12 Unique Homemade Pizza Recipes To Try This Weekend

In need of more interesting pizza toppings? Try one of these 12 unique homemade pizza recipes this weekend!

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In our house, weekends are for pizza. But not just any old takeout pizza – we’re talking homemade, restaurant-style pies loaded with unique ingredients. With endless possibilities for doughs, sauces, and toppings, there’s nothing quite like enjoying a gourmet homemade pizza crafted from your imagination! So instead of getting takeout this weekend, try making one of these 12 unique homemade pizza recipes instead.

A white pizza with basil and chili oil.

1. White Pizza with Ricotta, Mozzarella, and Basil

If you’re thinking white pizza isn’t that unique, think again. This restaurant inspired white pizza is creamy and decadent thanks to a few generous dollops of ricotta cheese – and drizzled with chili oil for a craveable spicy kick.

White Pizza with Ricotta, Mozzarella, and Basil
6 slices
31 minutes
233 kcal
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Homemade sheet pan chick-fil-a pizza topped with chicken and fries and drizzled with sauce

2. Chick-Fil-A Pizza

Chick-Fil-A style nuggets and waffle fries on pizza? Say no more. This unique pizza is our version of the TikTok trend that actually uses frozen popcorn chicken and fries as toppings so you don’t have to make a drive-thru run before dinner… and so you can get your fill of Chick-Fil-A sauce on Sundays.

Chick-Fil-A Pizza
8 slices
40 minutes
371 kcal
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A California style veggie pizza topped with avocado slices

3. California Veggie Pizza

This gourmet veggie pizza is like your typical veggie pizza’s bougie cousin from LA. Topped with a blend of mozzarella and Monterey jack cheese and loaded with black beans, corn, poblano and fresno peppers, red onion, avocado, and fresh cilantro, it’s like a Southwest flavor bomb in every bite.

California Veggie Pizza
8 slices
30 minutes
209 kcal
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A maple bacon jalapeno pizza sliced into 6 pieces

4. Maple Bacon Jalapeno Pizza

It’s exactly what it sounds like – this pizza is adorned with maple syrup, bacon, and jalapenos for a sweet and savory contrast that’s simply the best. Use store-bought dough and tomato sauce for an easy shortcut, or challenge yourself to make everything from scratch and bask in the glory of a truly homemade restaurant style pizza.

Maple Bacon Jalapeno Pizza
6 slices
30 minutes
264 kcal
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A cheese pizza topped with chorizo and sweet potato fries

5. Chorizo Sweet Potato Fry Pizza

If you’re not convinced yet, fries really are one of the most unique and best toppings for pizza! Try this savory burrito-inspired pie and see for yourself just how good this flavor combo is. It’s sweet, it’s salty, and it has an ultra-creamy drizzle of chipotle mayo to really take this pizza over the top.

Chorizo Sweet Potato Fry Pizza
6 slices
38 minutes
398 kcal
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Spicy chicken bacon ranchero pizza topped with jalapenos and red onions

6. Chicken Bacon Ranchero Pizza

You’ve heard of chicken bacon ranch, but what about chicken bacon ranchero? Born out of our love for southwest flavors, this unique pizza has a spicy ranch sauce and chipotle chicken for topping – plus crispy bacon, jalapeno, and red onion, of course. Paired with a blend of mozzarella and sharp white cheddar, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Chicken Bacon Ranchero Pizza
8 slices
40 minutes
305 kcal
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Chicken parm pizza on a serving dish

7. Chicken Parm Pizza

How about topping your pizza with homemade chicken parm? Well, not technically, because that would be a ton of work. Instead, this pizza emulates chicken parm by pairing a super saucy, super cheesy base with homemade crispy chicken cutlets. And it’s incredible.

Chicken Parm Pizza
6 slices
45 minutes
266 kcal
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Spicy sausage and pepper pizza with Italian sausage and cherry peppers

8. Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pizza

This unique take on sausage and pepper pizza falls somewhere between Italian and Mexican cuisines. With toppings like spicy chipotle tomato sauce, fresno peppers, hot cherry peppers, hot Italian sausage, and chili oil, you’ll be breathing fire after just one bite.

Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pizza
8 slices
43 minutes
274 kcal
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Spinach and artichoke pizza sliced on a serving tray

9. Spinach and Artichoke Pizza

This Neapolitan style spinach and artichoke pie is the epitome of gourmet homemade pizza. Make everything from scratch using the freshest ingredients for true Italian restaurant vibes right at home! Topped with spinach, artichokes, and plenty of cheese, you’ll be craving more of this pizza as soon as it’s gone. (So maybe make two.)

Spinach and Artichoke Neapolitan-Style Pizza
6 slices
35 minutes
213 kcal
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A pepperoni pizza with ricotta and hot honey.

10. Pepperoni Pizza with Ricotta and Hot Honey

Tired of boring old pepperoni pizza? Spice it up by adding ricotta cheese, hot honey, and fresh basil! The way the savory pepperoni plays with the sweet, creamy ricotta and spicy honey is just *chef’s kiss*. 

Pepperoni Pizza with Ricotta and Hot Honey
6 slices
1 day 1 hour 45 minutes
265 kcal
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Prosciutto and goat cheese pizza with spicy red sauce.

11. Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Pizza

If you’re feeling fancy, you’ll want to try making this high-end gourmet pizza topped with prosciutto, goat cheese, and a spicy Calabrian chili tomato sauce. It’s the perfect homemade pie for date nights and treat yourself days!

Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Pizza with Spicy Tomato Sauce
2 10-inch pizzas
27 minutes
308 kcal
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A simple dessert pizza with fruit and nutella

12. Dessert Pizza with Mascarpone & Nutella

Pizza isn’t just for dinner! Try making a dessert pizza if you’re looking for a unique recipe to try this weekend. Topped with mascarpone, Nutella, and fresh fruit, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t try this delicious homemade pizza idea sooner.

Dessert Pizza With Mascarpone and Nutella
6 slices
25 minutes
255 kcal
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