Our Guide to Making the Best Homemade Pizza Ever

updated May 1, 2019
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Over the years we’ve shared a lot of recipes and tips for making a killer pizza. Today I’m rounding up every last bit for an epic guide to all things pizza.

From essentials everyone should know — like how to make pizza dough, which is actually way easier than you’d ever imagine — to specific recipes, you’ll find everything you need (and more) right here.

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Start with Dough and Sauce

Before embarking on your pizza journey, it’s important to make sure you’ve got the essentials down. Do you know how to make pizza dough from scratch? Or how to grill pizza? We’ve got your back.

Our Best Pizza Dough Recipes

Our Favorite Sauce Recipes

Pick Your Toppings

Once you’ve got the dough and settled on a sauce, you’ll need a topping strategy. Some toppings like pepperoni can go on straight up and others need to be partially or full cooked before going on pizza. Take a look at our favorite pizza recipes for topping guidance.

Shape and Cook Your Pizza Like a Pro

Shaping the Pizza Dough

Shaping pizza crust from a disk of dough to a round, mostly even crust is arguably the hardest part of pizza making and one that we don’t talk about nearly enough. These two guides will give you two the best shaping guidelines for most pizzas.

How to Cook Your Pizza Like a Pro

Our Tried-and-True Pizza Methods

Consider these your one-stop-shop for specific pizzas — everything from your brilliant basic pizza to entertaining with pizza from the grill.

Tips for Making Even Better Pizza

So what do you do after you know the basics of how to make pizza? Pick up some handy tips on how to make even better pizza.

Loving on Pizza Leftovers