The Best Pizza Recipes for Spring

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Pizza is one of the world’s most popular foods, and hands down, one of my favorite dishes. Now for Spring, I’ve collected some easy pizza recipes that are fun, and some of them are even healthy.

Pizza is commonly oven-baked flatbread topped with tomato sauce and cheese.

The True Neapolitan Pizza AssociationMy grandmother made the best traditional pizza, like the “true Neapolitan pizza” promoted and protected by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (the True Neapolitan Pizza Association) headquartered in Naples.

Her pizzas always included fresh ingredients, many of which were from her garden (tomatoes, basil and oregano).

She also made her own buffalo mozzarella cheese, and absolutely insisted on the highest quality extra-virgin olive oil my grandfather could bring home from the store. He was a grocer, and together they were a match made in heaven. A pair of original “foodies.”

My grandmother’s trick to making the perfect pizza crust wasn’t however as easy. She insisted on using as little flour as possible without allowing the dough to stick to the table. I remember her smiling and saying, “Practice, patience.”

I found this Neapolitan-style pizza recipe by the Epicurious Online Cooking School. It’s very similar to the way my grandmother made her pizzas. Godere!

Now that I’ve shared with you a little tradition, here are some unique pizza recipes for Spring that provide a fun and modern twist to our favorite flatbreads.

Food Network
Source: Food Network

Title: Spring Pizzas

Chef: Alex Guarnaschelli

Category: Easy recipes

Description: Made with scallions, ricotta, lemon zest and basil.

Photograph: Con Poulos

Con Poulos
Source: Floating Kitchen

Title: Individual Meyer Lemon, Mushroom and Arugula Pizzas

Chef, Photographer: Liz Harris

Category: Recipes for dinner

Description: Honey pizza dough with gruyere and fontina cheeses.

Honey pizza
Source: Taste of Home

Title: Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Chef: Originally published in Quick Cooking

Category: Chicken recipes

Description: Boneless chicken breast with Buffalo wing sauce and blue cheese dressing.

Photograph: Taste of Home

Taste of Home
Source: Chow

Title: Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Chef: Chow contributor

Category: Healthy recipes

Description: Homemade, crispy wheat-free pizza dough.

Photograph: Chow contributor

Chow contributor
Source: My Recipes

Title: Cheeseburger Pizza

Chef: Recipe from Cooking Light

Category: Recipes with ground beef

Description: Lean ground sirloin, red onion, mozzarella cheese and dill pickles.

Photograph: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower, Claire Spollen

Recipe
Source: Recipe

Title: Mexican Pizza

Chef: Recipe from Parents

Category: Mexican recipes

Description: Refried beans, pepper jack, corn, avocado and salsa.

Photograph: Recipe.com

Betty Crocker

Source: Betty Crocker


Title: Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Pizza

Chef- Photohraph: Betty Crocker contributor

Category: Dessert recipes

Description: Cocoa, Spanish peanuts and candy-coated chocolate candies.

 

Coastal Living
Source: Coastal Living

Title: Grilled Pizzettes with Smoked Salmon and Capers

Chef: Ana Kelly

Category: Seafood recipes

Description: Smoked salmon, capers, shredded Havarti cheese and dillweed.

Photograph: Howard L. Puckett