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Sheet Pan Pizza with Corn, Tomatoes, and Sausage
Photo: Caitlin Bensel; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen; Food Styling: Anna Hampton

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 BBQ Chicken Pizza cooked directly on your oven rack, homemade pizza recipe options are unlimited. Get fancy with a savory, smoky grilled pizza or volunteer to take dish duty with one of our sheet pan pizza recipes. Opt for a traditional homemade pizza dough or try whipping up your own crust. Incorporate your favorite pizza ingredients into a steaming and savory calzone, or simply add them to a spaghetti casserole. 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.

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Quick BBQ Chicken Pizzas

Quick BBQ Chicken Pizzas
Photo: Jason Wallis

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.

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Potato-Crusted Pizza

Potato-Crusted Pizza Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Potato-Crusted Pizza

We used Ore-Ida Crispy Crowns frozen seasoned shredded potatoes to create a fun and kid-friendly crust.

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Whole Wheat Pesto Pizza

Whole Wheat Pesto Pizza Recipe
Greg Dupree

Recipe: Whole Wheat Pesto Pizza

Double the recipe (making two pizzas) to feed four to six people. Make the Arugula Pesto while the dough stands.

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Chicken Parmesan Pizza

Pizza Recipes: 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.

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Classic Cast-Iron Pizza

Classic Cast Iron Pizza
Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Mary Claire Britton

Recipe: Classic Cast-Iron Pizza

We love any dish from straight from the cast-iron skillet. Try this old-school pizza recipe with our Sourdough Pizza Dough.

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Grilled Pizza with Summer Veggies and Smoked Chicken

Grilled Pizza with Summer Veggies and Smoked Chicken
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

Recipe: Grilled Pizza with Summer Veggies and Smoked Chicken

If you don't have the exact ingredients for this summery grilled pizza don't rush to the store: Use whatever leftover chicken or even BBQ pork and fresh veggies and herbs you have on hand; the result will still be delicious.

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Fig Flatbread

Fig Flatbread
Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Cat Steele

Recipe: Fig Flatbread

How gorgeous is this flatbread? Lucky for you, it comes together with the help of your trusty sheet pan and only takes 10 minutes of hands-on time.

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Mexican Street Corn Pizza

Mexican Street Corn Pizza
Johnny Autry; Prop and Food Styling: Charlotte L. Autry

Recipe: Mexican Street Corn Pizza

Elote gets a pizza party upgrade with this flavorful pizza recipe that makes the most of fresh corn.

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Sausage and Kale Pesto Pizza

Sausage and Kale Pesto Pizza
Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl; Food styling: Karen Rankin

Recipe: Sausage and Kale Pesto Pizza

Lighten up your usual pizza recipe with a pesto-based pizza that starts with whole-wheat dough. Don't worry: It will still satisfy all your pizza cravings.

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Pizza Pepper Poppers

Pizza Pepper Poppers
Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Christina Daley

Recipe: Pizza Pepper Poppers

These pizza-stuffed peppers are an easy, adorable way to get your pizza fix without all the crust carbs.

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Supreme Pizza

Supreme Pizza
Photographer Victor Protasio, Food Stylist Rishon Hanners, Prop Stylist Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland

Recipe: Supreme Pizza

Have a little of everything with this supreme pizza that piles on the fresh toppings.

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White Calzones with Marinara Sauce

White Cheese Calzones with Marinara Sauce
Photo: Linda Pugliese; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: White Calzones with Marinara Sauce

Make pizza night portable with cheesy calzones the kids will love to fill themselves.

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Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza
Photography: Alison Miksch, Prop Styling: Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland, Food Styling: Melissa Gray

Recipe: Taco Pizza

What's better than taco night? Taco night that's also pizza night! Even the pickiest eaters will gobble up this mashup recipe.

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Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Fruit Pizza

Looking for a pretty way to end weekend brunch? This fruit "pizza" starts with a sugar cookie base and finishes with layers of cream cheese filling and gorgeous fresh fruit.

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Pizza Casserole

Pizza Casserole
Greg DuPree

Recipe: Pizza Casserole

Enjoy all the pizza flavor you love with the one-dish ease of your favorite casserole in this suppertime favorite recipe.

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Pea Pesto Flatbread

Pea Pesto Flatbread
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez, Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Pea Pesto Flatbread

This flatbread is full of good-for-you ingredients that still taste indulgent with help from a bit of chopped bacon.

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Sausage-and-Shrimp Pizzas with Spinach-Basil Pesto

Sausage-and-Shrimp Pizzas with Spinach-Basil Pesto
Photographer: Antonis Achilleos, Prop Stylist: Audrey Davis Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Sausage-and-Shrimp Pizzas with Spinach-Basil Pesto

PSA: You should be grilling your pizzas! This method adds so much depth, which plays well with bright homemade pesto and spicy sausage.

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Homemade Pizza Dough

Homemade Pizza Dough
Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

Recipe: Homemade Pizza Dough

If you really want to do pizza night all the way, start with a batch of dough from scratch with this foolproof recipe.

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Sheet Pan Pizza with Corn, Tomatoes, and Sausage

Sheet Pan Pizza with Corn, Tomatoes, and Sausage
Caitlin Bensel; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen; Food Styling: Anna Hampton

Recipe: Sheet Pan Pizza with Corn, Tomatoes, and Sausage

There's nothing your sheet pan can't do at supper, including this summer pizza that starts with an easy, incredible homemade sauce.

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Sausage Calzones

Sausage Calzones
Greg DuPree

Recipe: Sausage Calzones

Dig in to a dinner that no one will complain about, and don't forget some marinara sauce on the side for optimal dipping.

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Pull Apart Pizza Bread

Pull-Apart Pizza Bread
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Pull Apart Pizza Bread

A can of biscuits makes this hearty appetizer (or main dish!) a snap to make, and it's even more fun to eat.

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Pico de Gallo Pizzas

Pico De Gallo Pizzas
Stephen DeVries

Recipe: Pico de Gallo Pizzas

Want to cut carbs but have a meal that doesn't feel like it? Try these Tex-Mex pizzas that are made on flour tortillas.

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Emily Neighbors Hall's Cheeseburger Pizza

Emily Nabors Hall's Cheeseburger Pizza
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Emily Neighbors Hall's Cheeseburger Pizza

In this one-dish pizza recipe, two of the kids' favorite dinners meet for a filling meal that they can help you make.

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Pizza Spaghetti Casserole

Pizza Spaghetti Casserole
Beth Dreiling; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

Recipe: Pizza Spaghetti Casserole

Your boring pasta dinner just turned into a pizza party celebration with this simple casserole that freezes beautifully for your busiest nights.

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Heart-Shaped Pizza

Heart-Shaped Pizza
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Heart-Shaped Pizza

Looking for a way to really win over your true love? Say it with pizza!

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Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza

Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza
Southern Living

Recipe: Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza

Test Kitchen Professional Ivy Odom cooked up this easy skillet pizza for a Christmas movie marathon with her friends—talk about a perfect night!

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Roasted Fennel-and-Prosciutto Flatbread

Roasted Fennel-and-Prosciutto Flatbread
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Roasted Fennel-and-Prosciutto Flatbread

This elegant flatbread makes a beautiful appetizer or main dish, and it comes together with just a handful of ingredients.

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Beef Calzones

Beef Calzones

Recipe: Beef Calzones

Ground beef is always a weeknight winner, especially when it's folded into a pizza pocket!

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Pizza "Baked" Potato

Spanakopita “Baked” Potato
Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Margaret Monroe Dickey

Recipe: Pizza "Baked" Potato

The potato is an absolutely genius vehicle for your favorite pizza toppings, and you'll agree.

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