Making pizza at home is easy. Try these recipes using pre-made crusts piled high with our favorite toppings.
Crunchy Whole-Wheat Veggie Pizzas
This installment of our Let's Cook! curriculum, designed to empower busy folks to cook healthier meals at home, is a real kid-pleaser. We use whole-wheat tortillas as quick pizza crusts--a trick inspired by our friends at seriouseats.com.
Kale and Smoked Mozzarella Pizza
For an easy veggie pizza, top pizza crust with mozzarella and cooked kale.
Sausage and Kale Pesto Pizza with Blistered Tomato-Arugula Salad
You don't have to be a whiz with pizza dough to make this fast cast-iron skillet version--just pat it out to size, and the pan shapes it into a perfect circle. And because you don't have to stretch the dough very thin, it doesn't have to rest as long as with traditional recipes.
Butternut Squash Pizza with White Sauce, Spinach, and Goat Cheese
Try swapping out the goat cheese for feta or Gorgonzola to switch up the flavor profile.
Our take on this guaranteed family favorite saves more than 200 calories, 16 grams of fat, and nearly 670 milligrams of sodium over the leading fast-food cheeseburger pizza.
BLT Pizza with White SauceAll 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 PizzaThis 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 PizzaThe prebaked Italian pizza crust and deli-roasted whole chicken make this buffalo chicken pizza meal a quick and easy choice for weeknights.
BBQ Chicken and Blue Cheese PizzaThe 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.
Fresh Tomato Basil PizzaAfter 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 PizzaThis 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 PizzaThis 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 PizzaTop flour tortillas with black beans, corn, spicy Monterey Jack, and roasted chicken for quick-and-easy individual-sized pizzas.
Breakfast PizzaServe 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 PizzaTake 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 ProsciuttoWith artichokes, arugula, pesto, prosciutto, and Parmesan, this pizza has intense, addictive flavor. Splurge and try it with homemade pesto.
Prosciutto-Arugula PizzaWe love the thin crust of this pizza, which cooks up fast and as crisp as a cracker.
Asparagus and Prosciutto Pizza
This delicious pizza gets its bold flavor from garlic, lemon zest, ricotta, asparagus, and prosciutto. The crust comes out perfectly golden underneath with warm, bubbly cheese on top.
BBQ Chicken Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella and Pickled JalapeñosMilky 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 TomatoesCustomize 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 PizzaKale'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.
Caramelized Onion and Olive Pizza with Goat CheeseThree 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 PizzaIf 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 PizzaDitch 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 PizzaA traditional pizza consisting of mild Italian sausages, red bell peppers, onions, and mozzarella gets a slight makeover when tossed on the grill.
Taco PizzaRethink 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 PizzaPepperoni 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 PizzaPizza 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 MargheritaStart 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 PizzaThis 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 PizzasGo 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 PizzaEnjoy 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.
Niçoise PizzasTake a classic French salad, pile it on Indian flatbread, and you have a fresh, foolproof take on pizza.
Tuna Salad PizzaHave 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 PizzaGrapes 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 PizzaCremini 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.
Pizza Bianca with Dandelion GreensChandra Paton Shupe created her seasonal pizza after a trip to a farmers' market for a friend's Iron Chef-style cook-off party. "We grabbed everything that looked beautiful and tasty and put it all together."
Sweet Potato Pizza with Onion and RosemaryYou 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.
Tony's Hand-Tossed PizzaBring 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.
Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto PizzaThis 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 PizzaThis pizza requires only six ingredients! Use an Italian cheese-flavored pizza crust and fresh, ripe tomatoes.
Manchego and Chorizo PizzaBroccoli rabe, Manchego cheese, Spanish chorizo sausage, and plum tomatoes make a delectable combination in this easy, 30-minute meal.
Mediterranean PizzaThere 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 PizzaUse this cheese pizza recipe as a template, and vary the cheeses and vegetables to make your own creations.
Harvest PizzaMade 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.
Pear and Prosciutto PizzaPit peppery arugula against a base of creamy, sweet caramelized onions. Also appearing: prudent amounts of salty prosciutto, cheese, and walnuts.
Ratatouille Pizza with ChickenServe 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.
Sausage, Manchego, and Pepper PizzaTry this twist next time you find yourself in a recipe rut. Spiced chicken sausage, bell pepper, and Manchego cheese are a welcome change from the norm.
Grilled Ham and Pineapple PizzaBoth 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 PizzaGolden beets adorn this pizza that's layered with arugula, crumbled Goat cheese, and shaved Parmesan and prosciutto.
Asparagus, Ricotta, and Egg PizzaThis 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.