5 Deliciously Creative Pizza Recipes with a Twist
Hear us out, pizza purists: Inventive chefs are increasingly thinking outside the delivery box, playing with unconventional textures and rich new flavor combinations. But don't take our word for it—put these creative pies to your taste test.
Get the recipe: Cauliflower Margherita Pizza
In the mood for a healthier pie without refined flour (or gluten)? Pile your favorite toppings on meaty, earthy portobello mushrooms. Or try the low-carb go-to: a "dough" of cauliflower, herbs and sharp Parmesan. With all that added flavor, you won't miss the starch.
Get the recipe: Mini Portobello Pizzas
If crunchy is your thing, cornmeal is your secret weapon, giving you the coarser texture you crave and corn's special carby satisfaction.
Get the recipe: Cornmeal-Crust Pizza with Greens, Ricotta and Bacon
Store-bought pitas or flatbreads offer the chewiness of a standard crust with none of the work, so you can focus your efforts on imaginative toppings, like salty-sweet chickpeas and velvety pureed avocado.
Get the recipe: Barbecue Chickpea and Cauliflower Flatbreads with Avocado Mash
The most creative pizza base we've come across? No crust at all. Chef Rolando Beramendi, author of Autentico: Cooking Italian, the Authentic Way
, delivers a bottomless pie that might be even more ooey-gooey good than the classic. He deems it "a cross between fondue, mozzarella sticks and pizza." Enough said.
Get the recipe: Pizza Senza Crosta (Pizza Without Crust)