Ultimate Guide to Homemade Pizza via Macheesmo

Crisp crackling crusts and gooey, stringy cheese is something that the home cook has pined after for years and years. While it’s tough to match a really good brick oven pie with a homemade pizza, you can get pretty close with a good recipe and a few key tips. Plus, you can now and forever just skip over any of those chain delivery joints.

This is a collection of pretty much anything and everything you need to make really delicious homemade pizza, from dough to sauce.

I’ve compiled over 100 resources and links from my most trusted reading list so just go ahead and bookmark this bad boy right this minute.

Making Homemade Pizza Dough

Many people think that good homemade pizza is all about the recipe, but it’s really all about the crust. You can buy a variety of pizza doughs these days, but making homemade pizza dough yourself is the best way to go. Follow these links and you’ll be well on your way!

Homemade Pizza Sauces

Ok. Pick your crust and the next step is homemade pizza sauce. Just combining the above crusts with the below sauces gives you a pretty solid list of homemade pizza recipes. It should keep you busy for many pizza parties!

Homemade Pizza Recipes

With a good dough and a good sauce recipe, you can pretty much toss anything on a pizza, but sometimes it helps to have an actual homemade pizza recipe. Here’s a bunch of my favorites, new and old!

Pizza Miscellany via Macheesmo

Classic pizza flavors (dough, meat cheese, veggies) go great in all kinds of things. Here are some delicious, if maybe a bit different, ways to sneak it into homemade pizza!

Equipment and Gear

Believe it or not, you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to make really good pie. You can make the dough by hand and cook it on a plain baking sheet and get pretty good results (you can even roll it out with a wine bottle). If you get into it though, grabbing some of these things will make your life much easier (and pizza better)!

Making the Ultimate Guide Even More Ultimate!

I did my best to include resources and recipes that I personally love in this list, but I’m sure I missed good stuff out there on the Internet.

If you have a high quality post or recipe that you think would be a good fit on this guide, shoot me an email or, even better, leave a comment with a link!


The ultimate guide to making delicious homemade pizza at home, with over 100 resources, links, and recipes!

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37 comments on “Ultimate Guide to Homemade Pizza

  1. WOW, what an effort to put all of this together for your readers. Thank you so much. So many choices, what to try first?

    1. Of course Cindy! That’s my job! Haha. If it goes well, I have plans to make other guides like this for large categories of cooking. :)

  2. Wow. WOW! Thank you so much for doing this! Just when you think it couldn’t possibly get any better…you get better!

  3. The “pin” worked fine for me. Great, great resource. This is a fantastic example of evergreen long form content. More in your niche need to be doing this. Well done!

  4. Best overview I have ever seen. I’ve made the Quinoa Crust from Deliciously Ella and I look forward to trying several more of these! Pin worked great for me. Everyone should keep a tag to this blog post.

  5. I was so excited to see that you found my stuffed pizza. A) because I’m new to blogging and B) because I saw you on TV, and had to make a mushroom burger after your Food Fight! I was happy to find your blog through the show.
    Love your blog and this is a great post considering how much I love pizza, I will be referring back to it.

  6. Do you like sauerkraut and pastrimie? Just came up with a new pizza. Crust,sauce, mozzerala, layer of salame,layer of pastrimie. cook.when done put warm saerkraut on top. finish with hot sauce or mustard. very good.

  7. This is why I love your blog. It is such an amazing resource! Your blog has been one of my go to’s for a while when I have questions or need inspiration. Thanks Nick!

  8. Great guide. I make pizza frequently and think more people should do so. Your guide should encourage a lot of people in that direction!

    I want to nominate Dinner A Love Story’s Stromboli recipe for your Miscellany section. Same ingredients and flavors, in a different package. Sometimes, it just seems easier than pizza.

  9. Oh my.. some amazing tips and links there. I better get pizza-ing!

    I have a few recipes on my blog for a dough with greek yoghurt and flour and a puff pastry base too!
    Bec x

  10. This is freakin’ awesome…I am by no means a junk food fan but when it comes to pizza everybody watch out. This is an extremely helpful resource. Thanks!

  11. Wow, I’m in pizza heaven! Amazing collection of all things pizza, love it. Thanks so much for including my Greek Pita Pizza!

  12. I have great memories as a kid making homemade pizza with my family. However, I have been terrible at making pizza on my own. I am excited to try some of these recipes that you liked to. Thanks for taking the time to compile all of these recipes! Hopefully, I can get some great homemade pizza…instead of the “pizza” cardboard I have made in the past!

  13. That’s a lot of different types of dough and crust. I don’t know if I can make them all! However, maybe what I can do is try them all. I’m looking to find restaurants with a unique style of bread and toppings. Do you know of any restaurant that uses a bacon chive pizza dough?

  14. Thanks for sharing all of these recipes! I’m really excited to try out the stuffed pizza recipe you listed. My family really likes to have a pizza night every Wednesday, but I’ve been thinking about trying to make homemade pizza instead of ordering it. I think it would be really fun to buy a bunch of toppings and choose what we want on it, and it’s probably a healthier option as well.

  15. I remember that my mom used to make amazing homemade pizza when I was a kid. I’ve been craving that same kind of pizza, but I don’t have the recipe that she used. Trying these other recipes will let me have different kinds of amazing pizza. I can’t wait to try potato and blue cheese pizza, and mac and cheese pizza. They sound like fun and unique recipes that will change my pizza eating experience.

  16. Thank you for compiling so many homemade pizza recipes! Although it is so delicious and rewarding to make your own pizza dough, sometimes I am just too lazy! Either way, nothing beats eating a good pizza with your family.

  17. I agree, pizza really is all about the crust. I’m in love with almost all types of pizza, especially ones with fluffy crust. I’ve been craving it the past few days so I hope that my husband will take me to get some soon.

  18. Wow,I am pizza lover am excited to see these pizza collections. Incredible collection of different variety of pizza, I love it. Thank you so much. This blog is very useful for me.

  19. Hello sir,
    I always looking for the different kind of pizza recipes and it was difficult to find but when I know got this blog I got so much different recipe. It’s really helpful for the pizza lovers. Thanks for sharing this information.

  20. My husband and I really want to eat pizza tonight, but neither of us is a good cook. Also, our oven only just manages to get to 350 degrees without whining about it. I’m kind of concerned about what would happen if we tried to get it hotter. I think that we’ll find a pizza restaurant for tonight and then try your recipe later when we have a good oven.

  21. Wonderful collection of ideas here! I love homemade pizza and this gives me endless inspiration! I have a no yeast buttermilk pizza dough recipe on my blog if you’re interested in adding another type of dough – I am leaving the link to that recipe here as my website address in the comment form.

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