Pizza is one of the most versatile foods around as it can be eaten anytime of the day and you can freely change many of its ingredients according to your liking. Pizza is a mainstay in many households especially in Italy and other parts of Europe. Pizza is in fact considered an Italian food. However, over the years, it has been adopted by many countries, adding ingredients that could make the pizza distinctive of that particular place. While it is common to have pizzas in fast food chains and bistros, it can be easily whipped up in your own kitchen. It is very easy to do and requires less prep and cooking time. If you are a pizza person, the following pizza recipes will surely be an interest to you.
Pizza Recipes Easy to Try
If you haven’t tried making pizza at home, you better start with easy pizza recipes. Below are a few pizza recipes that are super easy to make which only have a few ingredients and require less cooking time and preparation.
1. Quick and Easy Hawaiian Pizza – This pizza recipe has only 5 ingredients and you don’t need to stress over making a pizza dough.
Here’s what you will need: A few loaf bread slices, cooked ham (cut into cubes), cheese (any cheese you have available in your fridge will do), Pizza Sauce (you can choose whether to go for Italian, sweet style or whatever variant of pizza sauce you prefer) and drained pineapple tidbits.
Here’s how to do it: (1) Pre-heat oven toaster for a couple of minutes and toast the slices of loaf bread for approximately 1 minute. (2) Coat the base of the sliced bread with pizza sauce. Add the cubed ham and pineapple tidbits. Top them with cheese. (3) Toast for approximately 3-5 minutes or until the cheese melts.
Serve while hot and enjoy with the whole family. This pizza recipe can be done in less than 10 minutes and perfect for afternoon snacks while watching a movie. It could also be included in your list of breakfast pizza recipes. You can just add a sunny side up on the side. It’s also packed with thiamine which is good for proper brain functioning. So who said pizzas can’t be healthy?
2. New York Pizza – Here’s another pizza recipe that is not only quick and easy but also very healthy.
Here’s what you will need: Ready to cook pizza dough, olive oil, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, and dried oregano leaves and pecorino for garnishing.
Here’s how to do it: (1) Press the dough in an oiled baking pan, coat with tomato sauce and top with mozzarella cheese. Drizzle with olive oil. (You can add e few more ingredients like meat balls, cooked ham or bacon.) (2) Bake for 3-5 minutes or until cheese has melted. (3) Remove from oven and add pecorino and oregano leaves while hot. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.
3. Easy Basil and Tomato Pizza – Here’s a classic Italian Pizza recipe that only needs 3-5 ingredients and approximately 15 minutes to do. This recipe is also included in a list of healthy and vegetarian pizza recipes.
Here’s what you will need: store-brought dough, olive oil, minced garlic, diced tomatoes, salt, freshly-ground pepper and basil (fresh or dried will do, depends on availability or your preference).
Here’s how to do it: For the sauce (1) Add oil in a heated sauce pan. Add garlic until golden and stir in crushed tomatoes until the sauce thickens. Add basil.
For the pizza (2) Place dough in an oiled baking pan and top it with the cooked sauce. You can add some more ingredients if you like. (3) Bake in an already pre-heated oven for 3-5 minutes.
Fun Pizza Recipes for Kids
Kids are often times picky when it comes to food. Even when you give them pizza, they easily get bored when you prepare the same pizza recipe for them. Buying fast food pizza is not a healthy choice. So the best thing to do is come up with fun pizza recipes easy for kids that are healthy but will easily be liked by your little ones.
1. English Muffin Pepperoni Pizza – These are bite sized pizzas that will surely be enjoyed by your kids. It’s easy to prepare for breakfast or afternoon snacks.
Here’s what you will need: English muffins that are cut in half, pizza sauce (spaghetti sauce will do), sliced mini pepperoni, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses.
Here’s how to do it: (1) Coat sliced English muffins with sauce, top with cheeses and pepperoni. (2) Placed topped English muffins on a baking tray. (3) Bake in an already pre-heated oven (350 degrees F) for 10 minutes or until cheeses are melted.
2. Delightful Pizza Cups – Who said pizzas must always be round or square when you can have them in a cup? Here’s an interesting way of making pizzas that your kids will surely find difficult to resist. You can even invite them to help you prepare.
Here’s what you will need: diced onions, sliced hotdogs, cooked ham cut in cubes, sliced bread with the edges removed, pizza sauce or spaghetti meat sauce.
Here’s how to do it: (1) Sauté onion, cubed ham and sliced hotdog in a pan then add pizza or spaghetti sauce for 2 minutes. Set aside. (2) Line muffin pan with sliced bread. Press to the bottom to make a “cup”. (3) Bake in a pre-heated oven (350 degrees F) for 2-3 minutes. (4) Fill the “cups” with your sautéed filling. Sprinkle cheese on top. (5) Bake for 3-5 minutes or until cheese has melted.