14 Homemade Pizza Recipes for Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night never tasted so good! We have thin crust, thick crust, whole wheat and gluten-free options. Get the whole family involved and top these homemade pizzas with meat, vegetables or both! Grill them, bake them or cook them in a skillet.

Three pizza images side by side. The photo on the left is a square white pizza on a wooden pizza paddle with some extra slices next to it. The middle image is a couple slices of pizza topped with sliced grape tomatoes, melty mozzarella and basil leaves. The image to the right is of a pizza roll cut into thick slices with melted cheese and thinly sliced meat visible.

Friday nights are pizza nights at my house! Like clockwork, every Friday around 2 p.m., I start the dough, make a couple of batches, and around 5:30 pm, the magic begins. There’s something special about having a family tradition, and it doesn’t need to be lavish or extravagant. What matters is that you’re together!

I’m personally a huge fan of grilling our pizza because it’s so quick. We usually make 3 pizzas (I split the dough in half because we like thin crust pizza and use the leftovers to make breadsticks) and we can pump out pizzas in about 30 minutes.

I always make a pepperoni pizza for the kids, a more sophisticated one for the adults, and then the third is whatever I’m feeling at the moment. The sky is the limit when it comes to pizza!

  • New to grilling pizza? We have a guide for that. Check out our post on How to Grill Pizza.
  • No-Knead Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

    No-Knead Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
    Sally Vargas

    This dough has a touch of nuttiness thanks to the addition of whole wheat. It’s the perfect amount for a sheet pan pizza.

  • Easy No-Knead Pizza Dough

    No-Knead Pizza Dough
    Emma Christensen

    Not only does this recipe make fantastic pizza dough, there’s no kneading involved AND you can freeze it if you wish! Make a few extra batches, pop them in the freezer, and you have homemade pizza at your fingertips.

  • How to Make Naan

    Indian Flatbread fresh from the oven
    Prerna Singh

    If you’ve never made Naan now is the time. This tender, chewy, Indian Flatbread is easy to make at home and makes a wonderful foundation for pizza. Make a batch, freeze it and use for pizza as needed.

  • How to Make the Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust

    Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe
    Jessica Gavin

    Get and extra serving a veggies with this cauliflower pizza crust. It’s gluten-free and delicious.

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  • Homemade Pepperoni Pizza

    Crispy crust and cheese on a pepperoni pizza made at home
    Nick Evans

    This isn’t your ordinary pepperoni pizza. We have a couple tricks up our sleeve to ensure you get maximum pepperoni flavor in every bite.

  • Meat Lovers' Sheet Pan Pizza

    Sheet Pan Pizza with Pepperoni
    Nick Evans

    The name really says it all. This version includes sausage, pepperoni, and ham but you could easily add in some bacon or chicken!

  • BBQ Chicken Sheet Pan Pizza

    California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza
    Aaron Hutcherson

    Branch out with BBQ sauce and you’ll never look back. You can throw on some diced pineapple and even feta cheese for some additional tang.

  • Sheet Pan Pizza with Roasted Cauliflower and Greens

    Sheet Pan Pizza with Roasted Cauliflower and Greens
    Sally Vargas

    Adding veggies to pizza is a great way to add in some nutrition. To save time, roast your cauliflower up to a few days in advance!

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  • Spinach & Artichoke Sheet Pan Pizza

    Spinach-Artichoke Sheet Pan Pizza
    Coco Morante

    Spinach and artichokes are such a classic combo, why not put them on pizza? If you want some added protein, add on some chicken or bacon!

  • Homemade Pizza

    Homemade Pizza
    Elise Bauer

    Watch out because this pizza is loaded to the max! It’s fun to make individual pizzas and put all the toppings in individual bowls. That way, everyone gets to create their own masterpiece!

  • Shaved Asparagus and Potato Pizza

    Shaved Asparagus and Potato Pizza
    Sally Vargas and Emma Christensen

    This pizza is more on the sophisticated side, but what I love most about it is the gouda cheese! It adds a depth of flavor that can’t be beat.

  • Easy Summer Vegetable Pizzas

    How to Make Vegetable Pizza - flatbread pizza piled high with vegetables. Cut into slices on a parchment paper with a wooden handled knife nearby
    Sally Vargas

    These pizzas come together in a snap thanks to naan. Yes, you absolutely can use naan as a crust! Our pro tip is to shave the zucchini to make sure the pizza doesn’t get soggy. Make your own Naan or buy it in the store – either way these will be delicious!

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  • Easy Stuffed Stromboli

    Slices of homemade stromboli on a cutting board
    Sheryl Julian

    Stromboli is great for those who aren’t particularly fond of sauce. If desired, serve with marinara on the side and dip to your heart’s content.

  • Pepperoni Pizza Pockets

    Pepperoni Pizza Hand Pies
    Nick Evans

    If you have pizza night often, try switching things up with these pizza pockets. Use any filling you’d like, just make sure you follow our secret tip for getting those nice, golden crusts.