4-Square Family Pizza

Photo: psfreeman

Let your family’s creativity run wild with this fun pizza that features four different delicious topping portions. This recipe lends itself well to other variations. Get creative and add your family's favorite toppings. For a perfect party pizza, follow Steps 1 and 2, dividing the crust into four squares with lines of shredded Cheddar cheese as described. Then provide toppings (meats, cheeses, sauces, fruits, etc.), allowing guests to complete a square with the ingredients of their choice.

Yield: 16 servings
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  • Cornmeal, if desired
  • 1 can(s) (13.8 oz.) PillsburyxC2xAE refrigerated classic pizza crust
  • 2 teaspoon(s) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup(s) shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon(s) chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup(s) refrigerated honey hickory barbecue sauce with shredded chicken, large pieces cut up
  • 1 tablespoon(s) shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 4 to 5 (1/4-inch-thick) slices plum (Roma) tomato (about 1 large tomato)
  • 1 tablespoon(s) thin fresh basil strips
  • 2 tablespoon(s) pizza sauce
  • 2 slice(s) Canadian bacon, quartered
  • 1/4 cup(s) pineapple tidbits, well drained (from 8-oz can)
  • 2 tablespoon(s) pizza sauce
  • 8 to 10 slice(s) pepperoni (from 3-oz package)


  1. • Heat oven to 425°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray; sprinkle with cornmeal. Unroll dough; place on cookie sheet. Starting at center, press out dough into 14x12-inch rectangle. Brush dough with olive oil.
  2. • Bake 6 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese in the shape of a "plus sign" on crust, dividing the crust into four squares. Top each square with 1 of the 4 variations listed above to make 4 different squares; if desired, on the Pepperoni Pizza Square, arrange the pepperoni to make a happy face. Top entire pizza with mozzarella cheese.
  3. • Bake 10 to 13 minutes longer or until crust is deep golden brown and cheese is melted and bubbly. Cut pizza into 4 squares; cut each square into 4 squares to make a total of 16 squares.

January 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by psfreeman and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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