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Our Homemade Pizza Recipes Will Make You Forget All About Delivery

Pizza is fun to make at home, especially with our easy dough recipes and inspired topping ideas

By SAVEUR Editors


Published on April 30, 2020

We all know that the best pizza is the one you make yourself, and we promise it’s not as hard as it sounds. Once you’ve got the dough down, all that’s left is to experiment with toppings. You can go classic or experimental, simple or complex. So if you want to start traditional, go for the margherita. Our recipe keeps it simple with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and basil leaves—the colors of the Italian flag. One of the most difficult parts of making pizza on your own is getting enough heat in a home oven to properly cook the crust. There’s no way to replicate the scorching heat of a pizza oven, but preheating a pizza stone under the broiler is a good option.

The real fun in making your own pizza is deciding what toppings to use. You could go a little more classic with mortadella and mozzarella or ham and caramelized onion, but that’s just the start. For a celebration of spring, try using ramps and morels, plus a barely-set fried egg. Or make the most of summer by topping a Rhode Island-style grilled pizza with ripe peaches, salty prosciutto, and peppery arugula.

Pizza Margherita (Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Pizza)

This most iconic of pizzas is topped with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and basil leaves, the colors of the Italian flag. Get the recipe for Pizza Margherita (Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Pizza) »

Detroit-Style Pepperoni Pizza

Crispy pepperoni cups and briny pickled peppers adorn this square pan pizza. Get the recipe for Detroit-Style Pepperoni Pizza »

Grilled Pizza with Peaches, Prosciutto, and Arugula

Tree-ripe stone fruit shines when paired with rich prosciutto, salty young pecorino, and peppery fresh arugula atop a well-charred crust. Get the recipe for Grilled Pizza with Peaches, Prosciutto, and Arugula »

Easiest Pizza Ever

No time to make your own dough? Same here. Use a loaf of bread for the crust and have dinner ready in no time. Get the recipe for Easiest Pizza Ever »

Pizza Rosa (Bianco)

Nutty Parmigiano-Reggiano, paper-thin slices of red onion, aromatic rosemary leaves, and buttery roasted pistachios top this minimal pizza. Get the recipe for Pizza Rosa (Bianco »)

Pizza with Ramps, Morels, and Eggs

This pizza, which pairs mellow, earthy morels, with oniony ramps, sharp Parmesan cheese, and just-set eggs. Get the recipe for Pizza with Ramps, Morels, and Eggs »

Gluten-Free Pizza Margherita

Here, the Neapolitan classic is reimagined for those on a gluten-free diet with the help of Cup4Cup Pizza Crust Mix. Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Pizza Margherita »

Pistachio and Mortadella Pizza (Pizza Pistacchio e Mortadella)

A buttery pistachio puree bolsters this mortadella and mozzarella pizza. Get the recipe for Pistachio and Mortadella Pizza (Pizza Pistacchio e Mortadella) »

Walnut Pesto and Zucchini Pizza (Pizza Noci e Zucchini)

Creamy walnut sauce is paired with golden pan-fried zucchini and smoked mozzarella on this Neapolitan-style pizza. Get the recipe for Walnut Pesto and Zucchini Pizza (Pizza Noci e Zucchini) »

Fried Pizza with Marinara Sauce (Pizza Montanara Starita)

This signature pizza of both Naples' Starita and New York City's Don Antonio pizzerias is at first fried, then slathered in a rich marinara sauce before it is quickly baked to melt the mozzarella. Get the recipe for Fried Pizza with Marinara Sauce (Pizza Montanara Starita) »

Ham and Caramelized Onion Pizza

Caramelized onions, sweet ham, mozzarella, and fragrant rosemary combine in this flavorful pizza. Get the recipe for Ham and Caramelized Onion Pizza »

Pizza with Snow Crab, Ricotta, Shishito Peppers, and Wasabi Aïoli

Asian-style toppings—shredded snow crab, spicy shishito peppers, ginger-wasabi aïoli—adorn a Western-style pizza at Park Hyatt Tokyo's New York Bar. Get the recipe for Pizza with Snow Crab, Ricotta, Shishito Peppers, and Wasabi Aïoli »

Gluten-Free Cafeteria-Style Pizza

This recipe for a classic pepperoni pizza was developed using celebrated chef Thomas Keller's gluten-free pizza crust mix. Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Cafeteria-Style Pizza »

Butternut Squash and Smoked Mozzarella Pizza (Pizza del Papa)

Antonio Starita, the owner of Pizzeria Starita in Naples, served this butternut squash-topped pizza to Pope John Paul II. Get the recipe for Butternut Squash and Smoked Mozzarella Pizza (Pizza del Papa) »

Rachetta (Racket-Shaped Pizza with Mushrooms and Tomatoes)

A portion of the crust for this pizza is stuffed with earthy roasted mushrooms to mimic a tennis racket handle. Get the recipe for Rachetta (Racket-Shaped Pizza with Mushrooms and Tomatoes) »

Six-Onion Pizza

This sweet and savory pizza showcases the flavor of six kinds of onion. Get the recipe for Six-Onion Pizza »

Squash Blossom Pizza

This stunner of a pie features summer squash blossoms, creamy burrata, and a crisp, chewy crust. Get the recipe for Squash Blossom Pizza »

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