Perfect Pizzas

Tired of the same old pizza toppings? Try these recipes for a new take on an old favorite, and find even more pizza topping tips from our readers.

Veggie Pizza with Herbed Tomato Crust Recipe

Veggie Pizza with Herbed Tomato Crust Recipe

Veggie Pizza with Herbed Tomato Crust
I love this Veggie Pizza with Herbed Tomato Crust recipe because the crust is so flavorful—tomato juice replaces most of the oil. It's one of my kids' favorite meals!
—Karen Shipp, San Antonio, Texas

Onion Pita Pizza
For a different appetizer or snack, try this appealing "pizza." With its mild blue cheese and onion flavor and crispy pita crust, Onion Pita Pizza is sure to hit the spot.
—Mary Lou Wayman, Salt Lake City, Utah

Deep-Dish Pizza
What's a party without pizza? This filling Deep-Dish Pizza is loaded with pepperoni, four kinds of cheese and other favorite pizza toppings.
—Jane Shapton, Tustin, California

Chicken Pizza
Your family will never guess that this fun twist on typical pizza uses up leftover pesto. Next time you make Chicken Pizza, hurry it along even more by using rotisserie chicken from the deli and prepared pesto from a jar.
—Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Shrimp Pizza
Our home economists lightened this savory Shrimp Pizza from Susan LeBrun in Sulphur, Louisiana to make it a bit healthier. Topped with fresh shrimp and melted cheese, the delicious main dish makes a timely supper with a special touch.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Greek Spinach Pizza
Round out this Greek Spinach Pizza with a salad or fresh, vegetable relish tray. Sometimes, I serve a side of low-fat ranch dressing to dip the veggies and pizza crust into.
—Kay Young, Port Clinton, Ohio

More Ideas for Pizza Toppers

  • Top a pizza crust with crumbled meat loaf and shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Bake until crust is crisp and cheese is melted. The kids love it.
    —Kim F., Tallahassee, Florida
  • My daughter and I love making individual mini pizzas with English muffins, pasta sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese. When I buy a jar of sauce, I place 1 tablespoon in each compartment of an ice cube tray and freeze. Then I pop them out and put them in heavy-duty resealable plastic bags in the freezer until we make our pizzas again.
    —June Anderson, Americus, Georgia
  • I've found that pizza is a great way to use up leftovers. Recently, I topped a ready-made frozen pizza crust with leftover spaghetti sauce, leftover taco-seasoned ground beef, chopped onion and leftover Parmesan and mozzarella cheese. I baked it for 15 minutes, and it was a hit!
    —Karen Munter, Schaumburg, Illinois
  • Many years back, a friend invited us for pizza. Besides the usual toppings, she sprinkled on chopped celery. It added wonderful crunch and a unique taste. I've made pizza like this ever since—I even add celery to frozen pizza.
    —Ann Marie M., Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Wondering what to do with leftover spaghetti sauce? I cut a loaf of French bread lengthwise and spread the sauce on each half. Then I sprinkle it with shredded cheddar cheese and a little grated Parmesan. Toasted under the broiler, the slices make a quick snack.
    —Jean Monigold, Spirit Lake, Idaho
  • I top a pizza crust with a mixture of sour cream and refried beans. Then I sprinkle on leftover taco meat and bake until heated through. When serving, I add leftover taco toppings like tomato, lettuce and cheese.
    —Michelle Koorn, Oak Harbor, Washington
  • To make mouth-watering homemade pizza, saute vegetables (pepper strips, onions, mushrooms, etc.) in butter with garlic and herbs before putting them on the pizza. It makes the flavor come alive.
    —Patricia F., Syracuse, New York

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