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27 DIY Pizza Ideas for Pizza Night!

Love Pizza? Looking for Pizza Topping ideas? You’ve come to the right place! I’ve got the ultimate list of 27 delicious Pizza Ideas for Pizza Night!

27 Delicious Pizza Ideas for Pizza Night

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Pizza Ideas for Pizza Night

Raise Your Hand if You Think Pizza Ranks #1 for Dinner!

You are definitely NOT alone!

Let’s just face facts… Pizza is delicious. Doesn’t matter what age you are, pizza is a favorite food for many. The good news is there are tones of pizza recipes out there for you to try.

Delivery vs DIY

I know a lot of people would rather just order delivery and call it good.

Don’t get me wrong, some pizza places make incredible pies, (and yes, sometimes that 2 for $5.99 delivery deal just can’t be beaten.)

But there is just something about Homemade pizza that we love. You get to try new combinations, pick out your own toppings, and the smell that fills your house as it bakes is incredible.

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Pizza Ideas that are EASY!

A lot of people shy away from making pizza at home because they think it’s too complicated or too expensive, but it’s really not.  

Most of my DIY pizzas are made with a store-bought crust (hello Trader Joe’s ready to bake pizza dough) or if I do my shopping at one particular grocery store that week, I’ll pick up fresh pizza dough from the pizza place in the same strip center.  (Their pizza dough is the best I’ve found and they’ll sell it uncooked.  All I have to do is roll it out – and you can’t get any easier than that!)  

Do you have a favorite pizza place? You might give them a call and see if they sell their dough. I also have a great pizza dough recipe that turns out perfectly every time.  (find the pizza dough recipe at the bottom of the post.)

DIY Pizza Ideas for Pizza Night

I am always looking for new pizza topping ideas and have spent some time rounding up a few of our favorite pizza ideas for pizza night. I found a couple of new homemade pizza ideas that look very interesting.  

Be sure to check out all the awesome pizza recipes on the list and let us know in the comments which one is your favorite! (Bonus points if you share one not listed!)

Ultimate list of Homemade Pizza Recipes:

1. Sloppy Joe Pizza:

We all know the Sweet and tangy Sloppy Joe Sauce pairs deliciously with ground beef and is even more amazing on a pizza crust covered with melted cheese, bell peppers, and red onions.


2. Spicy Southern Kitchen – Thai Pizza


3. Southwest Chicken Pizza

Refried beans, salsa, chicken, and Tex-Mex Flavors Blend together in this Southwest Chicken Pizza that is sure to please everyone in the family!


4. Easy Mac and Cheese Pizza

Nothing like a warm bowl of Mac and Cheese right? Well, wait until you try it on pizza! This is a family favorite comfort food at its best.


5. Spend With Pennies – Cheeseburger Pizza


6. Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Buffalo chicken pizza is made with a tangy buffalo sauce, chicken, and topped with a yummy blue cheese dressing drizzle. 


7. Pinch of Yum – Sweet Chili Garlic Chicken Pizza


8. Chicken and Mushroom White Pizza

Alfredo sauce, sautéed mushrooms, garlic, and chicken are the ultimate white pizza topping idea and come together to make one delicious pizza.


9. This Silly Girls Kitchen – Easy Taco Pizza


10. Cuban French Bread Pizza Recipe

Cuban Sandwiches are awesome, but wait until you try it in Pizza form! Pork, mustard, pickles, and cheese? Oh yes, it’s amazing!

Cuban French Bread Pizza Recipe.


11. Sally’s Baking Addiction – Spinach Artichoke White Cheese Pizza Recipe


12. Love and Olive Oil – Caramelized Fennel and Onion Pizza


13. Our Best Bites – Kalua Pork Pizza Recipe


14. Mom Endeavors – Philly Cheesesteak Pizza


15. Our Life Tastes Good – Jambalaya Pizza


16. Recipe Runner – Grilled Zucchini Ricotta and Pine Nut Pizza Recipe

This Zucchini Ricotta pizza idea looks super healthy and is a perfect way to use up fresh zucchini!


17. A Beautiful Plate – Mushroom Pizza with Havarti, Fresh Herbs, and White Truffle Oil


18. Yes to Yolks – Grilled White Pizza with Ricotta, Corn, and Broccoli


19. Closet Cooking – Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Pizza Recipe


20. Eat Good 4 Life – Roasted Garlic Spinach White Pizza


21. Bread Booze and Bacon – Italian Sausage Caramelized Onion Pizza

Ok, I am particularly fond of sausage and onions as toppings on my pizza. Can I just say how amazing this pizza idea looks?


22. Vegan Yack Attack – Pesto Potato Pizza 

A great pizza recipe for the vegans!


23. The Wood-Fired Enthusiast – Jalapeno Popper Pizza



24. Hamburger Bun Mini Pizzas

I swear, it is the crispy flattened hamburger bun that makes these little pizzas so amazing! This pizza idea is always a hit with the little ones.


25. Add a Pinch – Three Cheese White Pizza


26. Simply Stacie – Chicken Caesar Pizza


27. Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Pizza

Hopefully, you found a pizza recipe to try!  

Personally, I love a premade Boboli Pizza crust for saving time, but If I don’t have one on hand, here is an excellent homemade pizza crust recipe. The recipe is easy to make and only has a few ingredients!

This pizza dough can be refrigerated overnight or frozen. It is perfect every time!

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homemade pizza dough recipe

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 -16 inch pizzas 1x
  • Category: main dish


Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups hot water, (110˚F-115˚F)
  • 2 1/4 tsp dry active yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (for greasing the bowl)


  1. In large bowl, combine water, yeast, and sugar. Cover and allow the yeast to proof for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Stir in olive oil, salt, and flour. Knead for 5-7 minutes with a stand mixer or until smooth and elastic.
  3. Remove the dough from the bowl, add the olive oil, and grease the sides. Return the dough to the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover and raise for 60 minutes.
  4. Punch dough down and turn it out onto a floured surface. Cover lightly and rest for 5 minutes before forming crusts.
  5. To refrigerate pizza dough, cover loosely with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Allow dough to stand at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before forming into crusts.


To freeze the dough, divide it into two dough balls, wraptightly with plastic wrap, and place in a freezer bag.

To defrost, place frozen dough in the fridge 24 hours. Remove dough from the fridge 20-30 minutes before forming into crusts.

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