11 Pizza Recipes To Try At Home That Are Just As Good As Delivery, If Not Better

Pizza is perfection. Whether you're ordering a pie for the office or trying a homemade pizza recipe, it's always wonderful, even when it's terrible. Pizza is the Ryan Gosling of food (because even though Drive was theatrical nonsense, he was in it, so it wasn't so bad). We tend to rely on outside sources to meet our pizza needs. Sure, we all have a favorite local supplier we call when we get a craving and want a pizza delivered in 30 minutes or less. But sometimes, the most delish pizzas are the ones we make ourselves. Here are 11 pizza recipes that are actually better than anything you could have delivered to your door.

Image: Half Baked Harvest

Grilled Cherry Tomato, Corn, and Goat Cheese Pizza

Need a taste of summer because this winter has been a horrid, never ending disaster? This pizza will take you there.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

Steak and Mushroom Pizza

There’s really only one way to make a steak and cheese grinder into something better than it already is — and that’s turning it into a pizza.

Image and recipe: A Spicy Perspective

Grilled Vegetable Pizza

This is essentially a salad on pizza dough, so indulge away.

Image and recipe: Jelly Toast

Thai Pizza

This one is all kinds of spicy, sweet, and amazeballs. It barely tastes like pizza, but just enough to make your belly smile.

Image and recipe: Half Baked Harvest

White Chicken Naan Pizza with Sautéed Pears and Gorgonzola

Who knew naan would make for such an outstanding pizza crust? Plus, the chicken, pears, and gorgonzola give it a flavor that’s subtle and rich.

Image and recipe: Climbing Grier Mountain

Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower Pizza

Don’t be fooled. Buffalo cauliflower is JUST as good as buffalo chicken. And this pizza is solid proof of that.

Image and recipe: Half Baked Harvest

Ground Lamb Pizza with Mint Pesto

Lamb is probably the best tasting red meat on the block, and the mint takes it from an overwhelmingly rich flavor to a light and refreshing tastebud explosion.

Image and recipe: Climbing Grier Mountain

Toasted Walnut Pesto and Caramelized Nectarine Pizza

This seems more like the makings of a summery salad paired with a lime-flavored beer. But on a pizza? It’s a year-round angel of nom.

Image and recipe: Half Baked Harvest

Cheesy Naan Reuben Pizza with Thousand Island Drizzle

It’s cheesy. It’s a Reuben. It’s got Thousand Island dressing on top. What more do you need in a meal, really?

Image and recipe: Climbing Grier Mountain

Chipotle BBQ and Sweet Chili Pineapple Jalapeño Pizza with Bacon

It’s like two different kinds of pizzas (Hawaiian and BBQ) made a baby, and that baby grew up to be a magnificent superhero.

Image and recipe: Half Baked Harvest

Strawberry Dessert Pizza

For when you’ve had enough pizza for dinner, and want a sweet and savory version for dessert. Serious yum.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn