Fresh Summer Pizzas

Invite friends over, scoop up some superfresh ingredients, and throw an easy pie party.

The Best Fresh Summer Pizzas

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The Best Fresh Summer Pizzas

Our recipe for summer entertaining at its best: Invite friends over, scoop up some superfresh ingredients, and throw an easy pizza pie party. Making two different pies for your party means more fun, so select a contrasting pair to keep it interesting. Decide whether you want your pizza saucy, flatbread-like, or creamy; you'll find each type here.

When preparing our first recipe, if you're not in the mood to light up the outdoor grill, cook the vegetables in a grill pan.

View Recipe: Summer Grilled Vegetable Pizza

Watch: How to Use a Pizza Stone

 

Three-Cheese White Pizza with Spinach

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Three-Cheese White Pizza with Spinach

The higher quality the ricotta cheese, the creamier and more delicious the pizza; we prefer Calabro brand.

View Recipe: Three-Cheese White Pizza with Spinach

Fresh Tomato-Feta Pizza

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Fresh Tomato-Feta Pizza

If olives are a deal breaker, leave them off; the pizza is still yummy.

View Recipe: Fresh Tomato-Feta Pizza

Prosciutto-Mozza Pizza

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Prosciutto-Mozza Pizza

For 30 more calories and 1 more gram of sat fat, you can use pepperoni in place of prosciutto.

View Recipe: Prosciutto-Mozza Pizza

Local Farmers' Market Pizza

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Local Farmers' Market Pizza

Allowing the dough to come to room temperature will ease the rolling-out process. We love the combo used here, but feel free to play with other veggies.

View Recipe: Local Farmers' Market Pizza

Veggie Grilled Pizza

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Veggie Grilled Pizza

A sprinkling of bright, sweet mint complements the smoky grilled vegetables in this dish.

View Recipe: Veggie Grilled Pizza

Peach and Gorgonzola Chicken Pizza

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Peach and Gorgonzola Chicken Pizza

Ditch the tomato sauce and give pizza a makeover by topping with fresh peach slices and two types of cheese. A drizzle of tangy balsamic reduction provides the perfect balance to the sweet summer fruit.

View Recipe: Peach and Gorgonzola Chicken Pizza

BBQ Chicken and Blue Cheese Pizza

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BBQ Chicken and Blue Cheese Pizza

For a kid-friendly pie, substitute fresh mozzarella for the blue cheese. This savory pie will be a hit.

View Recipe: BBQ Chicken and Blue Cheese Pizza

Summer Veggie Pizza

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Summer Veggie Pizza

This pizza isn't just delicious—it's budget-friendly too! At just $2.49 per serving, your wallet (and your family) will thank you. If you have dough left over, freeze it; thaw overnight in the refrigerator before use.

View Recipe: Summer Veggie Pizza

Grilled Pizza with Prosciutto, Arugula, and Lemon Recipe

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Grilled Pizza with Prosciutto, Arugula, and Lemon

Grilled flatbreads are a delicious base for a light, summery salad. The dough develops a yeastier, more complex flavor from a 24-hour resting period in the refrigerator. You can also use store-bought dough and begin with step 3 in the directions.

View Recipe: Grilled Pizza with Prosciutto, Arugula, and Lemon 

Cobb Salad Pizza

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Cobb Salad Pizza

Add quick-cooking chicken cutlets and refrigerated pizza dough to a mix of fresh vegetables for a light and lovely superfast meal.

View Recipe: Cobb Salad Pizza

Bacon, Tomato, and Arugula Pizza

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Bacon, Tomato, and Arugula Pizza

Instead of having an arugula salad on the side, put it on top of your pizza for fresh flavor that pairs perfectly with the tomato and applewood-smoked bacon pizza toppings.

View Recipe: Bacon, Tomato, and Arugula Pizza

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