Get homemade pizza onto the table way faster with this ultimate guide to easy pizza. With recipes for every type of fast pizza you could dream of, the easiest homemade pizza dough, and more, consider your pizza needs covered.

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Easy Pizza

For those nights when you want an easy dinner, these easy pizza options are some of our absolute favorites. While I love takeout, I also love easy, homemade options that are really affordable and easy to customize for the likes and preferences of our own families.

This guide will give options for making all kinds of easy pizza, including tortilla pizza, pita pizza, bagel pizza, and more—and homemade pizza dough to make quick real-deal pizza.

These are also great for pizza lunches, too. And you can try my super fast Greek Yogurt Pizza Dough as a really easy option.

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Ingredients You Need

To make easy pizza at home, you need the following ingredients. Note that the base will change according to the type of pizza you plan to make, but otherwise it’s very straightforward.

Ingredients for easy pizza ideas.
  • Crust: You can make homemade pizza dough (which doesn’t even need to be kneaded) or use pita, bagels, English muffins, tortillas, or flatbread. Up to you and your preference.
  • Pizza sauce: Jarred, canned, or homemade pizza sauce all work here. You can also trade in pesto if your family enjoys that flavor.
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese: This cheese melts very easily and has the classic pizza flavor.
  • Grated Parmesan: I like to add a little grated Parmesan on top of our pizzas for extra flavor.
  • Pizza toppings: You can add favorite pizza toppings such as pepperoni slices, sliced olives, minced broccoli or peppers, cooked Italian sausage, sliced meatballs, shredded fresh spinach, or thinly sliced salami.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s an overview of how to make easy pizza so you know what to expect from the process. Scroll down for more specifics on the amounts and information.

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  1. If using homemade dough as your base, prepare it, let it rest, and spread into a thin layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. If using any other base, spread out in a single layer on the baking sheet. Add a thin layer of pizza sauce, going almost to the edge.
  2. Add the mozzarella cheese.
  3. Add any desired pizza toppings, and top with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake until the cheese is just golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Cut as desired and serve warm. It may be easiest for younger kids to chew many types of pizza if cut into thin strips or diced up.

Tortilla pizza on pink plate with cucumbers.

Tortilla Pizza

Use fajita-size tortillas, either regular, whole wheat flour, or a gluten-free option, to make fast personal pizzas.

Quick Tortilla Pizzas
Make quick work of the next kids meal with this super easy Tortilla Pizza recipe. You need only three basic ingredients, it can be adjusted for preferences and allergies, and it's a perfect pair with a side of veggies or fruit.
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Tortilla pizza cut into slices on countertop.
Bagel Bites Pizzas on three plates and pan.

Bagel Pizza

We love to make these easy pizzas with both mini bagels and full-size bagels. To make them easier for little kids to chew, cut them into strips.

10-Minute Bagel Bites Pizza
For delicious homemade pizza without the work and in a lot less time, easy Bagel Bites Pizza to the rescue. Adjust this for allergies as you need and change up the toppings as you like for your family.
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Bagel Bites Pizzas on three plates and pan.
Flatbread pizza cut into slices.

Flatbread Pizza

Look for flatbreads in the bakery or bread aisle of your store, as there may be a variety of options to choose from.

10-Minute Flatbread Pizza (Just 3 Ingredients!)
For delicious homemade pizza without the work and in a lot less time, Flatbread Pizza to the rescue. Adjust this for allergies as you need.
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Pita Pizzas on three colorful plates.

Pita Pizzas

Whole wheat or regular pita bread is a tender, delicious base for pizzas. And they are so fast to cook up!

10-Minute Pita Pizza
For delicious homemade pizza without the work and in a lot less time, it's easy Pita Pizza to the rescue. Adjust this for allergies as you need and change up the toppings as you like for your family.
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Pita Pizzas on three colorful plates.
English muffin pizzas with different toppings, one cut up.

English Muffin Pizzas

Use any type of English muffins you prefer in this easy pizza recipe.

Quick English Muffin Pizzas
I am here for all of the quick and easy meal ideas, and these English Muffin Pizzas are just SO good. They are classic, versatile, and easy to make ahead and reheat. A total win!
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English muffin pizzas with different toppings, one cut up.
baked pizza rolls on plate.

Pizza Rolls

This recipe requires homemade or store-bought pizza dough, but after that it’s easy-peasy. It is a handheld pizza option to share with the kids.

Favorite Pizza Rolls (with Spinach and Cheese)
Be sure to grease your pan well and roll the dough up fairly tightly around the fillings for best results. (But it's okay if they don't look perfect when they go into the pan!) 
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pizza rolls on wooden plate

Pesto Pizza Rolls

Adding pizza into spiral pizza rolls is flavorful and delicious as lunch or dinner.

Homemade Pesto Pizza Rolls
With just 5 simple ingredients, you can bake Pizza Rolls with delicious flavor from pesto. These are versatile, perfect for any age, and a great make-ahead lunch or dinner option.
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Pesto Pizza

This fast pizza is our favorite homemade option. You can also use this recipe with pizza sauce.

Quick and Easy Pesto Pizza
You can use any store bought crust for this recipe, or try my easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough. I like making these as personal pizzas for the kids since they cook so fast, but you can also make one large pizza. See the Notes at the bottom for that info.
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greek pita pizzas on pink plate with peaches

Greek Pita Pizzas

This hummus and veggie pizza can be served at room temperature or warmed slightly.

Easy Greek Pita Pizzas
Serve these assembled as shown, or with the toasted pita bread alongside the hummus and toppings depending on how your child will prefer it.
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greek pita pizzas on pink plate with peaches
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Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

Stir together the easiest pizza dough with this basic recipe. It’s easy to work with and so delicious.

Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough
You can make this up to a week ahead of time or on the same day, depending on when you decide to make pizza! Try using it in my Pesto Pizza recipe.
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Pita pizza on baking sheet after being cut.

How to Store Pizza

Let cooked pizza cool, and transfer to a storage container. Place wax paper or parchment paper between layers so the pizza doesn’t sit together.

You can also store assembled, but uncooked pizzas the same way to bake later.

To freeze, let cool and transfer pizza in a single layer to a freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible and seal. This works great for bagel pizzas and pizza rolls as a make-ahead meal. Then simply warm in the microwave or oven.

You can also wrap pizza slices in foil.

How to Reheat Pizza

Place leftover pizza on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper and warm through in a 375 degree oven for 4-6 minutes.

Or, warm in a toaster oven.

Or, warm in 15- to 30-second increments on a heat-safe plate in the microwave.

Or, warm in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Best Tips for Success

  • If using homemade pizza dough, plan to make it at least two hours before you want to use it.
  • If using bagels, thaw them first.
  • Use jarred, canned, or homemade pizza sauce. Or, try pesto.
  • Dairy-free: Use a dairy-free mozzarella.
  • Gluten-free: Use a gluten-free base option.

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Easy pizza ideas on countertop.

Ultimate Guide to Easy Pizza

Get homemade pizza onto the table way faster with this ultimate guide to easy pizza. With recipes for every type of fast pizza you could dream of, the easiest homemade pizza dough, and more, consider your pizza needs covered.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Dinner
Calories 217kcal
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2 flatbreads (or 4 tortillas, 6 split bagels, 6 split English muffin, or homemade pizza dough)
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup pizza toppings (as desired such as pepperoni, olives, precooked broccoli, or thinly sliced mushrooms)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the tortillas onto 2 rimmed baking sheets. (Or spread out the bagel halves, English muffin halves or tortillas.)
  • Top each with pizza sauce, spreading just to the edges, and the mozzarella, Parmesan and any desired toppings. (If using homemade pizza dough, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and spread the dough out on a cornmeal dusted baking sheet or pizza stone. Top with the pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.)
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until warmed through and the cheese is just golden brown.
  • Serve warm, slicing up into wedges.

Equipment

Notes

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat on a plate in the microwave for 30 seconds or heat through in a 375-degree-F oven for 4-6 minutes.
  • Or, warm in a toaster oven. Or, warm in 15- to 30-second increments on a heat-safe plate in the microwave. Or, warm in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • If using homemade pizza dough, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and spread the dough out on a cornmeal-dusted baking sheet or pizza stone. Top with the pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • If using homemade pizza dough, plan to make it at least two hours before you want to use it.
  • If using bagels, thaw them first.
  • Use jarred, canned, or homemade pizza sauce. Or, try pesto.
  • Dairy-free: Use a dairy-free mozzarella.
  • Gluten-free: Use a gluten-free base option.
  • Serve with simple sides such as fruit, applesauce, salad, or roasted broccoli.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pizza, Calories: 217kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 28mg, Sodium: 796mg, Potassium: 252mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 509IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 249mg, Iron: 2mg
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