Is there anything better than a slice of pizza… or four? Even if you swear by your local pizzeria, we’re here to advocate for making pies at home every once in a while. Hear us out. When you DIY, you get to control the sauce-to-cheese ratio (very important), decide what goes on top, and customize the pie to match your preferences. No olives on 1/4 of the pizza? No problem.
These recipes are twists on old favorites, so find your go-to and get cooking. Oh, and if you’re a dip-in-ranch kind of person, we’ve got some suggestions for that too (or keep with the trend and make homemade ranch dressing).
White pizza proves you don’t need sauce to have a hella good pie. This one is made with delicate broccoli rabe, garlic, and two kinds of cheese (ricotta and an Italian blend). Top it with a pinch of crushed red pepper if you like a little bite.
Dip tip: Pair with Buffalo Ranch.
We know, we know, Hawaiian pizza is pretty controversial. Who would’ve thought a fruit could elicit so many reactions? But if you are Team Pineapple, you have to try this barbecue chicken pineapple pizza. Red onions, bacon, and mozz are a winning combo, trust us.
Dip tip: Pair with Bacon Ranch.
Buffalo chicken anything has our heart… dip, sandwiches, and especially pizza. This one’s got chicken, sweet peppers, red onions, and ricotta cheese. The sauce is actually a mix of hot sauce and ranch, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dip your crust in ranch too.
Dip tip: Pair with Cracked Peppercorn Ranch.
All about the meat? Try swapping out pepperoni and sausage for ground turkey and turkey sausage like this ‘za does. Then pile it high with peppers, onions, black olives, and mozzarella. Since it’s made on a naan bread crust, it can be ready in no time.
Dip tip: Pair with Avocado Ranch.
Spinach and artichoke dip + pizza = food heaven. This pie skips the red sauce and uses olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and basil as a base instead. Veggies, cheese, and lemon slices come next. After it’s all melty, add on a few micro greens and more basil.
Dip tip: Pair with Roasted Garlic Ranch.
There’s no denying chicken Parm pizza is amazing, but breaded chicken on top of pizza is a pretty heavy combo. Grilled chicken tastes just as good, especially when combined with juicy cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.
Dip tip: Pair with Three Herb Ranch.
Spicy sausage has so much flavor, you could skip the cheese and not miss much. That’s what this Paleo pie does, though there is some nutritional yeast thrown in for a bit of that umami flavor. Think of it as the best of both worlds!
Dip tip: Pair with Cucumber Ranch.
Margherita pies are pretty straightforward, and that’s why we love them. Make your own dough or pick up a premade one, then top it with only the good stuff: Italian plum tomatoes, fresh garlic, EVOO, basil, fresh mozzarella, and Parmesan.
Dip tip: Pair with Sriracha Ranch.
Mexican pizzas are pretty underrated if you ask us. This take has the same zesty flavor but with spicy chicken instead of ground beef and fresh jalapeños to give it a kick. Add a little tomato and green onion on top if you want it to taste even more like the original.
Dip tip: Pair with Cilantro Lime Ranch.