Pizza Recipes & Ideas
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The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Making Pizza at Home
Pizza Week
You can make exquisite, crave-worthy pizza in your own kitchen without much more than some mixing bowls, a sturdy sheet pan, and your oven.
Sep 7, 2020
Aldi Just Leaked Info on Dozens of New Items That Will Hit Stores in September
Bring on the pretzel breadsticks, pumpkin swirl cheesecake, and frozen grilled cheese and tomato soup!
Aug 25, 2020
Warm & Gooey Caprese Pizza Rolls Are a Dinner Win
Leftovers make a fantastic lunch, too.
Aug 18, 2020
These BBQ Chicken Pineapple Pizzas Help Me Perform Weeknight Dinner Miracles
Most Wanted
Between the smart shortcuts, quick cooking time, and the fact that my kids devour it, these flatbreads are my family's no-fail Miracle Meal.
Aug 19, 2020
15 Incredible Upgrades for Frozen Pizza
Frozen pizza can be a super satisfying meal with just a few upgrades.
Aug 17, 2020
3 Things You Didn’t Know About Aldi’s Super-Popular Mama Cozzi’s Pizza
Do you have any burning questions about Aldi's popular Mama Cozzi pizzas?
Aug 15, 2020
The Brilliant, Low-Effort Way to Always Have Pizza at a Moment’s Notice
Bonus: It supports your local businesses!
Aug 14, 2020
Garlicky Bruschetta Pizza Is the Best Way to Enjoy Sweet Summer Tomatoes
Everything you love about the appetizer, transformed into a 5-ingredient pizza.
Jul 18, 2020
Crispy Zucchini Pizza Crust Is a Low-Carb, 5-Ingredient Win
Dare we say it's better than cauliflower?
Jul 17, 2020
What’s the Difference Between a Pizza Steel and Pizza Stone?
If you want to make pizza at home, you'll need to know what's up.
Jun 23, 2020
Grilled Pizza Is My Greatest Weeknight Victory
Besides the crackled crust and bungee pulls of melted cheese, the beauty of grilled pizza is that all the real work is done ahead, so the final cooking goes fast.
May 21, 2020
These 2-Ingredient Grilled Yogurt Flatbreads Cook in Just 5 Minutes
Use them as the base for a Mediterranean-inspired spread.
May 19, 2020
Recipe: Veggie Supreme Pizza
I’m not one of those moms who likes to hide vegetables in my kids’ foods, but I’m certainly not above covering vegetables with cheese and serving them up as pizza! Veggie supreme pizza is not only a way to get kids (and grown-ups) to eat more vegetables — it’s also a thoughtful way to clear out the crisper drawer at the end of the week.
Mar 30, 2020
We Tried the $50 Pizza Oven That Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed With
We didn't love it for all pizzas, but we did like it for something else!
Feb 19, 2020
Sweet Potato Pizza Bites Are the Ultimate “I’m Hangry” Snack
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Because every vegetable secretly wants to grow up and be a pizza.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: No-Knead Fennel & Anchovy Pizza
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Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Flat Bread with Dried Figs, Roquefort Cheese, and Rosemary
Last year I spent some time on Kea, a completely un-touristy Greek island off the coast of Athens. I went to spend a week cooking with Aglaia Kremezi, a thoughtful cook and talented teacher of Mediterranean cuisine. She had just finished the manuscript for a vegetarian cookbook and so many of the dishes I learned came from that body of work. My stained photocopied recipes and frayed notes from that trip have occupied a permanent place in my kitchen ever since that trip.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Trader Joe’s Garlic Naan Flatbreads
If it were up to my husband, we’d eat pizza for dinner every single night. Yes, even though we have a standing Pizza Friday each week, it’s just not enough for him. So I’m never surprised when he suggests these flatbreads for dinner, seeing as they’re essentially pizza with a fancy name. I usually let it slide since they’re such a quick, satisfying meal and I will also happily eat them on repeat.
Feb 3, 2020
This Hot Cheesy Pizza Dip Is So Good You Could Eat It With a Spoon
It's the ultimate party appetizer.
Jan 31, 2020
This Gluten-Free Spring Pizza Will Whisk You Away to France
A two-ingredient crust meets some of the season's best veggies.
Jan 29, 2020
Fresh Summer Recipe: Leek, Ricotta & Lemon Flatbread
green leeksglass of proseccoLeek, Ricotta, and Lemon Zest Flatbread2 large leeks1 red-skinned waxy potato1 16-ounce tub ricotta cheese4 sprigs thyme1 batch pizza dough or a ball of store bought1 cup shredded Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheesezest from two lemonssalt and pepper Pre-heat the oven to 450°. If you have a baking stone, place this in the oven now. ***This can also be done over on the grill outside. Check out instructions for this here.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Rustic Flatbread with Olive Oil and Sea Salt
Bread. One of the most fundamental yet soul satisfying foods known to man. Then why is it so darn intimidating? Bread baking isn’t something I do very often. It’s not for the want of it, honestly who wouldn’t want the warm scent of freshly-baked bread wafting through the house? It’s the time it takes, the kneading and proofing and, quite frankly, the fear of failure. Bread baking is kind of scary isn’t it?
Jan 29, 2020
Grill Recipe: Flatbread Stuffed with Curried Potatoes, Spinach, and Chickpeas
I’ll make no claims to authenticity with this recipe. It’s really more like an Indian-style calzone than the stuffed naan I’ve ordered in restaurants. But once those potatoes go all creamy in their spiced sauce and the flatbread bakes into a perfect toasty pocket on the grill, I’m pretty sure all those distinctions become moot.
Jan 29, 2020
Flatbread Recipe: Manakish Zaatar
I’ve shared how much more likely I am to eat breakfast when it’s a meze style – I just love being able to sample from a spread of olives, cheese, fresh vegetables, bread. Pita is nice, but when I have a little extra time, I make up a batch of manakish zaatar to eat over a few days. Topped with a fragrant, zingy blend of spices, these Lebanese flatbreads make lovely snacks and appetizers, too.
Jan 29, 2020
Appetizer Recipe: Flatbreads with Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onions, and Basil
Here’s a recipe that can easily work both as a party-worthy appetizer or as a light supper, perhaps served with a salad dressed in a sharp, mustardy vinaigrette. The sweet caramelized onions, sharp goat cheese and pungent fresh basil work together beautifully, especially when supported by a crisp but chewy flatbread. Basil isn’t exactly in season right now but it’s pretty easy to find wherever you go.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Socca Flatbread with Spring Pesto and Salad
Whether you choose the toppings or let your guests join in on the fun, pizzas and flatbreads are great crowd pleasers. I’m especially fond of socca, a chewy, crispy, gluten-free flatbread made from chickpea flour. As an appetizer or main course socca can be served plain or topped, like this one for spring. It features an herby, lemony pesto and fresh salad — plus it should even satisfy the worst dinner guest ever!
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Truffled Potato & Goat Cheese Flatbread
Pizza and flatbreads are in constant dinner rotation at my house. I’m always shocked at how quickly homemade dough comes together (not to mention that it freezes like a dream) so we always have an extra round or two on any given weeknight. And because you can justify putting practically anything on top, there is nothing you can’t throw in the mix — even potatoes and truffle oil! What is flatbread exactly?
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Sweet Potato, Ricotta & Arugula Flatbread
I’ll be honest: The appetizer is often the last thing I think about when planning a dinner party. But as someone who can never quite get dinner on the table when expected, I find an appetizer to be all-too-necessary for forestalling hunger pangs among my guests. This is where a simple yet elegant first course like this flatbread becomes extremely handy. I am a sweet potato fiend.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Grape and Taleggio Flatbread
It’s amazing what you can do with a pound of pizza dough. Of course you can make a traditional pizza, but why not get a little more creative? This easy flatbread, which can do double duty as an appetizer or as a full meal, has a fun combination of grapes, Taleggio cheese, and walnuts — all on whatever pizza dough you like best. This easy flatbread starts with pizza dough, and the kind you choose is up to you.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make 2-Ingredient Griddled Flatbreads
If you want a quick, fresh-off-the-griddle flatbread, it doesn’t get much easier than this dough that uses just two ingredients. In just about 30 minutes from start to finish, you’ll be tucking into tender flatbreads that can be eaten with dip, rolled up with your favorite fillings, or used to sop up something saucy that you’re serving for dinner. Oh, and guess what? There’s no stand mixer or special equipment required. Here’s how we do it.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Grilled Pesto Chicken Flatbreads
Harness the flavorful power of pesto in these easy grilled chicken and cheese flatbreads.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Basic Weeknight Flatbreads
Do you ever reach the end of the week and feel like there’s absolutely nothing in the fridge and takeout seems to be the only option? This flatbread is for you. Tender yet crisp, it can be turned into pizza, sandwiches, or even fill out a hearty cheese and snack board for Friday movie night. These flatbreads take about an hour and a half from start to finish, so start them before you grate the cheese, make a sauce, or just continue to stare into the barren fridge any longer.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Easy Fig & Prosciutto Flatbreads
You know those decadent flatbread pizzas that you devour at your favorite wine bar with friends? You can totally make those at home when you need a fast and fancy snack for book club (aka wine-drinking club) or even a date night at home. These flatbreads are everything you want in a grown-up, restaurant-inspired pizza. A crisp crust cradles jammy figs, salty prosciutto, and peppery arugula while pops of gorgonzola add just enough funky tang.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Trader Joe’s Flatbread Pizza
This is the best kind of sheet pan pizza.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Tiny Party Pizza Tarts
If it were up to my fiancé, the only appetizer that would be served in our apartment would be Bagel Bites. That’s not what these are, but I’ll tell you — he declared that these are better. Maybe it’s because the hard, flavorless mini bagels are replaced with extra-buttery, flaky puff pastry squares, which are topped with juicy fresh tomatoes and melted fresh mozzarella.
Jan 21, 2020
How To Make Gluten-Free Pizza Dough
The perfect pizza crust at home is chewy and crispy, with a slightly yeasty flavor. It should be easy enough to throw together on a Friday afternoon before friends come over. This is universally true for both traditional pizza and gluten-free pizza crust, despite the fact that each mixes and bakes up slightly different. Working with a readily available gluten-free flour blend, we set out to make an easy gluten-free pizza dough.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: French Bread Pesto Chicken Pizza
A homemade take on the microwave French bread pizza from my childhood, still weeknight-friendly, thanks to some help from the grocery store.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Zucchini Pesto Pizza Rolls
Five simple ingredients tag team on a dinner that everyone at the table will love — including mom and dad, given all of the veggies tucked inside!
Jan 21, 2020
Miracle Meal: Broccoli, Sausage, and Cheese Calzone
You only need four ingredients to make it.
Jan 21, 2020
How To Make Pizza Bites for a Crowd
Occasions when having this dish in your back pocket is handy: post-game Little League gatherings, movie nights, midnight study sessions, football playoff parties, birthdays bashes — need I go on? If you’ve got a pizza-loving crowd, this appetizer is there for you. Here’s how to put it together. There are few occasions when I actually recommend low-fat cheese, but this is one of them. Look for low-fat, low-moisture mozzarella cheese — don’t get fancy.
Jan 13, 2020
Recipe: Sheet Pan Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks
Sheet pan pizza isn't reinventing the wheel or anything (see what I did there?), but it's a classic that never gets a single complaint.
Jan 13, 2020
Can You Get Good Pizza in San Francisco?
Pixar’s Inside Out, nominated for Best Animated Feature Film, is a heart-warming tearjerker about the inner workings of the mind of 11-year-old Riley as she experiences one of life’s major upsets: moving.
Dec 17, 2019
I Love This Deep-Dish Pizza So Much I Even Made It for Thanksgiving
Kitchn Love Letters
It just has this way of drawing people together — which is what the holiday is all about.
Nov 12, 2019
Whole Foods’ Frozen Pizzas Are Half Price for the Next Two Weeks — There’s Just One Small Catch
As if you needed another reason to become a Prime member ...
Oct 22, 2019
Air Fryer Mini Calzones
They're stuffed with melty cheese and lots of pepperoni.
Oct 18, 2019
This Very Good (Not Sad) Gluten-Free Pizza Is My New Go-To Recipe
Kitchn Love Letters
Goodbye, frozen pies!
Sep 18, 2019
The Best Store-Bought Ingredients for Killer Homemade Pizza
Pizza Week
The DIY route is more fun (and more delicious) than takeout, anyway!
Aug 23, 2019
Roberta’s Cult-Favorite Brooklyn Pizza Dough Will Be Your New Go-To Crust
There's a reason why it's famous.
Aug 22, 2019
The Ultimate Ice Cream and Pizza Topping Pairing
Pizza and Ice Cream Week
We did a little exercise to determine which ice cream flavor belongs with which pizza topping.
Aug 21, 2019
You Can Hack Your Oven to Make Restaurant-Style Pizza — Here's How
You may never order delivery again.
Aug 21, 2019
A Midwestern Pizza Chain Perfected Hawaiian Pizza with 2 Strange Ingredients
Kitchn Love Letters
It's a *lot* better than the original (and the original is pretty good)!
Aug 21, 2019
Recipe Review: Martha Stewart’s Pizza Crust Is Easy to Make, but That’s It
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
"In short, it was more like pizza bread than pizza crust."
Aug 20, 2019
Recipe Review: Bobby Flay’s Pizza Dough Was Not Our Favorite. Here’s Why.
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
Maybe he should stick to the grill.
Aug 19, 2019
How To Make a Quick & Easy Stromboli the Whole Family Will Love
It's packed with three kinds of meat and just as many cheeses.
Aug 15, 2019
Here’s How to Make the Quickest Thin-Crust Pizza in Your Cast Iron Pan
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Aug 8, 2019
I Tried Almost a Dozen Frozen Pepperoni Pizzas. Now This Is the Only One I’ll Buy.
Taste Test
"Everyone liked how the sweetness of the sauce paired with the savory pepperoni, and the spice blend was perfectly balanced."
Aug 5, 2019
I Tried This Viral Reddit Tip for Reheating Pizza and Things Got Ugly
"Perfect pizza, like it just came out of the oven," was the promise.
Jul 30, 2019
5 Ways to Make Dinner with Pizza Dough
A ball of store-bought pizza dough can help you make dinner. On busy weeknights, its versatility and convenience just can’t be beat. And while you can obviously make great pizza from pizza dough, the truth is that you can make a whole lot of great things beyond pizza from the dough. Here are five ingenious ways to turn a one-pound ball of pizza dough into dinner. A sandwich is one of the easiest dinners around.
Jul 24, 2019
These 5-Ingredient Veggie Pies Will Seriously Upgrade Pizza Night
Snapshot Cooking
They're cheesy, saucy, and piled high with veg.
Jul 19, 2019
Socca Is the Gluten-Free, High-Protein Flatbread That Has Stolen My Heart
Kitchn Love Letters
I could eat it any time of day, any day of the week.
Jul 10, 2019
Here’s How to Decide If You Should Make Pizza Tonight for Dinner
You know those nights where you’re just staring blankly at the kitchen wall, wondering what to have for dinner? Well, typically we’d say the wall doesn’t have your answer, but it could. Enter: this cheeky pizza flowchart from illustrator Becky Simpson. Sold at the online shop Chipper Things (check it out for tons of other illustrations, cards, and totes!), this silly, fun-to-read piece would be totally perfect in the kitchen of a pizza-lover. So, like, basically any kitchen.
Jun 5, 2019
Spelt Crust Pizza with Fennel, Prosciutto, and Apples
Ancient Grains for Modern MealsMaria and I have the same literary agent, so we were delighted to meet up in person at a recent culinary conference. She is intensely warm and lively in person, practically crackling with life. At the moment I met her, she was literally staggering from joy; her book had just been named in the New York Times’ roundup of good summer cookbooks.
Jun 5, 2019
Family Recipe: Strawberry Dessert Pizza
My mother–in–law’s signature dessert is this colorful twist on an easy–to–assemble, perfectly light, fruit galette. Somewhere during the years where she was raising two athletic boys and feeding their gang of hungry friends, she deemed it “dessert pizza” and a classic was born. Today, we are lucky enough to have her share the recipe with all of us.
Jun 5, 2019
Recipe: Stovetop/Broiler Pizza with Asparagus, Shiitake and Fresh Mozzarella
While meandering the internets recently, I found several references to an odd but intriguing method of making pizza. The pizza is started on the stovetop using a very hot cast iron griddle or inverted skillet and then the whole thing is whisked to the broiler to finish cooking. It seemed worth trying so I gave it a whirl last night. Except for a few minor adjustments, I think it works! Read on for the full story and recipe.
Jun 5, 2019
Delancey Seattle: Molly and Brandon’s Labor of Love Kitchen Tour
We don’t do restaurant reviews or restaurant chatter here at The Kitchn. We focus on the ways that home cooking can transform your home into an even more nourishing space. But what happens if your passion for food overflows? What if you want to make your table bigger — big enough to feed a neighborhood?That’s what happened to Molly of Orangette and her husband, Brandon.
Jun 4, 2019
Recipe: Pizza Blanco
This is the first in our new series of guest posts from fellow bloggers and cooks. This first guest post comes from Leela Cyd. Welcome Leela! There is a certain, ahem, restaurant that resides in malls all over the US that has a pizza flavor that sticks out to me. We would go here as kids, always with family friends, and I’d order my pizza without red sauce (how absolutely sophisticated, I thought, as I twirled my side ponytail) and sip lemonade with the gusto of a wee Italian girl.
Jun 4, 2019
The 7 Things I Buy from Trader Joe’s for Pizza Night
Among the staple items in my cart on almost any trip to Trader Joe’s are the fixings for Friday pizza night. As you might expect, they offer fun twists on otherwise basic ingredients like dough, sauce, cheese, and toppings that really help me step it up on pizza night, without making a fuss. Here are the things I always buy at Trader Joe’s for my weekly pizza night.
Jun 3, 2019
The Best Tips from the Pizza Nerds of Reddit
From bread to burgers, if there’s a dish over which people can obsess, there’s likely a thriving community for it on Reddit. The subreddit r/Pizza isn’t just about people who love pizza — r/Pizza is a place for pizza disciples.
Jun 3, 2019
Sorry but Cauliflower Pizza Crusts Might Not Be That Healthy
Remember a few years ago, when your Paleo-eating, Crossfit-obsessed friends invited you over for cauliflower crust pizza? And as you forced a smile through one damp, flavorless mouthful after another, you thought this will never catch on. Um, yeah, it seems to have actually caught on. Trader Joe’s and Costco both sell their own cauli-crusts, California Pizza Kitchen has made it a permanent menu addition, and even my fave local pizza joint offers it as a semi-regular special.
May 30, 2019
Here’s How to Make Easy Heart-Shaped Pizza at Home
A few years ago I ordered a heart-shaped pizza from a big pizza chain, and boy was I disappointed; I paid something like $14 for a pizza that was barely big enough to feed me and my two preschoolers at the time and was more oblong than heart-shaped. I vowed to never order a holiday pizza again and set out to find the best method for making heart-shaped pizza at home.
May 30, 2019
The Baking Steel
Item: The Baking SteelPrice: $72Overall Impression: Fantastic and durable pizza accessory, one that will help your pizza cook much faster and give it a deliciously chewy, blistered crust. Do you use a pizza stone? Putting a heavy stone in your oven helps stabilize its temperature, retain its heat, and transfer it more efficiently and directly to your pizza. I had a pizza stone a long time ago, but broke it rather promptly, and ever since then I’ve baked my pizzas directly on an oven rack.
May 30, 2019
Roberta’s Cookbook by Carlo Mirarchi, Brandon Hoy, Chris Parachini, and Katherine Wheelock
I’ve been eyeing the Roberta’s Cookbook sitting in a stack of cookbooks on my kitchen counter for a few weeks now. I’ve never been to Roberta’s, a pizza restaurant located in a cement bunker somewhere in Brooklyn. But Roberta’s legend is far-reaching and I’ve certainly heard of the joint, probably first through a podcast from Heritage Radio Network, which broadcasts shows about food and other cool things.
May 24, 2019