Easy Pizza, Pronto!

Making pizza at home is easy. Try these recipes using pre-made crusts piled high with our favorite toppings.

  • Tony's Hand-Tossed Pizza
    James Carrier

    Tony's Hand-Tossed Pizza

    Bring the flavors of California into your kitchen with this recipe from Chef Tony Germignani, two-time winner of the World Pizza Championship. Try this classic meaty pizza, or one of his other favorites like Cholula Spicy Chicken, found on the recipe page. For a quick dinner, use a pre-made pizza crust or, if you have more time, try Tony's hand-tossed dough recipe.
  • <p>BLT Pizza with White Sauce</p>

    BLT Pizza with White Sauce

    All the components of America's favorite summer sandwich are here--even the mayonnaise. Yes, it turns out adding some oil to the mayo makes a creamy sauce that fully covers the pie and gives a richer taste to the pizza.
  • Chicken, Arugula, and Radish Pizza
    Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Chicken, Arugula, and Radish Pizza

    This modern pizza is topped with fresh, healthy vegetables and both ricotta and goat cheese. Shredded rotisserie chicken rounds out the pie with ease.
  • Buffalo Chicken Pizza
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Buffalo Chicken Pizza

    The prebaked Italian pizza crust and deli-roasted whole chicken make this buffalo chicken pizza meal a quick and easy choice for weeknights.
  • Fresh Tomato Basil Pizza
    Photo: Maren Caruso; Styling: Robyn Valarik

    Fresh Tomato Basil Pizza

    After a visit to Italy, home gardener Reed Davis had an intense craving for simple, fresh pizza. He also had a lot of homegrown tomatoes. This easy recipe took care of both.
  • Thai Chicken Pizza
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

    Thai Chicken Pizza

    This pizza gets its Thai flavor from a sauce made from creamy peanut butter, ginger, garlic and soy sauce. While the sauce is homemade, the meat comes from a rotisserie chicken, making this dish easy as pie.
  • Three Cheese-and-Spinach Pizza
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

    Three Cheese-and-Spinach Pizza

    This meatless pie is anything but boring. Spinach, pine nuts, and a blend of three delicious cheeses make this dish worthy of entertaining friends, or just a quiet dinner at home.
  • Cuban Chicken Pizza
    Randy Mayor

    Cuban Chicken Pizza

    Top flour tortillas with black beans, corn, spicy Monterey Jack, and roasted chicken for quick-and-easy individual-sized pizzas.
  • Breakfast Pizza
    Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Breakfast Pizza

    Serve this recipe for brunch or dinner. A mix between a breakfast casserole and a quiche, this pizza features a crescent roll crust and the rich flavors of turkey sausage, hash brown potatoes, and cheddar cheese.
  • Apple, Goat Cheese, and Pecan Pizza
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Apple, Goat Cheese, and Pecan Pizza

    Take a walk on the culinary wild side with this adventurous pizza. Thinly sliced Fuji apples, goat cheese, toasted pecans, baby arugula, and fresh thyme meld together in a tantalizing blend of flavors for a unique and fresh pizza dinner.
  • Artichoke and Arugula Pizza with Prosciutto
    Oxmoor House

    Artichoke and Arugula Pizza with Prosciutto

    With artichokes, arugula, pesto, prosciutto, and Parmesan, this pizza has intense, addictive flavor. Splurge and try it with homemade pesto.
  • Prosciutto-Arugula Pizza
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart  

    Prosciutto-Arugula Pizza

    We love the thin crust of this pizza, which cooks up fast and as crisp as a cracker.
  • BBQ Chicken Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella and Pickled Jalapeños
    Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    BBQ Chicken Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella and Pickled Jalapeños

    Milky fresh mozzarella tames the bite of tangy peppers in this easy BBQ chicken pizza. Be sure to check out the variations at the bottom of the recipe, too.
  • Walnut Pizza with Arugula and Yellow Tomatoes
    Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Walnut Pizza with Arugula and Yellow Tomatoes

    Customize a personal-pan crust with feta cheese, bright veggies, and fresh arugula. Individually-sized pies allow dinner guests to mix and match their favorite toppings.
  • Kale, Chorizo, and Manchego Pizza
    Photo: James Baigrie

    Kale, Chorizo, and Manchego Pizza

    Kale's hearty texture holds up to the high heat needed to create a crisp pizza crust. Its deep flavor is a great match for spicy chorizo and bold manchego cheese.
  • <p>Caramelized Onion and Olive Pizza with Goat Cheese</p>

    Caramelized Onion and Olive Pizza with Goat Cheese

    Three types of onion are cooked with garlic and thyme until caramelized, giving this pizza a rich, sweet flavor. Goat cheese and green olives add depth. Serve with a fresh salad dressed with lemon vinaigrette.
  • Turkey Alfredo Pizza
    Jim Bathie; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Turkey Alfredo Pizza

    If you're in the mood for white pizza, try this inventive variation featuring collard greens and leftover turkey. Commercial Alfredo sauce and nutty fontina cheese result in an easy yet distinctive meal.
  • Peach and Gorgonzola Chicken Pizza
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Peach and Gorgonzola Chicken Pizza

    Ditch the tomato sauce and give pizza a makeover by topping with chicken, fresh peach slices and Gorgonzola cheese. A drizzle of tangy balsamic reduction provides the perfect balance to the sweet summer fruit.
  • Sausage, Pepper and Onion Pizza

    Sausage, Pepper and Onion Pizza

    A traditional pizza consisting of mild Italian sausages, red bell peppers, onions, and mozzarella gets a slight makeover when tossed on the grill.
  • Taco Pizza
    Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps  

    Taco Pizza

    Rethink taco night with this inventive recipe. Instead of taco shells, use prebaked pizza crusts to hold your favorite toppings, like ground beef, refried beans, salsa, and sour cream.
  • Pepperoni Pizza
    Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Rose Nguyen

    Pepperoni Pizza

    Pepperoni pizza is a classic favorite, and in less than 20 minutes, you can make this light and healthy version. The whole wheat crust has more fiber and nutrients than a white flour crust, and using part-skim mozzarella saves on calories without compromising any flavor.
  • Shrimp Pizza
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty

    Shrimp Pizza

    Pizza gets a taste of the sea with poached shrimp. This quick and easy pie is sure to please seafood lovers--and land lovers alike.
  • Pizza Margherita
    Photo: Maria Robledo

    Pizza Margherita

    Start with frozen pizza dough for a super-easy homemade pizza. Add four basic ingredients, bake, and you'll have dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes.
  • Steak and Blue Cheese Pizza
    Randy Mayor; Katie Stoddard

    Steak and Blue Cheese Pizza

    This quick and easy yet elegant main dish serves up hearty slices of sirloin steak and rich blue cheese crumbles. You may never order delivery again.
  • Insalata Pizzas
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Manning Barr

    Insalata Pizzas

    Go green with a personal-sized pita pizza piled high with sweet onions, grape tomatoes, pitted olives, and salad greens. Serve with a cup of soup for a warm, flavorful meal.
  • Sunny-Side-Up Pizza
    Oxmoor House

    Sunny-Side-Up Pizza

    Enjoy your eggs sunny-side up on a pizza that bears the same name. Mâche, red onion, and Parmesan cheese join these savory eggs for an outstanding, savory Sunny-Side-Up Pizza that's perfect for brunch or a light supper.
  • <p>Nicoise Pizzas</p>

    Niçoise Pizzas

    Take a classic French salad, pile it on Indian flatbread, and you have a fresh, foolproof take on pizza.
  • Tuna Salad Pizza
    Photo: José Picayo

    Tuna Salad Pizza

    Have your pizza and salad, too--all in one. Tuna Salad Pizza combines the best of both. Flaky albacore tuna is layered over mixed salad greens, kalamata olives, and grape tomatoes--all topped with freshly shaved Parmesan cheese.
  • Chicken, Red Grape, and Pesto Pizza
    Photo: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Chicken, Red Grape, and Pesto Pizza

    Grapes make an ideal salad topping, but what about on pizza...? This surprising addition is a sweet contrast to the tangy Romano cheese, herby pesto, and juicy chicken. Grapes are said to slow the aging process, so here is a case where eating another slice of pizza definitely has its benefits.
  • Double-Mushroom Pizza
    Oxmoor House

    Double-Mushroom Pizza

    Cremini and portobellos are actually the same mushroom; portobellos are the mature form. Marry them with a whole-wheat crust for a pizza with earthy, nutty flavor.
  • Sweet Potato Pizza with Onion and Rosemary
    Photo: Maria Robledo

    Sweet Potato Pizza with Onion and Rosemary

    You don't have to eat out to enjoy a great pizza. This gorgeous, earthy pie is loaded with savory fall flavors like sweet potato, onion, and rosemary.
  • Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Pizza
    Photo: Dominic Perri; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

    Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Pizza

    This easy-as-pie pizza requires just a few ingredients and just 15 minutes to prepare. Use store-bought pesto for convenience, or homemade if you have it on hand.
  • Tomato-Basil Pizza
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke

    Tomato-Basil Pizza

    This pizza requires only six ingredients! Use an Italian cheese-flavored pizza crust and fresh, ripe tomatoes.
  • Manchego and Chorizo Pizza
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Manchego and Chorizo Pizza

    Broccoli rabe, Manchego cheese, Spanish chorizo sausage, and plum tomatoes make a delectable combination in this easy, 30-minute meal.
  • <p>Mediterranean Pizza</p>

    Mediterranean Pizza

    There is nothing better than a crispy pizza topped with bubbly cheese and piled high with toppings. This Mediterranean-style pie is fun to make and healthy too!
  • Three-Cheese Veggie Pizza
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Three-Cheese Veggie Pizza

    Use this cheese pizza recipe as a template, and vary the cheeses and vegetables to make your own creations.
  • Harvest Pizza
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Amy Burke

    Harvest Pizza

    Made with leftover sweet potatoes and turkey, this easy pizza recipe is the perfect solution to the problem of what to do with all those holiday leftovers.
  • BBQ Chicken and Blue Cheese Pizza
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    BBQ Chicken and Blue Cheese Pizza

    The classic BBQ chicken pizza gets a sophisticated flavor with the addition of tangy blue cheese. For a kid-friendly pie, substitute fresh mozzarella for the blue cheese.
  • Pear and Prosciutto Pizza
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Pear and Prosciutto Pizza

    Pit peppery arugula against a base of creamy, sweet caramelized onions. Also appearing: prudent amounts of salty prosciutto, cheese, and walnuts.
  • Ratatouille Pizza with Chicken
    Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Ratatouille Pizza with Chicken

    Serve a pizza stuffed with veggie toppings. Layer ratatouille, a French dish of sautéed eggplant, bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, and garlic, with chopped rotisserie chicken for a colorful pizza pie that's packed with flavor.
  • Grilled Ham and Pineapple Pizza
    Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Grilled Ham and Pineapple Pizza

    Both children and adults will love the flavor of Grilled Ham and Pineapple Pizza. Grilling the ham gives it a nice smoky flavor, and the pineapple adds sweetness.
  • Beet Salad Pizza
    Photo: José Picayo

    Beet Salad Pizza

    Golden beets adorn this pizza that's layered with arugula, crumbled Goat cheese, and shaved Parmesan and prosciutto.
  • <p>Asparagus, Ricotta, and Egg Pizza</p>
    Photo: Justin Walker; Food Styling: Simon Andrews; Prop Styling: Kaitlyn du Ross

    Asparagus, Ricotta, and Egg Pizza

    This meatless pie only requires 5 ingredients: refrigerated pizza dough, ricotta cheese, asparagus, eggs, and Parmesan. Keep an eye on the pizza after you add the eggs so they don't overcook.
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