Are you tired of using the same pizza toppings every time you make a homemade pizza? Have you run out of ways to spice up pizza night? You’re not alone. We’re here to help. From common toppings to more adventurous pizza additions, we’ve gathered the best, most delicious ways to top your next pizza. Let's start to examine which flavor combinations work well.
Meat lover’s pizza is a carnivore’s delight. Exactly which meats are used to top a meat lover’s pizza varies, but most include sausage or ground beef, pepperoni, bacon, and sometimes ham. The meats are added between layers of cheese and sit atop traditional pizza sauce and a pizza crust thick enough to withstand the weight.
Is there a pizza topping more controversial than pineapple? Unlikely. But while people continue to debate whether pineapple belongs on pizza, others are enjoying the combination of ham and pineapple that, together with mozzarella, make up a Hawaiian pizza. When it comes to this pizza topping combination, we urge you to give it a chance.
Supreme pizza toppings, like those of the meat lover’s pizza, vary slightly. In general, a supreme pizza is one that combines some of the most popular pizza toppings to create a pizza loaded with flavor. Traditionally, a supreme pizza will include pepperoni, sausage, onions, bell peppers, olives, mozzarella, and pizza sauce. Mushrooms, banana peppers, and Canadian bacon are other common supreme toppings.
BBQ chicken is delicious on its own, so you can imagine how delectable a BBQ chicken pizza is. A BBQ chicken pizza is usually made with shredded or sliced chicken, barbecue sauce, red onions, and mozzarella cheese. Which barbecue sauce you use is entirely up to you, whether it be store-bought or homemade.
If you’ve been looking for a more enjoyable way to eat your leafy greens, this is for you. Sausage and kale pizza is simple yet surprisingly delicious. And we promise, you’ve never had kale like this! A traditional sausage and kale pizza uses pizza sauce, mozzarella, sausage (hot or mild), and kale.
These flavorful pizza toppings are especially popular in Australia. If you’ve never had prawns on a pizza before, let this be the way you try them. For this pizza, you will need pizza sauce, mozzarella, garlic butter prawns, onion, chili, and capsicum.
The margherita pizza is a shining example of the “less is more” concept. A traditional margherita pizza is topped with pizza sauce, basil, buffalo mozzarella, olive oil, and salt. The oven shown in the image is the brand new Karu 16 from Ooni.
Pizza quattro formaggi is a type of Italian pizza that is topped with four different cheeses, usually mozzarella, gorgonzola, fontina, and parmigiano. It can be made with or without tomato sauce.
If you’re a big fan of garlic bread, you’ll love this Italian pizza. Cheese and garlic pizza is made with pizza sauce, garlic, mozzarella, and oregano. It tastes like the best garlic bread you’ve ever had.
The main ingredients of a capricciosa pizza are pizza sauce, Italian-baked ham, mozzarella cheese, artichoke, mushrooms, and tomato. Some versions of capricciosa pizza include prosciutto, olives, basil, marinated artichoke hearts, olive oil, and egg.
Americans don’t often think about potatoes as a pizza topping, but the Italian potato and rosemary pizza is proof that piling carbs onto carbs can be an extraordinary delight. The potatoes are sliced paper thin and layered on top of a thin crust so that the pizza doesn’t become too thick and heavy. Italian potato and rosemary pizza is made with extra virgin olive oil, mozzarella, potato, and fresh rosemary.
Prosciutto and Rocket pizza is another Italian favorite that makes for a great summer pizza. Raw arugula, commonly referred to as Salad Rocket, is a popular pizza topping in Italy and it pairs perfectly with salty prosciutto. A traditional Italian prosciutto and rocket pizza is made with pizza sauce, mozzarella, rocket/arugula, prosciutto, and olive oil.
If you’re still looking for a pizza topping combination to try on your next pie, consider one of the following. You just might discover your new favorite pizza.
Listing all the possible toppings for pizza is almost impossible given that every type of food can be added to pizza. With that said, here is even more inspiration for you:
Meat is usually cooked or cured before it is added to a pizza to ensure that it is safe to eat. Meats can be roasted, grilled, fried, cured, braised, or smoked, and the flavor will change based on the cooking method you use. When using larger cuts of meat like chicken or steak, you will want to chop or slice the meat into but-sized pieces before adding it to your pizza. Ground meats like beef and sausage should be cooked first, then drained of excess grease before used as a pizza topping.
Seafood makes for a great pizza topping. As with meats, seafood is almost always cooked, cured, smoked, or salted before it is added to a pizza to ensure the food is safe to eat and to improve the flavor and texture. Seafood should be cut into bite-sized pieces to use a pizza topping.
Unlike meat and seafood, vegetable and fruit pizza toppings don’t have to be cooked before they’re added to a pizza. However, you can cook many of the toppings listed below to achieve a different flavor or texture.
The ingredients listed below are typically added after the pizza has been baked. They are great for adding additional flavor and texture to your pizza.
When it comes to combining pizza toppings to create a delicious pizza, the opportunities are endless. You can use your own imagination and food preferences to come up with a pizza that appeals most to you. Be sure to check out our review of pizza topping stations which are great ways to keep track of your pizza toppings!