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16 Recipes to Make Tonight a Pizza Party

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Sometimes you want to eat dinner with your hands—and what better way to do it than with pizza, on a Friday night, with a group of friends reaching in for a slice of the good stuff?

Make a batch of dough before your friends arrive so that it has time to rise (or pick up some premade dough from the grocery store), prep your sauces, and lay out the toppings so that when the oven is hot, everyone can pick and choose what they want on their side of the pizza.

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Tonight, we're channeling our inner pizzaiolos (with a big glass of red in hand). Here are 16 recipes to help you get your homemade pies just right:

Start with the dough:

Jim Lahey's No-Knead Pizza Dough + Margherita Pizza by Genius Recipes (if you have 18 hours—that is, if you're planning ahead)

Jim Lahey

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Homemade Pizza Dough by amber wilson | for the love of the south

Pizza dough

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Lots and lots of sauce, please:

White Pizza with Ricotta, Yogurt, Tomatoes, and Basil by Posie Harwood

White Pizza

 

Pesto alla Genovese by Emiko

Pesto

 

Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter by Genius Recipes

Marcella Hazan

 

Major toppings inspiration (for borrowing or adapting):

Asparagus and Arugula Pizza with Vegan Pesto by Gena Hamshaw

Vegan

 

Glazed Shallot, Walnut, Sage, and Goat Cheese Pizza by creamtea

Shallot

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Roberta's Pizza with Guanciale and Egg by fiveandspice

Roberta's

 

Zucchini Pizza with Olive Vinaigrette by CarolineWright

Zucchini

 

Barbecue Chicken Pizza by thirschfeld

Barbecue chicken 

 

Za'atar Carrot and Leek Flatbread with Almonds and Fennel Salad by Laura Wright | The First Mess

Za'atar

 

Speck + Arugula Pizza by CarolineWright

Speck and Arugula

 

Broccoli Rabe, Potato, and Rosemary Pizza by TasteFood

Potato

 

Pantry Pissaladière by Nicholas Day

Pissaladière

 

Cacio e Pepe Pizza with Roasted Radishes by fiveandspice

Cacio e Pepe

 

White Clam Pizza by mrslarkin

White Clam

What's your pizza night speciality? Tell us your best topping combinations (or tricks for crispy, crispy crusts) in the comments.

Tags: pizza, pizza party, friday night