Recipe Box, 2016, a Year in Pizza

Everyone has been doing 2016 round ups and best “ofs,” which I love-it’s fun to see the year in review…

I thought I’d do something a little different and look back over 2016 in pizzas!



Pizza is my favorite thing to make, it’s a one dish meal, can be loaded with vegetables, and when you make it yourself, you control the fat and nutrition

It’s also a great way to use leftovers!

Be sure to see the printable recipe formula and chart for making your own masterpiece at the end of the post!



Pesto was one of may favorite sauces this past year, so if you haven’t tried it pizza style put it on your to do this for this year


Savory Salad Flatbread


savory salad flatbread


Bacon & Brussels Sprouts Pizza


brussels sprouts and bacon pizza



Spring Vegetable Galette


spring vegetable galette


His and Hers Pizza Cook-Off featured a white pizza with artichokes and a traditional marinara & sausage pizza


pizza slices


A B C Tart, Asparagus, Bacon and Corn


vegetable tart


Basil Pesto Naan with Garlic and Pine Nuts


caramelized shallot and basil pesto naan


BBQ Chicken & Corn Pizza with Spinach Salad Topping


BBQ Chicken & Spinach Salad Pizza


Fast and Fabulous Flatbread   {blueberry, bacon, fig & bleu cheese}


blueberry, fig and bacon flatbread



Asparagus & Mushroom Tart


asparagus mushroom tart


Summer Fruit Pizza


summer fruit pizza table


Eggplant Parmigiana, Sausage & Pesto Pizza


eggplant parmigiana pizza


Sweet & Savory Apple Tart with Fennel & Prosciutto




Pumpkin Sausage Naan


pumpkin & sausage naan


Everything Pizza Bread




Anything Goes Galette




And here are the pizzas I didn’t even blog about!  Just click on the title and you will go straight to the printable recipe


Nectarine & Bacon Pizza




Prosciutto, Broccoli & Asparagus Flatbread



Recent creations by HHjr

Salami, Apple & Pesto Pizza




Pineapple, Pepper & Soppressata Pizza




Pizza Bolognese with Mushrooms & Kale





So when you’re thinking, “What’s for dinner?”  Think  PIZZA!

You can see all the pizzas from the Painted Apron on my Pizza Pinterest board here

And if you’re going lo-carb after the holidays, try Zucchini Crust Veggie Pizza

Here is a recipe formula for any pizza

Formula for Pizza or Flatbread

  • Servings: varied
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Pizza crust:

Refrigerated pizza dough from deli or pizzaria, pizza crust in a can, pizza crust mix, homemade, premade or prebaked crust of choice, french bread, flatbread, puff pastry, tortillas, pie crust, naan

Prepare crust according to package directions, or bake dough until almost done.  If using bread, lightly toast before topping


1/2-1 cup white sauce or Alfredo, red sauce or any type Marinara, pizza, spaghetti sauce, vodka sauce or butternut squash pasta sauce, or 1/4-1/2 cup pesto sauce, BBQ sauce or any type salad dressing, or 3-4 T olive oil, 1/2 cup fig or fruit jam,


Cheese: asiago, bleu cheese, cheddar, colby-jack, feta, fontina, goat, gouda, smoked gouda, havarti, manchego, mozzarella, provolone, ricotta

Fruits:  apples, blueberries, black berries, figs, grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, pineapple, plums, strawberries

Meats: bacon, canadian bacon, capicola, chicken, chorizo, ham, Italian sausage, ground beef or pork, pancetta, pepperoni, pork, salami, sausage, soppressata, steak

Vegetables*:  artichoke hearts, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cole slaw, corn, eggplant, kale, mushrooms, onions, peppers, pumpkin, salad, shallots, spinach, squash, tomatoes,  zucchini

*some vegetables should be cooked before using on pizza

Extras:  basil, everything seasoning, eggs, roasted garlic, pepitas, pinenuts, walnuts, pecans, rosemary, fried sage, thyme

Bake topped pizza at 350-400 for 10 minutes or so to heat through and melt cheeses.

for another printable version of Recipe Formula for Pizza click here

You can also print the chart below here for easy reference


Create a masterpiece!

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31 Responses to “Recipe Box, 2016, a Year in Pizza”
  1. I’d like to fall face first into the asparagus and mushroom tart-sounds great:@)

  2. Excellent post – pinning is winning!

  3. Jodi says:

    So many great genius pizza ideas! Love this year in review!!!!😝

  4. What a “delicious” pizza post Jenna. Oh my, so many varieties and I see several I want to try, especially the pesto. This was a great idea for a year end post!

  5. How fun! I thought a favorite would jump right out but they all sound delicious. Such interesting combos!

  6. A year in pizza would be my dream! One thing we haven’t been able to master yet is pizza on the Big Green Egg. The pizzas have been little nightmares! 🙁

    I want to try the sweet and savory apple tart with fennel and prosciutto. It looks soooooo good! Thanks for this post and the links, Jenna!

  7. Ellen says:

    Pizza is the International Language! Well, definitely mine anyway. I see several things here I might need to try. Pesto pizza is one of my favorite things to do with leftover chicken. That said, I have rarely met a pizza I thought I couldn’t eat!

  8. lacartera says:

    Delightfully delicious! I think I would enjoy them all!

  9. Jenna, we love pizza and especially one that I make with fresh ingredients and definitely with pesto. I must pin all of these! Thanks so much for sharing the all-American meal!

  10. Mary says:

    Love your pizza round-up Jenna, there’s something for every pizza lover here! I’ve been wanting to try a cauliflower crust pizza similar to your zucchini crust for a healthier gluten free alternative. Have you tried that yet?

    • I haven’t tried cauliflower for crust but have made fritters that were great, and made the faux potato cauliflower au gratin which my husband never knew wasn’t potatoes, so I think it would be great!


  11. What a great group of pizza ideas! I love making pizza, our very favorite is one made with homemade pesto, artichoke hearts and carmelized onions. Thank you for giving me fantastic inspiration Jenna!

  12. Yum! I never seem to tire of pizza and loved seeing all your delicious creations! You are definitely the pizza queen!

  13. Oh, yum, where to start!! Those all look tasty!

  14. I think Chris is right. You are the pizza queen. So many combinations and they all are good I’m sure.

  15. This is the best Year In Review ever….who does not like pizza!…You have the greatest recipes!

  16. You really got creative with pizzas, didn’t you? I can’t even begin to decide which one would be my favorite! Thank you so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

  17. Kim says:

    Yum! Your pizzas always look so good. 🙂

  18. JESS44903 says:

    All of these sound so amazing!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  19. Helen Adams says:

    What a fantastic collection of Pizza, I would love some of these recipes! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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