October is National Pizza Month, and as such, celebration is in order. In homage, we've collected 10 fabulous family pizza—and pizza-inspired— recipes from around the blogosphere. And with recipes like these, who needs takeout? So skip the freezer aisle, and opt for homemade, because everyone loves pizza night—and getting there is half the fun.
Everyone loves an exciting twist—especially when it lands on a pizza. These Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks, courtesy of Joanne and Adam at Inspired Taste, offer up a fun combination of buffalo chicken and cheesy breadsticks.
Get the Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks
Pizzas with veggie crusts are floating all around the blogosphere these days. For fun family dinners, these Zucchini Pizza Bites from The Comfort of Cooking are a favorite. They're perfectly miniature, and they maintain all the cheesy goodness of traditional pizza toppings, while offering up a brilliant way to sneak in a giant serving of fresh veggies.
Get the Recipe: Zucchini Pizza Bites
This dessert pizza, practically made for chilly October gatherings, comes from Carla of Chocolate Moosey. The recipe conjures all the goodness of a caramel apple—and then scatters it generously over a sugar cookie crust.
Get the Recipe: Caramel Apple Sugar Cookie Pizza
Italy meets Southern barbecue in this fabulous fusion recipe, courtesy of Chelsea at This Grand Adventure. Loaded with tangy barbecue chicken and creamy mozzarella, it's an entire meal unto itself. And if the kids don't like banana peppers? More for your half. Such is the beauty of pizza.
Get the Recipe: Barbecue Chicken Pizza
This next-level Nutella creation, courtesy of Oh, Bite It, may feel closer to a pie than a pizza, but there's no need to split hairs. This dessert pizza recipe, finished with a picture-perfect dusting of powdered sugar, is a must-try for National Pizza Month.
Get the Recipe: Nutella Pizza
"The Classics" are designated as such for a reason, and Pepperoni Pizza is, without a doubt, a classic. At the behest of her young daughter, Carrian of Oh, Sweet Basil began testing recipes in search of the Perfect Pepperoni Pizza, weighing different sauces, cheese blends, even pizza pans against each other. Now, in honor of National Pizza Month, we bask in the fruits of her research.
Get the Recipe: Perfect Pepperoni Pizza Recipe
Bev of Bev Cooks knows how to recognize a pizza craving when she sees it—and the easiest way to address it. Steer clear of preservative-laden frozen pizza rolls, and opt for this melty, cheesy DIY version.
Get the Recipe: Easy Homemade Pizza Rolls
If you find yourself at the mercy of picky eaters who prefer no sauce and no toppings, this will soon enough be your perfectly savory, extra- cheesy go-to pizza, courtesy of Shanon from The Curvy Carrot. The four-cheese blend includes goat cheese and ricotta, which accounts for the dreamy texture that accompanies this pizza pie.
Get the Recipe: Four Cheese White Pizza
Big thanks are owed to La Jolla Mom for the most perfectly simple breakfast pizza tutorial around—no ovens required, clean plates guaranteed. The kids will love sprinkling their own toppings, and you can feel good about serving a nutritious, filling breakfast that's built on whole-wheat flatbread.
Get the Recipe: Easy Egg Flatbread Pizza
This baked pasta dish consists of all the makings of a great pizza, sans crust, piled generously into a dish and baked up into cheesy perfection. This recipe, courtesy of Kevin from Closet Cooking, just may be the ultimate pasta night crowd-pleaser.
Get the Recipe: Pepperoni Pizza Casserole
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