10 Ideas for Family-Friendly Pizzas That Involve More Than Cheese
Are you tired of eating the same kind of pizza over and over again? I know we are, which is why we’ve been trying to get really creative with our toppings. But in a house where tastes are diverse, and picky palates periodically rear their ugly heads; it can be difficult to come up with family-friendly flavours that please the masses.
Here are 10 ideas for pizza toppings that will allow your family to say goodbye to the standard extra cheese variety:
Each pizza starts with a 9” round crust. Use either homemade or store-bought dough, whichever works easiest for you.
1. Chicken club pizza
Smear pizza sauce over the dough and top with chopped cooked chicken, bacon strips, baby spinach and mozzarella cheese.
2. Ham, cheddar and apple pizza
Skip the pizza sauce here, and brush a little olive oil over the dough. Add some Parmesan cheese, cubed ham, cheddar cheese and apple slices.
3. Barbecue chicken, corn (and bean?) pizza
Spread barbecue sauce over the dough and top with shredded chicken and frozen corn kernels. Dress with shredded mozzarella or provolone cheese and garnish with black beans, if desired.
4. Potato pizza
Thinly-sliced Yukon gold potatoes are scattered over the pizza dough and topped with a drizzle of olive oil, fresh rosemary and parmesan cheese.
5. Broccoli and cheddar pizza
We affectionately refer to this as the “trees and cheese” pizza. Top the dough with your favourite pizza sauce, add broccoli florets and grated cheddar and cook until dough is crispy and the cheese is golden brown.
6. Taco pizza
Swap the sauce for salsa, add seasoned ground beef or turkey, Monterrey Jack cheese, chopped avocado. Once baked, garnish with shredded lettuce and serve with sour cream for a dipping sauce.
7. Pulled pork pizza
Store-bought or homemade pulled pork and mozzarella cheese is all you need to make this show-stopping dish.
8. Turkey and Brie
Cover the dough liberally with pesto and top with leftover turkey and slices of Brie.
9. Meatball pizza
Marinara, meatballs, mushrooms and mozzarella are you need to make this popular pie for the family.
10. Breakfast pizza
Spread pizza sauce over the dough and cover it with mozzarella cheese. Top with diced cooked potato, breakfast sausages and eggs. Bake until the eggs are set and the dough is crispy.
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