Outside-the-Box Pizza Night

Make pizza the main event this weekend with any of these savory and sweet reinventions. You won't hear the kids ask for delivery again.
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Basic Pepperoni Pizza and Four-Cheese Pizza

Turn pizza night into an event the whole family can enjoy with Ree Drummond's recipe for simple homemade dough (the recipe yields enough for two pizzas!). Kids will love the basic pepperoni pie, and adults can indulge in its more sophisticated counterpart: four-cheese pizza topped with fresh tomato-basil salad.

Get the Recipe: Basic Pepperoni Pizza and Four Cheese Pizza

Mini Chicken Pizzas

For quick assembly, Trisha Yearwood uses a 3-inch biscuit cutter to punch out rounds of premade pizza dough. Chicken, bacon and sweet bell peppers come together with mozzarella and cheddar for a cheesy, savory topping.

Get the Recipe: Mini Chicken Pizzas

Stromboli Bites

These little savory bites are perfect for any party. Fill store-bought pizza dough with Italian meats, pepperoncini, olives and cheese for an easy dinner to please everyone.

Get the Recipe: Stromboli Bites

Pizza Rolls

You loved those pizza rolls from the freezer aisle when you were a kid. Now prepare to love these homemade bites even more.

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Breakfast Pizza

Basic pancakes and waffles pale in comparison to Giada De Laurentiis' indulgent Breakfast Pizza. She tops store-bought dough with creamy mascarpone, cinnamon, sugar and fresh mixed berries for a sweet breakfast treat.

Get the Recipe: Breakfast Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

One bite of Ree's golden-brown cauliflower crust and you'll wonder why you didn't skip the carbs sooner. This crust is a must for anyone who loves a thin pizza.

Get the Recipe: Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Fresh Herb Pizza

You've had fresh basil on pizza before, but we bet you've never had it like this. Place fresh mozzarella slices all over Ree's homemade dough, then bake to perfection. Top the golden-brown pie with fresh arugula, basil and parsley just before serving.

Get the Recipe: Fresh Herb Pizza

Bobby Flay's Dessert Pizza

Bobby Flay grills his dessert pizza until the dough is firm and golden brown, then tops it with a mascarpone-honey mixture, ripe berries and plums. Once the sweet toppings are added, the pizza needs only another two minutes on the grill — just enough time to warm the fruit.

Get the Recipe: Bobby Flay's Dessert Pizza

Tex-Mex Stuffed-Crust Pizza

Taco salad meets pizza in this quick-enough-for-a-weeknight dish. The surprise is in the crust — there's a layer of gooey Cheddar cheese in every bite.

Get the Recipe: Tex-Mex Stuffed-Crust Pizza

Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Using a casserole dish, Guy Fieri builds this decadent no-crust dip in five layers: a rich Parmesan, ricotta and cream cheese mixture on bottom, then a zesty homemade pizza sauce, sauteed bell peppers and mushrooms on top of that, then crisp pan-fried pepperoni, and finally diced buffalo mozzarella. Serve it with baked pizza dough strips, pita chips or crackers.

Get the Recipe: Pepperoni Pizza Dip

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