When it comes to pizza, everyone has strong opinions about how they like their pie, whether they prefer deep dish, thin crust, Chicago-style, or gluten-free. However, most people agree that a pizza is composed of some basic parts: a single layer of crust (usually wheat-based), sauce (usually tomato-based, cheese, and toppings.
Yet enterprising cooks out there are putting a spin on the classic by turning pizza on its head. Sink your teeth into these pizza hacks before it's too late!
Imagine a flaky crust stuffed with pizza fillings, topped with cheese, and cut into convenient French fry-shapes so you can dip these "fries" into marinara sauce. Yum, right?
The only thing better than pizza is ice cream. Now you can have the best of both worlds by eating your pizza in a cone!
When you don't have any pizza dough, potatoes will do just fine, as long as you have a vegetable shredder. Luxirare has 4 delicious recipes you can try out, from plain ol' cheese and pepperoni to shrimp scampi.
If you're into the paleo eating regimen, you can also make a grain-free pizza with pesto sauce that uses shredded sweet potato for the crust.
There's also a tasty cauliflower crust that's just as healthy (and the cauliflower makes it look pretty close to traditional wheat dough):
Inspired by John Riepenhoff and the art of collage, this meta-pizza was specially made to complement an art display. The individual mini-pizzas were made separately and placed atop the big one.
O Canada! You've given us so many great things (Kids in the Hall) and terrible ones (Justin Bieber). Canadian chain Boston Pizza presented this giant behemoth, the pizza cake, or as I like to call it, "heart disease."
Full disclosure: although it horrifies me, I would totally eat a slice or three.
Also known as pizza pops. You can make the cute bite-size version...
Or the hilarious adult-sized one:
They're adorable and good for you. Plus, they're pretty easy to make.
If you don't like mushrooms, you could just make a regular pizza cupcake using a muffin tin.
What pizza innovations do you like? And don't tell me leftover pizza in a waffle maker. That's for when you can't finish any of the above!