Pizza

Dough. Tomato sauce. Mozzarella cheese. It all sounds so simple, and yet a great pizza recipe is one of the most craveable dishes on the planet. Polarizing too: Canadian bacon with pineapple might get the green light in your household, while the family down the block never wavers from sausage and mushroom with extra onion. That's the genius of pizza - it's basically a vehicle for the flavors you like best. You can even eat pizza in the morning if you're game -- fruit pizza, anyone? When you're making your own pizza, keep a few things in mind. 1. You want your oven extremely hot to achieve a crisp crust (a pizza stone is a worthwhile investment). 2. Take the time to make your own sauce. Jarred sauces taste, well, jarred, and making a fresh sauce only takes a few minutes. 3. Don't overload your pie with toppings - too much on top and you won't get even cooking. Nothing is more depressing than a soggy pizza. Once you've nailed down the basics, you're ready to cook. Break out the pepperoni and enjoy.

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Pepperoni Pizza

Better Homes and Gardens

Individual Boboli shells form a ready-made pizza crust that can be topped with pepperoni and cheese for an easy dinner in no time.

Beef-Mushroom Pizza

Diabetic Living

Tostada Pizza

Better Homes and Gardens

Kids will love this fun dinner recipe that features two favorite foods: pizza and tacos!

Total: 40 mins

Buffalo Chicken Pizzas

Better Homes and Gardens

Named after the classic appetizer, this pizza is loaded up with spicy chicken tenders and a blue cheese salad dressing. Your guests will be eating it in 20 minutes.

Total: 20 mins

Strawberry-Mascarpone Dessert Pizza

Better Homes and Gardens

Every bite of this spectacular mascarpone cheese dessert tantalizes the taste buds.

Shrimp Pizza

Parents

Pizza-Style Vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve veggies pizza-style, topped with cheese, to make converts of child shying away from this healthful five-a-day food.

Total: 35 mins

Pizza Dough

Better Homes and Gardens

Kids love dough. It introduces them to the tactile side of making food. If time is short, buy pizza dough.

Fruit Pizza

Parents

Chilly Veggie Pizza

Better Homes and Gardens

This fresh vegetable pizza adapts to many occasions. It's appetizer, main dish, or light lunch fare. The appeal for this pizza is the variety of colorful vegetables stacked on the cream-cheese covered crust.

Focaccia-Camembert Pizza

Better Homes and Gardens

This quick and easy pizza recipe features the perfect combination of cheese, nuts, and vegetables. Better yet, it will be on your table in 30 minutes or less.

Total: 20 mins

Basic Pizza Dough

Family Circle

Taffy Apple Pizza

Better Homes and Gardens

The peanut butter and cream cheese combo spread over a sugar cookie crust provides a tasty foundation for the thinly sliced apples and a drizzle of caramel ice cream topping.

Total: 45 mins
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