The perfect weeknight dinner? Pizza. And not the kind that comes in a cardboard box. If you make the dough ahead of time, homemade pizza comes together very quickly: just crank up your oven, roll out the dough, throw on some toppings, and you'll be sitting down to a takeout-free meal in 10 to 12 minutes.
Quick Pizza Dough
This easy recipe can be made entirely in an electric mixer and yields enough dough for two 14-inch pizzas or four 10-inch individual pies.
Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula
Lightly dressed arugula and salty prosciutto top this pie from Wolfgang Puck. The chef puts a teaspoon of honey in his dough, but the dish would work just as well with the dough recipe featured above.
The key to a crisp pizza crust is a hot oven and a pizza stone. If you don't have a stone, an aluminum pizza pan or cookie sheet will still yield delicious, albeit more pliable, results.
Sunflower Seed and Beet Pizza
Okay, this recipe is to pizza what tofu is to cheesecake, which is to say: it's an entirely different thing. But if you're craving a crisp, flavorful, and veggie-packed snack, look no further.