Are you making pizzas for dinner or a party and wondering what toppings you should pick up? Or maybe designing your menu for your pizza restaurant? Although pizza seems pretty simple, choosing the right topping combinations can be difficult.
In order to bring you inspiration to create the best pizza possible, I’ve gathered the best topping combinations from the best pizza recipes and shops from around the world.
From popular recipes to those with unique ingredients, you’re sure to find a great combination from this list. Have fun with a few different combinations to see if you can find a new favorite. Let’s take a look at some topping information and then get to the big list of pizza topping combo ideas.
The great thing about pizza topping combinations is that you really can’t go wrong. Unless you use some crazy ingredients that really contradict each other, you’re pretty safe putting whatever you want on your pie.
What are the Main Ingredients in a Pizza?
The main ingredients of a pizza are the crust, the sauce, the cheese, and other toppings. Additional toppings are optional and vary from recipe to recipe. The toppings are chosen based on flavor profile and how they complement each other.
Here is a huge list of 100 pizza toppings for further inspiration.
How Many Pizza Toppings Should You Combine?
We know from some of our favorite recipes, like the supreme pizzas we love, that you can add quite a few toppings to your pizza. Most popular pizza recipes use between one and five ingredients, not counting the cheese and sauce.
The more toppings you add to your pizza, the heavier it will become. Too many toppings can be too much for crusts that are thin. So, add as many as you want, but keep in mind that balance is what makes a good slice of pizza.
19 Popular Pizza Topping Combinations
These pizza topping combinations come from the most popular recipes around the world. Due to their widespread popularity, these combos are sure to be a hit at any dinner party or served at a restaurant. Check out these ideas for your next delicious pizza pie creation.
Red or white pizza sauce, and one more more cheeses like mozzarella, romano, and parmesan.
Red pizza sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni.
Red pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and olive oil.
No sauce, olive oil, garlic, and white cheeses like mozzarella, parmesan, and ricotta.
Red tomato sauce, romano cheese, basil, olive oil, and mozzarella cheese.
Marinara sauce, romano cheese, and basil.
Red pizza sauce, romano cheese, mozzarella, dollops of burrata cheese, olive oil, and basil.
Red pizza sauce, pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, olives, and red onion.
Meat Lover’s Pizza
Red pizza sauce, ham, sausage, pepperoni, meatballs, and mozzarella.
Red pizza sauce, ham/Canadian bacon, pineapple, and mozzarella.
Veggie Lover’s Pizza
Red pizza sauce, spinach, eggplant, zucchini, peppers, onions, mushrooms, romano cheese, and parmesan cheese.
Red pizza sauce, mozzarella, grilled zucchini, grilled eggplant, peppers, olive oil, and basil.
Spinach Dip Pizza
Spinach dip, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.
Onion-based red sauce, baked eggplant, garlic, mozzarella, romano cheese, and parmesan cheese.
Pesto Veggie Pizza
Pesto sauce, mozzarella, spinach, bell pepper, caramelized onions, chives, and balsamic reduction.
Refried beans, salsa, ground beef, onions, tomatoes, shredded lettuce, sour cream, and cheddar cheese.
Pesto sauce, artichoke hearts, Greek olives, red onions, Roma tomatoes, and feta cheese.
Red tomato sauce, pecorino or formaggio cheese, and basil.
Red pizza sauce, anchovies, and mozzarella cheese.
8 Pizza Topping Combinations with Chicken
The following pizza recipes all feature chicken as a main topping. These are great for using up leftover chicken or for when you want to take a break from pepperoni. Check out these great chicken pizzas for inspiration for your next homemade pizza.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
Ranch sauce, mozzarella, chicken, bacon, sauteed onions, and a ranch dressing drizzle.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Cream cheese mixed with ranch seasoning, chicken, buffalo sauce, mozzarella, green onions, blue cheese.
Chicken Parmigiana Pizza
Marinara sauce, breaded chicken, romano cheese, mozzarella, and basil.
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Barbecue sauce, chicken, bacon, jalapenos, and mozzarella cheese.
Chicken Artichoke Pizza
White garlic sauce, chicken, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, and mozzarella.
Thai Chicken Pizza
Thai peanut sauce, chicken, green onions, and cilantro.
Chicken Alfredo Pizza
Alfredo sauce, chicken, parmesan, mozzarella, and mushrooms.
Jalapeno Popper Pizza
Cream cheese, chicken, jalapenos, cheddar and mozzarella cheese, and bacon.
13 Unique Pizza Topping Combinations
The next set of topping combinations that feature unique ingredients. These combinations come from restaurants around the world that locals go crazy for. If you’re feeling adventurous, pick one of these recipes for your next pizza.
Hot Honey Pizza
Red pizza sauce, ricotta cheese, mozzarella, mushrooms, basil, and hot pepper infused honey.
Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, caramelized onions, mozzarella, pancetta, figs, and goat cheese.
Pizza al Pastor
Chili sauce, mozzarella, shredded pork, red onions, cilantro, pineapple, and salsa.
White pizza sauce, mozzarella, sliced potatoes, red onions, parmesan cheese, black pepper, and paprika.
Nashville Hot Chicken and Pickles Pizza
Nashville hot sauce, mozzarella, chicken, red onions, pickles, and red peppers.
Loaded (No)Potato Pizza
Ranch sauce, bacon, cheddar cheese, jalapeno peppers, chives, and blue cheese.
Red pizza sauce, smoked gouda, smoked tomatoes, onions, smoked sausage, and mozzarella.
Pesto sauce, shrimp, garlic, spinach, parmesan, romano, mozzarella, and arugula.
Pulled Pork Pizza
Barbecue sauce, pulled pork, pineapple, onions, and jalapenos.
Alfredo sauce, roasted potatoes, rosemary, bacon, and mozzarella.
Apple and Bacon Pizza
Pesto sauce, apples, bacon, and mozzarella.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Pizza
Peanut butter, jelly, and fruit toppings like raspberries, strawberries, or bananas.
Cream cheese and fruits like apples, oranges, pineapple, and grapes.
Pizza Topping Combos
As you can see, there are many options when combining pizza toppings based on these popular recipes. From traditional toppings, to strange ingredients, there are thousands of combinations you can try.
Have fun trying different recipes and toppings on your homemade pizzas. Part of the fun of cooking pizzas at home is coming up with new, favorite recipes and trying new things.
Have fun experimenting and gathering inspiration from these delicious pizza recipes. I love to try new combinations out on these quick and easy pita pizzas that I make in the air fryer.