13 Reasons Homemade Pizza Is Way Better Than Delivery

07/17/2014 01:22 pm ET | Updated Sep 16, 2014

Late nights always leave you itching to order in pizza from Pizza Hut, Papa John's, or your favorite local pizza shop. But in reality, by making your own pizza, you wind up saving some money and you end up with a finished product that tastes so much better than your usual Wisconsin 6 Cheese Pizza (sorry, Domino's). Delivery might be easier, but homemade will always take the cake (or dough, in this case).

1. It arrives piping hot from you oven, not freezing cold through your front door. 2014-07-15-pizza141024x768770x513.jpg Get this Margherita pizza recipe here.

2. Your pizza can magically transport you to exotic locations. 2014-07-15-IMG_4920770x513.jpg You don't need a passport to learn how to make Mediterranean pita pizzas.

3. You can remain healthy while still indulging. 2014-07-15-photo3111024x7682770x513.jpg Does your local pizza chain have cauliflower crust pizza? Doubtful. Get the recipe here.

4. You can eat it for breakfast, long before Pizza Hut has opened. 2014-07-15-pizza81024x768e1404765672281.jpg Start cracking on your breakfast pizza here.

5. You can use all the ingredients you already have in your kitchen to take your pizza to the next level. 2014-07-15-41770x513.jpg You may be lazy, but you can be half as lazy with this half homemade pizza.

6. You save a few, precious bucks (which can then be used to purchase your fave beer).


Get the recipe for this flatbread pizza here.

7. You don't have to worry about tipping. 2014-07-15-pizza121024x768e1404768237900.jpg Math is hard. Get the recipe for this potato pizza here.

8. There's no chance your pizza will get stuck in severe weather conditions. 2014-07-15-pizza181024x768e1404768592100.jpg Horrors! The delivery man can't get to you because the roads are flooding. Get the recipe for this shaved asparagus pizza here.

9. You can be gluten-free for the evening. 2014-07-15-glutenfreepizza730x514.jpg Let's face it: everyone's gluten-free now. Get the recipe here.

10. You won't be delivered someone else's pizza. 2014-07-15-pizza101024x768e1404769018945.jpg No one wants to take the chance of getting those pesky anchovies sprinkled on your pie. Learn how to make this beetza here.

11. Your pizza won't arrive soggy or glued to the box. 2014-07-15-IMG_03791024x768e1404769955966.jpg Because no one likes mushy pizza. Get the recipe for this whole wheat pita pizza here. (And see Domino's gravity-defying solution for avoiding #PizzaDeliveryFail.)

12. You can put thirty toppings on without worrying about the extra charge. 2014-07-15-pizza161024x768e1404769680782.jpg Get the recipe for this nacho pizza here.

13. But most importantly, your pizza won't arrive looking like this: 2014-07-15-fail11024x6091.jpg Because no one wants their toppings sliding all over the place.

This post was originally published by Amy Schulman on Spoon University.

Photos by Liz Tadie, Elyse Belarge, Laura Silver, Sarah O'Leary, Emily Hu, Analiese Trimber and Mackenzie Barth.

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