10 Twists on Pizza You've Got to See to Believe
The pizza cake craze, which many credit the Canadian chain Boston Pizza for starting, has blown up the Internet. We love this version from So Good Blog, which includes a set of step-by-step photos to help you achieve what they call a "multiple-layered
meaty mutant pizza cake." The candle, of course, is optional.
This four-layer pizza dip from Phenomenon is just begging you to invite a few friends over, turn on a football game and dig in. In keeping with the theme, blogger Holly Hanks makes homemade flatbread and cuts it into wedge-shaped slices.
What would you get if you combined pizza, fried wontons and mozzarella sticks? These tempting, dippable snacks from Damn Delicious. They're made with just five basic ingredients and can be ready in 10 minutes, which is less time than it takes to order take-out
Along with the pizza cake, Boston Pizza also offers another twist on the classic pie: The pizzaburger slider is made by combining cheese, sauce and ground beef, then wrapping the mixture in pizza dough and baking it, which gives it a pastry-like appearance.
Kristy from Sweet Treats created this casserole for her sons, whose favorite foods are spaghetti and pizza (they sound like our kind of people). "This
might be my new cop-out meal for those days I typically make spaghetti or order pizza because I simply don’t have a plan. It's different enough but still so easy and my family loves it," writes the busy mom.
Cooking Jill Nystul's waffle-maker pizza requires a bit of a hack: You'll need to leave the machine open and keep an eye on it until the cheese starts bubbling and melting, otherwise you'll be left with the task of scraping burnt bits from those tiny squares. But have faith: This is one waffle that's worth the vigilance.
PIZZA GRILLED CHEESE
To put the "margherita" in his pizza-inspired sandwich, blogger Bob Deutscher of BS In the Kitchen uses basil olive oil as well as plenty of the fresh herb as a garnish. "There is no shame in creating one more grilled cheese," writes the self-described sandwich lover.
PIZZA SPRING ROLLS
We learned about these delicious-yet-healthy pizza egg rolls from our own blogger Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien. Her tricks for lightening up this typically high-cal snack? She uses turkey pepperoni and low-fat cheese, and bakes the rolls rather than frying them. "In a perfect world, most food would taste like pizza," she
writes. We couldn't agree more.
We gasped audibly when we first heard about the pizza cocktail from L.A. restaurant Trattoria Neapolis. How could they pull it off? Turns out this concoction, called the Sapore di Napoli in honor of the pies made in Naples, is a grown-up drink conceived in the pizza spirit. It contains fitting ingredients such as basil and pepper vodkas, tomato juice, tomato water, and porcini powder, which are then topped with a foam made from mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Note: The drink will only be offered at the restaurant during October as a special for National Pizza Month.