32 best pizza recipes and ideas | Easy recipes, dinners and meal ideas

Give the delivery person a night’s rest

From game day get-togethers to weekday family dinners, there’s no denying pizza is always a winner, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a second-rate slice. As long as you have the right recipes (or your go-to method for making pizza dough), you can easily bake top quality pies in the comfort of your own kitchen. (Bonus points if you bake your pie on a pizza stone or in a countertop pizza oven!). Whether you’re the type of person who can eat pizza for every meal of the day or just needs a great recipe to keep in your back pocket, you’ll find what you need here, starting with the Jeff’s irresistible take on Detroit-style pizza. The secret to this version is the cheese: instead of shredded mozzarella, it’s topped with brick cheese cubes – and all the way to the edges of the pan for the coveted crispy cheese crust!

Get the recipe: Detroit Pepperoni Pizza

Neapolitan Pizza Margherita

Neapolitan pizza is synonymous with simplicity and freshness. Instead of loading the dough with toppings, most are made with little more than tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and olive oil. Use the best ingredients you can – it will be worth it!

Get the recipe: Neapolitan Pizza Margherita

Pizza Braid

Twisted and loaded with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni, this pepperoni bread gives cheese-stuffed pizza a hard time.

Get the recipe: Pizza Braid

Big batch pizza dough

This recipe makes four 1 pound pizza dough balls which you can use one immediately and wrap and freeze the other for future. If you’re freezing the dough, thaw it overnight in the fridge, then let it come to room temperature on your counter before stretching it. How you do it is up to you!

Get the recipe: Bulk Pizza Dough

Stuffed pizza dough

The easy way to make stuffed crust pizza at home? Pulling cheese! Ree rolls them in her pizza crust for an easy homemade version of everyone’s favorite pie.

Get the recipe: Stuffed Pizza Crust

cast iron pizza

Sometimes using shortcuts is really worth it. Ree’s 30-Minute Pizza is made with store-bought pizza dough, sauce, pepperoni, and cheese.

Get the recipe: Cast Iron Pizza

Real Chicago-style deep-dish pizza

Chicago native Jeff Mauro knows a thing or two about deep-dish pizza. His fan-favorite recipe calls for homemade dough, which he tops with mozzarella, sausage, pepperoni and hand-crushed tomatoes. A pinch of parmesan adds the finishing touch!

Get the recipe: real Chicago deep-dish pizza

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

To achieve the doughy texture of this gluten-free pizza crust, chop the cauliflower in a food processor, then steam and drain to remove excess moisture.

Get the recipe: Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Pizza with crust stuffed with mozzarella sticks

We’ve taken the square Detroit pizza to a whole new level by stuffing the crispy crust with cheese and pepperoni. In fact, the whole pizza is loaded with it along with a hearty meat sauce that you can make while the pizza is cooking.

Get the recipe: Stuffed Crust Pizza with Mozzarella Sticks

White Pizza

You won’t even miss the cheese with the salty dough and topped with Giada herbs. It’s a simple dish that fans rave about as “absolutely delicious” and “a clear winner.”

Get the recipe: Pizza Bianca

Keto pizza snacks

Perfect for keto addicts, cheese lovers, and gluten-free people, this pizza crust is made mostly of cheese. Now no one should miss pizza night!

Get the recipe: Keto Pizza

BBQ Chicken Pizza

This cast iron pizza is the perfect mix of salty, sweet, hot and tangy. Crispy baked pizza dough is topped with barbecue chicken, mozzarella and cheddar cheese. A drizzle of honey with fresh cilantro and green onions complete this chicken and cheese pizza.

Get the recipe: Barbecue Chicken Pizza

pizza in the pizza oven

This dish is a loose part of the traditional Mexican breakfast of huevo rancheros, with pizza dough replacing corn tortillas and fillings including two types of cheese, refried beans, egg and creamy avocado, all prepared in your pizza oven.

Get the recipe: Pizza Oven Breakfast Pizza

Stuffed Pizza Slices

These bite-size pizza rolls are like your favorite after-school freezer aisle snack, but even better (yes, we said that). We stuffed ours with crumbled Italian sausage, pepperoni, pizza sauce and, of course, lots of cheese, then deep-fried them to get super crispy wonton skin wrappers. We challenge you to compare.

Get the recipe: Pizza Rolls

Margarita Pizza

You can’t go wrong with a classic like this Neapolitan-style pizza. With sweet and savory San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and fragrant basil, it’s easy to see why this pie is always a crowd favorite.

Get the recipe: Pizza Margherita

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust

If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional pizza dough, try Katie’s five-star recipe. For a really crispy crust, squeeze all the moisture out of the spaghetti squash before cooking.

Get the recipe: Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust

Meat grilled pizza

Looking for a way to mix up your usual grill menu? Try the pizzas. This meat-lover’s pie is loaded with toppings and is easy to prepare on the grill. Just be sure to preheat your pizza stone on the grill for at least 30 minutes. This way your crust will be well cooked and crispy.

Get the recipe: Grilled Meat Pizza

Pizza pockets

Giada’s handheld snacks are like mini calzones, each stuffed with arugula, cheese and tangy Italian sausage. Using a store-bought pizza crust will save you a lot of time.

Get the recipe: Pizza Pockets

Cheeseburger pizza

Like a classic cheeseburger, mustard tops ground beef in this pizza, which is bubbling with melted American cheese, fresh red onions and dill pickles. Serve it with shredded lettuce on the side to complete the burger experience and make it a “one-crust” meal that arrives at the table in an hour flat.

Get the recipe: Cheeseburger Pizza

Nonno Pizza

This oh so moist and delicious take on the pizza skips the mozzarella, letting the tomato and oregano flavors shine through. Once out of the oven, it’s sprinkled with a little ricotta salata for a nice salty kick and just a hint of the smooth, milky flavor of mozzarella.

Get the recipe: Nonno’s Pizza

sausage pizza

Italian sausage and lots of kale give this pizza a tangy flavor. Molly’s advice? Kale will cook when it’s in the oven, so always add more than you think you’ll need.

Get the recipe: Sausage Pizza

Basil Pesto Pizza

Nothing gives pizza a summery twist like replacing the red sauce with pesto. And it’s easy to do from scratch; just mix a few ingredients into the food process and mix until smooth.

Get the recipe: Basil Pesto Pizza

Gluten-free pizza dough

This easy gluten-free pizza dough bakes into a crispy, chewy crust (plus, it’s vegan!). Adding coarse cornmeal gives it texture and crunch.

Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

Pizza Pronto Pantry

Why mix up a batch of pizza dough when you have store bought focaccia on hand? This is the perfect trick to save time during a pizza party.

Get the recipe: Pronto Pizza from the Pantry

Deep Pan Pizza

If you ask us, this deep-dish pizza is way better than takeout. Thanks to your cast iron skillet, you can have a hot, tasty pizza on the table in just an hour – and with minimal cleanup!

Get the recipe: Deep Skillet Pizza

Soft Pizza Pretzels

Trisha packs all your favorite pizzeria toppings into her easy-to-make soft pretzels: oregano, parmesan, garlic, red pepper flakes and more!

Get the recipe: Soft Pizza Pretzels

Hawaiian barbecue pizza

Ready in just 30 minutes, this sweet and savory pizza is a breeze to prepare. Grilling the pineapple before baking the pizza just adds a hint of smoke to the juicy fruit.

Get the recipe: Hawaiian BBQ Pizza

Venetian rolled pizza

Use store-bought dough to make these pizza rolls a snap. Filled with mozzarella, spinach and prosciutto, they make for a satisfying and fun hand dish.

Get the recipe: Rolled Venetian Pizza

Breakfast pizza

What’s more fun than pizza for breakfast? Delegate tasks to your younger helpers like brushing oil on the crust, layering it with toppings and tearing up the basil. When you sit down for breakfast, everyone can enjoy a job well done.

Get the recipe: Breakfast Pizza

Grilled dessert pizza

Who said pizza had to be salty? The chocolate hazelnut spread serves as the “sauce” for Trisha’s grilled pizza, which she tops with sliced ​​bananas, dried fruit and roasted nuts.

Get the recipe: Grilled Dessert Pizza

Tricolor Salad Pizzas

Ellie saves time by using store bought whole wheat pizza dough for this simple pie. To up the health factor, she cuts fat by using part-skim mozzarella and ricotta cheeses.

Get the recipe: Tricolor Salad Pizzas

English Muffin Pizzas

These pizzas can be made ahead and frozen for the perfect after school snack. No need to thaw; just add your favorite toppings and bake.

Get the recipe: English Muffin Pizzas