Unusual Toppings for Adventurous Eaters – Spice Up Your Pizza

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I’ve been writing more than once that following the strict Italian rules really is the best way to reach the best results.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t skip that routine once in a while.

If you love playing around with recipes at home just as I do, you will like these “unusual” toppings you can place on Pizza, and make it, if nothing else, “your” special combination.

So, I’ve separated these unique add-ons into well-known categories.

Let’s get started.

Unusual Pizza Toppings

Cheeses that Are Not So Common

  • Gorgonzola: Its strong flavor pairs well with sweet toppings.
  • Goat Cheese: Offers a creamy taste. But the aroma is what really makes it different.

Fruits and Vegetables to Make It Controversial

The Pineapple on Pizza

You probably heard about the pineapple on pizza. Well, I went a step further.

So, if you want to start a debate with your friends over what should be or not to be on pizza, try these.

  • Rhubarb: Adds a tart, fruity touch.
  • Coconut: Provides a sweet, tropical flavor.
  • Apple Slices and Pears: Introduce a sweet crunch.
  • Bananas: Offer a unique, creamy sweetness.


Chicken Tandoori Pizza

  • Chicken Tikka Masala: Combines traditional Indian spices with the classic pizza base.
  • Tandoori Chicken: It’s smoked and spicy, what else do you need?

Breakfast on A Pizza

Breakfast on A Pizza

Who says pizza is just for lunch or dinner? Breakfast toppings can be a delightful twist:

  • Mashed Potatoes: I know it sounds weird. But trust me, just try this one.
  • Eggs: It is common to see one in the middle, but you can try with more as well.

Sweet Combinations, Just Because We Can!

Sweet and Savory Pizza

  • Strawberry, Bacon, and Sweet Onion: Don’t be too surprised. Other fruits mix great with meat. It’s like cranberries and brisket.
  • Avocado, Jalapenos, and Chicken: It’s spicy, and full of flavors, while avocado gives it a unique dimension.

Bold Flavors

If the food is never too spicy for you, try these:

  • Buffalo Sauce: Adds a spicy kick.
  • Jalapenos: Brings heat and crunch.
  • Pesto: Offers a fresh, herby base.

Sweet and Sour Toppings

Heat is not the only feeling to look for with spices, you can also add a level of bitterness and sourness.

  • Balsamic Vinegar Drizzle: A dash of balsamic vinegar can add just the right bitter taste.
  • Pineapple and Jalapeño: For a classic sweet and spicy combo.

Don’t Forget the Seasoning

Pizza with Herbs

Additional herbs can add even more to the overall taste. If you are looking for something different, here are some great options.

  • Basil: Fresh basil leaves can add a peppery, sweet flavor.
  • Rosemary: The fresh, woodsy scent pairs well with meat.
  • Walnuts: Perfect with blue cheese.
  • Pine Nuts: Add these to pesto pizzas for an extra crunch.

Sweet Pizzas

Nutella and Strawberries pizza - sweet pizza ideas

If your friends accepted some of the previous combinations, this might be the last straw!

  • Nutella and Strawberries: Like a whole new level of pancakes.
  • Cinnamon and Apple: A classic combination that tastes like a pie.

You Can Also Try Some Healthy Options

Pizza with Spinach

  • Spinach and Artichoke: A great way to add greens.
  • Grilled Vegetables: Such as zucchini, bell peppers, and eggplant.
  • Vegan Cheese: Many varieties melt just like regular cheese.
  • Jackfruit: A meat substitute that’s great for BBQ-style pizzas.

Final Words

These are the toppings I tested. It was fun, each one of these caused at least a little debate over what should be on the pizza.

I just didn’t care. I wanted to try something new, and it went just fine for me.

And again, I know, the regular combinations are just right, but why be monotonous?