When we moved from Santa Barbara, California to Alaska 25 years ago, my friends gave me copies of all their special Mexican recipes. This easy-to-assemble entree remains one of our favorites. —Eileen Becker of Homer, Alaska
Pizza is such a favorite at our house that I make it at least once a week. When the heat and humidity are up there, though, the last thing that I want to do is turn on the oven. So I just move my recipe to the grill—the barbecue flavor mingling with the cheese tastes delicious. —Lisa Boettcher, Columbus, Wisconsin
A delicate peanut-flavored sauce is topped with cheese, fresh Asian veggies and juicy chunks of chicken to give these unique individual pizzas a deliciously different flavor. One bite and this Asian-inspired pizza pie will become a favorite.
What started as an appetizer is now one of my favorite Mediterranean meals. I make sure I always have the ingredients, so I can whip it up in a hot minute. I like to use fresh tomatoes instead of sun-dried ones when they're in season, and sometimes I throw in some chopped artichoke hearts, too. —Nikki Haddad, Germantown, Maryland
Summer calls for a delicious change of pace from ordinary pizza. This colorful version puts fresh vegetables, cheese and a savory meat sauce on top of a crispy cornmeal crust. You will have a hard time eating just one slice!
-Gladys Shaffer, Elma, Washington
“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.”
"When I need a quick and easy dinner, I make these satisfying pizzas that capture the flavor of Mexico," relates Katherine Jones, Renton, Washington. "Piled high with zesty ingredients, the tortillas are a snap to prepare and taste great."
Okay, okay. We said mushrooms weren't just for pizza--but you must admit, the two go together pretty well. Anne Zirkle of South Riding, Virginia adds mushrooms to this combination of her husband's favorite foods. "This pizza is an ideal busy weeknight recipe," she writes.
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.