Premade pizza crusts were one of the best inventions of the 20th century. All you need is some imagination and some leftovers, and you can create a gourmet pizza at home when you start with pizza crust.
A hot oven is one of the secrets to a great pizza; a pizza stone is another. Preheating the stone in the hot oven means the crust will be crisp and flaky, and the toppings will be perfectly heated and blended.
If you don't have a stone, bake the pizza directly on the rack so the heat reaches it without a barrier.
You can use premade pizza dough for these recipes; just bake them first before you add the toppings. Boboli crusts is another winner, or use thin focaccia bread.
Now go read Tips for Making the Best Pizza, then enjoy these recipes for quick and easy pizzas with your signature style.
Start With Pizza Crust
- Salmon Pizza
Vegetables, a creamy sauce, and savory salmon combine to make an elegant gourmet pizza that's fun to make.
- Mexican Pizza
This was one of the first recipes I created, and I love it to this day. There's so much topping you do need two pizza crusts. It's rich, creamy, crisp, and so satisfying.
- Salmon Pizza
Canned salmon is delicious in this simple pizza with a creamy sauce and lots of cheese.
- Caramelized Onion Focaccia
If you love onions, this is the pizza for you! Add any meat if you'd like, but I think this pizza is perfect on its own.
- My Special Pizza
I adore this recipe that I developed when delivered pizzas just got too expensive. It has the best flavored sauce I've ever tasted!
- Pizza Calzones
Who says pizza has to be flat? This wonderful recipe puts pizza fillings inside crust to make a delicious, easy to eat treat.
- Italian Bread Salad
And this isn't a pizza! The good chewy Boboli® crust is mixed with salad greens, vegetables, and salami to make a satisfying main dish salad.
- Pepperoni Pizza
This five ingredient pizza is simply classic. You know the secret ingredient!
- Tuna Pizza
Again, if you'd like, go ahead and bake this pizza, about 8-10 minutes at 425 degrees F, until nice and hot. Yum!
- Bacon Pizza
Wow, bacon, sour cream, garlic, onions, and cheese - what more could you want? Your kids will love this pizza.