5 Pizzas You Should Make for National Pizza Month


October is National Pizza Month. It’s a time to celebrate one of America’s most popular food items. According to a survey, Americans on average will consume more than 6,000 slices of pizza in their lifetime! That’s a lot of dough.

So what makes pizza so popular? Perhaps it’s because of how customizable every pizza can be. Everyone has their own personal preference when it comes to pizza toppings. From pepperoni to mushrooms, and yes, even anchovies, the possibilities are endless.

The modern pizza was born in 1889. It contained only tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. Today’s pizzas have everything from pineapple on top to crusts stuffed with cheese. Needless to say, pizza has evolved over time.

With so many combinations of toppings, what pizzas are the best? That’s for you to decide. In the meantime, here are five pizzas you should definitely make in honor of National Pizza Month:

Breakfast Pizza

We’re starting off the list with a pizza to start off your day. Breakfast pizza takes everything we love for breakfast and throws it on top of a pizza. Eggs, bacon, and of course cheese are staples for a great breakfast pizza. Feel free to add sausage or hash browns and it truly will be the most important meal of the day.

Margherita Pizza

One can’t celebrate Pizza Month without making this all-time classic pie. Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and a touch of basil are all you need to recreate the original style of pizza born in Italy.

Deep Dish Pizza

The Chicago-style favorite that has been around since the 1940’s. Some consider this pizza more like a casserole because it’s chocked full of toppings. Remember the right order: mozzarella cheese on the bottom and chunky tomato sauce on top.

Grilled Pizza

Surprise your guests at the next cookout by firing up grill and making…pizza? Some argue the grill is the best instrument for making pizza because it can get much hotter than a traditional oven. Either way, grilled pizza is a delicious alternative to hot dogs and hamburgers.

Dessert Pizza

Who says pizza can’t be followed by more pizza? Leave the cheese out of this one. Form cookie dough into a pizza crust, add whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and top it all with strawberries for a supremely sweet style of pizza.

Learn more about the right pizza equipment for your foodservice operation.

You can’t make quality pizza without the right supplies. Every pizzeria needs a specialized set of solutions. Even home pizza chefs need different pizza equipment. Get inspired by looking at the Alto-Hartley Guide to Pizza Equipment today.

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