5 Pizza-Themed Weeknight Dinners That Aren't Pizza

Craving pizza? Instead of ordering a pie for delivery, whip up these pizza-inspired dishes that aren't ACTUALLY pizza – because it's always fun to mix things up!
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Monday: Heirloom Tomato Frittata Pizza

Heirloom Tomato Frittata Pizza

This savory, juicy treat is basically pizza, minus the crust, plus eggs. The best thing about it (other than the taste) is you can turn the leftovers into a hearty brunch!

Recipe: Try our Heirloom Tomato Frittata Pizza

Tuesday: Supreme Pizza Penne

supreme pizza penne

If you're an Italian food aficionado who just can't decide between pasta and pizza, this dish will be an absolute dream! Would-be pizza toppings like pepperoni, sausage, and mozzarella become sauce enhancers instead for this fun meal.

Recipe: Try our Supreme Pizza Penne

Wednesday: Pepperoni Pizza Baked Wings

Pepperoni Pizza Baked Wings

These easy wings are great for game days and parties, but they're just as fun for a weeknight dinner – especially when you've got pizza-lovers in the house! Even better? You probably already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen.

Recipe: Try our Pepperoni Pizza Baked Wings

Thursday: Chicken Paillard White "Pizzette" with Spinach & Arugula Salad

chicken paillard white pizzette with spinach arugula salad

Trade in a bread-y crust for thin, juicy chicken! You'll want to grab a knife and fork for this elegantly-cheesy pizzette, but don't worry – it's just as fun and delish as anything you'd have delivered!

Recipe: Try our Chicken Paillard White "Pizzette" with Spinach & Arugula Salad

Friday: Pizza Onion Burgers

pizza onion burger

For this unique burger, experiment by cooking onions in a spicy tomato sauce before piling them on. Add some lettuce, tomato, and basil, and voila: you've got Rach's take on steak pizzaiola, an Italian American classic!

Recipe: Try our Pizza Onion Burgers 

Shopping List

For the heirloom tomato frittata pizza:

  • 10 large eggs
  • 1/2 lb. fresh ricotta
  • About 1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 6 to 8 thin slices of heirloom tomatoes
  • 6 to 8 thin slices of mozzarella (from a 1-lb. ball)
  • A sprinkle of crushed red pepper
  • A small handful of fresh basil leaves 

For the supreme pizza penne:

  • 8 oz. sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped pepperoni
  • 12 oz. penne
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded mozzarella
  • Sliced fresh basil

For the pepperoni pizza baked wings:

  • 4 lbs. chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 3/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • 3/4 cup diced pepperoni
  • Sliced fresh basil

For the chicken paillard white "pizzette" with spinach & arugula salad: 

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (6 to 8 oz. each)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • About 1 1/2 cups fresh ricotta
  • 1/4 cup (a small handful) fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup (a small handful) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • EVOO
  • 3 ⁄4 lb. fresh mozzarella
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 small lemon

For the pizza onion burgers:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 large onions
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • About 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. Calabrian chili paste or 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock or water
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground sirloin
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 6 tbsp. butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 4 slices each provolone and mozzarella (from the deli counter)
  • 4 Italian rolls or 4- to 5-inch pieces of soft Italian bread
  • Little Gem lettuce leaves, sliced tomato, and basil leaves