Crusts and Toppings Galore: Our Best Pizza Recipes
There's something here for everyone. Put together a feast with meaty deep-dish styles, thin-crust vegetarian pizzas, and so much more.
When you use our simple pizza dough recipes (or a good store-bought one), making any of these pizza recipes is as easy as pie. Go classic with your toppings, or get creative, as we did, taking a cue from antipasto platters, popular salads, and so much more. The possibilities are endless, which means any night can be pizza night.
First and foremost, you'll need your base, so start with one of our basic pizza dough recipes. If you're planning to make pizza on a weeknight, we suggest making the dough the night before and storing it in the refrigerator. Then, let it work its magic. We've used it for the Sausage, Mushroom, and Pickled-Pepper Pizza, pictured here. The pie offers a little bit of everything. Take in the big pop of flavor and color from fresh basil, pickled cherry peppers, and shiitake mushroom caps. Fresh basil and a low-moisture mozzarella offset some of the sharp, savory toppings. Looking for more of a classic pizza recipe? Kids and adults alike will adore our recipe for a while cheese pizza with pepperoni. A trio of Parmigiano-Reggiano, mozzarella, and ricotta are the ultimate creamy combo for this sauce-less pie.
While those pizzas can cook on either a pizza stone or a baking sheet, we're also a fan of using a cast-iron skillet to make homemade pies. By cooking the pizza dough in this pan, the crust becomes golden brown and so crispy. When you're craving breakfast for dinner, try our steak and eggs-inspired pie, so you can see for yourself just how magical cooking in a cast-iron skillet is.
From thin crust to deep dish, vegetarian to meat lover's, our pizza recipes are sure to make you say, "Mamma Mia, that's amore!"
Classic Margherita Pizza
Classic. Timeless. A tried-and-true favorite. Absolutely perfect. There are so many ways to describe this simple tomato-mozzarella-basil pizza, but two words should do the trick—that's amore!
Roman-Style Thin-Crust Pizzas
Thin and crispy, these pizzas are sure to disappear in a flash. Try any or all of the three toppings we outlined in this recipe: There's Spinach-Parmigiano-Pepper Flakes, Potato-Red Onion-Arugula, and Ricotta-Peas-Prosciutto, which is pictured here.
Skip the sauce and let the cheese shine in this understated pizza topped with a duo of shredded Fontina cheese and fresh mozzarella.
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Deep-Dish Meatball Pizza
Kids and adults alike will love this hearty pizza. Homemade meatballs and marinara top store-bought dough.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza Margherita
Cauliflower is blitzed in the food processor, then turned into a gluten-free pizza dough with an assist from an egg and two types of cheese—mozzarella and Grana Padano. The resulting golden crust is finished with more mozzarella, roasted cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil.
Vegetable Lovers' Deep-Dish Pizza
Cheesy Chicken-and-Corn Pizza
Put leftover rotisserie chicken to good use in this pie that builds a powerful, flavor-packed team of spicy tomatillo salsa, sour cream, Monterey Jack, and fresh corn kernels.
Grilled Vegetable Pizzas
Wild Mushroom Skillet Pizza
White Pizza with Pickled Onions and Peppers
You'll go heart eyes for this bright pink and red pizza that gets its color from thinly sliced soppressata and a tangy combination of homemade pickled onions and peppers. But the flavor doesn't stop there! We added a trio of cheeses—ricotta, Parmesan, and Monterey Jack—to finish it all off.
Escarole, Provolone, and Cherry-Tomato Pizza
This vegetarian pizza recipe features an exciting combination of escarole, radicchio, and halved cherry tomatoes, plus capers and ooey-gooey provolone cheese slices.
Prosciutto Mozzarella Pizza
Dress up this white pizza with thin slices of salty prosciutto, an irresistible melt-in-your-mouth treat that offers a taste of Italy.
Sunny yellow squash blossoms and zucchini crown these show-stopping pizzas. Crack an egg over the top in the last five minutes of baking to take them to the next level.
Artichoke-and-Spinach Skillet Pizza
Pepperoni Three-Cheese White Pizza
This recipe is an upgrade of one of the most timeless pies. A to-die-for white sauce is made from heavy cream, Parmigiano, garlic, and lemon. Top with dollops of ricotta, sliced mozzarella, and pepperoni, then finish off the final product with an extra drizzle of olive oil and a few cranks of black pepper.
Broccoli, Lemon, and Gouda Pizzas
A fresh-tasting vegetarian pie like this is something we can eat again and again (and again!). Gouda is a surprising but fabulous choice instead of the usual mozzarella, and thin lemon slices offer a zesty punch bite after bite.
Zucchini and Caramelized-Onion Pizza
"Steak and Egg" Skillet Pizza
Skillet Pizza Diavola
Craving a deep-dish style pizza? That's where the cast iron skillet really shines. It not only creates a thicker crust, but an incredibly crispy one at that.
Skillet Pizza with Eggplant and Greens
Melt-in-your-mouth roasted eggplant joins garlicky Swiss chard, gooey provolone, and fresh oregano in this show-stopping skillet pizza.
Brussels Sprout-Lemon Pizza
Steak Pizza with Peppers and Onions
Like a pizza-cheesesteak hybrid! Medium-rare sirloin is teamed with sautéed peppers and onions and Monterey Jack on a golden crust.
Ricotta Pizza with Fresh and Roasted Tomatoes
Spring Vegetable Pizzas
Fresh asparagus and cherry tomatoes join two pantry ingredients—tangy marinated artichoke hearts and nutty Gruyère cheese—in this delicious pizza.
Pizza with Fresh Figs, Ricotta, Thyme, and Honey
Brushing the dough with herb oil as it grills gives this pizza tons of flavor. It's finished with fontina and two kinds of mozzarella.
Whole-Wheat Pizzas with Pecorino, Arugula, and Tomatoes
A stash of whole-wheat pizza dough in the freezer is like money in the bank! You can pull it out any night of the week and make a quick, crowd-pleasing dinner. Here, the golden crust is topped with crushed grape tomatoes, peppery arugula, and nutty Pecorino Romano.