I’m a college student, so that naturally means that I love pizza. I often spend time thinking of new combinations. I have made everything from a pizza topped with grilled chicken, mushrooms, and bacon with a ranch dressing base to a double meat and double cheese pizza. This is a food you can truly be creative with. You don’t have to stick with pepperoni and cheese when you could make something like a buffalo chicken pizza. You also don’t have to reserve pizza for just lunch and supper. As any good college student will tell you, pizza also makes a great breakfast. But, that’s not all. It’s also a wonderful dessert and snack. In this article, I hope to give you some ideas on different ways to serve one of America’s favorite foods.
A Delicious Breakfast:
While many people enjoy cold pizza from last night’s supper, there are several more options for breakfast. If you enjoy bold flavors try making a breakfast pizza that starts with a base of salsa and top it with shredded pepper jack cheese and hot breakfast sausage that has been cooked and crumbled. You also add different breakfast ingredients such as scrambled eggs. If you wanted to be really creative, you could make a large, thin biscuit and use that as the crust.
A Light Lunch:
When you make pizza for lunch, you want something quick and easy. Instead of using a regular crust, I choose a piece of pita bread. This works so well because it gets nice and crispy in the oven. I also tend to choose lighter flavors for lunch. For example, I love to use the grilled chicken strips from Tyson. These are a wonderful topping for a lunch pizza because they are nice and healthy. A base of buffalo sauce or barbeque sauce adds bold flavor, but you could also use something like ranch dressing. Other great toppings for a lunch include grilled vegetables, grilled beef strips, and even pieces of grilled pork tenderloin.
A Gourmet Supper:
When it comes to making pizza for supper, people tend to choose classic flavors like pepperoni. But, there are several options available. What about a pizza topped with bleu cheese, caramelized onions, and pieces of steak for supper? What I love to do, is to think about meals that I really enjoy and try to turn them into a pizza. For example, you could make a lasagna pizza for supper that had cottage cheese, ricotta, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, hamburger, and spaghetti sauce.
An Off-The-Wall Dessert:
There are several different ways to turn pizza into a dessert. A dessert pizza can have everything from a fruit crisp topping to a chocolate chip cookie topping. Dessert pizza can be as off-the-wall as you want it to be. A classic combination is to use sugar cookie dough for a crust and then top with sweetened cream cheese and pieces of fruit. You can also use a crust made out of brownies. A dessert pizza can be truly sinful or it can also be healthy.
A Quick Snack:
Last, but not least, you can make a quick pizza for a snack. A piece of pita bread topped with ranch dressing and cheese would be a great snack. Or you could also make a pepperoni pizza using an English muffin for the crust. Even a tortilla can be used as a crust.