Slideshow: Game Day Eats: 11 Pizza-Like Objects for Super Bowl Sunday

English Muffin Pepperoni Pizza
English Muffin Pepperoni Pizza

Pizza is great, but it’s not exactly the perfect party food—the English Muffin pizza, on the other hand seems expressly made for the occasion. Whip up a batch to delight your guests (or to devour in private, the choice is yours).

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Pizza Mac and Cheese
Pizza Mac and Cheese

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I love pizza, I love pasta…but alas, never the twain shall meet!” (or something like that), then this is the recipe for you. Perfect for serving a crowd, this macaroni and cheese is decked out in full pizza style: Italian sausage, pepperoni, soppressata, tomatoes, black olives, pepperoncini, mozzarella, basil and more give it that familiar slice feel.

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Homemade Pizza Rolls
Homemade Pizza Rolls

Look—I’m not going to judge you if you pick up a box of frozen pizza rolls to dish out this Sunday, but I will admire you if you decide to go this route, instead. They take a little bit of work, but boy, is it worth it: juicy Italian sausage, gooey cheese, and tangy sauce all wrapped up in freshly fried dough? Do I really need to keep going? I didn’t think so.

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Pizza Bread Buns
Pizza Bread Buns

Worried that greasy little tomato-stained fingers getting everywhere will detract from your ability to enjoy the game? Satisfy the pizza craving with significantly less mess: these pizza buns are self-contained bundles of tomato- and oregano-flavored dough, wrapped around cubes of provolone and sprinkled with Parmesan.

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Barbecue Chicken Pizza
Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Buffalo chicken may be the more traditional game day choice, but this Barbecue Chicken Pizza is pretty certain to steal the show—for now, leave the blue cheese to the wings. Topped with red onion, grilled barbecue chicken, barbecue pizza sauce, smoked mozzarella, and a post-bake sprinkle of cilantro, this pie is a study in bold flavor.

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Pizza Waffles
Pizza Waffles

This is the perfect choice for anyone caught groceryless, desperately off-guard, and in sudden need of a way to feed the masses: pizza waffles. I’m not talking whipping up a batch of tomato imbued and mozzarella swirled dough, don’t worry. All you need is a waffle maker, leftover pizza, and maybe some fresh toppings—those slices are going to receive a serious transformation. Crispy, gooey, and perfectly thrifty.

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Pizzarito
Pizzarito

A fan of the Pizza Waffle idea? Here’s another trick you can have up your sleeve: the Pizzarito. Simply pick up a batch of Totino’s frozen pizzas, and follows our step-by-step process for turning them into a burrito-slice lovechild. Stick a fancy toothpick or two into these and you’ve got party food!

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Pizza Monkey Bread
Pizza Monkey Bread

This Pizza Monkey Bread is sure to be a hit with any of your younger guests. Although, seriously, your older ones will love it too—who doesn’t want fresh dough doused in tomato sauce and baked with cheese? That’s what this entire site is about.

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Pepperoni Pizza Supreme Nachos
Pepperoni Pizza Supreme Nachos

Okay, you say you want some nachos? I get it, nachos are delicious. But you don’t have to compromise here: just make these pizza nachos, instead! Tomato paste and fresh cherry tomatoes instead of salsa, mozzarella in place of cheddar, some pepperoni, a few black olives...I think you get the picture. The delicious, meat- and cheese-laden picture. So go ahead, have the best of both worlds.

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