Best Recipes from Pizza Masters

Get the best recipes from Sal Basille and Francis Garcia's trips across the country, from perfect pizza pies to crazy crawfish cheesecake.

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Pepper Pig

DIY your Hot Pockets with Providence, R.I., spot Caserta Pizzeria's sausage- and pepper-stuffed pizza dough. There's no mozzarella cheese in these, but grated Parmesan's flavor goes a long way.

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Thea's Fig and Gorgonzola Pizza

Three ingredients elevate this gourmet pie from Thea's Pizzeria in Miami: dried figs, crumbled Gorgonzola cheese and a drizzle of honey. 

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Iggy's Doughboys

These easy doughnuts are the namesake recipe from Iggy's Doughboys in Warwick, R.I. Even though they're served with cinnamon sugar, you could dunk 'em in chocolate when no one's looking.

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Lee's Chicken and Hot Pepper Pie

Lee’s Tavern is a pizza institution on Staten Island, N.Y, and the zesty marriage of flavors on this pie is a neighborhood favorite.

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Crawfish Cheesecake

Don't worry — this isn't a weird food hybrid that has crawfish on top of sugar-filled cheesecake. This savory rendition from Little Gem Saloon in New Orleans is filled with Romano cheese and Cajun seasoning and topped with a sweet corn-and-pepper maque choux sauce.

Get the Recipe: Crawfish Cheesecake

Hoosier Mama S'More Pie

Chicago may be known for its deep-dish pizza, but Hoosier Mama's S'more Pie proves that we shouldn't forget about another kind of pie. This tasty dessert is topped with whipped toasty meringue instead of torched marshmallows.

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Taco Pizza

Your childhood dream of combining tacos and pizza has finally come true. Grab some at Roots Handmade Pizza in Chicago, or make your own — using a store-bought crust! — at home.

Get the Recipe: Taco Pizza

Churrasco Sandwich

Garlicky skirt steak and equally garlic-filled chimichurri sauce are sandwiched with melted mozzarella inside a crusty Cuban roll at David's Cafe Cafecito in Miami.

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The Urban Oven Prosciutto and Grape Pizza

Swap out traditional mozzarella for equally mild and slightly nutty fontina cheese. A little rosemary, grapes and thin-sliced prosciutto give this pie from The Urban Oven in Los Angeles a sweet and salty bite.

Get the Recipe: The Urban Oven Prosciutto and Grape Pizza

Lee's Famous White Clam Pizza

The Famous White Clam Pizza at Lee's Tavern on Staten Island lets the flavor of briny baby clams shine; it's only accented with garlic oil, oregano, and a blend of mozzarella and pecorino cheeses.

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Domilise's Half-and-Half Po' Boy

A typical po' boy contains shrimp or fried oysters, but Domilise's Po-Boys and Bar in New Orleans kicks it up a notch by combining both in this sandwich.

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Wicked Garden Pizza

Minced garlic, roasted garlic and garlic oil will ward off any vampires, and the mix of caramelized onions, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and basil on top makes this white pizza totally healthy.

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Ricotta Cheesecake

It's easy to dress up a ricotta cheesecake without breaking a sweat: Just pop open a can of mandarin oranges like they do at Chef Vola's Restaurant in Atlantic City.

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Guisados Cochinita Pibil Tacos

Achiote paste provides these pork tacos with their primary flavor (and color), but Guisados in LA also uses a blend of four other Mexican spices and bitter orange juice before roasting the meat.

Get the Recipe: Guisados Cochinita Pibil Tacos

Slow-Roasted Pork Cuban Sandwich

It takes three hours to slow-roast the pork in the classic pressed Cuban sandwich from David's Cafe Cafecito in Miami, but the flavorful meat is well worth the wait.

Get the Recipe: Slow-Roasted Pork Cuban Sandwich