My husband and I tried to duplicate the pizza from a popular Chicago restaurant, and I think our recipe turned out even better. The secret is baking it in a cast-iron skillet! —Lynn Hamilton, Naperville, Illinois
With bacon and tomatoes, Cindy Clement of Colorado Springs, Colorado brings the taste of a BLT to this hearty and delicious pizza. “I call this ‘championship pizza’ because it always gives our team the winning edge when it matters most,” she says.
Here, blue cheese, shiitake mushrooms and blackened seasoning blend lend a tasty change to traditional pizza. Add a mixed green salad to make the meal complete. —Michelle Huelskamp, Marion, North Carolina
"Since pizza is a big favorite with my teenagers, I like to keep these crispy snacks on hand," says Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana. "Loaded with toppings, they go right from the freezer to the oven with little time and effort. And they're always a hit."
For me, pizza is a staple of life. I worked at a pizza restaurant after college, and I've been trying ever since to re-create the wonderful pizza crust we served. This version, which my family loves, comes pretty close.
-Herman Temple, Shawnee, Kansas
I crave this bruschetta-like pizza in spring, when I'm planting tomatoes in our garden. Slices make great appetizers when the tomatoes are ripe. But you can also serve the pizza alongside a grilled entree or as a meatless main course.
Our family loves pizza, and this variation is one we enjoy often, the chicken is unexpected but delicious. On hectic days, I can make it in a snap using a prepared crust. Either way, it disappears in a hurry.
Get your knife and fork ready for this one! Our Test Kitchen uses delectable layers to create a mouthwatering, eye-appealing main course that eats like a meal. This savory “pie” with pears and two kinds of cheese will get rave reviews!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Fresh spinach gives this recipe from our Test Kitchen a tasty twist. That leafy green plus yellow peppers, snow-white mushrooms and tomato sauce make this a colorful addition to you pizza buffet table.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
My sister-in-law used to own a pizza restaurant and gave me this awesome recipe that features ground beef, cheddar and thousand island dressing. We like it on whole-wheat crust. — Katie Buckley, Wyoming, Delaware
This family-friendly supper is simplicity at its finest. Golden-brown, melted fresh mozzarella and a sprinkling of fresh basil give these personal pies Italian-inspired flavors. —Jerry Gulley, San Francisco, CA