7 Spectacular Pizza Recipes

An easy option for dinner on a busy weeknight

Feel free to experiment with new toppings, like with this Roasted Garlic Pizza with Mushrooms and Spinach.
Jane Bruce
Feel free to experiment with new toppings, like with this Roasted Garlic Pizza with Mushrooms and Spinach.

Economical, crowd-pleasing, and fun-to-make, homemade pizza is a great option for dinner after a busy workday, and it's an easy way to include the kids on a fun weekend project. There are myriad choices for toppings: spicy sausage and ricotta, good old tomato, mozz, and basil, or perhaps, even some stir-fried vegetables for an interesting twist, just to name a few examples. It's not even necessary to make dough from scratch, eliminating a messy cleanup and saving time. Although if that's your heart's desire, we have some tips to offer on that as well.

Click here to see Making the Perfect Pizza Dough.

Pizza can also be grilled; perfect for when you feel like taking all the cooking outdoors and leaving the kitchen untouched. Once you get the technique down, it isn't difficult and doesn't take very much time. Plus, it gives pizza a nice little char and a mouthwatering aroma.

Click here to see How to Grill Pizza.

And there's good news, too, for cooks who want to make pizza the old-fashioned way: Despite what the latest, trendy, coal-fired/wood-fired/charcoal oven-powered neighborhood pizza joint wants everyone to believe, perfectly good homemade pizza doesn't require a fancy 900-degree oven. Armed with a little basic advice, you too can make perfectly good pizza at home.

Click here to see Tips for Making the Perfect Homemade Pizza.

So what are you waiting for? Grab some dough, work it, spread the sauce, and pop it in the oven. Chances are, the delivery man is about to get very lonely.

Click here to see the 7 Spectacular Pizza Recipes Slideshow.
 


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