Don't Go Topless

Don't Go Topless

10 Pizza Toppings to Wow Your Friends and Family

It would be a shame to stick to regular pepperoni or ham and pineapple pizza when you have a wood-fired pizza oven available. It’s pretty hard to make a bad pizza, so why not experiment a little? Here are 10 pizza toppings that you need to try.

  1. Sausage

You have dozens of choices when it comes to sausage, from zesty chorizo to sweet maple sausage. Pick your favorite and cook it up before crumbling over your pizza. It’s great on its own or combined with one of the other options on our list.

  1. Corn

Not a usual pizza topping, corn kernels pick up a lovely roasted flavor when cooked in a wood-fired pizza oven. Use fresh kernels, not frozen, for the best results.

  1. Eggs

Eggs may be cracked on top of your pizza and then baked to perfection, or you can scramble them lightly first and spread them over your crust. Add some strips of crispy bacon and you have the perfect breakfast pizza.

  1. Broccoli

Ever tasted roasted broccoli, straight from the oven? It’s amazing and it could be on your next pizza. Before you turn up your nose at the idea, toss some small florets in olive oil, with some salt, basil or oregano and spread across your pizza. You’ll be amazed at the flavor.

  1. Smoked Salmon

Lox is a treat that many enjoy on crackers or bagels, but why not put it on your pizza? The rich flavor pairs well with a mild cheese and really pops in a wood-fired oven.

  1. Lemons

When you think of pizza, citrus is the last thing on your mind, usually, but it’s actually a great way to knock the flavor out of the ballpark. Just add a few thin slices of lemon to your pizza for a zesty addition. (P.S. this goes really well with veggies or fish)

  1. Peaches

If you enjoy the flavor play of ham and pineapple, try adding some peach chunks (fresh, or very well drained) to your pizza. The sweetness will make your taste buds sing! This topping goes particularly well with ricotta cheese.

  1. Zucchini

Want to add a nutritional boost to your pizza? Slice up some zucchini and toss it on. It’s a good idea to grill the zucchini ahead of time to avoid things getting watery, but this vegetable is so mild in the flavor department that you can use it with pretty much anything.

  1. Seafood

From shrimp and crab to lobster and mussels, seafood gives pizza a whole new spin. It also fares well in the heat provided by a wood-fired pizza oven and lets you serve up a gourmet pie. Try using a white sauce instead of the traditional tomato with seafood.

  1. Pickles

We usually think of pickles as something to put on a sandwich or burger, but did you know they also enhance a pizza? The tangy, sour flavor is a great addition to the more traditional pizza, but it also goes very well with cheeseburger pizza.

Sometimes, going beyond the usual pizza toppings is a good way to expand your horizons. What’s your favorite pizza topping?