If pizza is your favorite food, then we have something for you. The magic combination of melty cheese, zippy marinara sauce and savory toppings knows no bounds, so let your pizza imagination go wild with these saucy recipes. From a pizza-quesadilla mash-up that we should have been making for years to a pizza alternative for your gluten-free friends, these combos are almost as good as your favorite slice. Almost.
Who says all of your favorite pizza toppings need to be on dough? These loaded fries from blogger Real Food by Dad are easy to assemble, shareable AND gluten free! Be sure to crisp up your fries in the oven before adding the toppings, so they don’t get soggy.
If your favorite part about pizza is the CHEESE, then this recipe is for you. Blogger Averie Cooks layers cream cheese with EXTRA mozzarella, Parmesan, marinara sauce and sliced pepperoni. The whole thing uses 6 ingredients, can be assembled in minutes and is the perfect dip for garlic bread dunkers.
This hearty pizza-inspired pasta bake from Taste of Home has it all: Deluxe meaty toppings, rich tomato sauce and LOTS of cheese. Plus, it’s insanely easy to assemble. This is a definite crowd-pleaser.
Store-bought pizza dough has many uses beyond your standard pizza. These loaded pizza “bombs” from the Food Network are little dumpling-like buns filled with cooked bacon and cheese and brushed with an herby garlic oil. Don’t feel tied to bacon – you can easily fill these little pastries with wilted spinach, crumbled sausage or whatever your favorite pizza toppings are.
This pizza and quesadilla mash-up is so genius, and we can’t believe we haven’t been making this all along! Here, Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple gives his Quesadizza a spicy kick with jalapeño-laced pepper jack cheese and garlicky Portuguese linguiça sausage.