Pizza is always a dinnertime hit, but it’s easy to forget there are more options than cheese or pepperoni. It’s time to think outside the delivery box with these creative takes on the traditional pie, from updated classics to totally new creations. You’ll be sure to please all the palates in your household with our 11 best homemade pizza recipes!
1. Blueberry, Corn & Bacon Naan Pizza
Blueberries might not be the most obvious pizza topping of choice, but when paired with sweet corn, salty bacon, and cheese they’re a welcome addition. Using naan as the pizza base makes this a super quick and easy meal.
For one naan pizza; scale up as needed.
- 1/4 cup goat cheese
- 2 Tablespoons blueberries
- 1/4 cup fresh corn kernels
- 2 strips of cooked, crumbled bacon (cutting your own slab bacon is best so you can make it extra thick)
- 1 naan flatbread
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Smear the goat cheese onto the flatbread.
- Sprinkle on the blueberries, then cover the remaining area with corn.
- Sprinkle on the bacon.
- Place on a nonstick pan and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. You’re not cooking anything, just warming it. If you want a crispier crust, place the pizza right on the oven rack.
- Drizzle with olive oil before serving if you want to add a little moisture.
2. Taco French Bread Pizza
Source: Life in the Lofthouse
This is a creative and tasty way to mix up different types of cuisines. Traditional taco toppings baked on French bread are a deliciously unexpected take on the traditional pizza pie.
3. Everything Bagel Pizza with Lox
Source: Foxes Love Lemons
Try a new spin on this classic bagel and smoked salmon combination. Make “everything bagel” pizza dough (just sprinkle on the seasoning), and top it with cream cheese, lox, capers, and red onions.
4. Spinach Artichoke Pesto Pizza
Source: Two Peas and Their Pod
Pesto isn’t just for pasta. Use it on this yummy pizza, which is similar to uber popular spinach artichoke dip. To make it a bit heartier, you can add chicken or prosciutto.
5. Classic Margherita
Source: Sally’s Baking Addiction
It’s true, sometimes basic really is best. When you’re in the mood for a classic the whole family will love, try this simply tasty margherita pizza with a homemade crust.
6. Mini Margherita
Like I said before, sometimes basic really is best — and even better in bite-sized form! This version of the classic pizza is made on chips for a perfect snack or party appetizer.
7. Breakfast Pita-Pizza
Start your day off with a healthy meal that can be made in minutes. Simply top a pita with cheese, fresh spinach, and an egg. Add sausage or bacon if you like some meat in the morning.
8. Chicken Caesar Pizza
Source: Lovely Little Kitchen
Yes, if you put salad on your pizza you can consider it a health food. This thin-crust pizza is both light and satisfying when topped with lettuce, Caesar dressing, cheese, chicken, and oven-roasted tomatoes.
9. Fancy Hawaiian Pizza
Source: A Cozy Kitchen
Sweet pineapple and salty cheese is a beloved combination. You can make this recipe a bit classier by using prosciutto instead of ham and throwing on a bit of arugala and red onion.
10. Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza
Source: The Recipe Rebel
It should be no surprise that buttery, salty pretzel dough makes for a scrumptious pizza dough. Use it as the base for a not-so-classic pepperoni pie.
11. Loaded Baked Potato Pizza
Source: Nutmeg Nanny
Get all the yummy flavors of this classic comfort food in pizza form. Top a pizza crust with sour cream, red potatoes, bacon, green onions, and cheese.
If you have the nearest pizza delivery place on speed dial, it’s time to put down the phone and spice up your Friday night — or any night’s — routine. These creative pizzas are a fun and delicious alternative to the same old, and they’re easy as (pizza) pie to make.