8 Tasty and Unique Pizza Ideas to Try Feeding Your Family Tonight
Everyone loves the quintessential American favorite, pizza. There’s nothing better between your lips than a tangy tomato sauce, melted mozzarella, and the crisp crunch of a perfectly cooked crust. If your family is obsessed with eating pizza, you can stop feeling frustrated and start experimenting with different ideas for creating new and even more fun pizza combinations. You and your kids are going to love trying out all of the different flavor combinations.
1. Breakfast Pizza
If you’re finding yourself craving pizza first thing in the morning, you don’t have to wait until dinner to get your fix. Pizza for breakfast is possible using traditional breakfast ingredients. One way you can please both pizza purists and breakfast lovers alike is with a combination creation that uses the best of both worlds. Instead of tomato sauce, you could try a play on eggs benedict with a hollandaise sauce lining your crust. Add a layer of scrambled eggs to the mix along with Canadian bacon or ham. Since everything is already cooked, there’s no need to bake it.
2. Mexican Pizza
For something a little different topping your pizza crust, go with a savory and spicy Mexican pizza variety. Spread your favorite salsa along the pizza crust giving it some spicy flavor. Next, cover it with a sharp cheddar cheese or a Monterey jack variety. Finish it off with traditional Mexican ingredients as toppings, such as peppers, olives, or spicy chorizo. Then, bake in the oven as you would a typical pizza.
3. Barbeque Pizza
Families who love the taste of Carolina barbeque pulled pork sandwiches can relive this flavor in their next pizza for a unique lunch experience. Use any type of pizza crust, and smother it with your favorite North Carolina barbeque sauce. The next step is to sprinkle generous amounts of spicy pulled pork all along your pizza. You can pop in the oven as is, or opt to cover in shredded cheese of your choice. The end result is a succulent pizza experience that redefines flavor.
4. Buffalo Chicken Pizza
This next pizza variety has a little kick to it with its extra spicy ingredients. Those who love the taste of spicy Buffalo chicken wings may want to recreate this taste in a pizza form. Get your spiciest Buffalo sauce ready to drizzle all over a plain pizza crust. Instead of putting whole chicken wings on top of the pizza, you want to use shredded chicken breast. Cover with a cheesy mixture of cheddar and jack cheese all over. As you bake this pizza, the pungent smells of the sauce can get you ready for a powerful preview.
5. Macaroni and Cheese Pizza
Kids who love macaroni and cheese and pizza can finally combine these two meals into one with a mac and cheese pizza. This dish is easily prepared with either homemade macaroni and cheese, or your favorite easy brand of microwave macaroni. Once the macaroni is ready and hot, brush a pizza crust with olive oil, and then load up the macaroni and cheese. Add extra shredded cheese of your choice on top or extras like bacon to elevate the taste of this fun favorite.
6. Veggie Pizza
For a healthier option of pizza, you can try to create a veggie pizza that is baked or served cold. A cold veggie pizza could be perfect with ranch dressing as the sauce and raw broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower layered throughout. If you prefer your vegetables cooked, one option is a coating of ricotta cheese on the crust, with sautéed broccoli and spinach on top.
7. BLT Pizza
Another fun take on the classic pizza that turns it into something truly remarkable is the BLT pizza. Use Just Mayo from Hampton creek as your main sauce ingredient to give it a creamy base. Then combine the classic flavors of the traditional BLT sandwich, with crunchy cooked bacon, juicy tomatoes, and crisp lettuce. This pizza doesn’t need to be baked and can be served immediately.
8. Dessert Pizza
After you’ve finished your dinner pizza tonight, keep the pizza theme going by serving a dessert pizza to your family. There are plenty of options depending on your family’s favorite sweets or flavors. One popular dessert pizza uses cookie dough as the pizza crust, chocolate sauce, and marshmallows in order to recreate the beloved s’mores from the campfires of your youth. You can even make all fruit pizza if you use watermelon as your crust!
Break up your typical cheese pizza routine in your family’s dinner schedule with a non-traditional pizza for your next meal. Try some of the unique flavor combinations, and get everyone excited about eating together.
A macaroni and cheese pizza sounds heavenly. I’m not a kid, but that’s two of my favorite foods in one. I’d at least like to try that once. However, I actually do tend to prefer more traditional toppings when I got out to eat pizza.