Trust me, I know just how easy those Hot & Ready’s can be…
But it’s just not the same as a homemade pizza! These recipe ideas will give you the start you need to kick the Caesar to the curb and start making dinner yourself
Here are some delicious ideas:
Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe
Source: Cake Whiz
Because you know it’s all about that base, bout that BASE!
Homemade pizza dough can be extremely tough to make, and in many cases, there are too many ingredients to count that leave you wondering if it was even worthwhile
Well, lucky for you is the ultimate homemade pizza dough tutorial. Whether you like crispy or chewy crust, more or less cooked dough, or even want the perfect bread or cheesy stick recipe, this is the go to for you
With only 8 simple ingredients and 30 minutes cooking time, this is sure to steal a pizza your heart!
Perfect Homemade Pizza
Source: Food Folks and Fun
Is there anything better than a savory, saucy, pepperoni filled homemade pizza recipe?
If you’re looking for the whole package, aka the perfect thick and sweet pizza sauce, layered pizza dough, and parmesan cheesy crust, this is the pizza for you
Our family has a homemade spaghetti sauce recipe that I’ll sometimes sub out for this pizza sauce, but this Italian is telling you the pizza sauce is good enough on its own
Source: Sallys Baking Addiction
I can’t get enough of stuffed crust pizza, and it takes every pie to the next level. Next three levels maybe
I have encountered other stuffed crust recipes and honestly, the tutorials or directions have been too complicated for me. There are always too many freaking ingredients
This step by step would be easy for my 7 year old to figure out and there are only six ingredients. Six
I die for this recipe, as CHEESY as it may be to say that
Homemade Margherita Pizza
Source: A Beautiful Plate
If this pizza was an alcoholic beverage I’d be knee deep in pitchers!
When you’re in the mood for a Margherita pizza it’s imperative that you choose a good recipe, because it’s easy to mess up
This pizza legitimately tastes identical to a Neapolitan pizza you’d find right in Italy. The tomatoes combined with fresh basil, salt, and olive oil paired with the chewy crust and dough will have you wanting to make it again and again
I don’t know about you guys, but this has me wasted away again in Margaritaville!
Chicken and Spinach White Pizza
Source: Damn Delicious
It’s getting hot in here, so take off all your cloves! I’m OBSESSED with garlic
When I was working at a putt-putt golf and pizza place owned by Italians, we would spray the best tasting garlic spray on the pizzas after they came out of the oven
It was Vegelene zesty garlic mist, and I kid you guys not. I spend the 50 dollars on the case of six because it changes any RECIPE for the better including chicken, garlic bread, spaghetti, and the obvious pizza
We were famous for our pizza, and it was because of that mist. I HIGHLY recommend giving it a try if you’re a garlic lover
This roasted garlic chicken and spinach white pizza is amazingly cheesy, garlicky, and it’s the perfect white sauced pizza
The texture of the dough is perfect, and the combined flavor is to die for
Throw some mist on there and you have yourself your own famous pizza right in your kitchen 🍕
Spinach & Tomato Ranch
Source: Domestic Superhero
Ranch dressing is such a blessing. I would put ranch on my ranch if I could
The best part about this spinach tomato ranch pizza besides the obvious ranch factor? The versatility
You can use store-bought dough or frozen dough for this recipe and on game day it will still be… Well, a GAME changer!
What could be better than fresh spinach, tomato, cheese, and ranch? Everybody will love this and it’s a quick preparation
It’s even freezable! Drown me in a sea of ranch dressing, or this pizza
Chicken & Jalapeno
Source: Baked By Rachel
My husband always calls me a spicy little Italian because… I am 🙋🏽
I treat everybody nicely and enjoy being kind, but I can give him quite the stereotype Italian attitude. Is it because I love jalapenos? Is spicy just ingrained in my body?
It might be because I CAN’T stop making chicken and jalapeno pizza. With a homemade thin crust and three cheesy goodness, this is an amazing recipe with a spicy kick that I can’t get enough of
If you’re a lover of all things spicy, this pizza packs the perfect amount of heat and it’s worth the small amount of preparation time and 10 simple ingredients!
Source: Baked by an Introvert
Speaking of spicy, this is the most uniquely spicy pizza I’ve come across and I cannot get enough of it!
This pie is topped with loads of spicy sausage, sweet peppers, onions, chili oil, crushed red pepper, and mozzarella cheese
This is my husbands favorite because it’s simple, yet I don’t spend hours in the kitchen trying to cook everything to perfection
For this recipe, I always use store made dough because the toppings make the pizza, and we usually add chicken and bacon too to suit my husband’s meat lovers pizza preference
Food really is the way to a man’s heart, make this pizza and I’ll prove it to you!
Prosciutto Arugula Burrata
Source: The Secret Ingredient Is
First, you take crusty, golden, cheesy baked pizza
Then, you add prosciutto, arugula & balsamic. What do you think the results are?
Let me try to describe it for you… You know when you’re at your favorite Italian restaurant and you dip your yummy chewy bread in fresh balsamic and olive oil?
This is that, on steroids
And can we talk about arugula? Unlike pineapple, there is absolutely no debate… Arugula belongs on pizza. If you haven’t had a chance yet to try balsamic pizza this a simple and absolutely delicious way to do it
So be ambitious, do it
Chicken Alfredo Pizza
Source: Lil’ Luna
Don’t be alfraid-o this unique pizza, it’s worth the make
This delicious and savory chicken alfredo pizza is made with a perfectly prepared homemade pizza crust, white sauce, and then is topped with chicken and spinach
It has the cheesy alfredo flavor that we all know and love, but the flavor doesn’t overtake the pizza with the chicken and crust flavoring paired. It’s the perfect combination
I absolutely love alfredo spaghetti, and I’ll be completely honest: I like this even better!
Pineapple Pulled Pork Pizza
Source: Five Heart Home
I’ll settle the debate right now, pineapple DOES belong on pizza
This pineapple pulled pork pizza “pulls” at my heartstrings, in all the right ways. This pizza kind of reminds me of the ultimately perfect burger, but better because… Well, it’s pizza
On the bottom of the barbecue sauce goodness comes a big spread out a glob of homemade slow cooker pulled pork, fresh pineapple chunks, crispy bacon, fresh jalapeños, and shredded mozzarella. Um, YUM!
And if you’re wondering if you should buy store made pulled pork or make your own, with a slow cooker like the one I have it’s not only easy but a million times better
Then you’ll also have more meals for the week with the pulled pork. If you’re looking for a healthier option, I substitute this recipe for pulled chicken often and just add extra barbeque and can’t even tell the difference between the two
You won’t want to miss out on this barbeque goodness of a pie!
Roasted Mushroom Kale
Source: Half Baked Harvest
When you find kale topped on a delicious pizza that technically makes it a salad
So you’re technically making the right and healthy decision choosing this kale and mushroom pizza. And the taste is so incredible you won’t even realize you’re eating a salad to begin with
This is a homemade (and one of the best in my opinion) pizza dough that is topped with goat and havarti cheese, balsamic mushrooms, kale, and herbs
It’s the perfect summertime evening meal, and the pizza itself can even be frozen if you want more pieces later in the week or your family isn’t as big or as fat as mine, LOL
Eat more salad!
Easy Thin Crust
Source: How Sweet Eats
Pizza is the ultimate best friend… In fact, some people may even call pizza their soulmate
When someone (or something) is there for you through thick and THIN, you shouldn’t take it for granted
This no rise thin pizza is crispy and customizable thin crust greatness. She uses pureed crushed tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, a little crushed garlic, and fresh basil leaves as toppings for the pizza and I would highly recommend copying, but you can customize how you want to and add or delete as you see fit
If you’re looking for a thin crust pizza that simple, but incredibly tasty, this is the one for you!
Source: Peas And Crayons
One cheese, two cheese, three cheese, FOUR cheese pizza
Do I need to explain myself any further?
This is what happens when I try to go on a diet. I end up with a broccoli pizza because I’m just no GOUDA at dieting. If you’re a broccoli and cheese lover then prepare to devour this pie
The best part about this pizza? Aside from of course the cheddar, gouda, and parmesan cheese?
The unique use of fluffy naan bread. If you haven’t had naan bread, it’s soft, chewy, and is a perfect substitute for regular pizza dough
I would highly recommend trying it with this pizza and any other homemade pizza recipe you have because it’s a unique flavor that feels like you’re eating a healthier pizza with a great texture
No dieting here, naan
Source: The Crumby Kitchen
When I first made told my husband I was making us a breakfast pizza he told me that I hit a new low
After devouring it and leaving me no leftovers for the next day like I wanted, I knew I won. We actually stopped making this for breakfast because it was too good and we wanted to smash it at dinner time
This supreme breakfast pizza is… Wow
Soft crescent roll crust, light marinara, and cheesy mozzarella topped with bacon, turkey, sausage, onion, egg, tomato, and red pepper flakes
All I can tell you guys is that if you want to win, and you want someone special in your life to want to marry you all over again, start your morning off on a high note like this
Homemade Pepperoni Pizza Rolls
Source: Mels Kitchen
Frozen pizza rolls are gross. But are they?
I swear if somebody asked me how I felt about them I would say I don’t prefer to eat them but somehow whenever they’re in front of me I. Can’t. Stop
Not only will you not be able to stop eating this homemade pepperoni pizza rolls, but you won’t even want to. I will never eat the frozen kind again after finding this simple recipe
The dough reminds me of french bread, and it only takes 5 ingredients and a couple of minutes to make
Once you have that then you just add fresh mozzarella, pizza sauce, pepperonis galore, and voila!
Homemade Taco Pizza
Source: Lil’ Luna
Two of my favorite foods are nachos and pizza. Isn’t that pretty standard though? I mean who doesn’t love both of these things?
Well then let’s taco about the awesomeness that is this easy spicy Mexican pie. In just under 30 minutes you have yourself a combination of these two favorites combined into one pizza and I tell you what, this is something you don’t want to miss out on
You can add meat, beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, tortilla chips, etc. Pretty much anything you’d pile onto your favorite nacho’s gets put on this pizza
Plus, you have that crusty chewy pizza that’s easy to eat with your hands and gets evenly dispersed, unlike half your nachos that have hardly anything on them
This is Mexcellent!
Source: Simply Scratch
So ciabatta, we “meat” again
I always have ciabatta bread on hand because it’s so delicious and SO versatile. It can be used for something as simple or a sandwich or homemade garlic bread, or something more unique like this meat lovers pizza
It’s just the right amount of crunchy on the outside but is soft in the middle. I always add garlic powder and crushed red pepper to it too
This is a meat lovers dream in a ciabattas body. Ham, pepperoni, sausage, and my personal favorite… BACON is combined and mixed with mozzarella cheese bombs and robust tomato sauce for a unique kind of pie that you will definitely be adding to your list of “must make agains”
What person wouldn’t love this meat lovers ciabatta pizza?