Pizza is one of those comforting, simple staples that has a special place in everyone's heart, stomach, and speed dial. In honor of October's National Pizza Month, get out of your topping rut and mix it up with these nontraditional pies. From unexpected flavors to unlikely combinations, who knows? You may find a new favorite.
Bacon and Goat Cheese
A bacon and goat cheese pie  is a fairly easy, but completely inventive way, to bring some new flavors to a traditional pizza.
Fig and Prosciutto
A pizza piled high with a delicious gorgonzola, prosciutto, and fig salad  makes a crisp and refreshing pizza topping.
Pair a more bitter green and the classic favorite as the toppings of this pepperoni and broccoli rabe pizza .
Classic Italian sausage pizza is redesigned with this lamb romesco pizza , flavored by the Spanish sauce.
Grilled Pepper and Onions
This recipe for grilled pizza  from Bobby Flay  comes loaded with hot sausage, grilled peppers, and onions.
Bacon and Egg
This bacon and egg breakfast tart  is a perfect pizza-like treat for a big brunch.
This creative patriotic pizza  isn't just for the Fourth of July! These flavors are delicious any time of year.
OK, so a four-cheese pizza  isn't really a creative topping, but this version makes the crust a little more interesting with a cornmeal dough.
Gourmet Cheese and Prosciutto
The dynamic duo of fontina and cured meat  is a match made in Italian foodie heaven.
Coupling up squash blossoms and burrata cheese  is simple but tastes utterly gourmet.