Sweet Pizza: 5 Recipes That Make the Dinner Favorite Into Dessert

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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.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound homemade pizza dough, recipe follows, or purchased pizza dough
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (recommended: Nutella)
  • 1/2 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.

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