9 Different Ways to Make Pizza

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We love our pizza around here, but sometimes we really need to switch things up and try something a little different. So what make a pizza a pizza? In my house, it’s a crust (dough, cauliflower or even chicken), with a sauce or soft cheese, ingredients (meat and/or veggies) topped with more cheese. I have been know to put a lot of different things on pizza dough and serve it up to the family to rave reviews.

9 Different Ways to Make Pizza

I have put together 9 of my post popular pizza recipes. I have also included my super simple pizza dough recipe at the bottom of this post. You can find it in most of the pizza posts as well.

Beef Bacon & Blue Cheese Pizza

Beef Bacon & Blue Cheese Pizza – A creamy cheesy sauce topped with ground beef, bacon, blue cheese, red onions and mozzarella

BEC Pizza

BEC Pizza – The Bacon Egg and Cheese classic flavor profile lends itself perfectly to a quick weeknight pizza.

Mac & Cheese Pizza

Mac & Cheese Pizza – Looking for a fun way to liven up pizza night? Look no further – Mac & Cheese Pizza is going to be a hit the whole family is going to love. By taking two classic family favorites, you are going to get smiles all around the dinner table.

Greek Hummus Pizza

Greek Hummus Pizza – It combines the delicious traditional Greek flavors of dill, mint, garlic and feta with a homemade hummus and ground lamb. This pizza is not your typical flavors but it is so worth it!

Sweet Bourbon BBQ Chicken Pizza

Sweet Bourbon BBQ Chicken Pizza – A homemade bourbon bbq sauce with a ground chicken and lots of cheese!

Cubano Pizza

Cubano Pizza – They are so delicious with ham, pork, swiss cheese, onions, pickles and mustard piled high on a nice crusty bread and usually grilled or pressed to melt it all together. I love them so much that I turned them into a pizza!

Fiesta Chicken Taco Pizza

Fiesta Chicken Taco Pizza – A warm crusty pizza crust loaded with beans, queso, cheese, chicken and then lettuce, tomato and sour cream – it doesn’t get much better than that!

Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza

Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza – This Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza is super easy to make and really is so so tasty. I made mine with pepperoni and sausage but you could add whatever your usual toppings choices are.

Layered Pizza Casserole

Layered Pizza Casserole – All the yummy goodness of a slice of supreme pizza without the carbs of the crust


Pizza Dough

A simple pizza dough to use for all sorts of pizzas. Makes 1 12 by 17 pizza crust.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword pizza, pizza dough
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour
Servings 4


  • 4 cups Flour
  • 1 tbsp Yeast instant
  • cup Avocado Oil
  • cup Warm Water
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil for bowl


  • Prepare all of the ingredients
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Pour in water while stirring. Then add olive oil and continue to mix by hand. Mix until a sticky dough forms.
  • Brush the insides of a second bowl with avocado oil and transfer ball of dough. Cover with towel or plastic wrap and let rise at least 1 hour. Dough should approximately double in size.
  • Once risen, place dough on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Stretch and press it out until you cover the baking sheet with ¼ inch thick crust. Let sit another 15 minutes.
  • Place in 400 deg oven for 15 minutes.
  • Continue to pizza recipe directions.
  • If making for focaccia – brush with oil and add desired seasoning. Then bake for 15 minutes in 425 deg oven.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!

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  2. They all look amazing and I could quite happily eat them all! 🙂 Love homemade pizza as you can choose everything and fully load it up! I’m experimenting with Keto pizza bases at the moment, pizza feels like such a naughty treat! Sim x #ALittleBitOfEverything

  3. cgarrett08tx – TX – Christy has three children. She has over 25 years of parenting experience, including parenting as a young mom and a single parent. When she isn't writing, you can find her coloring, playing Candy Crush, and listening to Taylor Swift.
    Christy G says:

    I love pizza. I’ve got a ton of french bread in the freezer. I think im going to make some french bread pizza one night for dinner. #ALittleBitOfEverthing

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