5 Great Pizzas to Make Yourself

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. We participate in other affiliate programs as well. For more details, please see our disclosure policy.

I’m having such a great time with this DIY Convenience series. Not only do I have a great excuse to create some new “homemade” recipes, but I also feel motivated to peruse classic favorites as well as see how far we’ve come in our step back from processed foods. Homemade Pizza ranks high at the top!

5 Great Pizzas to Make Yourself | Good Cheap Eats

I’ve been making pizza at home for about 15 years. It’s been a slow evolution as I test and try new recipes and techniques, but the effort has saved us millions hundreds of dollars every year.

Pizza is such a favorite food at our house, it’s been totally worth the effort to make some of our favorites at home. A standard pizza parlor pizza costs about $18 or more in these here parts. I can make one for about two or three bucks. I’d say it’s a no-brainer which way to go.

Usually about once a week, I mix up a batch of our favorite pizza dough. Sometimes I make them individually sized (click here to see the video tutorial); sometimes I make pan pizzas; sometimes they’re mini. No matter what form it takes, we love it. Homemade has become our preferred method of eating pizza.

Here are five great pizzas to make yourself:

Cheese Pizza

Easy Peasy Cheese Pizza

Jalapeno Burn Pizza

Jalapeno Burn Pizza

Margherita Pizza unbaked

Pizza Margherita

Thai Chicken Pizza

Thai Chicken Pizza

Black Bean Burrito Pizza with Chicken

Black Bean Burrito Pizza with Chicken

What’s YOUR favorite pizza to make at home?

diy-convenience-150This is part of the DIY Convenience Foods series.

Don’t want to miss a post in this series? Subscribe to 31 Days of DIY Convenience food here. Get updates via email here.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

Subscribe to Good Cheap Eats
Read Newer Post
Read Older Post


  1. Jen says

    I love inventing new pizzas and our favorite way to cook them is on the grill.

    A new, fall favorite is what we call the Apple Harvest. We drizzle olive oil on the crust, and then top with thinly sliced apples, caramelized onions, and blue cheese.

    Another favorite we call the Hipster. We use pesto for the sauce, and top with fresh spinach, grilled veggies (usually onions, peppers, zucchini) sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella or goat cheese.

  2. claire says

    Family pizza night every Friday here! Homemade with love…well…most weeks. Lol.

  3. Myrtle Honeyman says

    We have this pizza recipe every Friday and all six of my children love it (an unusual occurrence in this house lol). Friday night is now pizza night – no more shop bought or takeaway pizzas for us. The kids love traditional tomato sauce with chicken, ham and cheese. My hubby and I love BBQ sauce so I make a homemade BBQ sauce for ours (very simple but tasty Betty Crocker recipe) and it is yummy! Thank you for all your wonderful recipes. Not only are these recipes healthier than the fast food option but they are cheaper too!!

  4. Molly says

    We like pesto pizza – pesto, onions, and cheese.

  5. Nothing really beats homemade pizza. Our favorite at home is good old pepperoni and cheese. Pizza margherita is a very close second.


  1. […] Pizza Night – I quizzed the folks on the Good Cheap Eats facebook page last night about how much their local, non-chain pizza place charges. The consensus is that $18-22 is the going rate. For a pizza! I can easily feed my family all the pizza they can eat (about four 12-inch pies) for less. […]

Share Your Thoughts