Today is National Pizza Day! Pizza is one of those amazing dishes that you can totally make to suit your taste. Love pepperoni, but hate veggies? Well, have a pepperoni pizza! Love veggies, but don’t like onion? Leave it off! Love anchovies and nobody else does? Make your own pizza!
Let’s celebrate the day with some awesomely delicious ways to make pizza!
Originally an Italian dish, pizza first made it’s appearance in the United States after the end of World War II, when American soldiers returned home and brought with them stories of this amazing food.
It has since become one of America’s favorite foods, with US consumers buying approximately 3 billion pizzas each year!
Barbecue Chicken Pizza from A Hint of Honey
Did you know? The most popular days of the year for Americans to buy pizza are Super Bowl Sunday, New Year’s Eve, Halloween, The night before Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Day.
Open Faced Enchilada Veggie Quesadillas from Two Peas and Their Pod
About 36 percent of all pizzas contain pepperoni, making it the most popular topping in the United States.
Grilled Corn and Chipotle Pesto Pizza with Queso Fresco from Half Baked Harvest
Frozen pizzas were introduced to Americans by the Celentano Brothers in 1957. And because we are such huge fans of convenience, within a few short years, pizza became the most popular frozen food sold in the United States.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks from Inspired Taste
Thin crust or thick?
Despite the invention of the popular Chicago deep dish pizza and other similar thicker crusts, thin crust pizza is the most popular crust. More than 61 percent of all pizza orders are for the thin crust variety.