Saturday kicks off the first day of National Pizza Month.  First observed in 1984, the tasty holiday was created by Gerry Durnell, who founded Pizza Today magazine. The celebratory month in October honors the date the first issue of Pizza Today was published. It encourages pizza fans to not only enjoy their favorite slices, but also try out new recipes.

Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian or a dedicated meat lover, you are sure to find something you like from the recipes below.

BBQ Chik’un Pizza with Ranch

Vegans looking for a smoky or even a spicy spin on pizza will love this concoction. Dusted with seasoned pistachios and delicious ranch dressing , this dish is definitely worth a second slice.

Tomato and Basil Pizza

Sure, it’s simple but it’s a classic. After a long, hard day of work whip up this quick dish and enjoy.

Chicago Style Deep Dish Sausage Pizza

For those of you who aren’t living in Chicago with the opportunity to indulge in their famous deep dish pizza, this recipe is for you. Just make sure you prepare the dough a day ahead of serving the actual dish.

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza With Cashew Mozzarella

Vegans looking to put a spin on the Chicago classic will enjoy this saucy recipe which includes fennel, red pepper flakes, cornmeal and more.

Pea Shoot Pizza with Ricotta and Cracked Egg

This creative dish offers a healthy spin on pizza by ditching the sauce and loading on fresh ingredients and eggs.

Pepperoni Pizza Dip Wonton Cups

Trade in your traditional slice of pizza for these yummy treats that can be served as appetizers or an entrée with the addition of a side salad.

Chocolate and Strawberry Passion Pizza

Dessert anyone? Pizza doesn’t have to be restricted to breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try out this delectable treat that will satisfy any vegetarian or meat eater.

Potato Pizza

Although this isn’t your typical pizza dough, this recipe still gives you the traditional flavors of the classic dish.

Gluten Free Stuffed Crust Pizza Recipe

This incredible pizza can be altered for vegans or vegetarians. Aside from switching out mozzarella cheese for non-dairy mozzarella style cheese, this is will be a slice of pizza that you will not forget.

National Pizza Month doesn’t necessarily have to be an expensive time. There are several establishments that offer great deals during these 31 days. Pizza Hut is offering customers the opportunity to order two medium pizzas for just $6.99 each with the purchase of two or more. Customers can choose from any recipe and unlimited topping combinations.

Dominos is still running its choose any two or more deal for $5.99, which offers customers the option of purchasing a medium, two topping pizza.  Customers can either order more pizza or choose from stuffed cheesy bread, a salad, pasta and more. The pizza chain also has an everyday carry out deal featuring a large 3 topping pizza.

For pizza deals in your area, type in "National Pizza Month Deals" followed by the name of your city into Google and local establishments offering discounts should pop up.