15 Must-Make Homemade Pizza Recipes + My favorite quick and easy pizza sauce recipe!

15 Must-Make Homemade Pizza Recipes because pizza!15 Must-Make Homemade Pizza Recipes because pizza! Are you making homemade pizza yet? I know that having $5 pizza on every street corner sure takes the appeal out of making homemade pizza, but it just isn’t the same. Fancy wood-fired pizza places are delicious but spendy, and everyone knows that frozen pizzas just aren’t all they are advertised to be. There’s something magical about warm homemade dough bubbling away in the oven with all kinds of toppings, cheese, and a little bit of love. Plus, when you make it yourself, you can choose whatever you want to go on top. I thought I’d share a little pizza inspiration with you today to get the juices flowing for your next homemade pizza masterpiece.

And because I can, I thought I’d share my favorite super easy pizza sauce recipe with you. If you ask me, the sauce is just about as important as a good crust, and this sauce has been my go-to for the past few years.

Ditch the premade sauce, which generally has too much sugar and about a million extra ingredients you don’t need hiding in it. The America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book suggests this recipe and I’ve been making it ever since I saw it: 2 tablespoons olive oil; 2 cloves garlic, minced; 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes (extra points if you home can them, which I do every summer!) – In a small sauce pan cook the oil and garlic together over medium heat until the garlic starts to smell good. Add the tomatoes and simmer until it thickens a bit, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. DONE! Really. Three ingredients and it tastes amazing. While it’s simmering I’ll chop the vegetables I’m going to use on top of the pizza, grate my cheese, and get things ready. By the time I’m prepped for pizza making, the sauce is done and my house smells fabulous. What is it about cooking garlic in oil that smells so homey?

There you have it. One very easy sauce recipe and 15 homemade pizza recipes to inspire you. If you make a pizza this weekend I’d love to see it! Post a picture and tag me on Instagram. Happy baking, friends.

15 Must-Make Homemade Pizza Recipes

1. Easy French Bread Pizza from The Garlic Diaries

15 Must-Make Homemade Pizza Recipes because pizza!

2. 100% Whole Wheat Pizza Crust from Bless this Mess
15 Must-Make Homemade Pizza Recipes because pizza!

3. Thai Peanut Chicken Pizza from Gringalicious

15 Must-Make Homemade Pizza Recipes because pizza!

4. Skillet Pizza from Bless this Mess

15 Must-Make Homemade Pizza Recipes because pizza!

5. BBQ Chicken Pizza from Show Me The Yummy

15 Must-Make Homemade Pizza Recipes because pizza!

6. All-Day Breakfast Pizza from Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen

15 Must-Make Homemade Pizza Recipes because pizza!

7. Grilled Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Pizza with Hemp Seed Cheddar from Blissful Basil


8. Mexican Pizza from Love Bakes Good Cakes


9. Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pizza from Recipe Runner


10. Roasted Garlic Chicken & Mozzarella Pizza with Homemade Basil Pesto from Sally’s Baking Addiction


11. Shrimp and Pesto Pizza with Goat Cheese from Live, Love, Travel


12. Sweet Chili Chicken Thai Pizza from Simply Stacie


13. Chicken Fajitas Pizza with Fire-Roasted Tomato Sauce from The Cozy Apron


14. Spicy Courgette, Lemon & Feta Pizza from The Last Food Blog


15. Homemade Veggie Pizza from Pretty Plain Janes


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Deb C

Pizza….drool….frozen pizza….a necessity! But only my own!!! If I am making one pizza, I may as well make several. I bake the empty pizza crust for half (7-8 minutes)of my normal pizza baking time(15 minutes). Once out of the oven, I slather on the sauce, go crazy with the cheese and decorate with pepperoni. Next it is time to flash freeze the pizzas on cookie sheets in the freezer. Once my masterpieces are frozen, I completely wrap them in plastic wrap and place them in an XL Ziplock bag. Those bags are amazing!! When we need a quick meal, out comes the frozen pizza, into the preheated oven it goes for the remaining half of the cooking time. These recipes look so yummy!!


Your pizza sauce sounds super yummy and thanks so much for including my Thai peanut chicken pizza! This is a great round-up!

Wow, these all look delicious, roll on pizza night! Thank you so much for including my spicy courgette pizza 🙂

Ohhh yummy, I want them all! Thank you so much for including our BBQ Chicken Pizza! 🙂

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.