Do you make pizza for dinner? I’ll admit that it took me a long time to come around to doing so. However, once I learned how to do it, I never looked back. I got myself a pizza stone, figured out a great, easy dough recipe, and now it has become one of my go-to recipes on any given weeknight. The fun part about making pizzas is the cool toppings. You can experiment with almost anything from vegetables, to sauces, to cheese, to meats — to all four at once! To give you a little pizza-inspiration this spring, I’ve gathered some truly terrific recipes for you to try. They range from the vegetable topped to vegan to hearty and meaty, and all will be instant family masterpizzas the second they land on your table!
Fresh Asparagus Pizza 1 of 20
Asparagus is just beginning to show up in the markets. The first sign of spring! Use it to make this terrific asparagus pizza. Your kids will love how this unusual-tasting vegetable it taking center stage on one of their favorite meals. This is also a great way to introduce asparagus to kids who have never tried it before.
Photo: Macki Cayloma
Strawberry Spinach & Feta Flatbread Pizza 2 of 20
Strawberry season is getting into full swing in the southern states, and soon they'll be ripening in the Northeast. When fresh strawberries come around your way, liven up your pizza with an unexpected addition: strawberries! This sweet and savory pizza is a welcome twist on an everyday favorite and is guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family.
Photo: Brooklyn Supper
Grilled Pizza 3 of 20
When the warm spring weather arrives, it is always nice to cook outside. And the good news is that you can cook your pizzas outside if you want. This simple recipe gives detailed instructions on how you can grill your pizza up in no time. It also gives suggestions on the best ways to flavor your doughs and offers topping suggestions!
Photo: Julie VR
Vegetarian Broccoli Pizza 4 of 20
If you are looking to get a little more green into your family's diet, try making this awesome broccoli pizza. It is full of fresh flavor, and you can add more fresh vegetables like chopped tomatoes and red peppers as desired. Serve it up al fresco if it is warm enough.
Photo: Stacie Billis
Vegan Vegetable Pizza 5 of 20
Even if you stick to a vegan diet, you can still enjoy pizza this spring. Roast up all of your favorite vegetables and load them onto whole-grain pizza dough with a lot of gooey vegan cheese. You'll love this easy-to-make lunch or dinner. It will definitely become a healthy weeknight dinner staple.
Photo: Kathy Patalsky
French Bread Pizza 6 of 20
This easy-peasy pizza is perfect for a weeknight meal. I remember my parents making these for me every time they went out and we had a babysitter. Heaven! I like to double up on the cheese with the recipe, but you can also add all kinds of vegetables to see what toppings you like best.
Photo: Kelsey Banfield
Crackerbread Pizza 7 of 20
For a truly fresh new take on pizza try this recipe for crackerbread. It is so easy! You can whip it up in no time and top it with all kinds of fresh spring vegetables. I love topping it with tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella so it is like eating a caprese salad.
Photo: Brooke McLay
Potato & Asparagus Pizza 8 of 20
This delicious flatbread pizza is full of fresh flavor from the asparagus and sliced potatoes. It eschews sauce in favor of a little oil and it topped with crumbles of tangy cheese.
Photo: Rhubarb & Honey
Barbecue Chicken & Bacon Pizza 9 of 20
Do you love barbecue chicken once the weather warms up? Me too! Why not have some fun and use it to flavor your pizza? This meaty pie will satisfy all those barbecue cravings and keep the family happy all in one bite!
Photo: Miss in the Kitchen
Spinach & Artichoke Pizza 10 of 20
This hearty pizza has a wonderful Greek flavor to it. It is topped with flavorful artichoke hearts, lots of spinach, and a smattering of salty olive. Who wouldn't love to eat this with a glass of chilled wine on a warm spring night?
Photo: Wine & Glue
Zucchini Goat Cheese Pizza 11 of 20
This pizza is literally a garden of flavor. The zucchini and tomatoes are easy to find fresh, and then they are topped with an generous scattering of cheese. It is spring pizza perfection!
Chicken Pesto Pizza 12 of 20
Pesto is the best in the spring! The burst of basil, salty cheese, and pine nuts add instant freshness to any pie. Make this pizza with all the flavors of pesto and add chicken. It will be the perfect hearty spring meal for the whole family.
Photo: Sweet Anna's
Grilled Peach, Prosciutto, and Bocconcini 13 of 20
This fresh spring grilled pizza is perfection for an outdoor spring feast. It is made with fresh peaches, lots of greens, and thin slices of prosciutto. It will be your new favorite pizza and the kids are bound to adore the fruit!
Photo: Crumb Blog
Peach Basil & Caramelized Onion 14 of 20
Mmmm, spring fruits make excellent pizza toppings. Add peaches, basil, and caramelized onions to your next pizza for a delicious slice that is sweet and savory in each bite.
Photo: Frugal Foodie Mama
Spicy Mango Pizza with Black Beans & Zucchini 15 of 20
This hearty pizza is completely vegetarian. The unusual topping of mango pairs beautifully with the fresh vegetables and hint of spice. This sunny pie will put a smile on everyone's face this spring!
Photo: Oh My Veggies
Honey Goat Cheese Pizza 16 of 20
This goat cheese pizza is salty and sweet, and perfect for an easy pizza dinner. Round it out with a nice, big salad and iced tea, and you'll be all set for spring to arrive.
Photo: Jane Maynard
Mexican Pizza 17 of 20
Tex-Mex flavors are always welcome in the spring. Make this fantastically flavorful Mexican-style pizza for your family. They'll love the new twist on their favorite cuisine.
Photo: Eats Well with Others
Meyer Lemon Basil Pizza 18 of 20
The flavor of spring is embodied in this bright lemony pizza. It has all the flavors of springtime with fresh lemons and lots of basil. Make it up on the grill and serve it al fresco.
Photo: Cooking on the Weekends
Strawberry Pesto Pizza 19 of 20
With strawberries coming into season around the country, it is a great time to add some of this fruit to your pizza! Make this springy pizza the second you get your hands on some fresh berries. You'll love the flavor and bright sunny mood it inspires.
Photo: Nosh and Nourish
Barbecue Pulled Pork Pizza 20 of 20
If you want to add the taste of spring to pizza, top it with lots of barbecue pulled pork. This hearty, meaty pie will be so satisfying at the end of a long day, and the whole family will adore it.
Photo: Girl Carnivore