50+ Pizza Recipes That Are Way Better than Takeout
As much as I love my local pizza joint, making pizza at home is one of my favorite weekly traditions. Pizzas tend to come together and cook quickly, and it’s incredibly fun to make a little bit of a mess, get creative with the toppings, and be rewarded with something so satisfying.
Once you learn the basics of prepping ingredients and baking off pies, the sky really is the limit. You can mix and match cheeses, meats, and veggies to make pizza combos the whole family will love. Use the basic lessons below as starting points, then tap into the extensive list of more than 50 recipes for both classic and unconventional ways to make awesome pizza at home.
Basic Pizza Recipes
First time cooking pizza at home? Need a refresher on exactly how long to cook your thin-crust pizza or how to make a really good sheet pan pizza? Here’s your rundown of all the pizza basics.
Pizza Dough, Crust, and Sauce
Sure there’s an ever-growing selection of store-bought doughs and pizza crusts, but it’s actually easier than you might think to make your own at home — no matter what your schedule looks like.
From a classic pepperoni topping to BBQ chicken to salty slices of proscuitto, this lineup is sure to please all the meat-lovers around the table.
When it comes to topping your pie with veggies, these recipes have so much inspiration to offer. Spoiler alert: Avocados make a great pizza topping.
Flatbreads and Other Pizzas
No matter how you top them, the beauty of flatbread pizzas is that they totally work as both appetizer and main course.