14 Family-Friendly Homemade Pizza Recipes (plus Sauce & Crust recipes!)

When I was growing up, we had pizzas every Friday night. It was an easy supper for Mom to make and it let us all get involved in the kitchen. Mom made the dough while my brothers and I grated cheese, chopped toppings, and then put it all together. We didn’t really have a pizza recipe; we just created whatever we wanted each week. The pizzas often went into the oven loaded high with toppings—such that I see store-bought pizzas as rather skimpy.

If your family also loves pizza, here are a variety of pizza recipes to try.

14 Family-Friendly Homemade Pizza Recipes (plus Sauce & Crust recipes!)

If you’ve never made pizzas yourself, try some of these recipes for pizza dough. If you’ve made basic pizzas, check out the fancier recipes. And if this is your favourite meal, who says it has to be limited to supper? Make it for dessert or breakfast too!

Pizza Crust Recipes

Pizza crust is super easy to make from scratch! You can whip it up in a few minutes and it tastes much better than frozen pizza crust. Here’s some recipes to get you started:

Beer Pizza Crust

Pizza Dough Recipe

Gluten-Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Gluten-free Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

TIP: make a double batch of dough and bake one crust without toppings. Freeze it and pull it out later to make a quick pizza on a busy weeknight. The girls also like it when I make mini pizzas and let them decorate their own.

DIY Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

In a pinch, I’ve also used just ketchup or salsa as sauce (depending on the pizza you’re creating). Or I spread a can of tomato paste over the dough, sprinkle on some salt, pepper, and oregano, and add the rest of the toppings.

All the Pizza You Can Eat!

Basic Homemade Pizza How-to

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Deep Dish Beef and Veggie Pizza

Thai Chicken Pizza

Thai Chicken Pizza Recipe

Greek Pizza

Turkey Taco Pizza

Homemade Stuffed Crust Pizza

Sweet Chili Chicken Pizza on the Grill

Sweet Chili Chicken Pizza on the Grill

Quick and Easy Cheater Pizza

Gluten-Free Chicken Veggie Ranch Pizza

Basically, your taste buds are the limit. Experiment with toppings and sauces and cheeses. In my family, the rule was “the more cheese the better.” My hubby prefers less cheese. Homemade pizzas allow you to suit everyone!

More Pizza Variations

Zucchini Crust Pizza

Pita Pizza: Your Lunchtime Savour

Pita Pizza Recipe

Homemade Calzone Recipe

Family-Please Pizza Pot Pie

Spaghetti Squash Crust Pizza

Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza Plate

Easy Snackity Pizza Pitas

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pockets

Tip: teach children about kitchen safety while you’re making pizzas together. If you have younger children, you’ll want to chop the toppings and slice the pizza yourself. For older children, talk about how to use a knife and then supervise while they do it.

Sweet Pizza Recipes

Rice Krispies Dessert Pizza

Homemade Dessert Pizza

Kids’ Cake Tutorials: Pizza Cake

Another way to create a dessert pizza is to make your favourite cookie dough, then spread it out on a cookie sheet. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, depending on how thick it is (check carefully). Then slice it into triangles and serve.

Pizza for Breakfast too!

Sausage Breakfast Pizza

Mini Breakfast Pizzas Recipes (with English muffins)

Mini Breakfast Pizza Recipe

Easy Sausage and Egg Breakfast Pizza

Pizza-Inspired Frittata Muffins

What’s your favourite pizza recipe?

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