Are you going to be hosting a pizza night, and do you need some ideas? You can indeed top a pizza with virtually whatever you like. So what ingredients and techniques result in pies that are irresistibly tasty and that everyone will adore?
Here is a list of 20 of the most popular toppings that may be used to make mouthwatering pizzas every time. There is a wide variety of pizzas available, ranging from the classic Margherita and Supreme varieties to the novel and inventive Taco Pizza, Pickle Pizza, and more. Each suggestion will take you to a distinct pizza recipe, complete with step-by-step directions on how to cook that pizza. Ready to get baking?
One of the most common toppings ordered on pizza… ever? Margherita pizza! Pizza Margherita was first created in the 1800s and features the three colors of the Italian flag: red, white, and green. These colors come from the tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and basil, respectively.
Another incredibly popular pizza topping is the supreme pizza, however, the precise meaning of this pie varies depending on the pizzeria. Pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese are used to make the foundation of this dish. Pepperoni, sausage, green bell pepper, black olives, and red onions are the toppings that are most frequently used on supreme pizzas. Sometimes sautéed mushrooms or even spicy peppers are added to the dish.
Another ingredient that appears frequently atop pizzas. Cheese pizza. When we combine our number one-rated tangy pizza sauce with shredded mozzarella and fresh mozzarella to make the cheesiest, gooiest pie possible, this one has a flavor that is incomparably superior to that of a typical delivery pizza.
Spinach Artichoke Pizza
Another fantastic topping for pizza, perhaps? Artichokes! This spinach artichoke pizza is a recreation of the popular hot dip, except it is served on a crust instead of tortilla chips. After brushing the crust with oil, top it with mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic, spinach that has been sautéed, and artichoke hearts that have been marinated in vinegar.
A common pizza topping, taco pizza attempts to recreate the flavor and texture of a taco by placing it on top of a pizza. This rendition is popular among customers because it is an exact reproduction of the Pizza Hut special. The dough is topped with refried beans and cheese made in the Mexican way, then tomato, black olive, green onion slices, and crunchy lettuce are added. To finish it off, sprinkle some tortilla chips and splash some ranch dressing over it.
White pizza, or pizza Italian, is a pizza cooked without a red tomato sauce. Instead, it tops the dough with either a sauce with a white hue or a little brushing of olive oil. Both of these methods come before topping the dough. The white sauce might be a cream sauce like alfredo, or it can be a soft cheese like ricotta cheese. Both are acceptable options. Ricotta cheese flavored with garlic serves as the foundation of this dish, which is then topped with layers of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
The colorful toppings on a Greek pizza are sure to make it a crowd-pleaser every time. Place some tomato sauce on top of the dough, followed by some mozzarella cheese and a variety of vegetables such as spinach, black olives, tomatoes, and red onion. On top of everything, sprinkle a liberal amount of crumbled feta cheese.
Morning pizza can only mean one thing: pizza topped with scrambled eggs. This favorite food can easily be transformed into a satisfying morning meal by adding this topping to the pizza. After spreading tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese on top of the dough, proceed to layer it with scrambled eggs, sausage (optional), bell peppers, and red onion.
This pizza is perfect for a mushroom overload! One potential topping for pizza is sautéed mushrooms that have been seasoned with fresh thyme, oregano, and a squeeze of lemon towards the end. Olive oil and mozzarella cheese should be spread over the dough’s surface. The mushrooms, some dollops of goat cheese, and some additional fresh herbs should be added at this point. It’s very wonderful!
You don’t even need a recipe to make pesto, which is another topping that is really popular for pizza. Put some basil pesto on the bottom layer of dough, then layer mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced fresh tomatoes, and fresh basil on top (adding a pinch of salt to the tomatoes before cooking). Add some pizzazz with homemade pesto made from basil.
Goat Cheese Pizza
On a pizza, what could possibly be more delicious than a few airy dollops of goat cheese? (Not much) This one is topped with our best-rated tomato pizza sauce, big dollops of goat cheese, and mozzarella cheese. If you finish it off with some fresh basil, you’ll have yourself a pie that’s worthy of bragging about.
A fun, simple pizza topping? Arugula! Bake up whatever toppings you like. After removing the pizza from the oven, sprinkle it with some spicy baby arugula that has been simply seasoned with a touch of olive oil and a little salt. It gives every bite a crisp and refreshing crunch! (You’ll need baby arugula for this recipe because regular arugula has a flavor that’s far too intense.)
A shrimp topping on pizza is a pleasant surprise in terms of how wonderful it is. One of the most delicious toppings for pizza is shrimp which has been seasoned with garlic and butter and is then topped with ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese. It tastes like shrimp alfredo on a pizza crust rather than noodles, which is an equally delicious combination of flavors as it sounds.
One of the greatest delights in life is a burrata cheese that is both rich and creamy. Thus, why not use it as a topping for pizza? Here for your consideration is the pinnacle of pizza creation: a classic Margherita pie topped with melty burrata cheese. Spread our highly regarded pizza sauce all over the crust, then top it with mozzarella, and then halfway through the cooking time, sprinkle on some burrata cheese. Add some fresh basil leaves on top, and then dig in.
Pickles as a pizza topping? This one-of-a-kind pizza has a sauce made of garlic and dill, which is creamy, and it’s loaded with cheese, pickles, and heaps of it. It might sound strange at first, but just wait till you take that first mouthful. The flavors complement one another remarkably.