A crispy crust, flavorful sauce, melted, stringy cheese, and fresh toppings make every bite of pizza perfection. Everyone has their go-to pizza combination for a Friday night, but if you're ever looking for some variation, there are other options out there than your traditional tomato sauce and mozzarella. How about a slice of pesto pizza? Or a savory chicken Alfredo pizza? Creative options like these are definite must-trys.

Homemade Pesto SauceHomemade Pesto Sauce

Pesto Sauce

Homemade, classic basil pesto makes an excellent sauce for pizzas! All you need is fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and good quality olive oil. Of course, there are also other variations of pesto with arugula, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and even great vegan pestos. Click the image to the left for a right to a great homemade recipe!  

And here's a great recipe from Bev Cooks to show you how delicious a pesto pizza can be (and she has an awesome pesto recipe too!)

Sausage, Red Bell Pepper and Spinach Pesto Pizza from Bev CooksSausage, Red Bell Pepper and Spinach Pesto Pizza

Alfredo SauceAlfredo Sauce

Alfredo Sauce

Much like tomato sauce, a good, creamy Alfredo sauce is just as delicious on pasta as it is on pizzas! For an indulgent, classic sauce, you'll need butter, heavy cream, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and freshly chopped parsley. If that's too rich for you, there's other great variations of this sauce, like this one madewith milk and cream cheese, or this extra cheesy variation with Romano and Parmesan.  

This fantastic Chicken Alfredo pizza from Blog Chef is a great example of it's potential.

Chicken Alfredo Pizza from Blog ChefChicken Alfredo Pizza Recipe

  If you're interested in other delicious sauce ideas, check out these fantastic pizzas:

Smoky BBQ Chicken PizzaBBQ Chicken Pizza

4 Cheese White Pizza with Basil and Garlic4 Cheese White Pizza with Basil and Garlic

Hummus Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Roasted Red PeppersHummus Pizza

Gourmet Thai Pizza with Peanut SauceThai Pizza with Peanut Sauce

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