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Best Pizza Topping Combinations

Updated on May 12, 2015

What are the best pizza topping combinations?

Everyone has their favorite pizza and their favorite toppings. It may be Cheese only, Pepperoni only, or maybe its Sausage only. However, we want to explore the best pizza topping combinations, ok, maybe its just my favorite combinations.

Being from Chicago, I probably have a bias for a certain type of pizza, buy I have tried lots of different kinds and I'm not going to debate deep dish pizza and thin crust pizza here. But we will debate whether bacon is good on a pizza, or maybe pineapple, or barbecue sauce.

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Best Meat Pizza Topping Combinations

There are pleanty of meat toppings for pizzas. Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, Ground Beef, Ham, Bacon, Candadian Bacon, Shrimp, Salami, Prosciutto, and Capicolla. What are the best meat topping combinations?

This five meat pizza has been my favorite: Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, Ham, Bacon, and Capicolla. The spicy pepperoni mixes well with the sausage, ham and capicolla. Of course, everything is great with bacon.

Here are some other 5 meat pizza combinations

At Pappa Murphys the Meat Pizza includes Canadian Bacon, Pepperoni, Sausage, Bacon, and Ground Beef.

At Bj's Brewhouse the Gourmet Five Meat Pizza includes Meatballs, Ham, Salami, Pepperoni, and Italian Sausage.

At Gino's East the Meaty Legend includes Canadian Bacon, Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, and Bacon.

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Best Vegetable Pizza Topping Combinations

Another favorite among pizza fans is the vegetable only pizza. There are many different types of vegetables that can be places on a pizza including mushrooms, onions, green peppers, sliced tomatoes, asparagus, eggplant, zucchini, anchovies, yellow squash, red peppers, black olives, green olives, broccoli, and spinach.

My favorite Vegetable only pizza is the "Lou" from Lou Malnati's Pizzeria. The Lou includes Fresh Spinach, Mushrooms, and Sliced Tomatoes.

At Giordano's the Super Veggie includes Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Onions, Broccoli, Black Olvies, and Tomatoes.

At Gino's East the Vegetarian includes Asparagus, Green Peppers, Mushrooms, Onions, Red Peppers, Yellow Squash, Eggplant, and Zucchini.

At Best Pizza in New York, the Pickled Vegetable Slice includes Onions, Fennel, Broccoli, Sprouts, and Cauliflower.

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Pizza Recipe Cookbooks for more Topping Combinations

Finding a great pizza recipe is not hard with these awesome pizza cookbooks. Find the one with your favorite chef and enjoy the different topping combinations that they recommend.


Best Pizza Topping Combinations

Ok, now let's put the meats and vegetables together and see what we get. There are many ways to put these together, here are some of my favorites:

The one pizza I remember the most is from Uncle Pete's when it was in Lombard and includes Sausage, Green Peppers, Onions, and Mushrooms.

At Savage Pizza in Atlanta, the Chicken Cordon Bleu sounds interesting with Garlic white sauce, roasted chicken, prosciutto ham, red onion, roasted red peppers.

At Brick 3 Pizza in Milwaukee, the Caprese includes tomatoes, red onions, green olives, basil, and sweet red peppers.

At PizzaPapalis in Detroit, try the V.I.P. with Pepperoni, onions, mushrooms, and green peppers.

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And then there are the Specialty Pizza Topping Combinations

The specialty pizza topping combinations include just about anything you can think of. Here are some of the most interesting pizzas I have come across. Let's start with a couple of pizzas that are becoming mainstream:

The Woody's Waui Pizza at Woodstock's Pizza includes Pineapple and Canadian Ham.

The BBQ Chicken Pizza at Pizza By Marco includes Chicken Marinated in BBQ Sauce, Fresh Cilantro and Red Onions

The Crab Pie at Matthew's Pizza includes Crab Meat, Carmalized Onions, and Old Bay Seasoning.

The Ratatouille Pizza at Andiamo Pizza includes Eggplant, Zucchini, Roasted Peppers, Portobello, and Caramelized Onions.

I'll continue to look for more unique pizza topping combinations.

What is your favorite Pizza topping combination?

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    • kimberlyschimmel profile image

      Kimberly Schimmel, MLS 4 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      Giordano's stuffed pizza with zucchini is the best Chicago-style pizza in the world!

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      E L Seaton 4 years ago from Virginia

      I am still searching for the fave. I know what it is not, it is not anchovies!

    • GeekGirl1 profile image

      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      Shrimp and garlic.