We get it — it’s a busy time of year, and between shopping for school supplies, meet-the-teacher-night and fall sports signups, ordering takeout pizza can feel like your only option for getting dinner on the table.
But making your own pizza doesn’t take as long as you might think. And with your own ingredients, you can take control of the calories, and the cost.
“With high delivery fees and upcharges for premium toppings, ordering pizza can get pricey. I’d take a custom, homemade pie over takeout any day,” says Kevin Curry, creator of Fit Men Cook.
You can sink your teeth into any of these four tasty pizzas in just 15 to 35 minutes.
“Use this pizza as an excuse to splurge on the tastiest, most colorful heirloom tomatoes you can find, and drizzle with a schmancy finishing olive oil after the pizza comes off the grill,” Casella says. “Grilling intensifies the flavor of the tomatoes, and since the toppings are so simple, good ingredients really shine here.”
Hit up your farmers’ market for peak-season zucchini and corn, and let the summer flavors shine through in Chungah Rhee’s white zucchini corn pizza. Without tomato sauce, the veggies steal the spotlight.
If you’re watching your carb count and cauliflower crust pizza isn’t your thing, try Curry’s chicken crust pizza. Yep, you read that right. The chicken breast-based crust keeps the carbs down to just three grams per serving.
“Don’t knock it until you try it,” says Curry. “Turn your pizza crust into a low-carb and high-protein vehicle for cheesy goodness. With a crust made of savory, lean chicken breast, I guarantee this will be love at first bite.”
Once the crust is cooked through, you can follow the recipe or use whatever you have on hand, Curry says: “It’s the perfect ‘clean out the fridge’ meal.”
Give it a few minutes to cool and you’ll be surprised at how close it comes to a traditional pizza.