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.
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:
Jim Lahey's No-Knead Pizza Dough + Margherita Pizza by Genius Recipes (if you have 18 hours—that is, if you're planning ahead)
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What's your pizza night speciality? Tell us your best topping combinations (or tricks for crispy, crispy crusts) in the comments.