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Updated: September 9, 2023

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How to Celebrate National Pizza Month All October Long

October is National Pizza Month, giving you thirty-one days to enjoy the best food in the world: pizza. So in honor of this celebratory month, we give you thirty-one different types of pizza. If you’re looking for National Pizza Day, that’s not until February 9.

You can celebrate with an old favorite like pepperoni or Hawaiian or try something new like BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza with coleslaw.

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If you can’t decide, then try them all. Luckily pizza is one of those versatile foods that you can eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. So get ready to dig into the world of pizza. We recommend meal prepping homemade pizza every week, which is easiest. Here are some of our favorites.

New York Style Pizza

The quintessential New York pizza is an old favorite with a crust so thin you can fold it over like a taco and enjoy. True New York-style pizza keeps the toppings simple with cheese, sauce, pepperoni, and a crispy crust. 

Seafood Pizza

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Seafood pizza is a decadent treat. You can make a seafood pizza for National Pizza Month at home with tinned seafood like smoked oysters, sardines, tuna, or anchovies. Or use fresh shrimp, and Alaska smoked salmon. Even shellfish like crab and lobster are great on a seafood pizza.

California Pizza

California pizza is a healthy twist on your standard pizza. It is made with fresh local ingredients like arugula, artichokes, mushrooms, and other locally sourced treats.

California pizza is where you can really get creative with a mix of healthy toppings. This tasty style of pizza created by Wolfgang Puck is so good it inspired a frozen pizza line in its name.

Detroit Pizza

Detroit pizza inspired by the “Motor City” is a greasy delight. It has a thick crust and lots of spicy sausage and layers and pepperoni made in a square pan. It’s a local favorite and sure to be one of yours. Read our tasty review of Wrecktangle Pizza here in Minneapolis.

Hawaiian Pizza

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Whether you are in camp pineapple on pizza or squarely set against this controversial topping, you can’t deny that it is a crowd favorite. Sweet juicy pineapple and thick chunks of smoky ham sitting in a sweet tomato sauce make this pizza special. C’mon, it’s good.

Connecticut White Clam Pizza

The East Coast has a lot of fun food traditions, and this is one of them. Connecticut White Clam Pizza is a famous white pizza with, you guessed it, baby clams. You don’t have to go all the way to Connecticut to try it. You can make it at home with tinned clams.

They also have the classic apizza out there, so be sure to give that a try, too!

Neapolitan Pizza

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The classic Neapolitan pizza is where it all started. Naples, Italy, is the home to this perfect pizza. Need we say more about this icon. No.

St. Louis Style Pizza

Do you like your pizza crunchy? Then, get ready for crispy, crunchy St. Louis-style square pizza. Char pepperoni cups and a cracker-like crust cut into squares make this pizza famous.

Four Cheese

What is better than three cheese pizzas? Four-cheese pizza, of course. While you can use your favorite four kinds of cheese on your homemade pizza. A classic Four Cheese Pizza is made with mozzarella, gorgonzola, Parmigiano Reggiano, and goat cheese.


This Italian favorite translates to the English capricious and has ham, artichokes, mushrooms, and olives. In some regions of Italy, they have other ingredients, but these are the classic four. 

Cuatro Stagioni

This Italian pizza translates to Four Seasons and is a unique pizza. The toppings represent the season’s foods and are added in each quadrant. A quarter of the pizza is Summer and has tomatoes and basil. Fall has mushrooms. Winter has ham and olives, while Spring has artichokes.

Pepperoni Pizza

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You know it, you love it, it’s pepperoni. If we could eat this one every day, we would. At least I would. Feeling like we don’t need to write another word about this one.

Meat Lover’s Pizza

A heart meaty delight, a Meat Lover’s Pizza has pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, ground beef, and probably any other carne you want to add. Bacon? Sure. Chicken? Maybe. You might want to talk to your cardiologist if you eat this pizza often.

Spring Pizza

Spring pizza is a fresh pizza made with local ingredients available in Spring.

Vegetarian Pizza

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Veggie-topped pizzas are a great way to get more vegetables in your diet. We love to add grilled eggplant and zucchini to our veggie pizza, but you can get creative and add your favorite healthy treats like mushrooms, onions, olives, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, and more. Even makes for a delicious campfire pizza.

Vegan Pizza

Vegan pizza is pizza without cheese or other dairy products. You can use vegan pesto or marinara sauce as a base and add your favorite veggies. Or try sautéing your favorite veggies in olive oil and then adding them to a crust.

You can also use nutritional yeast as a parmesan cheese substitute, or in your various flavors of dipping sauce.

Gluten-Free Pizza

Gluten-free pizza is easy to bake and tastes great. You can get gluten-free flour in most health food stores and bigger grocery chains.

In a similar vein, you could try keto pizza or cauliflower crust pizza or simple low-carb pizza snacks if you really want to be healthy.

Potato and Rosemary Pizza

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A popular Italian pizza that hasn’t gained much of a following in the U.S. But change that this National Pizza Month, so give it a go. Use a mandoline to get the potato slices super thin, and fresh rosemary makes a savory treat.

BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza with Coleslaw

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Smoky, salty pulled pork and tangy coleslaw make more than just a great sandwich; they make an excellent pizza. Trust us; you must try it.

Supreme Pizza

A Supreme Pizza is supremely superb with sausage, pepperoni, sliced green peppers, and onion; it’s a  classic. And National Pizza Month is the perfect time for all the classics.

Prosciutto e Funghi Pizza

This is a popular Italian pizza made with prosciutto crudo and mushrooms. You can use plain white mushrooms or jazz it up with morels, chanterelles, or shiitake.

Focaccia Pizza

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Focaccia is similar to pizza, and in Sicily and parts of Rome, they prefer a spongy focaccia-like crust. It’s simple and easy to make, and focaccia art is a new art form.

Pesto Pizza

A pesto pizza replaces traditional red tomato sauce with bright green basil pesto. It’s colorful and, most importantly, tasty. If you have a thriving pizza garden, harvest fresh basil for a pesto pizza during National Pizza Month.

We actually encountered a pesto sauce pizza at a Chicago restaraunt. Please read our full review.

Grilled Pizza

Grilled pizza is popular in Argentina, and in the U.S., it has become a fun BBQ staple. If you want that smoky flavor and you don’t have a pizza oven, then throw your pizza on the grill. Another way to add some entertainment to a BBQ could be a pizza game or two as your pizza heats up.

Spanish Pizza

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When in Spain, do as the Spaniards do and add slices of hard-boiled eggs to your pizza pie. National Pizza Month is a great reason to think outside of the box and try pizza in a new way! And please let us know what you think of spanish style pizza.

Personal Pan Pizza

Many schools in the U.S. participate in a program where for every book a kid reads, they get a personal pan pizza. Pretend you are still a student and reward yourself after you read a great book with a homemade personal pan pizza. 

Not to be confused with cafeteria-style rectangle pizza, of course.

Tex-Mex Pizza

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Tex-Mex pizza is made with classic Tex-Mex flavors like jalapeños, ground beef, crunchy peppers, and cilantro. Enjoy this spicy treat with a margarita or your favorite beer. And for National Pizza Month, try a different wine pairing every night. Not a drinker? Try your homemade pizza with various sodas.

Rainbow Pizza

Somewhere over the rainbow is the perfect pizza. Make a rainbow pizza with your favorite colorful ingredients. Not only for Pride month, can be used for Fourth of July or birthday parties, too!

Viennese Pizza

Another pizza that hasn’t quite caught on here in the U.S. is quite popular abroad, a pizza with cut-up Vienna sausages. Pretend you are in Europe and give it a try.

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

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Classic Chicago deep-dish pizza is famous in and outside of Chicago. It’s thick and gooey, and you should give it a try. You will need a special deep-dish pizza pan and a love of pizza to make this fun pizza.

And that’s just dinner. For lunch, serve a quick thin crust tavern style pizza from Chicago. Everyone will love a double pizza day!

Pumpkin Squash Pizza

Halloween is the best part of Fall. Don’t get us wrong, we love pumpkin spice but have you ever had pumpkin on pizza? It’s a truly American pizza for a truly American holiday. So carve up some fresh pumpkin slices in honor of the last day of National Pizza Month and Halloween.

For further creative ideas about daily pizzas, follow some fun Facebook groups about pizza. Your feed will never be the same!

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Learn more about the history and styles of the humble pizza pie. This unique illustrated guide to everything pizza is a great coffee table book or even a great gift for pizza lovers. I guarantee that you will learn something new. The artistic take on the history of all things pizza is worth a look.

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