Homemade Pizza Recipes

Pizza is a meal option that is popular with the whole family. Save some money and don't order out, make your pizza at home. This page contains homemade pizza recipes.

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Recipe: Apple, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Pizza

By lalala... 731 97

Flatbread pizza with apples, gorgonzola, and walnuts.The pairing of apples and Gorgonzola cheese on these flat-bread pizzas make them rich in flavor. They are perfect as an appetizer or a light dinner.

Makes 4 large flat-bread pizzas.

Ingredients:

  • 1 batch of your favorite pizza dough (I used Trader Joe's)
  • 2 apples, sliced thinly (Granny Smith=tart, Gala=sweet)
  • 1 cup Gorgonzola cheese crumbles
  • 1/3 cup candied walnuts, broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • shaved or shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1 cup baby arugula leaves (optional)
  • flour, for dusting

Directions:

    If using cold, refrigerated dough, let the dough balls relax and warm up on the counter for 30 minutes before trying to roll or stretch it out (it's hard to work cold dough). If using room temperature pizza dough, you may proceed to the next step.

    Dust surface of dough and work surface with flour. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. Using your hands, carefully stretch each ball into a long, thin, oval shape. The thinner you can get the dough without tearing it, the better. You can use rolling pin if your dough is still chilly. If the dough is difficult to stretch or roll, let it sit for 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough balls. Cover loosely with a towel.

    About 20 minutes before you start baking preheat your oven and your baking sheet or stone. Use the preheating temperature suggested for the dough you are using.

    You will cook 2 pizzas at a time. I recommend gently pricking the dough's surface with a fork in a few places. This will help prevent the dough from puffing up too much.

    Remove the hot baking sheet or stone from the oven and set your flat-breads on it, side by side. You will need to work quickly and carefully. Brush the surface with olive oil. Lay apple slices out on the flat-bread, sprinkle Gorgonzola cheese crumbles on top, and top with candied walnut pieces.

    Bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes until the top and bottom of flat-bread are golden brown. Watch them carefully, as they can start to burn! Remove and repeat for remaining 2 flat-breads.

    Optional: Top with baby arugula leaves and some Parmesan cheese.

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Recipe: Chicken Pizza

By glenda eileen lockhart 61 16

I couldn't find a recipe for chicken pizza that I thought would appeal to my family so I came up with my own. It's simple to make and tasty.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large chicken breast
  • 1/2 jar Classico Four Cheese Alfredo sauce
  • mozzarella cheese
  • red peppers
  • green peppers
  • mushrooms
  • 1 pizza crust

Directions:

Cook chicken breast and cut up fairly finely. Spread sauce over the pizza crust. Sprinkle the chicken over the sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella over crust and sauce, as much as you prefer. Cover with sliced fresh or canned mushrooms. Sprinkle with finely diced red and green peppers. Bake in 425 degree F oven for 12-15 minutes.

Servings: 3 to 4
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 12 - 15 Minutes

By mother of 5 from Canada

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Recipe: Crazy Crust Pizza

By Robin 5,893 29

Pizza recipes are always great because they can be so versatile. This is a great recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef or sausage
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can mushroom stems and pieces, well drained (optional)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
Crust:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
Sauce:
  • 1 (8oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Directions:

In a medium skillet, brown beef or sausage and onion. Season to taste, drain well and set aside.

While it is cooking, you can make the batter. In a small bowl, combine all crust ingredients. Mix until smooth and pour into a 12 or 15 inch pizza pan which has been greased and floured, tilting pan so batter covers bottom. Arrange the meat mixture over top. Add mushrooms if desired. Bake on low rack at 425 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.

Remove from heat. Pour 1 cup pizza sauce over top. Sprinkle with 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes longer.

Servings: 6-8
Prep Time: 20-30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 25-30 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Recipe: Easy Pizza

By Grandma J 54 1,040

Simple, kids can make it

Ingredients:

  • 1 Frozen bread dough loaf makes 2 16 inch pizza pan thin crust or 1 deep dish crust
  • 1 jar favorite pasta sauce or make your own
  • 1 8 oz package shredded cheese per pizza (see above)* prepackaged, too.
  • Italian seasoning, to taste
  • Other favorite toppings for meat. (I use 1 lb. ham or ground beef)
  • Any other topping your choice.
*I choose a blend of mozzarella and cheddar cheese. There are pizza blends

Directions:

Cut partially frozen dough into how many pizza you want. I can make 12 minis or 2 large thin crust or 1 deep dish from the loaf. Let thaw before starting below.

Brown ground beef, drain well. OR dice up ham, quickly brown that. Shape out your crust to thickness, put on greased pan, cornmeal the bottom if you want. Bake the crust on 350 degrees F for about 8 minutes to set it. Then put your toppings on, stick back in and bake at 400 degrees F for 10 or till cheese melted/golden.

Servings: varies up to 12
Time:not counting thawing time--15 Minutes Preparation Time
8 & 10 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: My own kitchen, kids, neighbors' kids, birthday parties for these kids, etc.

By Joyce from Benson MN

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Recipe: Leftover Meat Loaf Pizza

By Ellen 10 5

I make my family pizza with left over meat loaf.

For the dough:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • one pkg. quick rising yeast,
  • 1/8 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • one cup lukewarm water or milk

Directions:

I put yeast in the lukewarm water or milk, put sifted flour in bowl. Add the oil, yeast and water or milk mixture to the flour and oil. Mix well and knead. Put on a oiled cookie sheet pan. Spread out evenly. I always put oil on my hands, to get the dough to glide easier with out sticking. Spread to edges. Put aside to rest.

I put a can of spaghetti sauce, any brand. Spread evenly on the prepared pizza dough. I dice up the left over meat loaf. I spread evenly on the prepared pizza dough, I add olives, and a can of well drained corn.

I sprinkle on oregano spice and some pepperoni, (it doesn't require the pepperoni), one large pack of mozzarella cheese.

Put in oven, bake at 350 degrees F. until pizza dough is golden brown, not burned. 30-45 minutes.

Source: Ellen Lou Severs. Author of A Whisper Through Life, I have been making this recipe for 30 years.

By Ellen from Knoxville, TN

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Recipe: Pizza with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

By mcw 80 1,752

Tomato and Basil PizzaI found this recipe on foodnetwork.com and it's the best pizza recipe I've ever made. Since the website didn't have a photo, I snapped a photo prior to baking.

I substituted my own pizza crust recipe as follows:

Oat Bran Pizza Crust

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 (1/4 oz.) pkg. active dry yeast
  • 1 cup very warm water, 115 degrees F.
  • 1 1/2 cups oat bran flour
  • 2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • oiled baking sheet

Directions:

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Allow to rest for 5 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cup unbleached Flour, sugar, salt, olive oil, and 1 cup Oat Bran Flour. Knead in remaining 1/2 cup Oat Bran Flour. This takes about 5 minutes, the dough will be smooth and elastic.

Spray a medium-sized bowl with no stick cooking spray. Place pizza dough in bowl and turn to coat thoroughly. Cover and allow it to rise in a warm, draft-free place for 15 minutes. Roll out dough to fit 14- inch baking sheet. Oil baking sheet and carefully place pizza dough.

Garlic And Herb Pizza Dough: Add 2 teaspoons dried basil, oregano, or rosemary leaves and 1 clove minced garlic along with dry ingredients.

By Marge W. from Sanborn, NY

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Recipe: Have a Frugal Pizza Night

Every Friday I make pizza. I figure this saves $25 or over every week.

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Recipe: Pronto Pizza

By Robin 5,893 29

This is a fun, easy and delicious way to make pizza at home!

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Recipe: Pizza

By Robin 5,893 29

Simmer sauce ingredients together for 20 minutes. Prepare crust, add sauce and add your favorite topping of cheese, sausage, pepperoni, onions, peppers, etc. Bake at 425 degrees F for 20 minutes.

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Recipe: American Piece-A-Pie (Pizza)

By Robin 5,893 29

Blend. Gradually add 2 to 2 1/4 cups flour, blending after each addition. Knead on lightly floured board until smooth and satiny. Place in greased bowl. Let rice until double in size.

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Recipe: Three-Cheese Garden Pizza

By Robin 5,893 29

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place pizza dough on greased 14 inch pizza pan. Pat out dough with fingers to edge of pan. Bake 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned; remove from oven.

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Recipe: Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Pizza

By Robin 5,893 29

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unroll crescent dough; separate into triangles. Arrange triangles in circle on greased 14 inch pizza pan, with points toward the center and wide ends toward the outside.

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Recipe: Cheesy Chicken Pizza

By Robin 5,893 29

Recipe for Cheesy Chicken Pizza. Roll out dough into a 12 inch circle on a large pizza pan. Spread with pizza sauce. Top with chicken, onion, pepper, mushrooms and cheeses.

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Recipe: Broccoli-Alfredo Pizza

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring large pot of water to boil; add broccoli. Cook about 3 minutes; drain. Stir seasoning and garlic powder into Alfredo sauce; spread over pizza crust to within 3/4 inch of edge.

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Tip: Make Your Own Pizza

You can either make your own dough or when your supermarket has it on sale buy multiple packages (like 40 cents per lb) and freeze all but one. Place the dough in a slightly oiled bowl & cover with a clean dishtowel and let it rise.

Preheat your oven to 475. Then take your pizza stone & lightly sprinkle it with cornmeal.

Roll your dough on the stone & lightly grease the edges with olive oil. Spread 1 to 1/4 cup pizza sauce on the dough & then add whatever you like; i.e, onions, peppers, pepperoni, mushrooms, add 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese over the veggies & then sprinkle oregano & basil on the cheese. Now sprinkle about 2 T. shredded parmesan cheese.

Pop into the oven & cook about 12 minutes or until done.

Happy eating.

By joesgirl

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Tip: Pull-Apart Pizza

Let's face it, there is never enough time in a day to get things done we'd like to. One way to share time with kids is to pick one night a week that they have to make the meal. It teaches them to plan ahead, get familiar with items in the kitchen, and teaches them to be responsible. It's great when mom or dad give them a great big smile at the dinner table. Teaching them to read a cookbook is not a bad idea either.

Pull-apart pizza is a good starter recipe. Cut biscuit dough into bite size pieces and place into greased baking pan. Spread pizza sauce and cheese on top (extra toppings if desired) bake at 350 degrees F until cheese is bubbly, then cool on a platter. To eat, just pulls it apart.

By Dee

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