9 Punch-Packing Pizza Recipes

New Yorker and comedian Andy Kindler once said, “You can’t go wrong with pizza, unless it’s terrible pizza,” and unless the pizza is store bought and fresh from the freezer, it’s really hard to make homemade pizza terrible. While this fan-favorite makes for a great meal, if you’re getting tired of the dough-cheese-sauce combination and are looking to shake things up, try one of these delicious, homemade and some downright crazy recipes for specialty pizza that will make you never want to call for delivery again.

  1. Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza.

    While this might sound like the craziest combination of ingredients you’ve ever heard, the mix of aromatic gorgonzola mixed with fresh, light pears make this appetizer pizza one that certain to have people coming back for seconds.

  2. Mushroom-Fontina Pizza with a Fried Egg.

    This fancy sounding pizza gives an everyday dish a more refined twist. Topped with creamy fontina and — of course — and egg on top, this pizza is sure to make your mouth water.  

  3. Swiss Chard and Bacon Pizza.

    Who would have thought that leafy greens would go so well with bacon and cheese? To make this tasty recipe, you can also substitute the chard for broccoli rabe, baby beet greens, or dandelion greens if you’d prefer.

  4. Peach, Ricotta, and Honey Grilled Pizza.

    This recipe is a game changer for anyone who’s never tried grilling their pizza before. The peaches, honey, and ricotta all meld together as the pizza is grilled up to 500°F, creating a perfectly crispy crust.

  5. Cobb Salad Pizza.

    If you’re stuck in the never-ending decision between eating a salad or eating pizza, stop deliberating and just eat both together with this fresh new twist on both pizza and cobb salads. Have your cheesy favorite topped with crisp lettuce, creamy avocado, chicken, bacon, and hard-boiled eggs.

  6. taco-pizzaTaco Pizza.

    Can’t choose between Mexican and Italian? Now you don’t have to! While it may not be a new concept, taco pizza is a classic for a reason; is there anything better than all the ingredients of a taco served right on top of golden brown pizza crust?

  7. Chicken, Artichoke, and Blue Cheese Pizza.

    Because of the artichokes and lean, high-protein chicken — not to mention how crazy good blue cheese is for your body — I like to count this pizza recipe as a healthy dish. Indulge accordingly.

  8. Fig, Rosemary, and Parmesan Grilled Pizza.

    Maybe it’s the figs, and maybe it’s the rosemary, but something about this one makes it sound too fancy to be considered a pizza. The sweet, chewy figs are strangely delectable next to the salty parmesan, and grilling the whole pie just puts the icing on the cake.

  9. Blueberry, Feta, and Honey-Caramelized Onion Naan Pizza.

    While this certainly sounds like a strange combination, the tart berries, salty cheese, and sweet and savory onions all swirl together and combine into a wonderful experience for any palate. For an even better pizza, use freshly picked berries.