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Three Pizza Recipes That Are Easier Than You Thought

Italian lineage not required.

Making a pizza from scratch is typically viewed as an ambitious undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Though we respect the process of the hours long, sometimes overnight recipes, there are other approaches that can still produce a respectable dough. We’ve simplified and tested ours so you don’t need to worry about the dough, leaving the fun part to you - topping it. These are our favorites.

There’s nothing simpler than a Margherita Pizza, but the devil is in the details. Make sure the basil is fresh and the mozzarella is good quality. The last thing you want is some dried basil and a bag of shredded cheese. We won’t smack you with a wooden spoon if you do, but trust us on this one. It’s worth it.

You want something meaty but don’t want to be weighed down? Try this. From the pesto to the prosciutto, to the arugula, everything is light weight but packs a powerful punch of flavor. Finished with the crunch of the parmesan cheese and pine nuts, it’s the ultimate alternative for meat eaters.

There’s a reason why the pepperoni pizza is our feature recipe in The Classic Series - everybody loves it. Food trends will come and go, but pepperoni pizza will always remain atop the food chain. The crispy edges of the cured meat combined with the chewy mozzarella cheese make each bite a memorable one. We highly suggest marking this as a Favorite.

No matter which recipe you choose, if you’re with friends or cooking for one, there’s something inherently satisfying about building a pizza from scratch. The best part about these is that you don't need to spend the night working on them, and you can make them without an angry Italian nonna. Unless, of course, you’re making it for her. Then you’re on your own.