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9 Homemade Pizza Recipes for Beginners and Busy Moms!

This collection of homemade pizza recipes has something for everyone, from a super quick 5-minute pizza to a from-scratch, no-knead pizza dough. Your children will love the opportunity to be creative with their pizza toppings and you’ll enjoy saving money on take-out while making happy memories (and pizza) at home!

9 easy homemade pizza recipes for beginners and busy moms.

Quick Pizza Dinner Ideas

Isn’t pizza everyone’s favorite dinner meal? What’s better than a slice of cheesy oven-fresh pizza?

Next time you crave cheesy Italian food, skip the lasagna, and try making pizza home instead of calling for take-out. 

Homemade meals are usually more affordable than ordering from a restaurant and almost always heartier for you too.

With this collection of easy pizza ideas, you can pick and choose what works best for you.

Save these recipes and add them to your meal plan app today!

The Easy Way to Make Pizza At Home

Easy homemade pizza starts with an easy dough. No-knead options tend to be best because they are quick and don’t require equipment or labor-intensive kneading.

If you want a dough-free pizza, there are many other crust-like alternatives. Experiment with a tortilla, biscuit, or English muffin as the base. These are such time savers! 

Of course, the texture may be a little different, but if you a quick 10-minute (or less) meal, these shortcuts are unbeatable.

After establishing the crust, top your pizza with tomato or pesto sauce and a liberal sprinkling of shredded mozzarella cheese. 

Then go crazy with chopped vegetables like:

  • Mushrooms
  • Bell pepper
  • Olives

There’s room for meat too. Adding leftover pre-cooked sausage, shredded chicken, or even browned ground beef is a great way to clean out odds and ends in your fridge.

Season with herbs:

  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Thyme

I’ll send you a bonus point if these herbs come from your own outdoor herb garden. And if that sounds too challenging, start with an indoor herb garden instead. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

9 Homemade Pizza Recipes

Once you try these from-scratch pizza recipes, you’ll never look at take-out the same way again! Not only is making pizza at home satisfying, bit it’s also quick and budget-friendly too.

A whole cheese pizza on a piece of parchment paper.
Puff Pastry Pizza Margherita
Using a pre-made puff pastry significantly reduces prep time and makes a wildly delicious pizza! Making dough from-scratch is usually the most time-consuming part of the homemade pizza process. With this shortcut, you can have dinner on the table in 30 minutes flat!
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A child's hand reaching out for an English muffin pizza on baking sheet.
English Muffin Pizzas
Make kid-friendly mini pizzas with English muffins and all your favorite pizza toppings. It only takes 20 minutes from start to finish before you can pull the finished pizzas fresh from the oven. Highly customizable and great to make with your children, this is a delicious breakfast-for-dinner recipe!
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Slices of pizza on a wooden cutting board.
Homemade Pizza Dough
When you crave a traditional pizza, this is the dough to make! There are only six simple ingredients in the whole recipe. Follow the step-by-step directions and learn how easy it is to make pizza at home!
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A pizza with cheese and arugula.
Easy Chewy Pizza Dough
With three main ingredients, this super easy homemade pizza dough is about as basic as they come. Cambrea shares directions for mixing the dough with a standing mixer or by hand so anyone can make the recipe, no matter what kind of equipment you have in the kitchen.
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Bbq chicken pizza on a wooden cutting board.
20-Minute Flatbread Pizza
Forget takeout and make a homemade BBQ Chicken pizza instead! Every single bite is bursting with flavor, and it’s show-stompingly beautiful. Even so, the whole meal is prepped and cooked in 30 minutes or less!
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A person holding a slice of pizza on a plate.
Air Fryer Tortilla Pizza
If you have an air-fryer, you will love this recipe! With only three ingredients, you can make a classic cheese pizza for lunch or dinner in under 5 minutes, thanks to a clever shortcut. Does it get any easier or quicker than that? I don’t think so!
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Pepperoni pizza in a cast iron skillet.
The Best Cast Iron Pan Pizza
Cast iron pan pizza has an undeniably good taste and texture you can’t get any other way. Next time you’re considering pizza delivery, make this homemade copycat Pizza Hut pan pizza instead! There are a few hours of rising time, so plan to prep this the night before. Planning is a fair exchange for not having to knead the dough. I’m in!
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A person grabbing a slice of pizza from a baking sheet.
Gluten-Free Zucchini Pizza
Gluten-free zucchini pizza crust is a great alternative for anyone who avoids wheat flour. Even with untraditional ingredients, you can still have an authentic chew that is just like regular pizza. Top it off with tomato sauce and cheese, plus any of your favorite toppings, and it will be hard to tell the difference.
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One pepperoni pizza on a plate with a spatula.
Easy 5 Minute Air Fryer Pizza
We all like biscuits. Have you ever used one as a substitute for pizza crust? If you’re mind-blown, keep reading! The biscuit crust makes this 5-minute pizza a breeze. The recipe is so easy your children can make it. Plus, all the ingredients are super affordable too.
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