Our Favorite Pizza Toppings

Are you all about plain pizza, eternally ordering the margarita from even the most creative menus? Or do you pile on the toppings–pepperoni AND sausage AND onion AND olive AND arugula?

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We can never say no to a good crispy crust topped with tomato sauce and melty mozz. Here are a couple of our favorites.

1. Pepperonata

Pepperonata refers to a delightful antipasti dish of stewed peppers. It’s great on pizza, and great with bitter broccolini.  

2. Broccolini.

For that matter, let’s call it how we see it: broccolini would be good on pizza all by its lonesome. Blanch it first if you’ve got an extra pot. 

3. Roasted Eggplant

Kind of like eggplant parmesan, but in a whole new way. 

4. Salad.

We know. It’s pizza, not health food. But a big arugula salad on top turns your dinner into something greater. Plus, some of the leaves wilt right into the pizza, which is really delicious.

5. Olives and Onions

This is for real: briny, earthy, and strong.

6. Spinach-Basil Pesto


Dollop pesto across the surface, or use it as a spread beneath the cheese instead of tomato sauce.

If tomatoes, parm, and mozzarella don’t belong inside a sandwich, then we don’t want to be right. Add pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, meatballs–or any of your favorite pizza toppings.

This post is part of Food Network’s Comfort Food Feast. See everyone else’s pizza posts below:

The Heritage Cook: Gluten-Free Pizza Crust and Homemade Pizza Sauce
Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Easy Turkey Taco Pizza
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Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Pepperoni Pizza Puffs
Weelicious: Pizza Balls
Dishin & Dishes: Iron Skillet Chicken Pesto Pizza
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Pepper and Corn
Red or Green: Pizza with Green Chile, Chicken and Cheese (Gluten-Free)
Virtually Homemade: Individual Cheese Quesadilla Pizzas
Domesticate Me: Grilled Pita Pizza with Prosciutto, Chanterelles, Arugula and a Fried Egg
Food for 7 Stages of Life: No Yeast Pizza Dough
In Jennie’s Kitchen: Easy, Homemade Pizza Dough
The Sensitive Epicure: Mini Deep Dish Polenta Pizzas (Gluten-Free)
FN Dish: Homemade Pizza Comfort by the Slice

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