I may be wrong… but I don’t think there’s anything more universally liked than pizza.
With an irresistible combination of flavors, pizza has captured the hearts and taste buds of people around the world. How can you pass up a marriage of gooey cheese, savory tomato sauce and delicious toppings?
But what if I told you that you can enjoy the flavors of pizza in other dishes too?
In this blog, I’ll share some unique and innovative ways to incorporate pizza into other recipes — from mains to appetizers and desserts.
Ready to dive in? Check out my favorite pizza-flavored recipes below!
Kickstart your pizza recipes with these delectable pizza-stuffed mushrooms from “The Girl Who Ate Everything.”
They’re made in a muffin tin, making them super easy to throw together. And they’re filled with a scrumptious mixture of Italian sausage, pepperoni, onion, cheese and more.
The result is a bite-sized burst of pizza goodness that’s perfect for parties or as a savory appetizer.
Find the recipe HERE.
Lasagna Pizza Cups
I make these lasagna pizza cups more often than I’d like to admit. But they’re just so simple that it’s hard to pass them up!
While pizza and lasagna rarely come together in one recipe, this one defies the odds.
And when these two irresistible recipes combine to make a petite yet filling bite of flavorful cheese, ground beef and flakey biscuit, you’ll know why these are a go-to in my household.
HERE is the recipe.
Pizza Pasta Bake
Turn your favorite pizza toppings into a hearty pasta dish with this easy pizza pasta from “The Country Cook.”
The recipe calls for cooked pasta, and your typical pizza ingredients — pepperoni, ground beef, onion, pizza sauce and cheese.
LOTS of cheese.
You can also freeze this dish if you want to make it ahead of time! Just prepare the dish (without baking), cover it really well, and when you’re ready to eat it, bake the dish as you would if you didn’t freeze it.
Check out the recipe HERE.
Is it just me… or is everything in cone form 10x better? And Pillsbury knows that’s true with these simple-to-make pizza cones.
Great for tailgating or parties, these pizza cones are super portable and easy to eat. You can also bake a variety of cones in one batch. Pepperoni, cheese, everything, you name it!
To make everything better, the cones are crafted with delicious Pillsbury pizza crust. I don’t work for Pillsbury… but I like it so much I’m willing to call out the brand.
And the fact that the crust is already pre-make makes this recipe even easier!
See how to make them HERE.
Throwback Veggie and Ranch Cold Pizza
Many of you have made this veggie and ranch cold pizza. It’s nostalgic, simple and refreshing, too!
If you’re a fan of veggies and dip, you’ll be a fan of this pizza. It’e essentially the exact same thing but with a buttery crust.
And who can pass up a buttery crust!
I typically make this during summer but it’s also great during football season or anytime you’re having people over and you need a quick appetizer or lunch idea.
HERE is the full recipe.
For a quick and easy pizza-inspired snack, whip up some pizza quesadillas!
These are great for when you have very little time to cook. But the result is a cheesy, crispy and over-the-top tasty meal that will fill any belly in the room.
You’ll be surprised how much these quesadillas taste like fresh oven-baked pizza. Although I must say, the fact that they can be made in under 10 minutes is a total win in my book.
Find the recipe by Snixy Kitchen HERE.
Pizza Chicken Bake
Take chicken breasts to the next level by stuffing them with pizza flavors. Tell me that doesn’t sound AMAZING.
This recipe from Kalyn’s Kitchen may sound a little heavy, but it’s actually a great low-carb comfort food.
Emphasis on the “comfort” because this dish will warm you up from head to toe.
With ingredients like sweet pizza sauce, tender chicken breasts, mozzarella and pepperoni, you know the flavors are going to hit the spot. The result is a juicy and flavorful pizza-inspired chicken dish.
HERE is the recipe.
If you’re looking for a fantastic appetizer or snack, you’ve found them in these pizza pinwheels from All Recipes.
They take a total of about 30 minutes to make. But be careful because they may be devoured in just half the time.
What makes these simple pinwheels totally terrific is the buttery, slightly crispy crescent roll dough. The flavors of mozzarella, pepperoni and pizza sauce take them over the top!
I’ll let you give them a try HERE.
Pizza Wonton Cups
For more of an elegant or upscale twist on pizza flavors, make these pizza wonton cups.
They’re great when you need a speedy snack and the wonton wrappers act as little cups for all that pizza deliciousness.
Part of what makes these pizza wonton cups so good is the combination of textures. Just think… gooey cheese and crispy wontons? A match made in heaven!
Jenn from Peas and Crayons says you can customize the toppings on these too. Feel free to make them your own and find the recipe HERE!
Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas
Sugar cookies and anything is a good idea. Sugar cookies topped with cream cheese frosting and fresh fruit is the delicious combo you never knew you needed.
The base of these fruit pizzas are my classic sour cream sugar cookies. Don’t let the sour cream scare you. It makes the cookies moist and rich but you won’t taste an overwhelming sour cream flavor.
These cookie pizzas are puffy, super soft and super SUPER good. They’re also a great treat to make with kiddos around. They have so much fun decorating!
HERE is the full recipe.
The versatility of pizza flavors allows you to explore a world of possibilities beyond your classic pie.
Whether you’re in the mood for appetizers, a hearty meal or dessert, pizza is never a bad idea!
From my kitchen to yours,