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During Lent, our diets are often altered due to restrictions or our own personal goals. Try these three unconventional pizzas for a unique snack, whether it’s for meatless Fridays, because you gave up sweets, or you are just trying to eat a healthy snack.

Breakfast Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Pizza dough
  • 6 Beaten eggs
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • ½ cup of red bell peppers
  • ¼ cup of thinly sliced onions

If you’re looking to spice up your breakfast routine, try this breakfast pizza! Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees, and roll out the dough on a pan. Place the dough in the oven for eight minutes. As the dough is rising, beat six eggs and mix them with chopped bell peppers and onions. Cook the egg mix in a frying pan for three minutes while cutting the cream cheese into small pieces. Take the dough out, and spread the egg mixture across the top. Next, drop the pieces of cream cheese over top. Finally, sprinkle with cheddar jack cheese and put the pizza back in the oven for seven minutes. In just 15 minutes, you can have a unique breakfast dish.

Vegan Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Pizza dough
  • ½ cup of red, green and orange bell peppers
  • ⅓ cup red onion
  • 1 cup of button mushrooms
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup vegan parmesan cheese
  • Red pepper flakes

If one of your Lenten goals is to watch your dairy intake, or you want to try veganism, try this dairy-free pizza. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees, and start by rolling out the dough on a pan. Spread the tomato sauce across the dough evenly and chop the bell peppers and button mushrooms into small pieces. Next, sprinkle the pieces on top of the sauce. To top off this pizza, before sending it into the oven, slice small pieces of red onion and place them on the bare spots of the pizza. Cook in the oven for 10 minutes and then pull back out to sprinkle vegan cheese, red pepper flakes, and dried basil on top. Put the pizza back in the oven for about 20 minutes,  and take it out when it has turned golden brown.

Dessert Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Pizza dough
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 Sliced shallots
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 garlic gloves
  • ½ ricotta cheese
  • 2 lemons
  • 8 ounces of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup of blueberries

If you gave up sweets this Lenten season, try this unconventional pizza to satisfy your sweet tooth. Start off your dessert pizza by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. While the oven is heating, spread the dough across the pan with an ample amount of olive oil. In a separate large pan, melt the butter, add the shallots, salt, brown sugar, and garlic until they are fully melted together. Next, spread the mix across all of the dough and sprinkle both the ricotta and mozzarella cheeses across the pizza. Next drizzle an ample amount of lemon juice on top of the cheese. Finally, evenly distribute the blueberries across the pizza and place it in the oven for 30-35 minutes. After it has cooled, cut the pizza and enjoy your treat!

Anna Sullivan is an Entertainment Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.

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