We’ll Never Stop Loving These Childhood Pizzas

We all know there’s nothing better than fresh and authentic pizza from a local shop. But, sometimes, we get nostalgic for the pizzas of our childhood. 

In hindsight, we can’t objectively say these are the best pizzas, per se, but who cares? Maybe the Backstreet Boys weren’t the best band of all time and maybe we don’t really know if Superman could beat Godzilla. That won’t stop us from espousing the virtues of x-ray vision or bumping “Larger Than Life” at full blast. 

We view kid-friendly pizza in the same light. Whether it was for school lunch or after the bell, these pizzas were – and sometimes, still are – the highlight of the day:

Pizza Bagels

Pizza Bagel with Sausage

Pizza in the morning, pizza in the evening…you know the rest. These miniature circles of joy got us all through some tough times. 

Can you believe that math has letters involved now? And how do we get to that rooftop pool that the 8th graders keep telling us about? Ugh, pass me a pizza bagel.

Even today, that doughy bagel base and not-quite-liquid-but-not-quite-solid layer of sauce gives us the courage to power through the stresses of deadlines, bills, and leaky ceilings that somehow cost more to fix than the monthly mortgage. The more things change, the more they stay the same.  

What’s not to love? Pizza bagels combine everyone’s favorite breakfast with everyone’s favorite meal. When pizza’s on a bagel, you can tackle anything life throws your way.

Lunchables Pizza

Guilty pleasure? Maybe, but these are still an A+ snack in our book.

Pizza Boats

Ahoy! Deliciousness, ahead.

It’s hard for parents to predict what their kids will want for dinner, unless, of course, pizza is involved. That’s where the magical pizza boat comes into play:

  • Step 1: Clear the deck for deliciousness by hollowing out an oblong roll 
  • Step 2: Pack the amidship full of loot – sauce, your choice of toppings, and an abundance of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Step 3: Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes
  • Step 4: Enjoy your family dinner in peace – no chance of a mutiny here.

Matzah Pizza

Matzah Pizza Passover Tomato

Plain matzah isn’t always super exciting, but the deliciousness of this unleavened bread rises tenfold when you add pizza fixins to the mix.

L’Chaim! Matzah pizza reminds us that, once, we were children, but now we are free to still eat like children.

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