March 14 is National Pi Day. If it’s been a few years since you’ve heard about pi, it’s the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. While this mathematical concept is very important, the concept is lost on most people. Despite that, I’m always a fan of a national day that can be linked to a food celebration, and pi day doesn’t disappoint. My family rotates between celebrating “pizza pi day” and “dessert pi day.”
Celebrating Pizza Pi Day
Whether you’re planning to dine out or cook at home, you can’t go wrong with pizza for dinner. Depending on the year, various local restaurants offer pi day specials. If you’d rather stay home, pizza can be as easy as throwing a frozen pizza in the oven or you can switch it up by making your own creations. Here are a few quick and easy ways to make a “pizza pi” at home.
Tortillas come in so many varieties – flour, corn, spinach, burrito size, street taco size, and on and on. Once you’ve decided on your “crust,” build your pizza by adding your favorite sauce and toppings.
Place your tortilla pizza on a baking sheet and cook it at 400 degrees for about 4-6 minutes, or until golden brown.
This thin crust pizza option is quick, easy, and delicious. It’s sure to be a crowd favorite on pizza pi day.
English Muffin Pizza
I first came across this one when I was in college and babysitting for a family who said “eat whatever.” The kids all agreed English muffin pizzas were the way to go. I watched as the three kids prepared their own meals, each unique and to their own preferences, and then proceeded to devour them. Fast, easy, and cleans out the leftovers too!
Simply cut your English muffin in half, add sauce and toppings, and place it on a baking sheet at 425 degrees for 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
English muffin pizzas are still one of my go-to snacks when I’m looking for something quick and delicious. If you’re in a hurry on pizza pi day, it doesn’t get much faster than this option.
A few father’s days ago, we gifted my husband a grilling class. One of the highlights was learning how to grill pizza. It’s almost always grill season in Arizona, and pizza pi day falls right in the middle of that beautiful weather where you can cook and eat outside.
Grilling pizza is definitely the most time consuming and multi-step process. My husband loves it, but I’ll leave it to the Pioneer Woman to teach you the secrets of how to make the perfect grilled pizza.
DIY Pizza Pi Day Buffet
There’s something magical that happens when kids help prepare their food. Even the pickiest eaters will often venture out and try something new. Here are some of our favorite options for a pizza pi day buffet.
- English muffins
- Pita bread
- Pizza sauce
- Basil pesto
- Mike’s Hot Honey
- Olive oil
- Cheese (mozzarella, parmesan, feta, gorgonzola, etc.)
- Seasoning (basil, cilantro, garlic, oregano, crushed red pepper, etc.)
- Meat (pepperoni, sausage, chicken, bacon, steak, etc.)
- Produce (peppers, mushrooms, onions, spinach, artichoke, pineapple, apple slices, etc.)
- Other (olives, sun dried tomatoes, etc.)
If you’re looking for some unique pizza pi day recipes, this list looks delicious! Jalapeño popper pizza?! S’mores pizza?! Yum…
Whether your kids are too young to know what pi is or they won’t stop reciting the numbers, I hope you have a wonderful pizza pi Day!