If you want to make your own pizza crust, your own pizza sauce, and your own toppings, then this is going to take a while and might be something you save for a special occasion.
Most evenings, a quick and easy pizza recipe will suffice and it might surprise you to discover that you can make lots of delicious pizza recipes using just six ingredients or less! If you start off with a readymade pizza crust or a ball of readymade dough, this is a timesaver in itself.
Pizza dough is great because you can roll it out yourself, which makes it look homemade.
A perfectly round pizza crust does not look quite so homemade, of course! You can also buy pizza sauce but it is just as simple to make your own.
You can combine tomato sauce with fresh chopped basil to make a good pizza sauce or use minced garlic.
For a white pizza sauce, what about using sour cream as the base and adding garlic and minced herbs? Truly Tempting Toppings If you enjoy smoked salmon, you can use it to make pizza.
Spread a pesto dip over the pizza crust and bake it until the crust is crispy and the pesto dip is very hot.
Spread cream cheese over the top and add smoked salmon and a squeeze of lemon juice.
The contrasting temperatures are as great as the contrasting flavors.
For a Swiss style pizza, thinly slice some baby new potatoes, pickles and onions and top the pizza with that, as well as a tomato sauce.
Finish off with raclette or another Swiss cheese.
Mushrooms are nice on Swiss pizza also.
If you are a fan of cheese, try using a variety of cheeses on your pizza.
You can use a simple tomato sauce or an Italian sun-dried tomato sauce on the crust, and then try any combination of cheddar, mozzarella, Parmesan, provolone, Romano, blue cheese, and feta for a really full-flavored treat.
If you want to add something else, what about some sliced olives or anchovies to bring out the salty flavor of the cheese, or some ham and pineapple to transform this into a Hawaiian pizza? A little dried oregano also works well.
Reasons to Keep Things Simple You might see pizza making as an excuse to use up everything in the refrigerator that needs to be used up.
If you have some vegetables past their prime, some cold cuts that need to be eaten and some other ingredients with fast-approaching expiry dates, you could use those to top your homemade pizza recipes.
At other times, it is nice to deliberately keep things simple so you can enjoy the flavors better.
Smoked salmon gives a gourmet touch to a pizza, especially if you team it with lemon juice and cream cheese.
Now imagine that smoked salmon on a pizza, which also features ham, beef, olives, pickles, mushrooms, tomatoes, bell pepper, and four kinds of cheese.
You would lose the salmon flavor altogether because there is too much going on.
Not only do six ingredient pizza recipes take less time to prepare but their simplicity makes them truly delicious too.