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10 Homemade Pizza Recipes You Need to Try This Summer

Is there a food that’s more universally loved than pizza? Incredibly versatile and fit for a crowd, there’s a lot to love about the many forms of ‘za. And there are indeed many. Summer is a great time to do some culinary adventuring, playing with new crust types or flavor combos that embrace the fruits of the season.

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite homemade summer pizza recipes made with Red Star® Yeast to get you started.

1. Cheesy Crust Pizza

Cheesy Crust Pizza

Is there anything better than homemade pizza crust? Actually … there is. CHEESY homemade pizza crust. The Parmesan adds some umami depth to this thick and chewy crust that’s just begging for some classic toppings.

2. All American Pizza

All American Pizza

You know those busy summer nights? This is the recipe for them. Simple. Quick. And superior to its frozen counterparts. Pro tip: Sprinkle a bit of mozzarella over the dough before spreading the sauce to prevent a soggy crust.

3. Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

Looking for an authentic Chicago pizza crust recipe? This is it. Buttery. Thick. Gourmet. This restaurant-quality crust is sure to impress at summer gatherings. No one will leave hungry after a few slices of this hearty pie.

4. Roasted Garlic Chicken Pesto Pizza

Roasted Garlic Chicken Pesto Pizza

Mix things up by adding a little green and some chicken to your pizza. Simple, flavorful and fresh, this lighter homemade pie screams summer. For a gourmet look, top your warm baked pizza with fresh basil.

5. Fig Deep Dish Pizza

Fig Deep Dish Pizza

This one’s for the foodies. And trust us, all you adventurers in cuisine, this is a bold combo worth exploring. Figs, bacon, arugula, Gorgonzola cheese and a balsamic drizzle are a dynamite combo. We know that. But throw them on a saucy, deep dish pizza, and you’ve got something exceptional.

6. No Knead Veggie Pizza

Artisan Grilled Veggie Pizza

You can’t have a pizza recipe roundup for summer and not include a killer grilled pizza crust recipe. In keeping with the outdoorsy, no fuss vibe of summer, this one has a no knead dough. We love topping this crisp, artisanal homemade crust with spicy marinara, mozzarella and some veggie faves. Slice the veggies extra thin for best results.

7. Gluten Free Pizza

Homemade Gluten Free Pizza

Love pizza, but want to skip the gluten? We’ve got you covered. This thinner-crust pizza comes together quickly. And you can keep it simple or punch up the flavor with some melted butter and Italian herbs. Reheat any leftovers in a skillet.

8. Breakfast Pizza

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Pizza

Who doesn’t like starting their day with breakfast pizza? And this sausage and egg combo on a homemade pizza crust is oh so tasty. Top a protein-packed breakfast slice with cilantro for an unexpected zing.

9. Fruit Pizza

Seasonal Fruit Pizza

Featuring a nutty sweet crust, an abundance of fruit, almonds, goat cheese and a splash of Grand Marnier, this is one sophisticated pizza. It’s great as an appetizer, but our favorite way to enjoy it is paired with a scoop of ice cream for dessert.

10. Homemade Pizza Dough

Homemade Pizza Dough

Pizza crafted with this simple, made from scratch crust can be on the table in an hour, flat. Or if you’re feeling ambitious, try making your own pizza sauce using just five simple ingredients. Top your homemade pie with whatever cheese, meats, veggies or fruit your heart desires, crafting your own unique pizza creation.

We hope these homemade pizza recipes leave you inspired to try something new — whether that’s some daring toppings (looking at you, fig deep dish pizza), a new homemade crust recipe or new methods. Find pro pizza baking tips from one of the best — Maestro Pizzaiolo Leo Spizzirri — on making a homemade artisan grilled pizza.


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