncrest Gardens Farm in Cochrane, Wisconsin. Try on Whole Wheat Pizza Dough or the crust of your choice.
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Thai-ing Up Summer Pizza
You can't go wrong with peanut sauce, right? This popular pizza from Millsap Farm is easy to make with leftover rotisserie chicken. If you like, add a garnish of fresh cilantro.
Steak, Egg and Goat Cheese Pizza
Eggs on pizza? Yes, please! The runny yolks mix deliciously with savory roast beef and tangy goat cheese. To make it a meal, pair with a simple salad.
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Margherita pizza celebrates the perfect union of ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and soft mozzarella cheese. This type of crispy-crust pizza originated in Naples, Italy.
Blue Cheese and Balsamic Chicken Pizza
Topped with blue cheese, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and a balsamic-spiked tomato sauce, this potent pizza has definite adult flavor.
Gouda and Red Onion Pizza
This easy pizza features shredded Gouda and caramelized onions. The recipe comes from Gouda maker Oakvale Farmstead Cheese in London, Ohio.
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We threw pizza convention out the kitchen window in this utterly delicious (and beautiful) recipe. Frozen puff pastry pinch-hits for traditional pizza dough, yielding a flaky, crisp crust. A salad's worth of vegetables covers the top, along with just a bit of smoky ham and nutty Gruyere cheese. And say good-bye to marinara sauce. Instead, a drizzle of flavorful creamy garlic salad dressing moistens the pizza and adds big flavor.
With zesty Italian seasoning, cheese and cauliflower, this satisfying pizza recipe skips the dough but more than makes up for it in taste.
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Meat and Potato Pizza
Chalk this recipe up as an occasional indulgence. It's topped with a totally mouth-watering combo of thin-sliced potatoes, bacon, sausage and a delectable garlic-rosemary butter. The recipe comes from Hidemi Walsh of Plainfield, Indiana.
Sweet Corn Pizza
Corn adds sweet flavor and crisp texture to this easy pizza. The pesto practically melts into the warm crust for a flavor-packed base.
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Spicy Chicken-Peanut Thai Pizza
If you love Thai peanut sauce, you'll go nuts for this simple pizza. We especially love how the veggies go on after the pizza bakes, so they stay fresh, crispy and colorful.
The Stone Barn's The Modena
Marinated chicken, sweet onion, mushrooms, snap peas and feta top an oiled crust in this recipe from The Stone Barn in Nelson, Wisconsin. "The flavors, accented by feta and balsamic vinegar, blend for a creamy, tangy taste," says Stone Barn owner Pam Taylor.
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Bacon and Tomato Pizzas
Using English muffins in place of dough saves time and makes for easy portioning. Top with sauce, arugula, tomatoes, mozz and turkey bacon for a satisfying, crunchy lunch or quick dinner.
Mixed Mushroom Pizza
Sliced fresh mushrooms top this garlic- and rosemary-infused pizza. Fontina Valle d'Aosta cheese, found in specialty cheese shops, melts beautifully into the crust, contributing a sweet and mild earthy taste. Use morel mushrooms in the mix if they're available.
Beef and Blue Pizza
Red onion, blue cheese, thinly sliced roast beef and chopped sweet pepper top a premade pizza crust for a quick and easy pizza dinner.
Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza
True Chicago-style pizza is in some ways a closer cousin to a casserole than traditional regular-crust pizza. One slice is a whole meal!
Dilly Smoked Salmon Pizza
This simple smoked salmon pizza was inspired by one served at The Stone Barn in Nelson, Wisconsin. We love the ease of using purchased crust, but you can sub your favorite homemade dough.
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Spring Breakfast Pizza with Spiced Hollandaise
Fresh asparagus, sliced hard-cooked eggs, cheese, cherry tomatoes and diced ham top an easy homemade crust.
Suncrest Gardens Farm's Pesto Pizza
Heather Secrist uses kale in her pesto for this tomatoey creation. "Pesto can be frozen in ice cube trays for use throughout the year," says Secrist, owner of Suncrest Gardens Farm in Cochrane, Wisconsin. "Once frozen, place the cubes in a freezer bag to pull out as you need them."
Buffalo Chicken Pizzas
Top pita bread rounds with Southwest-flavored chicken strips, blue cheese dressing, celery and bottled hot pepper sauce for a dinner that's ready in just 20 minutes. The flavor will remind you of your favorite wings!
Chicken Garden Pesto Pizza
A pound of pizza dough and just five simple ingredients yield a flavorful and beautiful summer pizza. Feel free to substitute zucchini for the summer squash or fresh red sweet pepper for the bottled roasted.
Chicken and Corn Pizza
A mixture of Parmesan and ricotta cheeses bakes on a store-bought crust, then gets topped with corn, chicken, sweet pepper, lemon peel, goat cheese and herbs in this creative recipe.
Loaded Greek Chicken Pizza
Frozen spinach-artichoke dip and deli-roasted chicken are the secret ingredients in this fabulous pizza that delivers an authentically salty punch of kalamata olives and feta cheese.
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Mexican Black Bean Pizza
Start this veggie pizza with refrigerated dough, then spread on blended black beans, spices, salsa and garlic. Top with cheese, chopped red sweet pepper and sliced green onion.