Sweet Pizza: 5 Recipes That Make the Dinner Favorite Into Dessert
Pizza is the drug we all can’t quit, and what would you do if we told you that you should not only have it for dinner, but dessert, too? It’s true – although it is most typically appreciated as savory, pizza is just as tasty when it’s served sweet, and today, we’re highlighting five dessert pizza recipes that truly prove this reality to you. You might be surprised to find just how well ingredients such as peanut butter, chocolate, marshmallow fluff, Nutella, and cream cheese pair with homemade or pre-bought dough, but we can guarantee that once you say yes to dessert pizza, you’ll never say no again.
Check out these 5 recipes and prepare for your perspective on pizza to shift. You didn’t know that the favorite fare could get any better, but just you wait.
1. Nutella Pizza
Just about nobody can deny Nutella Pizza, and that’s why we’re kicking off our list with this recipe that comes straight from Giada De Laurentiis herself. Read it and weep, because you’re never going to forget about dessert pizza again. Combining Nutella (or any hazelnut spread), chocolate chips, butter, hazelnuts, and of course dough, this pizza takes only 20 minutes to bake, and couldn’t be easier to eat.
- 1 pound homemade pizza dough, recipe follows, or purchased pizza dough
- 2 teaspoons butter, melted
- ¼ cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (recommended: Nutella)
- ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons milk chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons white chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts, toasted
Directions: Position the oven rack on the bottom of the oven and preheat to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a heavy large baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the dough to a 9-inch diameter round. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet. Using your fingers, make indentations all over the dough. Brush the dough with butter, then bake until the crust is crisp and pale golden brown, about 20 minutes. Immediately spread the chocolate hazelnut spread over the pizza then sprinkle all the chocolate chips over. Bake just until the chocolate begins to melt, about 1 minute. Sprinkle the hazelnuts over the pizza. Cut into wedges and serve.
2. S’mores Pizza
Next is a S’mores Pizza recipe from Food.com. Yes, these exist, and no, they don’t require pizza dough. Just the usual suspects (chocolate, marshmallow, and graham crackers) are present, but this time on refrigerated cookie dough. Luckily, we don’t think you’ll object to white carbs taking a back seat to a cookie base with this recipe.
- 1 (16.5 ounce) package pillsbury refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 2 cups graham crackers, broken in 1-inch pieces
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- Chocolate syrup, for garnish (optional)
Directions: Spread the softened cookie dough into a lightly greased pizza pan, flattening it to the edges. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes until it begins to brown slightly. Remove the cookie from the oven and sprinkle the top with with the chocolate chips, graham crackers, and marshmallows. Return the cookie to the oven for 5-8 minutes until crust is brown and chips and marshmallows are melted. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Garnish with chocolate syrup, if desired.
3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pizza
It just keeps on getting better with this list. Up next: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pizza from Taste of Home. Even those with the most self-control won’t be able to resist this. Making 16-20 servings, you’ll have a lot of happy pizza eaters on your hands with this dessert recipe, and even better, it doesn’t take longer than 20 minutes to prepare. Bon appétit!
- ½ cup shortening
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
Directions: In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and mix well. Pat into a greased 12-inch pizza pan. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes. Sprinkle with marshmallows and chocolate chips; bake 3-5 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Yield: 16-20 slices.
4. Fluffernutter Pizza
Swap out the chocolate from our aforementioned recipe and bring in the marshmallow fluff and you have yourself this Fluffernutter Pizza from Dame Good Eats. Sounds like a well-rounded lunch or dinner to us. Traditionally, fluffernutters are sandwiches filled to the brim with marshmallow fluff and peanut butter, but we’re here to tell you they taste great on pizza dough, too. Don’t believe us? Try out the combo yourself. We’re confident we know what you’re reaction will be when you report back.
- 1 pound pizza dough (can be homemade or storebought)
- 2 teaspoons butter, melted
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup marshmallow fluff
- ½ cup peanut butter chocolate chips
- 6 large marshmallows
Directions: Position the oven rack on the bottom of the oven and preheat to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a heavy large baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the dough to a 9-inch-diameter round. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet. Using your fingers, make indentations all over the dough. Brush the dough with butter, then bake until the crust is crisp and pale golden brown, about 15 minutes.
Immediately spread the peanut butter spread over the pizza. Refrigerate for 20 minutes and spread the marshmallow fluff over the peanut butter. Take the halved marshmallows and place evenly on top of the marshmallow fluff. Sprinkle with peanut butter chips. Bake just until the chips and marshmallow begins to melt about 5 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve.
5. Flag Fruit Pizza
Last but not least, a bit healthier of a treat: Flag Fruit Pizza from Tablespoon.com. One word: yum. Combining summer fresh fruit, greek yogurt, and one crescent dough sheet, this recipe is actually just as healthy as it is indulgent, and you can even choose to make your pizza as patriotic as you want it.
- 1 Pillsbury Crescent Seamless Dough Sheet
- 2 cartons (about 8 ounces total) coconut Greek yogurt
- 3 cups blueberries
- 3 bananas
- 1 pound strawberries
- (for powdered sugar dusting, if desired)
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. On a greased baking sheet, lay out the Crescent Seamless Dough Sheet to make a rectangle. (Gently shape the edges if need be, and push down the corners so that they do not flare up.) Bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked and lightly golden. Remove and let cool to room temperature. Dust lightly with powdered sugar if desired. Spread the yogurt on top of the dough sheet so that the entire pizza is covered, leaving a ½-inch border around the outside. Place the blueberries all around the outside to make a border, and then fill in the upper right quadrant with a rectangle of blueberries.
On a cutting board, slice the strawberries and bananas into thin coins, and halve them if needed so that they are about the same size. Layer the strawberries and bananas onto the pizza to make red and white stripes. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to a few hours.