25 Homemade Pizza Recipes for Family Movie Night

Time to gear up for family pizza night! Make the dough, spread some sauce, sprinkle the cheese, add on all the toppings your heart desires. Let’s make some pizza!

Pizza for Family Movie Night

A weekly pizza night is a long-standing tradition for a lot of families, and it’s easy to see why. Not only does it give you one menu item each week, but it’s a dinner that everyone looks forward to. Yes, even the pickiest of eaters can find a pizza they like!

There are so many different pizza doughs to work with, a wide variety of sauces, and the topping possibilities are endless. You can choose a vegetarian pizza, pile on a variety of meats, or just go with a classic cheese pizza.

Whatever you choose, it’s sure to be a winner. Each bite will be sure to steal a pizza your heart

Before you dive in, here are some pizza basics:

  • How to Grill Pizza: Once you’ve tried this quick and easy method, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to start. It gives you the crispiest crust with a hint of smoky flavor that is out of this world.
  • Best Pizza Stones for Crispier Crusts: When it comes to making your own pizza at home, it’s well worth your time and money to have a high-quality pizza stone. Read this to see what brands we recommend!
  • How to Use and Clean a Pizza Stone: Pizza stones are one of the best ways to get a crispy pizza crust, but you have to keep it clean. We’ll walk you through it step-by-step to ensure your pizza stone stays in top notch shape for years to come. 
  • The Best Flours for Homemade Pizza Dough by Pizza Crust Type: Yes, the type of flour you use for your pizza dough absolutely matters! We go over the most common flours used and the results they’ll produce. 
  • The Best Way to Reheat Leftover Pizza: The three words we recommend when reheating pizza is: Ditch the microwave. We’ve found a method that is the absolute best way to reheat your precious leftover pizza!
  • Best Pizza Cutters for Your Next Pizza Night: There are so many options to choose from when it comes to pizza cutters. Do you go for a rocker or pizza wheel? Should you splurge, if so, which one is the best bang for your buck? We’ll tell you all you need to know!
  • Editors Picks: Pizza Making Supplies: Not sure what sort of tools you need to make pizza at home? We have a few recommendations that’ll make pizza night easier for you!
  • Easy No-Knead Pizza Dough

    No-Knead Pizza Dough
    Emma Christensen

    No need to knead! That’s the name of the game for this dough. You can use it immediately, let it rise in the refrigerator overnight for a deeper flavor, or even freeze it for later.

  • No-Knead Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

    No-Knead Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
    Sally Vargas

    We’ve upped the nutrition by using whole wheat flour! This recipe may look different than others because of the type of flour, but don’t worry. We’ve perfected the ratio to give you perfect pizza dough every time.

  • Homemade Naan (for Mini Pizzas)

    Indian Flatbread fresh from the oven
    Prerna Singh

    Using naan for mini pizzas is sure to make everyone smile. It’s tender, soft, and makes for a delightful pizza crust. Make it a head of time and freeze for later.

  • Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust

    Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe
    Jessica Gavin

    Sneak in extra veggies with this crust! We found that par-baking the crust for 10 minutes before adding on the toppings yields the best results. You’ll be pleasantly surprised as to how much you like it!

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  • Quick and Easy Red Pizza Sauce

    Homemade Pizza Sauce on a wooden spoon.
    Sarah Fritsche

    We keep our sauce simple by simmering high-quality canned tomatoes. This recipe is easy to double or triple, and can even be frozen for later!

  • Roasted Garlic White Pizza Sauce

    Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
    Sarah Fritsche

    This sauce is bursting with all the right flavors. Nutty Parmesan cheese is combined with garlic cloves, we’ve added a hint of cayenne for heat, and fresh lemon zest brightens up the flavor.

  • Classic Homemade Pizza & Pizza Dough

    Overhead view of a pizza dough recipe and topped with cheese and mushrooms.

    Simply Recipes / Annika Panikker

    If you’re new to making pizza at home, start with this recipe. We give you a quick rundown of the best tips and tricks on how to make sure your pizza shines.

  • Homemade Pepperoni Pizza

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

    Everyone loves a good pepperoni pizza, but we upped the ante by chopping up half the pepperoni and adding it as a layer under the cheese.

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  • Meat Lovers’ Sheet Pan Pizza

    Sheet Pan Pizza with Pepperoni
    Nick Evans

    Get ready to pile on those meat toppings! We suggest using Italian sausage, ham, and pepperoni, but feel free to experiment on your own.

  • BBQ Chicken Sheet Pan Pizza

    California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza
    Aaron Hutcherson

    All the right flavors of a summer BBQ are loaded onto this pizza. It’s a little sweet, a little tangy, and has the right amount of heat thanks to sliced jalapeños.  

  • Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza with Italian Sausage

    Homemade Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza
    Sally Vargas

    This pizza is not for the faint of heart! It boasts a thick, buttery crust and is filled to the max with all sorts of gooey cheese. It’s sure to satisfy every pizza craving you’ve ever had.

  • Spicy Sausage Pizza

    Easy pizza recipe with sausage cut into slices with melted cheese strung between the slices.
    Nick Evans

    We kept the toppings simple on this pizza because the real star of the show is the hot honey dipping sauce. Dipping your crust in this sauce is the perfect way to end every slice of pizza!

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  • Hawaiian Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

    Cauliflower Pizza Recipe
    Jessica Gavin

    Canadian bacon and pineapple is a beloved pizza combination. The savoriness of the bacon complements the tart and juicy pineapple so well. Our version is served on a cauliflower crust, but feel free to use any other type of pizza dough!

  • Time to Branch Out: Greek Pizza on the Grill

    The best grilled pizza topped with halved tomatoes, black olives, cheese, zucchini ribbons and sliced potatoes. The pizza is set on a slate background and a piece on the right is pulled away from the rest.
    Sally Vargas

    The bold and zesty Greek flavors on this pizza will steal your heart. Drizzle with a little olive oil to complete the whole experience!

  • Sheet Pan Pizza with Roasted Cauliflower and Greens

    Sheet Pan Pizza with Roasted Cauliflower and Greens
    Sally Vargas

    Who knew that roasted cauliflower and pizza could be so good together? Sprinkle on some earthy greens and green peppercorns and you have a truly unique pizza!

  • Spinach & Artichoke Sheet Pan Pizza

    Spinach-Artichoke Sheet Pan Pizza
    Coco Morante

    Spinach and artichokes are long-time best friends, so of course they want to be together on pizza. This recipe doesn’t call for any sauce, but you could easily spread a white sauce on for more flavor.

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  • Shaved Asparagus and Potato Pizza

    Shaved Asparagus and Potato Pizza
    Sally Vargas and Emma Christensen

    Bust out your vegetable peeler for this one! Shaved asparagus and thinly sliced potatoes are an unlikely combo, but when paired with gouda cheese, the results are incredibly magnificent.

  • 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

    This pizza is fresher than fresh! It has crisp vegetables and comes together in under 20 minutes because it’s made with naan. It’s a vegetarian delight.

  • Easy Stuffed Stromboli

    Slices of homemade stromboli on a cutting board
    Sheryl Julian

    If you’re not a fan of sauce, stromboli is calling your name. Meat and cheese are wrapped up in pizza dough, and then sliced to serve. If there are some who’d like sauce, you can serve marinara, white sauce, or even ranch on the side.

  • Pepperoni Pizza Pockets

    Pepperoni Pizza Hand Pies
    Nick Evans

    Things always taste better when they are mini, and these are no exception! They’re fun for a quick meal, especially when you use store-bought dough! Be sure to follow our tips and tricks for getting the crust perfectly golden brown.

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  • Pepperoni Calzones

    Easy Pepperoni Calzones on a plate

    Simply Recipes/Nick Evans

    If you have pizza night often and want to switch it up a little, calzones are the way to go. We filled ours with creamy ricotta, mozzarella, and marinara sauce, but the sky is the limit with what you could stuff into calzones!

  • Grilled Pizza With Red Peppers, Broccoli, and Onions

    How to make pizza on the grill
    Katie Workman

    Broccoli on pizza? YES! Don’t knock it until you try it. This is a hearty pizza on its own, but go ahead and add some chicken or bacon for some protein.

  • Summer Flatbread with Corn, Zucchini, and Pickled Peppers

    Overhead view of Zucchini flatbread with corn and pickled peppers sliced into fourths.
    Coco Morante

    Flatbreads are usually a tad lighter than pizza, but still pack tons of flavor. Corn and zucchini are a fun addition to this flatbread, but the real star of the show is the pickled peppers!

  • Mozzarella and Tomato Skillet Pita Pizzas

    Tomato and Mozzarella Skillet Pita Pizzas
    Sheryl Julian

    If you’re crunched for time, try using pita bread for your pizza crust! Cook these in a skillet, and you’ll quickly be on your way. If you’re wanting more of a caprese vibe, drizzle a balsamic glaze over the top!

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  • Tortilla Pizza with Onions, Mushrooms, and Ricotta

    Ultra-thin Crust Pizza with Onions, Mushrooms, Ricotta
    Elise Bauer

    Pizza can absolutely be made with tortillas. We suggest keeping the toppings light so it stays nice and crispy.