Walk into many homes in the U.S. on a Friday or Saturday night and you'll find pizza on the menu. Pizza is a favorite food for many families, ranking among the top foods eaten in our country.
The month of October is National Pizza Month. Here are some fun facts you may not know about pizza from Pizza.com.
- More than five billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year
- Three billion pizzas are sold in the United States each year
- Each person in America eats an average of 46 pizza slices every year
- Pepperoni is the favorite pizza topping
- More pizzas are sold on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year
- Kids ages 3 to 11 prefer pizza over all other food groups for lunch and dinner
- Saturday is the most popular night to eat pizza
From Pizza Hut, Domino's and Papa John's to small Mom and Pop pizza shops, you'll find at least one pizza restaurant in nearly every neighborhood.
In some families, only homemade pizza will do so here are some easy and fun ways to enjoy your favorite pizza at home.
Have a pizza party. Invite a few families and ask each family to provide one topping. The host provides the pizza crusts. Use individual size crusts and let the kids assemble their own personal pizza.
Enjoy a pizza and movie night. Rent an old classic or download a new movie, spread a blanket in the living room or den and enjoy your pizza during the movie.
Pizza goes great with board games. Have a board game festival and serve pizza. The winners are in charge of cleanup afterwards.
Slumber parties are a perfect opportunity to enjoy pizza. Cut your pizzas into squares for easier handling and less mess.
If you love pizza toppings a lot, you might want to try this yummy pizza dip.
Pizza Dip Recipe
1 package cream cheese, softened (8oz)
1 jar (14oz) pizza sauce
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 can (6oz) sliced black olives
2 ounces sliced pepperoni
Garlic bread, breadsticks or corn chips
Press cream cheese in bottom of 9-inch glass pie plate. Spread pizza sauce over cream cheese and layer remaining ingredients in the order listed. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Serve with garlic bread, breadsticks or corn chips for dipping. Serves 8 to 10.
Pick one night or more to enjoy pizza during October, National Pizza Month. Order take-out or delivery or make homemade pizza with your favorite toppings. Your kids will love the yummy taste and you'll love the easy preparation.