27 Pizza Mashup Ideas That Are Insanely Genius

Is there any food in this world better than pizza? The quick answer, of course, is no — but these incredible pizza mashup ideas collected by Spoon University prove that sometimes, it pays to think outside the (pizza) box. Of course, you should never turn up your nose if someone presents you with a piece of pepperoni-laden perfection, but these brilliant hybrids are definitely worth a try, especially if you consider yourself a true pizza lover. Crust connoisseurs, trade in your whole wheat for crispy waffles and cones. Consider introducing pizza to quesadillas, paninis, and mac and cheese. Work in your favorite veggies like cauliflower and zucchini, revisit some of your childhood classics like pizza rolls and hot pockets — are you starting to see a trend, here? When it comes to pizza, absolutely anything is possible, so pay tribute to this magical food by using it to its full potential.

Pizza mashups are better than a report card full of As, a hot boyfriend with a six pack, and summer break. OK, maybe not all those things, but it's pretty close. The only thing that tops pizza is pizza AND something else, so step up your pepperoni and cheese creativity with these dishes.

1. Pizzadilla

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If pizza and quesadillas had a love child, it would be this. Recipe here.

2. Five-Ingredient Baked Pizza Dip

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Use garlic bread instead of chips if you’re feeling adventurous. Recipe here.

3. Pizza Panini

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Curb your late-night cravings with your own creation. Make it like this.

4. Homemade Pizza Rolls

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Put those frozen hot pockets to shame with this recipe.

5. Waffle Pizza

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If you don’t already have a waffle iron, you need one ASAP. Then you make this.

6. Pizza Mac ‘N’ Cheese

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A better version of pizza casserole. Recipe here.

7. Pizza Muffins

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Another excuse to have pizza at any time of day. Recipe here.

8. Pizza Bread Pudding

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Never let perfectly good pizza go to waste again. Recipe here.

9. Breakfast Pizza

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Nothing like a well-balanced pizza for breakfast. Make yours like this.

10. Pizza Cone

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It’s a BFD. Learn more about it here.

11. Pizza Croutons

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Add some flavor to your favorite salads and soups with these croutons. Make them like this.

12. Pizza Pockets

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Break up with Papa John’s, and give the Pillsbury Dough Boy a call instead. Recipe here.

13. Pizza Fries

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Fries. Plus sauce. Plus melted cheese. Plus pepperoni. More insane mashup ideas right here.

14. Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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Super-simple and low-carb, this is a great alternative to a regular slice. Make yours like this.

15. Portobello Pizza

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For when you're craving something different. Make yours like this.

16. Scrambled Egg Pizza

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Breakfast pizza tastes the best when you use a slice that has a lot of toppings on it. Make yours here.

17. Nacho Pizza

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Sprinkle some crushed Doritos on top for added crunch. Recipe here.

18. Zucchini Pizza Bites

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Perfect as an appetizer, or the main course. Recipe here.

19. English Muffin Mini-Pizza

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For those late nights when you’re too poor to order in. Make yours like this.

20. Mediterranean Pita Pizza

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No passport necessary. Recipe here.

21. Pizza Lunchable

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Just because you’ve grown up doesn’t mean you have to give up Lunchables. Make yours like this.

22. Grilled Pizza

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Why bake pizza when you can grill it? Recipe here.

23. Margarita Matzo Pizza

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No need to pass over pizza with this recipe.

24. Potato Pizza

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Carbo-load the right way. Make yours here.

25. Poutine Pizza

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An insanely delicious Canadian hybrid. Make yours like this.

26. Gluten-Free Hawaiian Pizza Bites

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For when you want a taste of something tropical. Recipe here.

27. Shaved Asparagus Pizza

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Mom never knew eating your vegetables could be so easy. Recipe here.

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