Want to satisfy a pizza craving without resorting to takeout or trawling the frozen foods aisle? Try our best pizza-inspired recipes for weeknight dinners, snacks, and party appetizers that pack massive pizza flavor into every bite. You'll find quick and delicious recipes here that are easy enough for kids to help you assemble, including more than a few you can feel great about serving to company. Whether you're a pepperoni lover or prefer your pizza meatless, we've got tasty options here to fulfill your pizza-loving heart.
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Pizza Pull Apart Bread
Sharing is caring! Our cheesy pizza pull-apart bread makes the perfect party appetizer. It’s easy to prepare, especially when you use store-bought pizza dough, but tastes and looks like it took all day. Your family and friends will love digging into these shareable, garlicky biscuits filled with 4 kinds of cheese, pepperoni, and pizza sauce.
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Homemade Hot Pockets
Hot Pockets are a nostalgic microwave treat that today's kids continue to love. When you get a craving or need to feed the kids a filling snack, whip up these copycat pizza pockets that resemble an inside-out pizza slice. They are easily adaptable for all kinds of fillings and palettes.
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Loaded Pizza Pasta Casserole
Want to feed your whole family on pizza night, without the need to order takeout? Our hearty hamburger pizza pasta casserole is just the ticket. It's fully loaded with ground beef, pepperoni, vegetables, cheese, tomato sauce, and pizza herbs, for a satisfying dinner that cooks up in under an hour, and freezes well for make-ahead meals.
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Shake up your breakfast game with this crazy-delicious pizza omelet. With gooey mozzarella cheese, spicy chopped pepperoni, and a simple tomato sauce, all folded inside of fluffy, delicate eggs, it's the perfect choice for pizza lovers. Whip it up in 10 minutes for a hearty weekend breakfast, or breakfast-for-dinner any day of the week.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Pizza Spaghetti Pie
What is shaped like a pie, tastes like a bowl of spaghetti, and bursts with pizza deliciousness in every bite? It's our genius pizza spaghetti pie! This unique dinner dish starts out on the stove-top, and finishes cooking in the oven, with crispy pasta noodles, tangy tomato sauce, eggs, cheese, pepperoni, and spinach. It's a great way to get picky kids to eat greens.
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Pizza Crostini Appetizer
Please your party guests with a tasty platter of pizza crostini appetizers. They are a cinch to assemble by slicing up a baguette, and adding the pizza toppings of your choice, before popping them into the oven. They are an excellent finger food, and can be made vegetarian easily by varying the add-ons.
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Pepperoni Pizza Sliders
Pizza sliders stuffed with cheese, veggies, pepperoni, tomato sauce, and herbs are a guaranteed hit at parties, and make a family-friendly weeknight dinner idea with a side soup or salad. Get kids involved in assembling the miniature sandwiches on fluffy rolls, before an adult pops them into the oven for a quick bake.
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Imagine cutting open a beautiful loaf of bread at a party and discovering an alluring swirl of pepperoni and cheese inside. That's the magic of this pepperoni bread that may look fancy and complicated, but is quite simple to prepare with convenient ingredients, including store-bought bread dough. With marinara sauce for dipping, it's the ultimate party bread.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Pizza Bagel Bites
Forget about frozen bagel bites, make our quick and easy homemade pizza bagel bites instead. They may take a little more time to prepare, but you can sure taste the difference from the store-bought kind. Best of all, you can control the toppings, so it's easy to make them a vegetarian mini-snack, or a meat-lover's nibble. They even freeze well!
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Crescent Roll Pizza Pinwheels
Scrumptious little pizza roll appetizers made with crescent dough are one of the easiest party starters around. They need only 5 ingredients, and bake in 15 minutes, for a tasty game day nosh, or kid-pleasing after-school snack. Serve with prepared or homemade marinara sauce on the side for dipping.
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Baked White Pizza Dip
Planning a movie night with family or friends, or hosting a day of sports-watching? This baked white pizza dip is great for laid-back snacking. Ooey, gooey, and insanely delicious, with 4 kinds of cheese, herbs, and roasted tomatoes, it makes a tasty dipper for breadsticks, garlic knots, or your favorite kind of chip.
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French Bread Pizza
Crunchy French bread pizza is a quick, easy, inexpensive way to satisfy a pizza craving. Even newbie cooks can pull off the task of toasting buttered French bread pieces (or any other bread that's handy) in the oven, for topping with prepared pizza sauce, cheese, and any other desired toppings.