Homemade Pizza Recipes

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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

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.


  • 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


    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

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.


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


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

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


  • 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
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 (8oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper


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

Simple, kids can make it


  • 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


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

I make my family pizza with left over meat loaf.

For the dough:


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


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: Have a Frugal Pizza Night

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


This make 2 pizzas.

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 6 cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp. yeast (2 packets)

I use this in my bread machine but I'm sure it could be adapted to a traditional recipe or you can buy white bread dough in the freezer section cheap.


  • 10 1/2 oz. tomato puree
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. garlic
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Bring all ingredients to boil then simmer on low for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.

When sauce and dough are ready put:

1/2 lb. grated mozzarella and sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese. Then add any other toppings you like.

By Paula

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Recipe: Pronto Pizza

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


  • 1 can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • corn meal
  • 1 (10 oz.) can pizza sauce
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef or pizza sausage
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Sprinkle ungreased cookie sheet lightly with corn meal.
  2. Unroll crescent dough, place on cookie sheet. Press edges together to form a large rectangle. Roll dough to cover entire cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 425 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Brown meat in small skillet at medium high setting. Add pizza sauce and heat through.
  5. Spread meat mixture evenly over baked crust. Sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Place under broiler about 6 inches from heat. Broil 4-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Watch carefully! Serve hot.

Servings: 6-8
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 12-15 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Recipe: Pizza


  • 3 Tbsp. shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 pkg. yeast
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 cup flour
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 2 cans water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder


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.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Recipe: American Piece-A-Pie (Pizza)

  • 1 pkg. yeast
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water

Soften yeast in lukewarm water in large bowl


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. melted shortening
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder

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. Pat dough on greased baking sheet. Brush with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Spread with hamburger topping. Sprinkle with shredded American cheese. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15-18 minutes. Serve hot!

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Recipe: Pizza with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

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


  • 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


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: Three-Cheese Garden Pizza


  • 1 package refrigerated pizza crust
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


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. Spread garlic onto crust; sprinkle with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Top with tomato and Italian seasoning. Layer zucchini, onion and mushrooms over tomato; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 15-18 minutes or until cheese is golden brown and bubbly. Cut into wedges; serve warm. Note: One can (8oz.) pizza sauce may be substituted for the sliced tomato.

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Recipe: Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Pizza


  • 1 package refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 6 bacon slices, cooked, drained, and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup green onion slices


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. Pat out dough with fingers to 12 inch circle, pressing seams together to seal. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven; cool completely. In small bowl, combine mayonnaise and mustard; spread evenly onto crust. Sprinkle with bacon. Top with lettuce, tomato, cheese and onion. Cut into wedges to serve.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Recipe: Cheesy Chicken Pizza


  • 1 cup diced, cooked chicken
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup mushrooms
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups pizza sauce
  • your favorite pizza dough or 1 tube refrigerated pizza crust dough


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. Bake on lowest rack at 400 degrees F for approximately 20 minutes if using store-bought dough. Homemade may take 30-35 minutes.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Recipe: Broccoli-Alfredo Pizza


  • 8 oz. broccoli florets
  • 1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup Alfredo pasta sauce from a jar
  • 1 pre-baked 12 inch pizza crust
  • 6 oz. shredded mozzarella Parmesan cheese blend


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 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. Top with broccoli; sprinkle with cheese. Place pizza directly on oven rack. Bake until hot and cheese is melted, 15 minutes.

By Robin

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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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