15 Easy and Delicious Pizza-Inspired Recipes

They'll steal a pizza your heart

Pizza Spaghetti Pie

The Spruce/Julia Hartbeck

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

    Pizza Pull Apart Bread

    The Spruce/Leah Maroney

    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

    Homemade Hot Pockets

    The Spruce/Pete Scherer

    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

    Loaded Pizza Pasta Casserole

    Diana Rattray

    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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    Pizza Omelet

    Pizza Omelet

    Leah Maroney

    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.

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    Pizza Spaghetti Pie

    Pizza Spaghetti Pie

    Leah Maroney

     

    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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    Baked Pepperoni Pizza Dip

    Baked Pepperoni Pizza Dip

    The Spruce/Diana Rattray

    Wow game day guests with this easy, cheesy pizza dip. It's loaded with all of the tastes you love in a pepperoni pizza, but in spreadable cream cheese dip form. Serve it warm with tortilla chips, pita triangles, or crackers for a hearty party dip that you can tweak to taste with any pizza toppings.

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    Pizza Crostini Appetizer

    Easy Pizza Crostini Appetizer

    Diana Rattray

     

    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

    Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

    Anita Schecter

     

    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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    Pepperoni Bread

    Pepperoni Bread

    The Spruce/Kristina Vanni

    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.

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    Pizza Bagel Bites

    Pizza Bagel Bites

    The Spruce/Laurel Randolph

    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

    Crescent Roll Pizza Pinwheels

    Diana Rattray

     

    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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    Christmas Pull-Apart Pizza Wreath

    Christmas Pull-Apart Pizza Wreath

    The Spruce/Diana Chistruga

    Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with our shareable Christmas pizza bread wreath. Inspired by a popular delivery pizza, it's chock full of cheesy, saucy, pepperoni goodness, and is designed for hands-on eating. It's also easy to prepare ahead of dinner, as a crowd-pleasing, edible centerpiece for your holiday table.

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    Baked White Pizza Dip

    Baked White Pizza Dip

    The Spruce

    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

    French Bread Pizza

    The Spruce/Leah Maroney

    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.

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    Crescent Dough Taco Pizza

    Crescent Dough Taco Pizza

    The Spruce/Diana Rattray

    Put a South-of-the-border spin on pizza night with our easy taco pizza concept that makes a fun weeknight dinner idea. Start by unrolling store-bought crescent roll dough to use as the base for a sheet pan pizza topped with taco-seasoned ground beef, Mexican cheese, crema, grape tomatoes, black olives, green onions, and lettuce.