How to Make Pizza Dough

The best part of a warm, cheesy pizza? The bubbly, crispy crust, of course. Making a batch of dough at home is surprisingly simple and requires nothing but a few pantry staples. Which means, with just a little extra effort, you can have pizza night whenever the craving strikes.

French Bread Pizza 3 Ways

Say hello to your new favorite weeknight pie. We’re doing away with the notion that French bread pizza belongs solely in school cafeterias, or the freezer aisle of the grocery store. In fact, it couldn’t be easier to make at home—and we bet everyone in the family will go crazy for a slice. We elevated the dish by brushing the bread with a garlicky butter mixture, so you pretty much get garlic bread AND pizza in every bite. Then, we spread each slice with a homemade no-cook tomato sauce, and finish with plenty of cheese on top. The best part? Everyone can choose their toppings, whether they go for three cheese, pepperoni, or a classic margherita with basil.

The 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2016

Out of the hundreds of recipes published in the past 12 months, these 10 delectable dishes were your absolute favorites. From a trusty tomato sauce to the classic mimosa, see below for 2016’s shining stars.

Sheet Tray Pizzas

The truly genius element of this pizza isn’t its cheesy layers of fresh parmesan and mozzarella. Or the hot Italian sausage that gets baked in bubbling tomato sauce until it’s crispy on top, but still juicy inside. Or even the thin fennel slices that fan out across the top, creating a frond-like pattern and adding a hint of sweetness. No, what sets this mouthwatering grandma-style pizza apart from others is the fact that you can freeze it right in the sheet tray it’s made in, for up to one month. That’s right, DIY frozen pizzas. The recipe makes two full sheet trays, so you might want to bake one off the night you make it—and save the other for a night when you want to put dinner on the table in 10 minutes.

Recipe Ideas for Everyday Ingredients

Transform common ingredients into extraordinary meals with these easy and inspiring recipes.

6 Easy Dinner Recipes

Keep these 10 multitasking ingredients on hand and you can cook a different (and drama-free) dish every night of the week.