There's no pizza delivery in our rural community, so I rely on this recipe instead. The edges of the no-fail homemade crust are filled with string cheese, and the hearty toppings can be varied to suit your preference. Try the dough for making breadsticks or bread bowls.
“I came up with this recipe after trying a similar appetizer pizza at a restaurant,” says Cheryl Taylor of Ortonville, Michigan. “It’s a great way to use up leftover grilled or baked chicken. And it’s a breeze to vary based on everyone’s tastes.”
My children liked to eat pizza with a lot of toppings, so I developed this recipe. With fresh tomatoes available year-round here, we still make it often, even though the kids are grown. It's a delightful change from usual meat-topped pizza.
A bread machine saves time when preparing the thick homemade crust for this Italian treat. "My boys happily call it green pizza due to all of the spinach," shares Sharlin Blamires of Coweta, Oklahoma. And because Sharlin leaves out the meat and uses fresh tomatoes instead of canned sauce, her pizza is much lower in salt than most carryout pies.
My husband and I love barbeque chicken pizza, but I decided to take it up a notch by adding other toppings that we love, including smoky bacon and creamy Gorgonzola. My mouth starts to water just thinking about it! —Megan Crow, Lincoln, NE
Make Monday fun-day with a hassle-free homemade pizza featuring refrigerated breadsticks as the crust. Feeding kids? Slice pieces into small strips and let them dip each strip into marinara sauce. They’ll love it! —Mary Hankins, Kansas City, Missouri
Here's a fun breakfast idea from Joanne St. Angelo of East Providence, Rhode Island. “Share one pizza for breakfast or have one each for a hearty dinner entree,” Joanne suggests.
TIP: To ensure creamy eggs, don't overcook them!