DIY Pizza Bar For Italian Night

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Make your own pizza bar for a fun Italian night at home! Get creative with toppings and have everyone make their own unique pizza. 

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How to make at home pizza bar with your favorite toppings.


 

We all love pizza, right? From caprese and grilled to Mediterranean-style, we have plenty of pizza recipes here on Unicorns in the Kitchen. We even have pizza for breakfast – how fun is that? But not everyone likes to follow a pre-set recipe on pizza night. Today I’m going to show you how to set up a fun DIY pizza bar at home so everyone can make their favorite pizzas. 

DIY pizza bar topping ideas

First and foremost, let’s talk about pizza sauce. I used Mutti® Parma Sauce for Pizza (Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese), Mutti® Napoli Sauce (Fresh Basil & Extra Virgin Olive Oil) and Mutti® Positano Sauce (Garlic & Oregano) to top our pizzas that I got at my local Safeway. Crafted in Italy, Mutti pizza sauces celebrate the beauty of simple fresh ingredients by blending vine-ripened tomatoes with amazing ingredients, such as garlic and oregano. Each sauce has a unique flavor that’s bright and vibrant. They are non-GMO and have no added sugar or additives, which makes them perfect for a family dinner.

 

A delicious pizza sauce is a must when it comes to making pizza at home.
Now for the toppings, the sky is the limit. Everyone has their favorite pizza toppings from pepperoni to sausage and all kinds of veggies. Here are a few toppings we used:

  • Meat: pepperoni and sausage
  • Fresh veggies: green and red peppers, red onion, mushrooms
  • Roasted veggies: zucchini and eggplants
  • Marinated veggies: olives, sun-dried tomatoes, jalapenos, banana peppers and artichokes
  • Greens: Spinach and arugula
  • Cheese: Mozzarella

You can add or remove items from this list according to your liking. Leftover chicken and beef work well on pizza too. 

Spread pizza sauce on the dough and top it with your favorite toppings including vegetables and sausage or pepperoni.

What about the dough?

If you have the time and a favorite pizza dough, you can make the dough from scratch. However, store bought pizza dough works just fine. Make sure you have enough pizza dough for each person. You can also go down the quick route and use flatbread. To do so, check out my flatbread pizza recipe for complete instructions.

I get all my ingredients at my local Safeway. It’s convenient, easy and quick. You can also use the Safeway app to order your ingredients and check out coupons. 

Make sure your oven is hot and your toppings are ready before spreading the sauce on the dough.

A few tips for your pizza bar

  • Prepare all the ingredients ahead of time. I placed everything on a large board, but you can also place each ingredient in a separate bowl. 
  • Have the oven preheated at 450ºF before you start making the pizzas. Cook the pizzas one by one or two by two depending on the size of the pizzas and the oven. 
  • Don’t have enough pizza pans? That’s okay! Use your baking sheets instead, they work just fine. 
  • Roll out each pizza dough on a parchment paper to prevent sticking to the pan and ensure quick transfer and cleanup. 
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DIY Pizza Bar For Italian Night

Make your own pizza bar for a fun Italian night at home! Get creative with toppings and have everyone make their own unique pizza. 
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
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Ingredients 

  • pizza dough, homemade or store bought
  • Mutti® Parma Sauce for Pizza

Meat

  • Pepperoni
  • Chicken sausage, sliced

Raw vegetables

  • red onions, sliced
  • red peppers, sliced
  • green peppers, sliced
  • white button mushrooms, sliced

Roasted vegetables

  • roasted zucchini
  • roasted eggplant

Marinated vegetables

  • jalapenos
  • banana peppers
  • olives
  • marinated sun dried tomatoes
  • marinated artichokes

Greens

  • sauteed spinach
  • Arugula

Cheese

  • Mozzarella cheese

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F and prepare parchment paper and baking sheets for each pizza.
  • Roll out the pizza dough and spread Parma Sauce, Napoli Sauce or Positano Sauce on the dough.
  • Top with your favorite toppings.
  • Transfer the parchment paper to the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15 to 18 minutes until the edges are brown and the cheese is bubbling.

Notes

  • Prepare all the ingredients ahead of time. I placed everything on a large board, but you can also place each ingredient in a separate bowl. 
  • Have the oven preheated at 450ºF before you start making the pizzas. Cook the pizzas one by one or two by two depending on the size of the pizzas and the oven. 
  • Don’t have enough pizza pans? That’s okay! Use your baking sheets instead, they work just fine. 
  • Roll out each pizza dough on a parchment paper to prevent sticking to the pan and ensure easy and quick transfer and cleanup.

Nutrition

Calories: 600kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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About Shadi HasanzadeNemati

I'm here to show you how to make delicious Persian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food at home. My easy to follow recipes will bring exciting new flavors to your table!

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love this idea. We do something similar when we make homemade pizza because everyone likes something different.

  2. 5 stars
    This is a genius idea!! We all love pizza, but we all want different toppings, so now we can have it just how we want it!

  3. 5 stars
    This looks like so much fun to do with the family for a night in! Everyone can pick their own toppings and customize their pizza! Super idea, can’t wait to try it!