The most important, cheesiest, sauciest day of the year is nearly upon us—yes, we’re talking about National Pizza Day. (Admittedly, every day is basically pizza day here at Plated. We take our dough game very seriously).
In honor of this exciting national holiday, we’re highlighting Plated’s top pizza recipes…because we have a lot of them. And we’re not talking your run of the mill, standard pizzas—we’re talking creations that combine all of the familiar, delicious flavors and textures of pizza with ingredients from your favorite globally-inspired dishes like chicken caesar salad and eggplant alla norma.
The only thing that’s better than pizza is a pizza mashup. Trust us, you’re going to want to try these.
Grilled Chicken Caesar Pizza
Why eat a side salad with your pizza when you could put your salad on top of your pizza? The dressed romaine leaves give this pizza a fresh crunch, while the roasted tomatoes and juicy grilled chicken add incredible flavor to the final dish. You’ll never be able to look at a regular old Caesar salad the same way.
Everything Bagel Pizza
Most brunch pizzas involve topping a standard margherita or pepperoni pizza with a sunny side up egg (which is great). We’re taking things one step further with this lox bagel pizza. It’s all of the best parts about a lox bagel brunch (red onions, capers, smoked salmon, and all) but spread on a crisp, chewy pizza dough. Throw in a mimosa and you are ready for that #brunchlife.
Cacio e Pepe Pizza
Cacio e Pepe is the latest craze in the pasta world, but there’s nothing stopping you from transforming your pizza into a cheesy, peppery powerhouse, too. This cacio e pepe pizza mashup is perfect for when you want a luxurious meal that’s both comforting and aspirational—it’s like a grown up mac & cheese pizza. What more could you want?
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Even if you’re not a sports fan, you can appreciate this buffalo chicken pizza which combines two all time favorite game day snacks into one incredible meal. Top it off with homemade yogurt ranch dressing, and congratulations: you’ve taken your snack game to the next level.
Grilled Vodka Sauce Pizza with Goat Cheese and Grilled Vegetables
Ah, pasta alla vodka, a classic red sauce Italian dish that brings warmth and comfort to everyone’s heart. This pizza version gets some extra oomph from grilled vegetables and tangy goat cheese, which complement the creamy, tomato base.
Honey Mustard–Chicken Pizza with Ricotta
Fun fact: honey mustard is one of Plated’s most-loved sauces. It was only a matter of time before we found a way to use it on one of our most-loved meals (pizza, of course!). This Honey Mustard-Chicken Pizza strikes the perfect balance between savory and sweet; tangy and rich. Plus, it uses three different cheeses. We repeat, three different cheeses.
Eggplant Pizza alla Norma with Mozzarella and Ricotta Salata
Pasta alla Norma—a Sicilian pasta dish that melds the earthy, sharp flavors of eggplant with the mild sweetness of mozzarella and ricotta salata—finds itself right at home atop homemade pizza dough. Two cheeses give this pizza a more complex, dynamic flavor than a classic mozzarella and tomato pie.
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