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Homemade Summer Pizza Recipes 

 Originally Written: June 26, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on June 26, 2009 by Hanna Trafford

Why order in when you can easily make your own homemade pizza? Get creative with your own trendy toppings, a tasty sauce and homemade crust – here are three recipes that will most certainly be a hit with your family or friends!

First – to get recipe for homemade crust:

https://mamaknowsprod.wpengine.com/recipes/making-your-own-pizza.html

To get tips for making the perfect pizza:

https://mamaknowsprod.wpengine.com/recipes/top-five-tips-for-making-the-perfect-homemade-pizza.html

To make homemade pizza sauce:

https://mamaknowsprod.wpengine.com/recipes/authentic-homemade-italian-pizza.html

Homemade Summer Pizza Recipes:

1. Calabrese Potato Provolone Pizza:

Calabrese Potato Provolone Pizza
Calabrese Potato Provolone Pizza

Pizza Dough

1 cup of Pizza Sauce

1 Yukon Gold Potato

4 oz. of Calabrese Sausage or Italian Salami, thinly sliced

7 Fresh Sage leaves, chopped

1-1/2 cup of Shredded Provolone Cheese

  • Peel the potato and slice into paper thin slices – set aside
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough into a 14 inch round and centre on a greased pizza pan
  • Spread with tomato sauce, layer with potato. sausage and sage on top, sprinkle with cheese
  • Bake in the bottom third of 425F oven, until cheese is bubbly and crust golden and puffed – about 20 minutes.

2. Three Cheese Spinach Pizza

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Three Cheese Spinach Pizza

Pizza Dough

1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil

1 clove of garlic, thinly sliced

1/4 teaspoon of pepper

1 bunch of spinach (about 8 oz.) trimmed, cooked and squeezed ry

1 cup of shredded Mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

4 oz. of Gorgonzola cheese

  • On lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into 14 inch round and centre on a greased pizza pan.
  • Brush with oil, sprinkle with garlic, pepper and spinach
  • Top with Mozzarella, Parmesan and Gorgonzola cheeses
  • Bake in bottom third of 425F oven until cheese is bubbly and crust golden and puffed – about 20 minutes.

3. Grilled Eggplant and Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Pizza:

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Grilled Eggplant and Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Pizza

Homemade Pizza Dough

1 cup of Homemade Pizza Sauce

8 oz. of fresh Mozzarella Cheese

1 small Eggplant, thinly sliced

2 tablespoon of vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon of fresh Basil leaves

1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced

  • Drain and pat Mozzarella dry, cut into small rounds and let stand on paper towel-lined tray for 30 minutes.
  • Brush eggplant with oil. sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat or under broiler; cook, turning once until tender – about 10 minutes.
  • On lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough to 14 inch round and centre on greased pizza pan.
  • Spread with sauce, sprinkle with basil and top with eggplant, onion and mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake in bottom third of 425F oven until cheese is bubbly and crust golden and puffed – about 20 minutes.

Hope you enjoy these recipes – please send in your comments anytime!

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Hanna Trafford


Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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