Pizza recipes for every meal

A list to fulfill a pizza lover’s dream

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This watermelon pizza is a healthy and creative alternative to a conventional breakfast. 

Ally Donberger | Cavalier Daily

I am a huge pizza fan. However, sometimes my go-to order from Papa John’s — pepperoni and sausage with extra sauce — seems too routine. I realized that pizza is actually very versatile, and the amount of different pizza recipes is quite extensive. I also think pizza should not exclusively be a dinner or lunch food — the classic pizza dish can be altered to fit any meal of the day.

I have compiled a list of my original pizza recipes so that you can enjoy pizza at any time of the day. For breakfast, start the day with a refreshing slice of watermelon pizza. For lunch, enjoy a quick-and-easy naan pizza. A classic homemade pizza recipe is perfect for dinner. End your delicious day with a slice of cookie pizza to satisfy your sweet tooth.


Breakfast —  Watermelon Pizza

Ingredients:

1 watermelon

2 teaspoons of vanilla yogurt 

6-8 blueberries

1 sprinkle of granola

Directions:

  1. First, slice the watermelon into triangular wedges.
  2. Next, layer each wedge with a heaping spoonful of vanilla yogurt and smooth across entire wedge.
  3. Top the yogurt with blueberries and sprinkle with your favorite granola — I recommend Kind Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters! 


Lunch —  Pesto Chicken Naan Pizza

Ingredients:

1 naan flatbread

1 tablespoon of Pesto

¼ cup of shredded rotisserie chicken 

¼ cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. First, turn oven on to the low broil setting.
  2. Shred the rotisserie chicken until the desired amount of chicken is obtained.
  3. Next, line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  4. Lay out naan on the aluminum foil.
  5. Spread out desired amount of pesto across naan.
  6. Next, sprinkle naan with mozzarella cheese until pesto is covered.
  7. Add desired amount of chicken on top of the cheese.
  8. Place the pizza in the oven and keep a close eye on it until the cheese is golden brown. It should only take a few minutes depending on the power of the broiler.


Dinner — Homemade Pizza

Ingredients:

Refrigerated pizza dough

¼ cup of red sauce 

½ cup of fresh mozzarella cheese

1 package of pepperoni 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven according to pizza dough instructions. I recommend the Wegmans Brand.
  2. Slice the mozzarella cheese.
  3. Shape dough into desired pizza shape on a prepared baking sheet.
  4. After shaping the dough, add sauce to cover the entirety of the dough, leaving the edges for the crust. My favorite is Ragu pizza sauce.
  5. Cover the sauce with slices of mozzarella cheese.
  6. Next, top pizza with pepperoni.
  7. Place in the oven, and cook according to the pizza dough’s instructions
  8. Take out of oven once the crust is golden brown and cheese is completely melted. Allow the pizza to cool for 5 minutes before enjoying.


Dessert Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza

Ingredients:

Premade chocolate chip cookie dough (I used the Nestle Toll House brand)

1 can of chocolate frosting

1 regular pack of M&M’s

2 crushed Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Caramel sauce

Any other desired candy or sauce toppings

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven according to the instructions on the cookie dough packaging.
  2. Spread cookie dough into a circular shape on a prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake according to the dough’s instructions and allow cookie to cool completely before proceeding to step four.
  4. Once the cookie is cool, spread a layer of chocolate frosting across the top.
  5. Next, sprinkle M&M’s, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and crushed Oreos across the top of the icing.
  6. Finally, finish with a caramel drizzle across the entire cookie.
  7. Enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or serve alone.


These four recipes are perfect if pizza is what you’re craving. These recipes are fun twists on a classic favorite and are quick, easy and cheap. They are adequate servings for just one person, but are great options to make with friends as well. With these recipes, pizza no longer has to be limited to dinner and can be enjoyed anytime of the day! 

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