25 Recipes to Step Up Your At-Home Pizza Nights

It’s never a bad thing to upgrade your favorite recipes, especially when it comes to pizza. In honor of National Pizza Day on February 9th (yes, it’s a thing), we wanted to provide you with the best homemade pizza recipes to celebrate. Leave behind your typical pepperoni, sausage, and red sauce and let your tastebuds step into the unknown, or find some new ways to prepare favorites—pizza dip, anyone?

We all know pizza is good year round, even if you’re not celebrating National Pizza Day. So we sourced plenty of options, whether you’re looking for delicious appetizers on Super Bowl Sunday or heart-shaped pizzas perfect for Valentine’s Day. Plus, we included some gluten-free, vegetable forward, and kid-approved pizza recipe options. We invite you to check out the 25 recipes below that will no doubt upgrade your at-home pizza nights.

Pizzas for Adults (or Adventurous Kids)

1. Grilled Eggplant Pizza

If you’re looking for a light, gluten-free, and low-carb option for a weeknight dinner, look no further! This grilled eggplant pizza recipe is full of flavor and seriously easy to make. 

Source: Eat The Gains

2. Meat Lovers Pizza Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are a great go-to recipe because they’re easy to make and always tasty. All of your favorite meat-lovers pizza toppings meet in this recipe for a meal that’s oh-so good! 

meat lover pizza stuffed peppers
Source: Closet Cooking

3. Spinach & Artichoke Dip Pizza

Just when we thought our favorite appetizer couldn’t possibly get better, we find a recipe that proves it can. This is one recipe you’re going to want to bookmark!

artichoke dip pizza
Source: Chungah Rhee | Damn Delicious

4. Spicy Salmon Sushi Pizza

Make it a pizza fusion night with this clever adaptation of sushi rolls to pizza slices. Your tastebuds will come to life with this recipe’s blend of spicy mayo, sushi-grade salmon, avocado and jalapeños, all layered atop a crunchy tortilla pizza crust.

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Source: Skinnytaste

5. Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

Forgo the traditional pizza sauce and try a garlic ranch sauce instead. That topped with cheese, bacon, grilled chicken, and tomatoes makes for a pizza recipe you’ll come back to again and again. 

chicken bacon ranch pizza
Source: I Heart Naptime

6. Chili Lime Chorizo Pizza

When you’re bored of the same old Domino’s order week after week, don’t worry. We’ve found the perfect way for you to spice up your pizza night. This chili lime chorizo pizza will bring the heat every time. 

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Source: Isabel Eats

7. Caramelized Wild Mushroom Pizza

Caramelized mushrooms meet soft mozzarella, goat cheese, and a sprinkling of fresh thyme in this sophisticated pizza. If you’re wary of mushrooms, this recipe swears you’ll learn to cook them to yummy perfection!

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Source: What’s Gaby Cooking

8. Roasted Chicken, Garlic, and Spinach White Pizza

I know I can’t be the only one who prefers a white sauce over traditional pizza sauce. If this sounds like you, or you’re just looking to try something new, don’t pass up this pizza recipe filled with chicken, garlic, spinach, and tasty seasonings like thyme, oregano, and basil.

garlic chicken pizza
Source: Chungah Rhee | Damn Delicious

9. Three-Cheese Peach and Prosciutto Pizza with Basil Honey Balsamic Reduction

Three things that will always belong together: prosciutto, cheese, and honey balsamic reduction. Turn your charcuterie board favorites into a delicious pizza for the most exciting meal of your week, guaranteed. 

peach and basil pizza
Source: Cooking Classy

10. Supreme Pizza Stuffed Zucchini

For a healthy option that tastes just as good as your favorite guilty pleasure snack, try these pizza stuffed zucchini boats. All the best flavors of your favorite pizza, made in less than 30 minutes! 

pizza stuffed zucchini
Source: Bless this Mess

11. Grilled Tomato and Goat Cheese Pizza

Magic happens when goat cheese is put on pizza. Add in grilled heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil and you’ve got mouth-watering goodness. 

grilled tomato and goat cheese pizza
Source: A Classic Twist

12. Pizza Meatloaf

If meat toppings are your jam, then why not make those your pizza’s center of attention? This hearty meatloaf pizza recipe is full of gooey cheese and a fragrant homemade tomato sauce. 

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Source: Grandbaby Cakes

13. Easy Mushroom Pizza

Calling all fungi fans—this is the simplest recipe out there for a delicious pizza loaded with portobello mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, and onions. 

portobello mushroom pizza
Source: Precious Core

Kid-Friendly Pizzas

14.  Fruit Pizza

Snack time just got a whole lot more exciting! This easy treat is filled with goodies like fresh fruit, almonds, and honey. Put that on top of a sweet crust and you definitely won’t have to grapple with your little ones to “eat the rainbow” again.

fruit pizza
Source: Girl vs. Dough

15. Pizza Sliders

Pack your pizza into a scrumptious sweet Hawaiian roll slider with this quick and breezy recipe that’s sure to please little mouths too!

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Source: Julie’s Eats and Treats

16. Easy French Bread Pizza

One of the most time-consuming parts of homemade pizza is, of course, making the crust. Take out the struggle by replacing it with French bread—we promise, it’s just as delicious. This recipe then tops it with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, caramelized onions, Italian sausage, and roasted red peppers, but you can make it your own with any toppings you’d like. 

flatbread pizza
Source: Two Peas & Their Pod

17. Waffled Pizza Pockets

Not only are these waffled pizza pockets a meal time option your little ones will love, they’ll also have fun making them. Let them help by picking out their favorite toppings and filling their pizza pocket before you place them in the waffle iron to cook. 

pizza pockets
Source: Lovely Little Kitchen

18. Stuffed Crust Pizza

Good news: you don’t have to order delivery to get stuffed crust pizza anymore! Stuff the crust of your pizza with your preferred string cheese before making the rest with whatever toppings you desire. You’ll find a fun treat at the end of each slice.

stuffed crust pizza
Source: Sally’s Baking Addiction

19. Pizza Pasta Bake

Few combinations make more sense than pizza and pasta—an Italian dream! This recipe has perfected the duo in a recipe that will make you come back for seconds each time.

pizza pasta bake
Source: Salt and Lavender

20. Homemade Mini Bagel Pizzas

If your little ones can’t get enough of frozen bagel pizzas, they’re going to love these even more! This recipe is easy to make, customizable, and one you’re going to want to keep on hand. 

pizza bagels
Source: Lovely Little Kitchen

21. Mini Heart Shaped Pizzas

Spread the love even after Valentine’s Day passes. These heart shaped pizzas are too cute not to gobble up. They’re even topped with heart-shaped pepperonis! 

heart pizza
Source: Sarah Hearts

22. Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

Whether you and your family have tried a thick and flavorful deep dish pizza before or not, this homemade spin is definitely worth trying if you’re looking for the ultimate pizza indulgence. If your little ones can’t get enough cheese, then this is the style for them!

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Source: Sally’s Baking Addiction

23. Pepperoni Pizza Dip

This dip is everything you and your little ones have dreamed of. Made from three cheeses, pepperonis, and sour cream, this dip is insanely easy to prepare and even more delicious than you can imagine. 

pepperoni pizza dip
Source: Oh Sweet Basil

24. Pizza Grilled Cheese

Combine two of your little one’s favorite things with this recipe. We know you won’t hear any complaints when this hits their plates, but you may hear a “Wow!” or two!

the everymom pizza grilled cheese
Source: Grandbaby Cakes

25. Pizza Sloppy Joes

Leave the Manwich on the shelf and step your sloppy Joe night up a notch with this recipe. Your kiddos will love that all of their favorite pizza toppings like pepperoni are mixed in with tasty sloppy Joe mixings for a flavor-forward dinner. 

pizza sloppy joes
Source: Celebrating Sweets

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