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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.