How to cook a tasty pizza at home

Vegetarian Pizza Recipes

Perfect Pizza Margherita

Grace Parisi tops homemade pizza dough with San Marzano tomatoes, milky buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil. Letting the dough rest in the refrigerator overnight results in a chewy crust with a slight tang.

Eggplant, Pesto, and Goat-Cheese Pizza

Tangy goat cheese, sharp Parmesan, tender sautéed eggplant and bold basil pesto cover this mouth-watering pizza.

Pizza with Garlic Cream and Nettles

Nutty nettles and delicate green garlic make this an exceptional recipe for early spring.

Portobello-Mushroom and Red-Pepper Pizza

This pizza recipe showcases meaty portobello mushrooms, red bell peppers and basil. If you don't have fresh basil, stir some pesto into the peppers and mushrooms before putting them on the pizza.

Summer Squash Pizza with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Zucchini and yellow squash can both be mild in flavor, but nothing about this tangy, herby homemade pizza is bland. The summer squash is sliced into slender coins, then roasted in a hot oven until it's lightly caramelized, bringing out its sweetness.

Chris Bianco’s Pizza Rosa

At Phoenix’s Pizzeria Bianco, pizzaiolo Chris Bianco tops his Pizza Rosa with rings of red onions, a sprinkling of chopped pistachios and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Hummus and Grilled-Zucchini Pizzas

Prepared hummus that comes with a scoop of chopped garlic on top is the secret to this pizza recipe: The garlic gets mixed with oil to marinate the zucchini, while the remaining garlic and hummus flavor the whole pizza.

Porcini Pizza

For his pizza topping, Mario Batali pairs pungent Taleggio cheese with three types of sautéed mushrooms: porcini, Portobello and cremini.

Meat Pizza Recipes

Pizza Vesuvio with the Works

This half pizza-half calzone is stuffed with artichoke hearts, creamy ricotta, ham, salami, marinara sauce, mushrooms and olives.

Leek-and-Pecorino Pizzas

This homemade pizza gets richness from sweet, softened leeks and truffled pecorino cheese; ground lamb makes it a substantial and satisfying meal.

Sweet Potato, Balsamic Onion and Soppressata Pizza

With ribbons of soppressata, mashed sweet potatoes, mozzarella cheese and balsamic-glazed onions, this clever, prebaked-crust pizza is a study in salty-sweet flavors.

Roasted Chicken and Leek Pizza

Store-bought rotisserie chicken, with its juicy meat, makes a great quick topping.

White Bean and Pancetta Pizza

Grace Parisi tops pocketless pita or naan with cannellini beans, smoky pancetta and melty Fontina cheese.

Andouille Pizza with Onion Confit and Fontina Cheese

Spicy Andouille sausage is delicious with sweet onion confit.

Hummus and Grilled-Zucchini Pizzas