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Best ever pizza recipes

Our 22 best pizza recipes are easy to make and a great entertaining idea. Homemade pizza is much more impressive than a takeaway, from classic pizza, to pide and calzone

Pizza night tonight? Try our homemade pizza recipes for Friday night in. Ditch the takeaway and make one of our simple pizza recipes instead, they’re healthier and quick and easy to make. Our toppings range from classic cheese and charcuterie, to more exotic ideas such as smoked salmon and spring onions, and sausage, broccoli and fennel. We also have ideas for twists on pizza recipes, including trendy cauliflower pizza, Nice’s socca pizza and even Turkish pide. We have ideas for lighter pizzas and flatbreads here if you’re trying to be healthy.

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Try one of our fun pizza ideas here (breakfast pizza, anyone?!)…


Smoky sausage and kale pizza

Sausage pizza is a classic. Prepare your dough beforehand to make this easy Brooklyn-style smoky sausage and crispy kale pizza. It’s packed full of flavour and, as soon as your dough is risen and ready, it only takes 45 minutes to bake – perfect mid-week cheesy comfort food!

Smoky sausage and kale pizza

Halloumi pizza

Give these Syrian red pepper muhummara and halloumi pizzas a go. Our recipe is super quick, easy and perfect for a meat-free meal. We’re big fans of halloumi, try out our top halloumi recipes here.

Syrian red pepper muhummara and halloumi pizzas

Parma ham and artichoke pizza

Bread mixes make our kind of pizza. Quick enough to make after work, you can ditch the takeaway menu and share an Italian feast of Parma ham and artichoke. Add salad if you like on the side.


Garlic greens and ricotta pizza

Using a ciabatta bread mix makes this recipe time efficient, healthy and totally delicious. Only consisting of five ingredients this tempting treat takes 20 minutes to prep but no time to eat! Here are our best quick and healthy recipes ready in under 30 minutes.

Garlic Greens Ricotta Pizza

Aubergine and chilli pide

Pide is a Turkish flatbread which can be topped like pizza for a quick, easy meal. Make your dough, then top with aubergine, chilli and spices for a vegetarian lunch or supper. We have plenty of aubergine recipe inspiration here.


Pizza bianca with smoked salmon and spring onions

We have taken inspiration for this delicious pizza bianca (without tomato) from The Priory Inn in the Cotswolds. Creamed horseradish, spring onion and smoked salmon, this pizza is piled high with fresh and delicious produce.


Meat vs veg patchwork pizza

Trying to please both veggies and meat-eaters? This patchwork pizza gives you the best of both worlds with pepperoni on one half and olives, capers and peppers on the other.


Breakfast pizza

Pizza for breakfast? Yes, please. This recipe is really easy to follow and has all the ingredients you’d expect for breakfast. It’s also the ultimate hangover cure… Check out our brilliant brunch ideas here.

Breakfast pizza

Courgette, chilli and mint pizza

Really quick and easy pizza made with readymade flatbreads, topped with mozzarella and ribbons of courgette for the best quickly assembled midweek meal.


White pizza with sausage, broccoli and fennel

Our tomato-less pizzas are the best. Make your own pizza dough, then top with sausage, mozzarella, fennel and broccoli for a quick meal for four.


Double-cheese and mushroom calzones

A twist on a pizza for two. Bread mixes make calzone easy and this version is packed full of Italian favourites; mushrooms, mozzarella, parmesan and chilli.


Healthier pizza

On a diet but craving pizza? This skinny version has a thin and crisp base, a rich but light tomato sauce and is topped with creamy mozzarella, rocket and a little parmesan. And still only 360 calories for half a pizza!


Socca pizza two ways

Socca originated in Nice, but it’s very trendy in the US now. The chickpea pancake can be used as a wrap, flatbread for dipping or pizza base. Light toppings make it a healthy snack. Make one of our low calorie vegetarian recipes for an easy midweek meal.


Green olive and new potato pizzas

Make an easy tomato-less pizza in minutes using a ciabatta bread mix. No need to knead, or leave to rise, so you can enjoy homemade pizza in the week in under an hour. This vegetarian recipe has new potatoes, green olives and taleggio for toppings.


Sicilian aubergine pizzas

These super-easy Sicilian aubergine pizzas are a great twist on a family favourite. They use crème fraîche instead of a tomato base, charred aubergines, sultanas and pesto, with rocket and pine nuts for a bit of extra crunch.


Overnight pizza

Our recipe for overnight pizza takes a little bit of time and leap of faith, but once you’ve tried it you won’t look back. There’s no kneading required, so its super-easy. We’ve topped our pizza with prosciutto and rocket, but try this base with your favourite toppings.


Broccoli and spiced sausage pizza

This broccoli and spiced sausage pizza with fennel, chilli and taleggio is delicious and feels like a real treat. It’s ready in under an hour, though, which makes it achievable midweek.


No-knead pizza with fennel, Italian sausage and burrata

This recipe for no-knead pizza with fennel, Italian sausage and burrata is a bit of a leap of faith, but once you get used to the dough, it’s a great method to have up your sleeve.

Want to learn more about burrata? Check out our podcast with mozzarella expert Alessandro Borghese.


Cauliflower crust pizza

Cauliflower works as an alternative to flour in this on-trend, super light pizza base. The parmesan gives the cauliflower crust a deep flavour which you can then personalise with your own toppings.


Salami, garlic greens and taleggio pizza

Everybody loves pizza and this one with salami, garlic greens and taleggio is bound to be a hit. Ready in under an hour, it’s more satisfying than a takeaway. Try our takeaway alternatives here.


Kale fiorentina pizzas

We’ve swapped spinach for kale in this twist on a classic fiorentina pizza. Easy to make and under 500 calories, it beats a take-away any day.

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Tear-and-share pizza rolls

These tear-and-share pizza rolls are easy and fun to make for the family. Make a batch and feed your friends and family with this easy crowdpleaser.

Tear-and-share pizza rolls

Anthony Falco, former pizza czar at NYC’s legendary pizza restaurant Roberta’s, and Yard Sale Pizza’s Nick Buckland in an extended interview on all things dough-based including how to start a business from your back yard and why it’s ok to break all the rules in the quest for perfection

olive magazine ep60 – pizza legends Anthony Falco and Nick Buckland on breaking all the rules