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150+ Pizza Topping Ideas

Pizza. It’s on of the most loved foods among both kids and adults. It’s quick and easy. It comes in different shapes and sizes. And the pizza toppings can range from plain cheese to all meat to a spread of specialty ingredients that are unique and gourmet. If you love pizza but would like to expand what you put on your pie, here’s a list of all the pizza toppings you can add to your list.

Pizza Toppings

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Cheese Pizza Toppings

It’s arguably one of the most important elements of a great pizza, and there’s nothing we like more than a good, instagrammable cheese pull. But you can branch out beyond mozzarella. Here are all the cheeses that you can try on your pizza.

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  • Asiago
  • Blue Cheese
  • Brie
  • Burrata
  • Camembert
  • Cheddar
  • Feta
  • Fontina
  • Goat cheese
  • Gorgonzola
  • Gouda
  • Gruyere
  • Havarti
  • Monterey jack
  • Mascarpone
  • Mozzarella
  • Nacho cheese
  • Parmesan
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Pecorino
  • Pepper jack
  • Provolone
  • Romano
  • Ricotta
  • Swiss
  • Taleggio

Pizza Topping Sauces

The classic pizza is topped with a seasoned tomato sauce, but you don’t have to stick with tradition every time. Here are some of the best sauces to use as pizza toppings.

Meat/Protein Toppings

Most people go for the standard pepperoni, but you can step out of the box with some of these other meat and protein pizza toppings.

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  • Anchovies
  • Bacon
  • Bison
  • Bresaola
  • Brisket
  • Buffalo
  • Canadian bacon
  • Capicola
  • Chicken
  • Chicken liver
  • Chicken tinga
  • Chorizo
  • Clams
  • Crab
  • Crawfish
  • Corned beef
  • Duck or duck confit
  • Eggs
  • Elk
  • Ground beef
  • Guanciale
  • Gyro meat
  • Ham
  • Hot soppressata
  • Lamb
  • Lobster
  • Meatballs
  • Mussels
  • Nduja
  • Pancetta
  • Pastrami
  • Pepperoni
  • Pork belly
  • Prosciutto
  • Pulled pork
  • Refried beans
  • Salami
  • Sardines
  • Sausage/Italian sausage (hot or mild)
  • Short Ribs
  • Shrimp
  • Smoked oysters
  • Smoked salmon
  • Soppressata
  • Spam
  • Turkey
  • Venison
  • Wild game

Veggies & Herbs Toppings

While some people are strictly carnivores when it comes to pizza, others love a good supreme loaded with vegetable pizza toppings. Here is a list of delicious veggies and greens that you can put on top of your pizza pie.

  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Allspice
  • Artichokes/Artichoke hearts
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Basil
  • Bay leaves
  • Beets
  • Bell pepper
  • Black pepper
  • Broccoli/Broccolini/Broccoli rabe
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Butternut squash
  • Capers
  • Cardamom
  • Carrots
  • Celery salt
  • Cloves
  • Coriander
  • Corn
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Eggplant (try it fried!)
  • Fennel
  • Figs
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Garlic, garlic powder or garlic salt
  • Green onions
  • Italian seasoning
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Marjoram
  • Microgreens
  • Mint (fresh)
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard greens
  • Mustard powder
  • Nutmeg
  • Olives
  • Onions (try them caramelized) or onion powder
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Parsley (fresh, flat leaf)
  • Peas
  • Portabella mushrooms
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Radicchio
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Sea salt
  • Shallots
  • Spinach
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Sweet potato/yam
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes
  • Truffles
  • Yellow squash
  • Watercress
  • Zucchini

Fruit (Yes, Fruit!) Toppings

We know. Some people debate whether or not pizza is the place for fruit. In some cases, it is definitely deliciously edible. Here are some of the best fruits to try on your pizza.

  • Apples
  • Avocado
  • Bananas (Sweden loves a good banana curry pizza)
  • Dates
  • Figs/Fig jam
  • Grapes
  • Lemon slices (very thin!) or zest
  • Mango
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Passion fruit
  • Peaches
  • Pear
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranate
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries (for dessert pizzas)

We love this dessert pizza that tastes just like a cinnamon roll, and this fruit pizza that is made with pastry dough instead of traditional pizza crust!

Spicy Pizza Toppings

If you like to add heat to your pizza try the spicy toppings.

  • Banana peppers
  • Calabrian Chilies
  • Carolina reaper
  • Chipotle sauce
  • Ghost peppers
  • Habanero Peppers
  • Hatch chilis
  • Hot honey
  • Hot sauce
  • Jalapenos or pickled jalapenos
  • Pepperoncinis
  • Poblano peppers
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Serrano peppers
  • Sriracha
  • Thai chili sauce

Other Pizza Toppings To Try

These run the gambit from unusual to unique but there are a few ways to enjoy these toppings on your pizza.

  • Beans – baked, black, white
  • Calamari
  • Capers
  • Cashew sauce
  • Caviar
  • Crushed chips
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • Fruit butter
  • Garam Masala
  • Hazelnuts
  • Honey
  • Hot dog slices
  • Ketchup
  • Kimchi
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Mustard
  • Nut butter
  • Peanuts/Peanut sauce
  • Pickled Ginger
  • Pickles
  • Pine nuts
  • Pistachio
  • Quince/Quince jam
  • Sauerkraut
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Seaweed flakes
  • Sour cream
  • Squash blossoms
  • Taco sauce
  • Tikka basala
  • Tofu
  • Tortilla chips
  • Walnuts

Best Combinations of Pizza Toppings

What are your favorite combos for pizza toppings? Here are a few to try on your next pizza night.

  • Red sauce, pineapple, jalapeno, and pepperoni
  • Refried beans, ground beef, black olives, taco sauce, cheddar cheese
  • Chicken, bacon, red onion, and bbq sauce
  • Chicken, mushrooms, pesto, roasted red peppers, and cheese
  • Pepperoni, chicken, bacon, sausage, and ham
  • Mushrooms, onions, peppers, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers (add pepperoni, bacon, or chicken)
  • Chicken, buffalo sauce, bacon, blue cheese crumbles
  • Chicken, alfredo sauce, spinach, mushrooms (add a few dollops of pesto too!)
  • Ground beef, caramelized onions, red peppers, alfredo sauce

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