Cover pizza dough with any of these surefire combinations and bake at 400 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes.

By Ken Haedrich
Updated September 13, 2004
Tomato pizza
| Credit: Jim Franco
  • Smoky Barbecued Chicken
  • Barbecue sauce, barbecued-chicken slices, red bell pepper, smoked Gouda, cilantro.
  • Pesto and Goat Cheese
  • Pesto, sliced tomato, goat cheese.
  • Hawaiian
  • Tomato sauce or sliced tomato, pineapple chunks, Canadian bacon, sharp Cheddar.
  • Shrimp Scampi
  • Sautéed shrimp and garlic, chopped arugula, Parmesan, mozzarella.
  • Scalloped Potato
  • Thinly sliced cooked red-skinned potatoes, caramelized onions, crumbled bacon, Fontina cheese, a drizzle of heavy cream or ranch dressing.
  • Alfredo
  • Alfredo sauce, crumbled blue cheese, toasted walnuts, Parmesan.
  • Salad
  • Mesclun mix, sliced grape tomatoes, shaved Pecorino or Parmesan, balsamic vinaigrette. (Add toppings after baking.)
  • Middle Eastern
  • Hummus, sliced tomato, pitted Kalamata olives, green olives, crumbled Feta cheese, fresh parsley, a drizzle of olive oil.
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