ICYMI, Feb. 9 is National Pizza Day, aka maybe the only national holiday we can all agree on celebrating. Like, we all believe in pizza, right? With the rise of delicious vegan and gluten-free pizza options, this dish officially excludes no one. In fact, it might actually be the most inclusive, community building, soul-quenching thing we have left in the world to share. Maybe that's dramatic ... or maybe that's totally accurate — you decide. Either way, I think we can all agree that National Pizza Day is totally worth celebrating.
So whether you go on a pizza crawl or spend the day making homemade versions of your favorite restaurant pizzas, you're probably going to have a lot of leftover pizza in the fridge by the next day. Instead of just doing your usual cold pizza breakfast munch, you might want to consider doing something a little bit more adult and actually transpose that last night's pizza into an entirely new dish. There are plenty of classy dishes you can make from a day-old piece of pizza so if you were thinking about having a round two day after pizza repurpose party, you totally can. Here are a few recipes that will help you take that cold, soggy piece of last night's yum into today's yummier:
Pizza Roll Sandwich
Soggy pizza is perfect for rolling! With the help of this recipe from Apron & Sneakers, turn your old pizza into a new sandwich and have it for lunch.
Follow the veggie inspiration from this recipe on A Cozy Kitchen by just adding them onto your already baked pizza.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Hell yes! Spice up that cold pizza with some heat! Follow the buffalo chicken portion of this recipe by A Cozy Kitchen.
Slice up some zucchinis really fine as pictured in this dish by A Cozy Kitchen and turn that old pizza into something that looks pretty healthy.
Sweet Potato & Goat Cheese Pizza
Oh, you fancy huh? Follow the topping inspiration from this Averie Cooks recipe and make yesterday's pizza look like tonight's fancy dinner.
French Onion Pizza
Yes, you read that right. It's a thing. Follow onion prep from this recipe on Ari's Menu and turn your favorite soup into your new favorite pizza.
Grilled Tex-Mex Pizza
Don't put that old slice in the microwave, throw some chicken and veggies on it and toss it on the grill! Check out this recipe from A Spicy Perspective.
This blueberry and cheese pizza recipe by A Spicy Perspective will seriously change the way you regard pizza in general. Get the fruit out and totally transform your pizza into a new flavor profile.
Junk Food Pizza
Do you love pizza and french fries and hot dogs so much that you can't ever decide which to order? Just eat them all at the same time with the help of this recipe from Apron & Sneakers.
Make every night an Italian night. Follow this meatball recipe from Big Girls, Small Kitchen and jack up that old pizza with some protein.
Majorly Adult Pizza
With inspiration from this Big Girls, Small Kitchen recipe, add some squash, some leek confit, some bacon and some crispy sage to yesterday's pizza and pat yourself on the back for being gourmet AF.