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Pizza Party Ideas

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Lightly oil 10-inch perforated pizza plates. Roll the dough out into 10-inch rounds on a floured surface. Transfer dough onto the perforated plates pulling the dough to the edge of the plates.
  3. Add a dollop of tomato sauce or a sprinkle of cheese onto the dough distributing it evenly across the surface. Continue by adding desired toppings followed by a final sprinkle of cheese.
  4. Transfer pizzas to oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edge and bottom of the pizza are a golden brown.
  5. Serve immediately.
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Four make-your-own pizza ideas perfect for casual get-togethers…

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    35 MIN
  • 4 SERVINGS
Pizza Party Ideas

PIZZA PARTY IDEAS that work, every time!

Need a fun idea for your next party? Pick a date, invite your friends and prep our PIZZA PARTY IDEAS to host a get-together that really works. No matter how you top it, each make-your-own pizza is Insta-worthy and delicious too!

Before I get to our suggested tips, a reminder to SHARE this story with other pizza-loving friends and family; they’ll definitely thank you for it. Also, click our handy photo scroller at the top of this post and PIN the pics of our finished creations to your favourite Pinterest boards for some party inspiration.

So friends, are you ready for our PIZZA PARTY IDEAS? Let’s do this!

Pizza dough stretched onto an individual pizza tin

DOUGH NUTS

Back in the day, there was simply one type of pizza dough, made with yeast and white flour. Yep, that was it. Thankfully, times and tastes have changed and we can now make pizza using a slew of different doughs. Whether whole wheat, gluten-free, spelt flour, pre-made, homemade or another favourite, we suggest handing guests a disc of dough for this make-your-own pizza concept.

A good rule of thumb when using fresh dough is to allow a 6½-ounce portion of raw dough to create a 10-inch pizza. We also like using a perforated pan to bake these homemade pizzas, especially in a conventional oven. If you’d rather cook your pizza on a grill, check out our Amazon links at the bottom of the story and consider purchasing a pizza stone – a must for this method.

Assorted toppings set out on a make-your-own pizza station

YOU SET ME UP

We think much of the success of our sure-fire PIZZA PARTY IDEAS is the way we laid out all of the toppings for guests to use as they wish. Prepping the various toppings is easy enough, but placing complementary ingredients in matching bowls takes the guesswork out of making winning combinations.

Of course, there will always be those who’d rather craft something totally unique and original, and that’s OK too. With so many toppings being offered who knows, they might end up making the world’s next great pizza.

Here are four of our favourite pizzas, two of which are vegetarian. If there are any here you haven’t tried yet, give it a whirl – we promise, you won’t be disappointed.

Ingredients for a vegetarian pizza

THE VEGETARIAN

Making pizza with an assortment of favourite vegetables works every time. We used readily available veggies, but feel free to change these up with more unusual add-ons like corn, peas, asparagus, zucchini and fresh greens like spinach or arugula.

Ready to slice a vegetarian pizza

Vegetarian pizzas are always nice to have on hand!

Ingredients for a Hawaiian Pizza

THE HAWAIIAN

Including the Hawaiian is a nod to a fellow countryman. Greek-Canadian Sam Panopoulos from Chatham, Ontario is credited for creating the pizza back in 1962.

Hawaiian pizza fresh out of the oven

Seriously, what’s not to love about tangy tomato sauce topped with pineapple, smoked ham and mozzarella? Brilliant, I tell you!

Ingredients for a Four Seasons pizza

QUATTRO STAGIONI

This much-loved pizza is considered the pride of Italy. The pizza is divided into four quadrants, each one filled with different toppings to represent one of the four seasons. Artichokes for spring, black olives for summer, Portobello mushrooms for autumn and prosciutto for winter.

Quattro Stagioni pizza topped with fresh basil

Topped with Parmesan this pizza has taste to boot!

Ingredients for a white pizza

PIZZA BIANCA

Our final entry is a white pizza, with no tomato sauce in sight. Instead, a generous sprinkle of Mozzarella is topped with sliced pear, Gorgonzola and walnuts, but the last step, a drizzle of honey before it heads into the oven, is perhaps one of the most inspired moments in pizza history!

Pizza bianco sizzling hot

Once everyone has created their individual creations, the pizzas are baked in a hot 450°F oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the crust edges and bottoms are a rich golden brown. After that, we’re transferring the pizzas to dinner plates to be enjoyed. A party can’t get much simpler than that.

A pizza party toppings station

The final consideration with our PIZZA PARTY IDEAS is to serve them with a side of salad. We especially like offering a few salads for guests to choose from like our CAESAR SALAD, our very tasty KALE, CARROT AND PARMESAN SALAD and then finally our LAYERED SPINACH SALAD. They add the perfect finishing touches to this popular meal.

We just made pizza-making easy with these PIZZA PARTY IDEAS. Let’s make dinner delicious!

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Ingredients

  • FOR THE VEGETARIAN:
  • 1 6½ oz. portion raw pizza dough
  • 1 dollop tomato or pizza sauce, about 3 ounces
  • ¼ cup sliced green peppers
  • ¼ cup sliced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup sliced white onions
  • ¼ cup sliced mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • FOR THE HAWAIIAN:
  • 1 6½ oz. portion raw pizza dough
  • 1 dollop tomato or pizza sauce, about 3 ounces
  • ½ cup smoked ham, cubed
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • FOR THE QUATTRO STAGIONI:
  • 1 6½ oz. portion raw pizza dough
  • 1 dollop tomato or pizza sauce, about 3 ounces
  • ¼ cup prosciutto
  • ¼ cup black olives, halved
  • ¼ cup Portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • ¼ cup marinated artichokes, sliced
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • fresh basil leaves for garnish
  • FOR THE PIZZA BIANCA:
  • 1 6½ oz. portion raw pizza dough
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • ½ cup Bartlett pear slices
  • ½ cup Gorgonzola cheese
  • ¼ cup walnut pieces
  • drizzle of honey, about 1 tablespoon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Lightly oil 10-inch perforated pizza plates. Roll the dough out into 10-inch rounds on a floured surface. Transfer dough onto the perforated plates pulling the dough to the edge of the plates.
  3. Add a dollop of tomato sauce or a sprinkle of cheese onto the dough distributing it evenly across the surface. Continue by adding desired toppings followed by a final sprinkle of cheese.
  4. Transfer pizzas to oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edge and bottom of the pizza are a golden brown.
  5. Serve immediately.

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