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Summer Pizza Recipes

Summer pizza recipes

Summer. . .the season of burgers, potato salad, and. . .pizza? Oh, yes. These pizzas are topped with summer’s best: tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, zucchini and lots of fragrant basil. Too hot for the oven? You'll find plenty of grilled pizzas (bonus: a gluten-free dough for grilling), and even a fried pizza. You can also create a custom thin- or thick-crusted pizza (yes, the dough is make-ahead!) using our Pizza Recipe Maker.


Gluten-Free Grilled Margherita Pizza

The beauty of a Margherita is in the simplicity of its fresh ingredients. When you get down to it, it is basically uncooked crushed tomatoes, creamy mozzarella cheese, and fragrant fresh basil.

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Sausage and Sweet Pepper Grilled Pizza

Little Italy's favorite street sandwich—Italian sausage and peppers—comes to life on top of this crispy, smoky pizza crust. This way you get more toppings and less bread. Now that's amore!

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Grilled BBQ Pork Pizza

This pizza combines the tangy vinegar sauce of Carolina pulled pork and the tomato-based flavor of Memphis BBQ. Try this pizza with leftover pulled pork, or shake up your next backyard BBQ and serve pulled pork pizza instead of the traditional sandwich.

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The Great Greek Grilled Pizza

Greek flavors are big and fat. Start with the usual suspects, then add ribbons of grilled zucchini to brighten and lighten the flavor. Every bite will transport you to the Greek islands.

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Magic Mushroom Medley Grilled Pizza

This pizza is a mushroom lover's dream, showcasing your favorite wild mushrooms with an accent of garlic and cognac.

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Maine Event Lobster & Corn Grilled Pizza

No summer home in Kennebunkport? This pizza's the next best thing, layering meaty chunks of lobster with fresh corn, chives, and luxurious triple- crème cheese.

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Pizza with Cherry Tomato and Basil Salad

Hot pizza and cool salad makes this an "everything-in-one" pizza. It makes a great appetizer for a casual summer dinner party, too.

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Greens on White Grilled Pizza

The heat from this hot-off-the-grill pizza slightly wilts the arugula over mozzarella, Asiago, and dollops of ricotta cheese, while the prosciutto adds a welcome salty sweetness.

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Yukon Gold Rush Grilled Pizza

Potatoes, garlic paste, and Gruyère come together to create a sophisticated pizza topped artfully with olives and rosemary.

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Asparagus and Egg Pizza

A pizza topped with asparagus and melty fontina cheese is delicious. But crack some eggs on it toward the end of baking, and you take it to a whole different level.

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Grilled Pizza with Tapenade, Roasted Onions and Blue Cheese

Who needs red sauce when you could lay sweet, caramelized roasted onions and crumbled blue cheese on an intensely favored oil-cured olive tapenade?

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Grilled Pizza with Roasted Red Pepper, Garlic & Fresh Mozzarella

This peppery twist on a traditional pizza sauce is joined perfectly with fresh basil leaves and mozzarella. Grilling this fresh pizza may just replace your traditional pizza-shop run.

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Ultra-Thin Crust Pizza Primavera

This light, bright pizza is a celebration of colorful spring and summer vegetables. And the easy make-ahead dough makes it simple to create a fresh pizza for a weeknight dinner.

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Chicken Caesar Pizza

This pizza features the pungent tanginess of a well-made Caesar salad, with the grilled crust standing in for the croutons. The Parmigiano-Reggiano melts into the chicken for a more intense Caesar experience, one that Brutus would never betray.

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Fried Pizza with Burrata and Fresh Basil

This pizza, with its tender-crispy fried crust, no-cook tomato sauce, and creamy mozzarella, is swoonworthy.

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Bollywood Chutney Chicken Pizza

Take a break from the ordinary by making this richly layered, colorful, spicy, and slightly chaotic pizza. Pair it with a Bollywood classic for dinner-and-a-movie night.

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Grilled Mushroom, Onion & Fontina Pizzas

The components of this pizza are grilled separately, then come together at the end. Grilled dough is topped with homemade sauce and Fontina, then grilled mushrooms and onions. Tomatoes and arugula added just before serving make the pizzas especially fresh.

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Pizza Salad

This combination of a warm crispy pizza crust topped with a vinegary chopped salad is such a natural and delicious pairing, you won’t believe you’ve never tried it before. Topping the pizza with slices of prosciutto or flakes of oil-soaked tuna fish makes it more substantial for dinner, but it’s great meatless too.

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Grilled Sausage and Eggplant Parmigiano Pizza

Grilling these pizzas gives the crust a wonderfully crisp texture, and the sausage and eggplant get a smoky edge.

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Grilled Pizza with Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese

Any leftover store-bought rotisserie or roast chicken in your house? Use it with your favorite hot sauce to give your homemade pizza the classic flavor of Buffalo wings.

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