Quick and Easy Pizza Dough
Making pizza dough from scratch is no doubt a labor of love—but that doesn't mean it can't be fast and easy too. Just 30 minutes after forming and resting the dough, you can use it as the base for this classic pie, or get creative and make something like this tri-color salad pizza or an antipasto-inspired slice.
Classic Margherita Pizza
An enduring Italian favorite, this simple pie needs nothing more than tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, Parmesan, and basil to shine.
Pizza with a Sunny-Side-Up Egg and Herb Garden Pesto
This pesto pizza can also be served for breakfast.
Roasted Fall Vegetable and Ricotta Pizza
Top this vegetable pizza with your favorite roasted winter squash.
Whole-wheat pita bread forms the crust for these pizza wedges topped with fresh basil, yellow pepper, mozzarella, and homemade tomato sauce.
Steak Pizza with Peppers and Onions
If you've ever craved pizza and a cheesesteak at the same time -- and who hasn't? -- you're in luck; this pizza incorporates the flavors of both for a hearty dinner the whole family will love.
Broccoli, Lemon, and Gouda Pizzas
Here, the classic white pie goes green in the most delicious way: charred broccoli florets and paper-thin slices of lemon meld with sharp gouda and nutty Parmesan cheeses to make this gourmet-level pizza at home. The pizza dough will need 1 to 2 hours to rise, so plan accordingly. Alternatively, you can make the dough the day before and let it rise overnight in the fridge.
Professional pizza makers always stretch the dough with their hands; if you find the task too daunting, use a rolling pin.
This pizza stars 3 cheeses melted on a crisp crust. Top with peppery arugula for a better-than-delivery dinner.
"Steak and Egg" Skillet Pizza
A cast-iron skillet will make quick work of this breakfast-inspired pie and it will turn out a crisp, chewy crust that rivals what a traditional pizza oven can do. Hearty enough for the main event, this pizza is made by spreading a spiced ground beef mixture over the crust, then cracking a few eggs on top midway through cooking so they stay sunny-side-up. When the yolks are broken at the table, they combine with a mix of mild cheddar and briny feta to make a downright decadent sauce.