Homemade Pizza Recipes
Better than delivery. Every time!
Our honeymoon to Italy changed the way we thought about pizza. Incredible homemade pizza can be delicious, healthy, and simple to make at home. You need a great pizza sauce, minimal toppings, and a few specialized tools. And most importantly, you need a great pizza dough. We’ve been honing our pizza dough and pizza sauce recipes for years and guarantee it’s the best homemade dough and sauce you’ll try:
Looking for homemade pizza recipes? We’ve got all sorts of pizza topping ideas, from the classic Margherita pizza to our inventive Mexican pizza! There’s homemade pizza with our best red sauce, white pizzas, and pesto pizzas. Don’t eat cheese? Try our best vegan pizza. No matter the homemade pizza recipe, we’ve got a little something for everyone.
The pizza gear you'll want!
What’s your favorite metal pizza peel? This aluminum one is great. Our favorite pizza peel is this conveyor pizza peel, which makes it super easy to transfer to the pizza to a pizza stone. It’s a little more expensive but worth it if you’re into homemade pizza.
What is the best pizza stone? Glad you asked! We’ve broken quite a few stones in our day. Here’s the best pizza stone we’ve found, and a little more about how to care for a pizza stone so that it doesn’t break.
What is Margherita Pizza? Oh man. It might be our favorite homemade pizza recipe. Margherita pizza showcases the colors of the Italian flag: red from the tomato sauce, white from the mozzarella, and green from the basil. It’s allegedly named after Queen Margherita, an Italian queen in the 1800’s.
What is the best pizza oven? The best pizza oven we’ve found for homemade pizza recipes is the Uuni pizza oven (also called Ooni). It’s an outdoor pizza oven that uses wood pellets as fuel. The Uuni heats up to 900 degrees in just 10 to 15 minutes! This is huge because most wood fired ovens take hours to preheat. It’s also portable and inexpensive.
Do I need a pizza oven? Nope, there’s no need for a pizza oven! We have one because we are obsessed with making the best homemade pizza. But you can make really, really great pizza in your home oven using a pizza stone.
How to make pizza sauce? We have a great pizza sauce that we use for lots of our homemade pizza recipes. Here it is: 5 Minute Easy Pizza Sauce
What should I do with extra pizza dough? Make calzones!
Can I make pizza dough in a stand mixer? Yes, you can! Here’s our Best Homemade Pizza Dough recipe, with instructions for using a stand mixer.
Can I make pizza dough in a food processor? Yes! Here’s our recipe for Quick Pizza Dough in a Food Processor.
How do you stretch pizza dough? Great question! We made you a video. Go to How to Stretch Pizza Dough.
I want pizza but I don’t have time? What should I make? Great question! When we don’t have time to make pizza, we make pizza using naan bread or pita bread! Here are some of our favorite recipes:
- Easy Cheese Pita Pizza
- Healthy Pita Pizza with Goat Cheese
- Thai Curry Pizza with Naan Bread
- “Get Your Greens” Naan Pizza
How long to cook pizza? A homemade pizza recipe cooks very quickly: just 5 to 7 minutes in the oven or 1 minute in a pizza oven!
What temperature to cook pizza? Cook pizza at the highest temperature you can. That’s 500°F to 550°F in a standard oven and about 900°F in a pizza oven.
How to clean a pizza stone? You shouldn’t need to clean your pizza stone: a seasoned stone is a good thing! If you do want to clean it, use a blunt object like a spatula or plastic scraper to scrape off any burned pieces of food. If necessary, wipe it down with a damp cloth. Let your stone dry completely before using it again. Never use soap or oil or submerge it in water: this can cause it to crack.