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Homemade Pizza Recipes You'll Love

Updated on August 2, 2017
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Lena Kovadlo is a writer for various content sharing websites. She's an author of 10 books and helps other authors publish their books.

We all love a delicious slice of pizza once in a while, but we don't always want to go out for a slice. Yes, we can order out but doing so we don't always get what we expect. And the pizza is probably cold by the time it gets to our door.

Now you can enjoy a slice of pizza straight from the oven without leaving home. All you have to do is make your own pizza.

You may think that making pizza yourself is a very complicated and time consuming process. You may think you have to slave for many hours in the kitchen making your own pizza dough. That is actually not the case.

Making pizza is easy and it's not that time consuming at all. You don't have to waste precious time making your own pizza dough. Your local supermarket sells already made pizza dough so all you have to do is go out and buy it and then when you get home roll it to the desired shape - rectangular, round, etc. - and you are done. Your dough is ready to be cooked and turned into a delicious pizza.

If you want to try making your own homemade pizza here are some homemade pizza recipes you are sure to love. Happy cooking and happy eating!

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Homemade Pizza

Pizza slices - both have tomato paste, apple smoked bacon, red onions, and four cheeses (Mozarella, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Parmesan). Left one has zucchini, while right one has crimini mushrooms
Pizza slices - both have tomato paste, apple smoked bacon, red onions, and four cheeses (Mozarella, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Parmesan). Left one has zucchini, while right one has crimini mushrooms

Homemade Pizza Ingredients

  • Pizza Dough
  • Hunts Tomato Paste
  • Crimini Mushrooms
  • Marinated Artichokes
  • Apple Smoked Bacon
  • Mixed Olives
  • Shredded Cheese Mix, Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Parmesan

Homemade Pizza Instructions

  1. Take the frozen pizza dough that you can buy at any supermarket and let it defrost. Then remove it from the packaging and divide it in half. Take a big cutting board and spread lightly with flour so the dough doesn't stick to the cutting board when shaping it. Take a rolling pin or a pizza roller and roll it back and forth against the dough to shape it to the desired form. I prefer it rectangular and thin but you can make it any shape and thickness you want. Thinner pizza tastes better though because you don't taste too much dough and get to savor the actual ingredients. When you are done shaping your dough lightly sprinkle the aluminum cooking tray with flour, remove the dough from the cutting board and place it inside the tray.
  2. Turn on the oven to 400 degrees and once it finishes pre-heating put the tray with the dough inside and let it cook for 10 minutes. When the time is up remove the tray. Keep the oven on as you will use it shortly to cook the pizza.
  3. Wash a handful of Crimini mushrooms, pat dry with a paper towel, cut into thin slices and set aside. Then take a desired amount of marinated artichokes, cut into small pieces and set aside as well.
  4. Take a mix of olives and cut them into round slices. It is better to take fresh olives than those from a can as they taste better. If the olives have pits inside them then cut around the pit with a sharp knife. You can also remove the pit, if you have the pit remover utensil, before cutting the olives.
  5. Take three thick strips of apple smoked bacon and cut them vertically into thin strips. Fry in a skillet for about four minutes and set aside.
  6. Take four different cheeses (Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Parmesan) and shred using either a manual shredder or a food processor. You can also use shredded cheese that is sold at a supermarket. This will save you time but not all four of these cheeses may come shredded so you may still need to shred some of them.
  7. Open a small can of Hunts tomato paste, remove it into a bowl, add a little bit of water, and stir making sure the tomato paste is still thick enough. You don't want it to be very liquid. Spread half of the tomato paste onto the pizza dough, either using a spoon or a basting brush, so every bit of the dough is covered. You can use more tomato paste if you prefer. Then add the mushrooms, the olives, the marinated artichokes, and the apple smoked bacon. Finally sprinkle with the shredded cheeses, making sure that every bit of the pizza is covered with cheese. Once done, place the tray into the oven and cook for about fourteen minutes. Keep an eye on the pizza to make sure the dough doesn't get burned. When done, turn off the oven and remove the pizza. Cut into rectangular slices, sprinkle with dried basil or herbs of your choice and enjoy!

Recipe Photos

Rolling the pizza dough
Rolling the pizza dough
Placing the pizza dough on a tray
Placing the pizza dough on a tray
Pizza ingredients - sliced Crimini mushrooms, marinated artichokes, olives, apple smoked bacon, tomato paste, shredded cheese (Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Parmesan)
Pizza ingredients - sliced Crimini mushrooms, marinated artichokes, olives, apple smoked bacon, tomato paste, shredded cheese (Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Parmesan)
Adding the ingredients to the pizza dough
Adding the ingredients to the pizza dough
Finished product - pizza with tomato paste, olives, marinated artichokes, Crimini mushrooms, apple smoked bacon and four cheeses (Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Parmesan)
Finished product - pizza with tomato paste, olives, marinated artichokes, Crimini mushrooms, apple smoked bacon and four cheeses (Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Parmesan)
A slice of pizza - tomato paste, olives, marinated artichokes, Crimini mushrooms, apple smoked bacon and four cheeses (Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Parmesan)
A slice of pizza - tomato paste, olives, marinated artichokes, Crimini mushrooms, apple smoked bacon and four cheeses (Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Parmesan)
Pizza with tomato paste, olives, marinated artichokes, Crimini mushrooms, apple smoked bacon and four cheeses (Mozzarella, Monterey jack, Cheddar, Parmesan)
Pizza with tomato paste, olives, marinated artichokes, Crimini mushrooms, apple smoked bacon and four cheeses (Mozzarella, Monterey jack, Cheddar, Parmesan)

Other Homemade Pizza Recipes

Here are some other great tasting pizza recipes you can try. Prepare them in a similar fashion to the pizza recipe above, just using the following ingredients.

(1) Ricotta cheese (instead of tomato paste), cauliflower, sweet onions, shredded Mozzarella cheese on top. You can also use a medley of shredded cheeses if you prefer.

(2) Slices of ham, onions and pineapple with tomato paste and dried basil.

(3) Tomato paste, fresh ripened tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella, fresh basil and pesto sauce.

(4) Tomato paste, slices of sweet Italian sausages, Crimini mushrooms (sliced), onions and Cheddar cheese.

(5) Chunks of Red Pack Plum Tomatoes Italian Style, scallions, slices of chicken breast and Parmesan cheese.

(6) Tomato paste, red onions, zucchini, apple smoked bacon topped with shredded cheeses - Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Cheddar (or any other cheeses of your choice). Sprinkled with dried basil.

(7) Tomato paste, red onions, crimini mushrooms, apple smoked bacon topped with shredded cheeses - Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Parmesan. Sprinkled with dried basil.

Pizza - Tomato Paste, Zucchini, Onions, Apple Smoked Bacon, Three Shredded Cheeses - Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Cheddar. Sprinkled with dried basil.
Pizza - Tomato Paste, Zucchini, Onions, Apple Smoked Bacon, Three Shredded Cheeses - Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Cheddar. Sprinkled with dried basil.
Pizzas - both have tomato paste, apple smoked bacon, red onions, and four cheeses (Mozarella, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Parmesan). Left one has zucchini, while right one has crimini mushrooms
Pizzas - both have tomato paste, apple smoked bacon, red onions, and four cheeses (Mozarella, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Parmesan). Left one has zucchini, while right one has crimini mushrooms

Do you have other great ingredient combinations you love on your pizzza? Please share them in the comments below.

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    • lovebuglena profile imageAUTHOR

      Lena Kovadlo 

      5 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      PegCole17 - Thank you for the feedback. I really love making my own pizza. It tastes so good. Only thing I don't love as much is rolling the pizza dough as I can never get it perfect and sometimes I spend a lot of time rolling it and then it breaks or becomes way too thin and I have to start over from scratch.

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      Peg Cole 

      5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Oh, yummo! This looks easy and delicious, two of my favorite kinds of food. Home made pizza is not complicated, especially with the great instructions you've posted here. Can't wait to try it with the applewood bacon.

    • lovebuglena profile imageAUTHOR

      Lena Kovadlo 

      5 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      I am not sure if I used the correct word. I use those trays that you use once and throw away. I thought they are called aluminum trays but maybe I am wrong...

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      Robyn D Bera 

      5 years ago from California

      I never thought about using an aluminum tray for pizza. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

    • lovebuglena profile imageAUTHOR

      Lena Kovadlo 

      5 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      You don't need to mix anything. It's actual pizza dough so all you do is just roll it how you want it using rolling pin. But I understand what you mean. I would love to have a recipe for pizza dough myself. I guess Google is the way to go.

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      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Unfortunately my husband and I share a vehicle. I don't have access to a car very often. So when I get a dinner idea, I have to use what I have at home. I can't just zoom out to the grocery store for a refrigerated pizza crust or pizza crust mix.

      By having a recipe, I can make one on the spot whenever I need to.

    • lovebuglena profile imageAUTHOR

      Lena Kovadlo 

      5 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      You don't need to buy a pizza crust. Just get the pizza dough from the supermarkets. It's already made you just have to shape it to whatever shape and thickness you want the crust to be.

    • VVanNess profile image

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      These look really yummy, but I would love a recipe for the pizza dough. I'm a huge fan of pizza and would order out for it every day if I could, but it costs money. Having to go out and buy the crust is just as difficult if I'm at home craving pizza.

      Anybody have a good pizza crust recipe I can make at home?

    • lovebuglena profile imageAUTHOR

      Lena Kovadlo 

      5 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Thank you for your feedback Bedbugabscond. I hope you loved how it turned out. I made pizza on Monday with apple smoked bacon, zucchini, onions, and three cheeses. I made another pizza yesterday with the same ingredients but just added some red bell peppers to it. Both were delicious.

      I've always wanted to make my own pizza but the thought of making my own pizza dough terrified me as I've never worked with dough before so I only resorted to buying pizza from a restaurant, which wasn't even that good taste-wise. I was so relieved to find out from my uncle that they sell pizza dough in my local supermarket and that I don't need to make it myself. So now I make my own pizza. :) Yes, I still have to roll the pizza dough to the desired shape and size and it is not easy for me to do and a bit frustrating at times, but still it is fun. The whole process is fun too. And the taste can't compare to that of a pizza place. Homemade pizza tastes that much better.

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      Melody Trent 

      5 years ago from United States

      The kids and I followed your recipe last night. We had a blast doing this together. It has now been renamed teamwork pizza-made with love! Thanks!

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      Aileen Billones 

      5 years ago from Naga City, Philippines

      I love pizza, will try this out.

    • lovebuglena profile imageAUTHOR

      Lena Kovadlo 

      5 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Thanks for commenting Regis. Would sure be nice if you gave this a try. :)

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      rauffray 

      5 years ago from BC, Canada

      Thank you, Lena. It looks most appetizing and I am quite sure many will find this helpful.

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