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3 Offbeat and Easy Homemade Pizza Recipes

Change up toppings with the season for unique versions of one of our favorite foods

Butternut squash and prosciutto pizza (

Want something different? Try this naan pizza with butternut squash, grated fontina cheese, prosciutto and arugula. —

Naan Pizzas With Butternut Squash, Prosciutto and Fontina

Makes 4 pizzas

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups butternut squash, cut into small cubes
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 4 naan flatbreads (or large pocket-less pitas)
  • 6 ounces grated fontina cheese (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • 2 cups arugula, tossed with a few drops of oil and a pinch of salt

Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 425 degrees. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add squash; saute until tender, seasoning with salt and pepper, until spotty golden brown, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, sprinkle each naan with a portion of cheese and top with squash. Bake until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven; lay a slice of prosciutto over each pizza, top with a portion of greens, and serve.

Cabbage and bacon pizza (

Use store-bought pizza dough for this simple recipe. Sprinkle with cabbage, bacon and Swiss cheese, then bake to perfection. —

Pizzas With Cabbage, Bacon and Swiss

  • Makes 4 pizzas
  • 6 slices bacon, cut into medium dice
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 package (1 pound) store-bought pizza dough, cut into quarters
  • Cornmeal for baking sheet
  • 6 ounces grated Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 500 degrees.

Meanwhile, fry bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until almost crisp, about 5 minutes; transfer bacon to paper toweling with a slotted spoon to drain. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of renderings and return skillet to medium-high heat. Add cabbage and saute until just wilted, 3 to 4 minutes.

Quarter dough and stretch each piece into an approximate 12-by-4-inch rectangle; transfer to a large cornmeal-coated baking sheet. (All 4 pizzas should fit crosswise on the same sheet.)

Sprinkle with cheese, then cabbage, then bacon; bake until crisp and golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

AARP food expert Pam Anderson is a best-selling cookbook author and blogger at

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