Italian pizza recipes :
easy to make, delicious to eat!

Authentic Italian pizza recipes you can make in no time! Delicious and nutritious - a treat for your whole family.

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Why make Italian pizza dough
Why home-made?
Easy pizza dough recipe
Handmade dough
Machine made dough
Machine made dough
Pizza Margarita
Pizza Margherita
How to make sweet pizza dough
Sweet pizza dough
Dessert pizza recipe
Strawberry pizza
Christmas pizza
Sweet Christmas pizza


It began in Naples, where Pizza Margherita was the first of the modern day type pizzas, and today it's one of the best known foods in the world.

Thin crust, deep pan, fold-over, Roman style, Neapolitan style, Chicago deep dish style, Australian gourmet - each country, and sometimes each region in a country, has its own version of pizza.

Typical Italian pizzas have a thin crust and can be either 'bianco' - white, without a tomato base - 'rosso' - red, with a tomato base - or sweet. Traditionally, pizzas are inexpensive dishes which can be made quickly and easily with readily available ingredients. They would provide the whole family with a nutritious, filling meal.


Absolutely. Just remember - use the freshest ingredients you can find, and the best extra virgin olive oil you can afford. Don't pile loads of cheese on - Italians use fresh mozarella which has very high levels of protein and calcium.

Do, please do, try making your own dough for your pizzas. It tastes completely different to shop-bought bases and it's so easy to make. If you don't feel you have the time to make the dough completely by hand, invest in the best bread machine on the market which will do the mixing and rising work for you. We've had one for years and we guarantee - you won't regret it.

If you like making pizzas, you'll love making your own authentic Italian pasta recipes - they're just as easy and just as delicious!

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