10 Unique Pizza Crusts And Toppings Anyone Will Love (Recipes)

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By Cooking Panda

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love pizza, and those who are wrong.

Don’t be the second kind of person. Make some pizza. And enjoy it.

Crust

Let’s start with the crust. Admittedly, making your own crust at home in your tiny oven can be difficult and more often than not results in pizza that is either soggy, tastes like cardboard, or defies logic and some is both soggy AND cardboardy at the same time. Not only that, but honestly making your own crust can be kind of a pain sometimes, and it’s infinitely worse if you don’t do the whole gluten thing.

Want to make a traditional crust at home anyway? Here are two different approaches that will give you the best at-home results:

Thin Crust

A lot of other pizza dough recipes are labor-intensive and produce mediocre results. Not this one! This thin crust recipe might not be quite the same as a wood-fired oven, but it’ll definitely make a reliably tasty and QUICK crust.

Grilled Pizza

It turns out that firing up your grill not only gets the job done in minutes, but the intense, charring heat does a great job at mimicking Neapolitan-style pies.

If you’re cutting back on grains, want a fun new way to switch it up or are looking for an easier way to make pizza crust at home, check out these unconventional methods:

Chicken Pizza Crust

You can use ground chicken, or you can throw a chicken breast into your food processor and grind it yourself. It’s surprisingly tasty, full of protein and oddly resembles those crusts you know and love.

The Best Ever Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Sounds weird, right? I’m here to tell you, cauliflower pizza crusts are actually pretty good. (How can any crust with cheese mixed in be bad??) It’s an awesome way to sneak more veggies into your dinner. Pro-tip: The secret to a successful crust is making sure you have removed as much water as possible from your cauliflower. If needed, you might want to squeeze any leftover liquid out through a kitchen towel.

Crispy Tortilla Pizza

Short of buying a premade crust, this is probably the easiest way to make an appetizer or meal that tastes pretty darn close to regular pizza. Feel free to swap out the tortilla for anything similar, like pita, lavash, gluten-free wrap, etc.

Toppings

Ready to go wild? Use any of the crusts above — or hey, buy a premade one, I won’t judge you — and let loose.

10-Minute Mac and Cheese Pizza

Because carbs on carbs are always right. Instant or leftover mac is stupendous with MORE CHEESE and your choice of toppings (I’d love it with bacon, buffalo sauce, spinach and/or peas) for a kid- and adult-friendly meal.

Shrimp Tempura Pizza

This one is WILD with that black squid ink pizza crust, although I won’t be upset if you totally skip that step. I could see this being tasty with some type of buttery cajun sauce or alfredo in place of the marinara sauce, but you do you.

Cheeseburger Pizza

That’s right. You don’t ever have to choose between your two faves.

Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza

Are you in the mood to cheat? Grab naan bread and fresh or frozen chicken tikka masala, and it’ll be ready in minutes.

​Photo credit: thebittenword.com/Flickr

Tags: gluten free pizza, grain free pizza, pizza at home, pizza recipe, Tasty Tuesday
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