Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Pizza Party, 14 Unique Recipes


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Labor Day is right around the corner. If you're not sure how that happened so quickly, join the party.

Actually, it's a party I wanted to talk about. Specifically, a pizza party.

Pizza is versatile in so many ways. It's a party food, yet an everyday food as well. Lunch, dinner, even cold leftovers for breakfast (yes, I went to college too). In fact, one brilliant pizza shop hired students to drag a huge box full of pizzas through the dorms at about 11:00 at night, when everyone would be hungry from a night of studying {{wink, wink}}. As the pizza shop employee dragged his box through the halls yelling "hot pizza, 2 dollars," students would pick a friend, count their pennies (sometimes literally) and split a pizza.

These days you'd be lucky to get a slice of pizza for $2. Yeah, we still buy them now and then, but making them at home is a great option. And you can really get creative.

So, for any occasion: first day of school, last day of school, sports parties, family get-togethers, a lazy weekend watching sports, if you want to start a party, pizza's a great way to go.

It doesn't have to be complicated, that's the thing about pizza, anything goes. Use a frozen bread dough, a premade crust, a homemade no yeast crust (like my rosemary infused crust), or a completely unique crust (you have to try my spaghetti crust). Use my homemade marinara, or your favorite store bought. And the toppings? There's where you can really have fun, the options are endless.

And don't just think of pizza in its traditional configuration. There's pizza inspired casseroles, and even soup.

Today I want to share with you, 14 of my most fun, interesting, and unique pizza recipe creations. Check them out, click on the name of the recipe below and you will magically jump to the post featuring the recipe at the end.

Classic pizza reinterpreted, dessert pizza, pizza imposters, and pizza inspired, something for everyone:

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Top row, left to right:

The rosemary infused crust adds even more flavor to this classic dinner inspired pizza. 

Can't decide between spaghetti and pizza? Have them both. This is one of my most popular pizza recipes.

Take a large Italian loaf, season the "crust," and fill it with pizza favorites.

This Buffalo Chicken inspired pizza is made in a skillet with a naan crust.

Middle row, left to right:

Pizza as a dessert, as a snack? Yes, please.

We just love this pepperoni pizza inspired soup on a cold fall day.

Bottom row, left to right:

Grill your pizza. It adds so much flavor. This one is pepper steak inspired.

Have your pizza in casserole form, a comfort food family favorite dinner.

I used a purchased prepared pizza crust for this one, and added all of our Italian sub favorite ingredients on the top.

Garlic bread gives so much flavor to this pizza casserole.

And just for fun:

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Serving as a treat, an educational tool, and a project, I made this one for Earth day with my son. But it can easily be decorated for any occasion.

I guess I don't have to tell you that this recipe was created for the boys and their friends for a Halloween party.

This peanut butter and jelly flavored giant cookie looks like a pizza, right? April Fools!

OK, ewwww. But really, April Fools is a perfect day for ewww jokes, right?

Which ones will you try? And which one will you try first?

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  1. There's a pizza here for every occasion!

  2. Your recipes are always worth reviewing...and your content tops. ;-)

  3. I want the peanut butter and jelly pizza. I know. But I live on that combo, forever. Thanks, Karen

  4. Ohmyword, where to START?! I love pizza!
    I remember years ago, when I was the director of the toddler's group in our church. We had 'pizza day'. I made the crusts and the kids got to load them up. And I do mean 'load'! Then we had dessert pizza for...dessert.
    Best. Day. Ever!!!

  5. I also love pizza but I don't know anyone who doesn't like pizza I use to make my own pizza's for a family meal but not anymore, but now I want to do so again.

  6. I haven't had pizza in about a year ever since I started this low carb diet. I do like pizza though.

  7. Thanks for the inspiring recipes. Someday I'll find time to try the Pizza Party Boat.

  8. We ate in a pizza shop in Vermont that made a "Rhode Island" pizza with linguine. I thought it strange, but maybe I should try it when I go back there. I would love that April Fools pizza cookie. Fool me anytime!


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