Seen on Pinterest: Ditch delivery and make pizza at home

We love a good delivery pizza as much as the next person, particularly on a Friday or game night when the idea of cooking just isn’t appealing. But let’s face it, delivery isn’t as delicious (or as healthy) as the real deal. Pizza is even a good solution for leftovers – we’ve put fajita veggies, taco toppings, thai  or buffalo chicken and more on our pizzas and they’re almost more delicious than the first time around. Serve with a side salad and you’re set!

And you don’t even have to go the total DIY route – although if you do, here are some great crust ideas. Most grocery stores stock pre-made pizza crust dough (we love all of the options from Trader Joe’s, even the cauliflower crust!) and so all you’ll need to do is agree on your toppings.

For the best results, gently brush with olive oil and bake on a pizza stone, or fire up the grill (our favorite method) and grill one side, then flip, add your toppings, and finish the pizza.

Still stumped? Take a look at these “Seen on Pinterest” suggestions for toppings and combinations – we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

We originally had this creation as
a Plated recipe and can’t say enough
good things. It’s simple and on
the table in under 30 minutes.

(photo: Plated)




Eggplant & Crispy Caper

Perfectly briny and salty,
this pizza reminds us of delivery
with a gourmet twist. 

(photo: Lady & Pups)



Sweet Corn, Zucchini
& Fresh Mozzerella

This pizza reminds us of summer days.
Soak up the last of the warm weather and
use this produce while you can still get it in stores!

(photo: How Sweet Eats)




Caramelized Onion, Gruyere
and Pepper Bacon

This unique combination
is a flavor explosion
in your mouth.

(photo: How Sweet Eats) 



Sweet & Spicy Fall Harvest
Pizza with Squash, Onions & Bacon

Modify recipes as they feel right
for you: we often use leftover caramelized
onions and roasted squash that we’ve
previouslyenjoyed as a side dish to make the
base ingredients for this pizza. 

(photo: Half Baked Harvest)


Spicy Chicken and Pickled Jalapeno Pizza

This pizza has replaced
a weekly craving for
Mexican food in our house! 

(photo: Mexican Please)




Fig & Proscuitto Pizza
with Balsamic Drizzle

The saltiness of the proscuitto
perfectly pairs with the sweetness
of the figs and the acidity of the
balsamic here. You can also add
a bit of gorgonzola, if you like. 

(photo: Spache and Spatula)

About McLean Robbins

McLean Rob­bins is a Wash­ing­ton, D.C.-based lux­ury lifestyle writer spe­cial­iz­ing in travel, spas, and wed­dings. She writes reg­u­larly for the Travel Channel, Forbes Travel Guide, The Wash­ing­ton­ian, AOL, Robb Report, Pursuitist, and many more. Fol­low her on Twit­ter: @McLeanRobbins and on Google +

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