The Pizza Debate

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Peperonata & Sausage Pizza
A melding of sauteed onions, bell peppers and tomatoes, peperonata is often served as an Italian antipasto.

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Polenta Pizza
Among the many gluten-free people I meet, almost all say they miss pizza more than any other food. This version is sure to please those who are glutenfree as well as those who are not. The crust can be made hours in advance. Keep it wrapped and refrigerated, and bake it when you make your topping of choice.

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Arugula & Prosciutto Pizza
Sautéed onions, prosciutto and fontina cheese flavor this white pizza. Topping the hot-out-of-the-oven pizza with fresh greens and diced tomatoes gives it a delicious, summery twist. We use store-bought pizza dough to keep it quick. Serve with: Crunchy vegetables and your favorite dip.

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Smoky Corn & Black Bean Pizza
The secret to a grilled pizza is having all your ingredients ready to go before you head out to the grill. Make it a meal: Toss the extra black beans, diced tomato and some avocado with prewashed salad greens and Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette and dinner is on the table in no time.

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Spring Pizza
Asparagus, chives and fontina cheese top this easy pizza recipe. Serve with baby greens tossed with vinaigrette and pecans.

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Thai Chicken Pizza
Serve this Thai twist on pizza as is or with optional toppings, such as thinly sliced basil, cilantro, chopped peanuts and/or crushed red pepper on the side.

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Grilled Pizza with Pesto Tomatoes & Feta
Dazzle your guests, and keep the kitchen cool, by baking pizza on the backyard grill. For convenience, this recipe uses prepared pizza dough, found in most supermarkets, and pesto from a jar.

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Breakfast Pizza

This quick and easy winning recipe for families on-the-run features scrambled eggs flavored with green pepper, onion and Canadian bacon on a pizza crust. Melted Cheddar cheese, salsa and chopped cilantro top it all.

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White-Bean-and-Pancetta Pizza

A delicious blend of flavors make this pizza irresistible.

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Margherita Tortilla Pizzas

Jacques Pépin makes quick pizzas with pita bread, lavash or flour tortillas. The possibilities are endless, from a simple Margherita to a white-clam pie inspired by the renowned Frank Pepe's Pizzeria Napolitana in New Haven, Connecticut. "The oven at Pepe's is heated with coal to over 2,000°," Pépin says. "While you can't duplicate that in your home oven, my tortilla version is quite good."

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Mini Greek Pizza Muffins

All the flavors of a Greek pizza make these savory muffins bite-size treats for adults and kids alike.

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Green Pizza

Why not use cooler-weather vegetables like broccoli and arugula as an unconventional pizza topping? The arugula adds a slightly bitter, peppery taste—for a milder flavor, use spinach instead. Serve with wedges of fresh tomato tossed with vinegar, olive oil, basil and freshly ground pepper.

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Pizza Hut was planning to offer a big prize to anyone who asked either President Barack Obama or candidate Mitt Romney the question "Sausage or Pepperoni?" during Tuesday's Town Hall-style presidential debate. However, after the contest prompted backlash from the media, Pizza Hut is rethinking its offer.

As the Associated Press reported, the website Gawker used the headline "Want Free Pizza Hut Pizza for Life? Just Make a Mockery of the American Democratic System on Live TV" to give its take on the story, and Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert asked, "What could be more American than using our electoral process for product placement?"

Pizza Hut has said it will be moving the promotion online and randomly selecting a winner to receive free pizza for life.

If all this talk of pizza is making you hungry, Check out the slideshow above for our favorite pizza recipes!

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