Whether you’re a seasoned pizza chef or a beginner to the culinary practice of pizza, you can benefit from some original, but different, pizza recipes. After all, part of the fun of cooking and eating pizza is selecting your toppings. All of the ten delicious pizza recipe ideas below can be cooked on an indoor or outdoor pizza oven.

1. Shrimp and Arugula Pesto Pizza

Pesto Pizza with Shrimp and Sun Dried Tomato

Fish as a topping is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of pizza, but don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it! For those wanting to experiment, try cooking the shrimp in a skillet or on the barbeque first, each one will provide different flavour and texture.

2. Burger Pizza

Grilled Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

Instead of having a traditional barbeque, try making a burger pizza instead! Be sure to cook the hamburger meat in some way, either barbequing or frying is best, before adding it to the pizza. To make the pizza extra tasty, add bacon, cheese and some veggies so it resembles a full bacon cheeseburger.

3. Shakshuka Pizza

Shakshuka Pita Pizza

The traditional Middle Eastern stew made from tomatoes and poached eggs has become a popular brunch dish in the West, known as Shakshuka. The tomatoes and eggs can be put onto pizza for an original variation. This is definitely an ambitious combination for avid foodies!

4. Grilled Buffalo Chicken Ranch Pizza

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Pizza

This style of pizza is loaded with chicken, hot sauce, Italian cheese and blue cheese. It is definitely a heavy and flavourful pizza, but it is cheaper to make and a delicious option for those who love buffalo style food.

5. Grilled Polenta Pizza

Italian Polenta Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Kalamata Olives (Gluten Free)


If you enjoy the Mexican flavours of polenta, corn and beans mixed with spices, you’ll definitely enjoy the pizza version. This recipe even has a corn crust making it more unique than your traditional wheat based crust.

6. Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

For those that love chicken alfredo pasta, there’s a new way to enjoy your favourite flavours, with pizza! This pizza is packed with chicken and cheese, but is incomplete without some fresh parsley seasoning.

7. Hawaiian Barbeque Chicken Pizza

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza

The sweet and savoury mix of pineapple on pizza is not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you’re feeling a bit tropical, this recipe is for you. The cilantro and red onion add a range of fresh flavour to the pizza as well making this dish great for the summer time.

8. Pesto, Mozzarella and Tomato Pizza

If you want more of a traditional Italian pizza, you can’t go wrong with pesto, mozzarella and tomatoes as your toppings. This recipe is ideal for summer months when tomatoes are the most ripe and fresh. The basil topping is the finishing touch to a delicious Italian pizza.

9. Pineapple, Pulled Pork and Jalapeno Pizza

Pineapple Pulled Pork Pizza with Bacon, Jalapeños, & Cilantro

Sometimes, your pizza needs a bit of a kick, what better way to do that than with jalapenos? The diverse ingredients of this recipe pack the pizza with flavour while still being a unique blend.

10. Thai Pizza

Vegan Thai Pizza with Gluten-free Crust

Thai food tends to have peanut, ginger and honey flavours which makes it sweet yet tangy, maybe even a little spicy too. If you like Thai food, this pizza recipe incorporates the traditional Thai flavours into a pizza equipped with chicken.

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