11 Fast and Easy Pizza Recipes for a Quick Meal Tonight

Ordering a pizza for delivery or pick up is easy, right? But is it easy on your wallet? Here’s a better, faster and cheaper option: these 11 easy pizza recipes for a cheap and delicious dinner.

Fast No Rise Pizza Dough. Photo credit: Bagels and Lasagna.

Goat Cheese Pizza Sauce

Goat Cheese Pizza. Photo credit: Bagels and Lasagna.

Add a pop of unexpected but delicious flavor to your pizza sauce by blending in goat cheese, yes, goat cheese, the next time that you make pizza at home.
Get the Recipe: Goat Cheese Pizza Sauce

Sourdough Pizza Dough

partially eated sourdough pizza
Sourdough Pizza. Photo credit: Bagels and Lasagna.

Got a sourdough starter in the fridge? Go grab it and make this sourdough pizza dough recipe today. You’ll discover a delicious bite and a crust like no other you’ve tasted.
Get the Recipe: Sourdough Pizza Dough

Fast No Rise Pizza Dough

Fast No Rise Pizza Dough. Photo credit: Bagels and Lasagna.

This fast, no rise pizza dough does not need any rise time, as the name implies. And it is 100 percent true. All you need to do is mix, shape, add marinara sauce, cheese and toppings. Then bake.
Get the Recipe: Fast No Rise Pizza Dough

Easy Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi. Photo credit: Bagels and Lasagna.

Shrimp scampi is a delicious yet unexpected topping for pizza. So, if you made shrimp scampi a few days ago — or need a recipe for it — you can use it on quick, no rise pizza dough for dinner tonight.
Get the Recipe: Easy Shrimp Scampi

Tortilla Pizza

A hand sprinkling fresh basil on top of a tortilla pizza.
Tortilla Pizza. Photo credit: The Honour System.

If you don’t have pizza dough nearby, grab a tortilla as the base for your pie. You’ll get a healthy version of pizza that is budget-friendly and super-fast for dinner on a busy night.
Get the Recipe: Tortilla Pizza

Bacon Fathead Pizza Dough

Keto Bacon Fathead Pizza with fresh basil leaves.
Bacon Fathead Pizza Dough. Photo credit: Low Carb – No Carb.

Fathead pizza dough normally contains cream cheese but not this quick recipe. It’s a low-carb pizza that’s also gluten-free and grain-free.
Get the Recipe: Bacon Fathead Pizza Dough

Garlic Pizza Bread

Pepperoni garlic pizza bread on a cooling rack.
Garlic Pizza Bread. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Sure, you could buy store-bought French bread pizza in a box. But this garlic bread pizza with pepperoni costs pennies and couldn’t be easier to make.
Get the Recipe: Garlic Pizza Bread

Zucchini Pizza Bites

An overhead image of Zucchini Pizza Bites on a baking tray.
Zucchini Pizza Bites. Photo credit: The Honour System.

Looking for a fast, low-carb version of pizza? These Zucchini Pizza Bites are a healthy alternative to a classic slice. Best of all: there are just four main ingredients.
Get the Recipe: Zucchini Pizza Bites

Best BBQ Chicken Pizza

Four slices of pizza on a table.
Best BBQ Chicken Pizza. Photo credit: Call Me PMc.

This BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe reuses leftover chicken that you made with a tangy barbecue sauce. Just add chewy mozzarella cheese.
Get the Recipe: Best BBQ Chicken Pizza

Two Pesto Chicken Pizza

Chicken Pizza loaded with Mozzarella  on a tray.
Two Pesto Chicken Pizza. Photo credit: Call Me PMc.

This unique pizza combines sun-dried tomato pesto and a store-bought, classic basil pesto, along with leftover chicken. Add in mozzarella and ricotta for a meal that comes together in minutes.
Get the Recipe: Two Pesto Chicken Pizza

Cheddar Ham Breakfast Pizza

A Cheddar and Ham Breakfast Pizza in a pan with a slice missing.
Cheddar Ham Breakfast Pizza. Photo credit: Call Me PMc.

This breakfast version of pizza has eggs, cheese and ham baked into a thick, chewy, store-bought crust. It checks all the boxes for speed, budget and flavor.
Get the Recipe: Cheddar Ham Breakfast Pizza

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