Don't call delivery! Save money by making one of these delicious homemade calzone and pizza recipes.
Craving a slice of pizza with a crispy, buttery crust covered in cheese and flavorful toppings? Step away from the phone and put down the clipped coupons. With these quick and easy homemade pizza recipes and calzones, ordering delivery is completely unnecessary. Within the 45 minutes that it would take for a delivery pizza to arrive, you can whip up one of these delicious pizza recipes. The best part? You can add as many toppings as you’d like – no charge! From the ultimate homemade cheese pizza recipe to a quick Southern BBQ Chicken Pizza cooked directly on your oven rack, homemade pizza recipe options are unlimited. Get fancy with a savory, smoky Southern favorite, Smoked Chicken Pizza with White Barbecue Sauce. Opt for a traditional homemade pizza dough, or try whipping up your own crust from shredded potatoes, garlic bread, whole wheat, or even a flaky biscuit. Incorporate your favorite pizza ingredients into a steaming and savory potpie, or simply amp up a frozen pie with some homemade touches. So preheat the oven, or light the grill. You’ll be amazed to see how many weeknight dinner favorites you’ll invent when you look beyond delivery and into your own pantry.
Quick BBQ Chicken Pizzas
Recipe: Quick BBQ Chicken Pizzas
Baking the pizzas directly on the oven rack gives you a crisp crust in less time. You can substitute shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese for fresh.
Ultimate Cheese Pizza
Recipe: Ultimate Cheese Pizza
Fresh basil, Gouda, and Parmesan make this our favorite cheese pizza yet.
Smoked Chicken Pizza with White Barbecue Sauce
Enjoy a savory slice of grilled homemade pizza topped with smoked chicken, white barbecue sauce, tomatoes, and cheese.
Grilled Pineapple Dessert Pizza
Recipe: Grilled Pineapple Dessert Pizza
Pecans, pineapple, and caramel combine for this sweet backyard treat.
Smoked Sausage, Grilled Corn, and Sweet Onion Pizza
Smoky sausage, corn, and a simple kale pesto are the key elements of this summer treat.
Recipe: Potato-Crusted Pizza
We used Ore-Ida Crispy Crowns frozen seasoned shredded potatoes to create a fun and kid-friendly crust.
Whole Wheat Pesto Pizza
Recipe: Whole Wheat Pesto Pizza
Ready in 40 Minutes
Double the recipe (making two pizzas) to feed four to six people. Make the Arugula Pesto while the dough stands.
Pesto Biscuit Pizza
Recipe: Pesto Biscuit Pizza
These delectable pizzas are a breeze. Make them as a snack anytime of the day.
Grilled Sausage Salad Pizza
Recipe: Grilled Sausage Salad Pizza
Equal parts salad and pizza, this hearty pie is a fresh, new spin.
Fresh Mozzarella and Basil Pizza
Recipe: Fresh Mozzarella and Basil Pizza
Bring your homemade pizza to the next level by incorporating fresh ingredients. If you don't have time to prepare your own fresh dough, some supermarkets sell uncooked pizza dough on request from the bakery department.
Chicken Parmesan Pizza
Recipe: Chicken Parmesan Pizza
A frozen garlic bread loaf and deli fried chicken strips ensure this five-ingredient pizza will be ready for the oven in only 15 minutes. Serve it with a simple romaine lettuce salad tossed with grated Parmesan cheese, croutons, and your favorite bottled Caesar dressing.
Recipe: Shrimp-Pesto Pizza
Tired of the same old, same old? Then try this delicious grilled pizza. Fresh shrimp and sautéed veggies all atop a pesto sauce make for great flavor and a unique slice of pie.
Garden Eggplant Pizza
Recipe: Garden Eggplant Pizza
An assortment of vegetables and dried herbs add delicious flavor to this hearty veggie-packed pizza. Tip: To substitute fresh herbs, use three times more than dried.
Quick 'n' Easy Chicken Barbecue Pizza
Barbecue sauce, refrigerated pizza dough and packaged precooked chicken breast strips make Quick 'n' Easy Chicken Barbecue Pizza a snap to prepare. For even more flavor, sprinkle pizza with chopped cooked bacon and chopped fresh cilantro before adding the cheese.
Recipe: Muffuletta Calzones
Our Muffuletta Calzones have all the tasty traits of the classic sandwich: crusty bread filled with layers of provolone, ham, salami, and the essential olive salad. For even more flavor, add 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning and ½ tsp. dried crushed red pepper to the cheese blend.
Individual Pizza with Day-by-Day Vegetable Medley
Recipe: Antipasto Pizza
Pesto, artichoke hearts, olives, and other refrigerator-door items make Antipasto Pizza a quick and colorful supper selection.
Italian-Style Pizza Pot Pie
Recipe: Italian-Style Pizza Pot Pie
This pie combines a winning trio of meats, cheese, and vegetables for an appetizing main dish.
Roasted Vegetable-and-Goat Cheese Pizza
Switch things up a bit and incorporate flavors such as roasted zucchini, goat cheese, fresh thyme and pine nuts to make a gourmet-style pizza.
Grilled Tomato-Peach Pizza
Recipe: Grilled Tomato-Peach Pizza
The ingredient list for this recipe only involves six items, but the fresh peaches, tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella are all packed with summertime flavors.
Grilled Pizza With Steak, Pear, and Arugula
Planning on having friends over? Impress them with a hearty steak pizza. The recipe serves four, so double it to serve six to eight. Most grills can handle two (12 inch) pizzas at a time.
Calzones With Italian Tomato Sauce.
Refrigerated pizza dough is the timesaving secret to flavorful Calzones With Italian Tomato Sauce.
Veggie Sausage Pizzas
Recipe: Veggie Sausage Pizzas
Surprisingly, these meatless miracles fooled even our fussy Foods staff. Try this recipe for Veggie Sausage Pizza on your finicky eaters, but don’t tell them till after supper.
Recipe: Pepperoni Pizza
Skip takeout and prepare this yummy and affordable Pepperoni Pizza at home. Feel good about feeding this recipe to your loved ones by incorporating ingredients such as prebaked whole wheat pizza crust, turkey pepperoni, and part-skim mozzarella cheese.
Recipe: Portobello Pizza
If you’re trying to eat more vegetables but have a tough time coming up with substantial meat-free dishes, try incorporating ingredients such as beans, mushrooms, and eggplant that are so satisfying, you’ll never miss the meat. Eggplant and Portobello mushrooms offer a smoky flavor and meaty texture, making them good meat alternatives.
Nutty Pesto Pizza
Recipe: Nutty Pesto Pizza
Four different types of cheeses, pesto sauce, and a sprinkling of pine nuts gives new, fresh flavor to a quick and easy meal.
Recipe: Sicilian Pizza
Making pizza crust from scratch may take longer, but it's definitely worth the wait. Add your favorite toppings to suit your family’s taste.