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.

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!

If you’re new to grilling pizza don’t worry, we have a guide for that. Check out our post on How to Grill Pizza.

FAVORITE PIZZA DOUGH RECIPES!

No-Knead Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

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

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No-Knead Pizza Dough

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.

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Indian Flatbread fresh from the oven

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.

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

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

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FAVORITE PIZZA RECIPES

Crispy crust and cheese on a pepperoni pizza made at home

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.

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Sheet Pan Pizza with Pepperoni

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

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California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza

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.

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Sheet Pan Pizza with Roasted Cauliflower and Greens

Adding veggies to pizza is an absolutely delightful 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 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!

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Homemade Pizza

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!

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Shaved Asparagus and Potato Pizza

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.

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

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 Meat and Cheese-Stuffed Stromboli recipe

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.

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Pepperoni Pizza Hand Pies

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.

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Claudia Cash

Claudia is the Community Manager for Simply Recipes, and finds joy building relationships with our readers through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. As the mother of 5 girls, she is passionate about family dinner and having that time together every day to connect with those we love, even if it's over toast and eggs.

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