Pizza Bar for a Crowd

This works as well for a dinner party as it does for a soccer team party. Find a friendly pizzeria that will sell you some dough and half the job is done.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • Parchment paper

  • All-purpose flour

  • 1 recipe recipe Pizza Dough (recipe follows)


  • favorite pizza sauce, barbecue sauce, olive oil


  • precooked ground beef or Italian sausage, sliced pepperoni, chopped or shredded cooked chicken, sliced or chopped cooked ham, precooked chorizo sausage


  • sliced fresh mushrooms; fresh tomatoes; sweet peppers; green, black, and/or kalamata olives; and chopped onion


  • shredded mozzarella or sliced fresh mozzarella cheese; shredded or grated Parmesan cheese; crumbled feta cheese


  • whole or torn fresh basil leaves or dried basil, crushed; snipped fresh or dried rosemary or thyme


  • cloves garlic, minced or coarsely chopped

Pizza Dough

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 package dry yeast

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup warm water (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F)

  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil or olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. From parchment paper cut 8-inch squares. Lightly sprinkle parchment with flour.

  2. Place divided dough on parchment pieces. Roll dough pieces in 4- to 6-inch circles. Top pizza dough with choice of sauces, meats, vegetables, cheeses, herbs, and garlic.

  3. Keeping pizzas on parchment, transfer to baking sheets. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted. Makes 8 servings.

Pizza Dough

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, yeast, and salt; add water and oil. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes total). Divide dough into 8 pieces. Cover; let rest for 10 minutes. Makes 8 mini pizzas.

*Test Kitchen Tip:

A 1-pound loaf of bread dough or a 13.8-ounce package of refrigerated pizza dough may be substituted for homemade pizza dough. Each will yield 4 to 6 individual dough rounds depending on how thinly the dough is rolled.