15 Homemade Pizza Recipes for Sunday’s Big Game

by | Updated: February 1st, 2019 | Read time: 4 minutes

Got pizza? If it’s Super Bowl Sunday, the answer for most people is probably yes. In case you didn’t know, more pizzas are delivered the day of the big game than any other day of the year. That may sound really exciting and delicious, but it can also mean outrageously long delivery times and way too many calories to count.

While there are strategies to make eating pizza healthier, the best way to tackle your diet game plan without totally spiraling out of control during Super Bowl parties is to make your own pizzas. Not only do you avoid delivery fees, but you also get to have the pizza exactly the way you want it when you want it.

In fact, there are so many different ways to enjoy the massively popular food that we recommend going all out and pizza-fying your entire game day menu — from appetizers to dessert! Kick off your Super Bowl recipe playbook with these 15 homemade pizza recipes.

Pizza Appetizers

Homemade Vegan Pizza Waffles with Marinara Dipping Sauce | Vitacost.com/Blog

Cheezy Veggie-Stuffed Pizza Waffles (Vegan)

The pizza-for-breakfast crowd will definitely be able to rally behind this creative and unique pizza presentation.

For fans of pizza for breakfast ->

Homemade Paleo Pepperoni Pizza Bites Garnished with Basil | Vitacost.com/Blog

Paleo Pizza Bites with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Cheese is sidelined in these bite-size pizzas that are perfect for the paleo and dairy-free crowds. Extra point: The toppings are totally customizable.

Go ahead and pick six ->

Vegan Mushroom Pizza

Vegan Portobello Pizza Bites

If Bagel Bites were one of your favorite snacks as a kid, you’ll love this grown-up, vegan version served in Portobello caps instead of mini bagels.

Call a timeout on bread ->  

Personal Pizzas

BBQ Chicken Pizza Cut into Four Slices | Vitacost.com/blog

BBQ Chicken Pizza with Homemade Sauce

Barbecue chicken pizza is a modern classic that’s perfect for game day since it seamlessly complements the chicken wings you or your guests are likely also chowing down on.

Pass the BBQ sauce ->

Gluten-Free Zucchini Crust Pizza

Gluten-Free Zucchini-Crust Pizza

You may have tried cauliflower crust pizza before, but did you know the same kind of thing is possible with zucchini? Give it a try!

Put zucchini in, coach ->

Homemade Vegan and Gluten-Free Pizza with Sauce, Corn, Jalapenos and Cilantro | Vitacost.com/Blog

Oil- & Gluten-Free Mexican-Inspired Vegan Pizza

Craving tacos but had your heart set on sticking to the pizza theme? Luckily, you can have the best of both worlds with this Mexican pizza.

Your touchdown dance is a salsa, isn’t it? ->

Nut- & Dairy-Free Pesto Pita Pizza on Rustic Cutting Board | Vitacost.com/blog

Nut- & Dairy-Free Pesto Pita Pizza

This recipe will be a total touchdown for any sports fan with food allergies. Plus, it’s a good way to get in some greens if the rest of the game day snacking isn’t quite as wholesome.

Avoid the junk-food interference ->

Full-Size Pizza Pies

Baked Polenta Pizza Recipe with Blue Plate on Wood | Vitacost.com/blog

Deep Dish Baked Polenta Pizza

Polenta isn’t commonly thought of for pizza crust, but why not? The traditional Italian staple is a perfect base for tomato sauce and toppings.

Polenta might just be the MVP ->

Pumpkin Pizza Recipe

Vegan Pumpkin Pizza

Pumpkin? On pizza? When it’s not even fall anymore? This sounded weird to us too, but we don’t question things when they’re this delicious.

Pumpkin, the ultimate utility player ->

Spinach-and-Artichoke Gluten-Free Pizza in a Deep-Dish Pan | Vitacost.com/blog

Spinach & Artichoke Gluten-Free Pizza

Skip the tortilla chips and put your favorite spinach-and-artichoke dip directly on your pizza instead.

These two make a great team ->

Gluten-Free Pizza Topped with Mushroom and Leeks | Vitacost.com/blog

15-Minute Gluten-Free Mushroom & Leek Pesto Pizza

When you can make a pizza in less than the time it takes to decide on a pie and place an order, there’s no reason to opt for delivery. It doesn’t get much easier than this one.

Put 15 minutes on the clock ->

Veggie Pizza With Red Pepper Sauce

Veggie Pizza with Spicy Moroccan Red Pepper Sauce

Stray from traditional tomato sauce and your pizza instantly becomes gourmet. Spice things up with Moroccan red pepper sauce and some cool mint leaves.

Make a gourmet play ->

Paleo Pizza with Mushrooms, Onions & Pesto | Vitacost.com/blog

Pancetta, Pesto & Veggie Paleo Pizza

Reverse all your long-held beliefs that pizza has to include tomato sauce and cheese. This version has neither of those things and is somehow still incredibly filling and delicious.

Cheese is out of bounds ->

Dessert Pizzas

Slices of vegan carrot cake dessert pizza on parchment paper | www.vitacost.com/blog

Carrot Cake Pizza

Part cake, part cookie, part pizza — there’s no part of this delightful concoction that isn’t delicious.

You’ll want possession of a piece of this ->

Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Watermelon Dessert Pizza

After a day of indulgences, cap things off with the lightest, most refreshing form of pizza.

The perfect pizza party completion ->

Looking for non-pizza game day ideas? Check out 15 more football party food ideas.