Switch up your traditional pizza night with these fun, easy and delicious pizza alternatives including healthy options, savory switches and dessert pizzas!


Guess what!!
Chicken butt. (Okay, sooo sorry, I couldn’t resist!)

The real news is that there is a National Pizza Party Day and it’s coming up on May 15th! 🍕🎉🍕

Yes, you heard right: there is an entire day to celebrate eating pizza with your favorite people! As if we needed an excuse! But at least now we have one so that we can eat our pizza proudly while declaring that we are celebrating an auspicious national holiday!

Already had pizza this week? Doesn’t matter because it’s a holiday, folks! No shame in our pizza eating game!

But, perhaps you may want to go beyond the ordinary pizza. Maybe you want to mix it up a bit. You might be saying to yourself: “Sure, pizza is lovely. But what else can I turn into that delicious pizza goodness that I love and crave??”

Well, look no further! Because we have assembled for you: every pizza alternative under the sun! You want dessert pizzas? We got ’em! Need a healthier pizza alternative? Covered! Or maybe you just want that cheesy goodness packaged a little different? Yup, we got those too! So fire up the oven and queue up Netflix! It’s time to rock pizza night with these fun twists on traditional pizza!

25 Fun Pizza Alternatives for Your Next Pizza Night!

Main Dish Pizza Alternatives

Barbecue Bubble Pizza

Here’s a fun pizza twist for the BBQ lover! Bonus: this Barbecue Bubble Pizza from B4 and Afters is also super easy to whip together – making it perfect for a busy weeknight!

Taco Pizza

You had me at “taco”… and “pizza”! Be still my heart! All your favorite foods come together in one place when you make this Taco Pizza from Son Shine Kitchen! Now pizza night and Taco Tuesday can collide in a beautiful union!

Shrimp & Grits Pizza

Southern comfort food in the form of pizza! This Cast Iron Shrimp & Grits Pizza from The Good Hearted Woman even has a polenta crust (which happens to be gluten free!). Hello, Mardi Gras pizza idea!

Crescent Roll Breakfast Pizza

Yes, you can have pizza for breakfast with this Crescent Roll Breakfast Pizza from Dancing Through the Rain. Did you say pizza brunch party? Yes, thank you!

French Bread Taco Pizza

Wait, hold up! French bread + tacos + pizza? Get in my belly! This French Bread Taco Pizza with Chipotle Ranch from Baked, Broiled & Basted looks like a delicious way to mix up your pizza night!

Pepperoni Pizza Stuffed Peppers

Change up your next pizza night with these Pepperoni Pizza Stuffed Peppers from Peace, Love & Low Carb! They look like the perfect way to satisfy that pizza craving while mixing things up a bit!

Pizza Macaroni & Cheese

Mac ‘n cheese + pizza! Two of the world’s greatest comfort foods are combined in this Pizza Macaroni & Cheese from Kudos Kitchen by Renee. It’s perfect for a night in spent on the couch with Netflix!


Appetizer & Snack Pizza Alternatives

Homemade Pizza Rolls

Pizza rolls from the frozen food section are so bleh! Get your pizza roll game on point with these delicious baked phyllo dough Pizza Rolls from Chisel & Fork!

Gluten Free Copy Cat Bagel Bites

Got allergies but still want to enjoy those cravable Bagel Bite pizzas? Upgrade to these Gluten Free Copy Cat Bagel Bites from Strength & Sunshine! You can even make them vegan by using vegan cheese!

Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Pizza Bites

Buffalo chicken fans rejoice! These Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Pizza Bites from Food Meanderings are the perfect snackable treat! Bonus: they are as low carb as they are delish!

Keto Pizza Chips

Crunchy chips with all the yum-yum flavors of pizza! And, these Keto Pizza Chips from Peace, Love & Low Carb are actually made with baked cheese – so they are gluten free and low carb!

Pizza Fries

Yaasss. These Air Fryer Pizza Fries from Recipe This combine all of our snacking needs! Fries + Pizza. I mean, how have I not already thought of this?!

Pepperoni Pizza Dip with Cream Cheese

This Pepperoni Pizza Dip from Delicious on a Dime is screaming my name! You could dip french bread slices, pita wedges or even tortilla chips in it! Or, hey, go crazy and dip a slice of cheese pizza in it!


Healthier Pizza Alternatives

Easy Carrot-Shaped Veggie Pizza Bars

How adorable are these Carrot-Shaped Veggie Pizza Bars from Crayons & Cravings?! These would make an awesome snack, appetizer or healthy meal! With cream cheese, cheddar, ranch and veggies, you really can’t go wrong!

Easy Pizza Chicken

Pizza chicken and green beans on white plate

Craving pizza but going keto or low carb? Say hello to this Easy Pizza Chicken recipe from Snappy Gourmet! It gives you all the delicious flavors of pizza without the carby crust!

Veggie Pizza

I really feel like I could get on board with the yummy Veggie Pizza from Son Shine Kitchen! It’s easy to whip together and you can add as many yummy veggies as you want! Perfect for pizza nights when you’re trying to keep it healthy!

Vegan Pizza with Pesto & Heirloom Tomatoes

This Vegan Pizza with Pesto & Heirloom Tomatoes from Yummy Mummy Kitchen is packed with garden fresh ingredients! It would make a gorgeous addition to any summer meal! Best of all, you can skip the cheese and still get all the delish flavors!

Keto Pepperoni Pizza Pockets

Hot Pockets 🎵 A college dorm room staple. We all ate them, even though they really weren’t good. Well, here’s your chance to create a more delish and healthier version! These Keto Pepperoni Pizzas from Peace, Love and Low Carb are yummy, gluten free and low carb! Win-win-win!

Zucchini Pizza Casserole

Here’s a savory meal with all the flavors of pizza and healthier ingredients! This Zucchini Pizza Casserole from Marathons & Motivation will fill you up without the carbs!

Dessert Pizza Alternatives

No-Bake Fruit Pizza with Graham Cracker Crust

With cream cheese and fresh fruit on top of a homemade graham cracker crust, this no-bake fruit pizza recipe makes a perfect summer dessert. 

Healthy and delicious? No baking required? Ummm, yaaass, please! This No-Bake Fruit Pizza with Graham Cracker Crust from Crayons & Cravings is the perfect dessert for summertime BBQ’s or pizza nights by the pool!

S’mores Cookie Pizza

Umm, okay, you don’t have to ask me twice! This S’mores Cookie Pizza from Well If She Can Do It is the perfect guilty pleasure to finish off your pizza night!

Glazed Fruit Pizza

Yum yum yum! This Glazed Fruit Pizza from Homemade Hooplah kicks it up a notch with a beautiful and tasty glaze! It’s a sure way to impress your pizza night comrades!

Carrot Cake Dessert Pizza

Here’s a fun twist on the fruit pizzas! This Carrot Cake Dessert Pizza from Food Meanderings, with its cookie crust and chocolate cream cheese, might even convince carrot cake haters to give it a try!

Cinnamon Roll Pizza

Craving cinnamon rolls? This Cinnamon Roll Pizza from Platable Pastime is the perfect twist on pizza and cinnamon rolls! Plus, it’s easier to make than traditional cinnamon rolls!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert Pizza

If you know me, you know I love me some peanut butter! And I love chocolate. And pizza! So, basically, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert Pizza from Y’all Come Eat is going to be my new dessert obsession!

How are you going to celebrate National Pizza Party Day? Tell us in the comments!

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