Ultimate Guide to Homemade Pizza
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.
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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!
- Neo-Neapolitan Dough (my favorite basic pizza dough recipe)
- How to Knead Dough (video with sound) via Youtube
- How to Toss Pizza Dough (and why you should) (video with sound) via Youtube
- Whole Wheat Dough by Annie Eats
- Gluten-Free Dough by Brokeass Gourmet
- Cracker Crust Pizza by Milk & Mode
- Cornmeal Crust Dough by The Spiffy Cookie
- Grilled Pizza Dough by The Kitchn
- No Knead Dough with Jim Lahey (video with sound) via Youtube
- Deep Dish Pizza Dough by Macheesmo
- Sourdough Pizza by Crepes of Wrath
- New York Style Dough by Feeling Foodish
- Skillet Tortilla Pizza by Simply Recipes
- Lavish Pizza by Lemons and Anchovies
- Puff Pastry Pizza by The Pioneer Woman
- Basic Sicilian Dough by Serious Eats
- Polenta Crust by Brown Eyed Baker
- Cauliflower Crust by Recipe Girl
- Zucchini Crust by Closet Cooking
- Five Ingredient Quinoa Crust by Oatmeal with a Fork
- Beer Pizza Dough by The Beeroness
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!
- Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce by Former Chef
- How to Sauce a Pie (Video with sound) via Youtube
- Five Minute Tomato Sauce by 101 Cookbooks
- Canned Tomato Sauce by Kitchen Treaty
- White Pizza Sauce by Macheesmo
- Pesto Sauce by Two Peas and Their Pod
- Homemade BBQ Sauce by Gimme Some Oven
- Cherry BBQ Sauce by Seeded at the Table
- Key Lime BBQ Sauce by Little Figgy
- Yellow Tomato Sauce by Port and Fin
- Tomato Bacon Jam by Meredith Steele
- Caramelized Onion Jam by Every Last Bite
- Spicy Chipotle Sauce by Savory Reviews
- Mashed Potato Pizza by Macheesmo
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!
- Classic Margherita by No Recipes
- Perfect Pepperoni Pizza by Oh Sweet Basil
- Ultimate Hawaiian by Cheeky Kitchen
- BBQ Chicken by My Baking Addiction
- Fennel Sausage Pie by I am a food blog
- Fig and Prosciutto by A Family Feast
- BLT Pizza by A Cozy Kitchen
- Mac and Cheese Pizza by Rachel Cooks
- Potato and Blue Cheese Pizza by David Lebovitz
- Green Goddess by The First Mess
- Stuffed Pizza by Recipe Righter
- Sprouts and Bacon Pie by White on Rice Couple
- Strawberry Leek Pizza by Food Loves Writing
- Olive and Ricotta Deep Dish by Macheesmo
- Sprouts and Bacon Deep Dish by Healthy Delicious
- Asparagus and Prosciutto Pie by Arugula Files
- Ramp Pie by Smitten Kitchen
- Thai Chicken by A Bitchin Kitchen
- Taco Pizza by What’s Gaby Cooking
- Greek Salad Pita Pizza by Aggie’s Kitchen
- Super Green Pie by Green Kitchen Stories
- Roasted Eggplant and Za’atar Pizza by Sprouted Kitchen
- Summer Peach and Balsamic Pizza by Love and Olive Oil
- Caramelized Onion and Arugula by Savory Simple
- Breakfast Pizza by Leite’s Culinaria
- Blueberry Pizza with Prosciutto by Prevention RD
- Grape Pizza by Pass the Cocoa
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!
- Pizza Dip by Table for Two
- French Bread Pizza by The Food Charlatan
- Kid-Friendly Arancini by Doughmesstic
- Pepperoni King’s Hawaiian Loaf by Dine and Dish
- Zucchini Crust Margherita Pie by Kalyn’s Kitchen
- Pizza Roll Crusties by Macheesmo
- Brownie Pizza by I am Baker
- Cookies and Cream Dessert Pizza by Girl vs. Dough
- Classic Pepperoni Calzones by Taste of Lizzy T’s
- Bacon and Blue Cheese Grilled Flatbread by Good Life Eats
- Sausage and Chard Calzones by Macheesmo
- Tortilla Pizza by Weelicious
- Vegan Breakfast Pitas by 40 Aprons
- Muffin Pizzas by Macheesmo
- Na’an White Pizza by The Hungry Housewife
- Sausage One Pot Pasta Bake by Damn Delicious
- BBQ Chicken “Pizza” Grilled Cheese by The Cozy Apron
- Chicken Pizzaiola by Pinch of Yum
- Spanakopizza by Macheesmo
- Watermelon Pizza by She Knows
- Portobello Shroom Pizza by Joyful Healthy Eats
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)!
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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.
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