35+ Amazing Pizza Toppings

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Having a pizza night? I’ve put together a list of best pizza toppings you’ll absolutely love. From popular Italian pizzas to more creative recipes, this sensational pizza topping list will be a total hit.

Top view of a large round pizza cut into slices with different pizza toppings like olives, rocket, and  spinach.

There’s nothing better than feasting on a pizza!

The ultimate evening to me is a cozy pizza night in. Your family and friends gathered around in the kitchen while you pull a freshly baked pizza out of the oven.

The aroma of garlic and oregano, the incredible smell of roasted tomatoes and basil, gooey melted cheese everywhere.

Pizza is so generous, abundant, it smells incredible and everyone loves it.

It’s also customizable with different and more delicious pizza toppings ideas to make everyone happy. How cool is that?

With a batch of freshly made dough, easy pizza sauce, and a few delicious pizza toppings, it’s so easy to whip up a terrific filling meal for a crowd.

And for the pizza dough, you can use your favorite recipe, my super easy 1-bowl pizza dough, or store-bought dough if you’re short on time. 

In this collection I’ve included a wide array of popular pizza recipes that feature veggies, fish and meat to suit different tastes.

Pizza with toppings? You’ll be spoilt with choise.

Enjoy! : )

Pizza Toppings

From Classic Italian pizzas to the ultimate veggie pizzas, these delighful pizza toppings are sooo good they need to be shared. Enjoy!

What about Hawaiian pizza?

Sorry if the popular pizza topped with sweet pineapple, tomato sauce and cooked ham is missing from this list, but I’m 100% Italian after all, and Italians don’t eat pineapple pizza. Never. : )

If you loved these best pizza toppings…

If you enjoyed this roundup and love more vegetarian pizzas, focaccia and Italian bread recipes, I’ve got you covered with some of my favorite recipes and roundups!

Lastly, I hope if you enjoyed my pizza toppings list, and if you make a delicious pizza using one of these recipes, or you have a question, let me know by leaving a comment. I would love to hear from you and get your feedback! x

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Update: originally published on August 2022, this roundup has been updated with new recipes and photos.

Top view of a large round pizza cut into slices with different pizza toppings like arugula and olives.
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35+ Amazing Pizza Toppings

Having a pizza night? I've put together a long list of amazing pizza toppings you’ll absolutely love plus my easiest pizza dough recipe below, the perfect crust for any topping.
Make sure you check all the recipe notes and tips for the best pizza here!
The recipe yield 1 large pizza (2 regular servings or 6 smaller servings).
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Proofing time and stretching1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Pizza
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pizza toppings
Calories: 426kcal
Author: Katia


  • 1 ½ cup + 2 Tbsp (210 grams) all-purpose flour or bread flour, plus more to sprinkle over the dough (pls, see notes)
  • ½ tsp fine salt
  • ½ tsp Instant yeast (or active dry yeast, see notes)
  • ¾ cup (180 grams) water, lukewarm
  • ¾ Tbsp olive oil


  • DRY INGREDIENTS: In a large bowl mix flour, instant yeast, and salt until combined.
  • MIX IN 1 BOWL: add water, olive oil, and stir with a spatula to incorporate the dry ingredients into the liquid. While stirring, scrape the bottom of the bowl to make sure to gather all the flour. The dough looks sticky, not smooth, and lumps are totally fine.
  • LET THE DOUGH PROOF: cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a damp tea towel, place in a warm place, and let it rest for 1 hour (even 1 ½ hour if time allows), or just until the dough has doubled in sized and looks bubbly. 
  • PREHEAT THE OVEN: when the dough is ready, place the rack in the lowest position, preheat the oven to 450°F/230°C, and cut a large piece of parchment paper (if you use a pizza stone). Alternatively, grease or line with parchment paper a large baking pan.
  • SHAPE THE DOUGH: scrape the edges of the bowl with a spatula, pour the dough onto the parchment paper, and make sure you sprinkle some flour over it to reduce stickiness. Then, starting from the center, gently press it out with your fingers until you get approx a 9×13 inch pizza. Keeping some flour at hand helps during this step. Then let it rest for 10 minutes until the oven gets hot.
  • TOPPING: chose your favourite toppings from the collection above, you'll be spoilt with choice.
  • BAKE: bake in the lower shelf of the oven for about 15 minutes, or until nice and crusty. However, keep in mind each oven is different, keep an eye on it (e.g. in a forced fan oven it will take about 8-10 minutes).


LUKEWARM WATER:  the water should be mildly warm.
YEAST: Active dry yeast and instant yeast can be used interchangeably in this recipe. However, Active dry yeast needs to be activated in water and let it sit until slightly foamy before adding to the flour (follow the manufacturer’s instructions). Also, you might need to extend the proofing time if needed.
FLOUR: all-purpose flour is perfect for pizza, but bread flour works fine too. Whole-wheat flour instead, although healthier than white flour, makes a dense, less crispy pizza crust. If you wish to use it, I would advice using no more than a 1/3 of the flour, and keep in mind the water absorption might be different.
MEASURE THE INGREDIENTS CORRECTLY: a kitchen scale is always the best option, however, if you use US cups just make sure you use the spoon & level method. Essentially, don’t scoop the flour out of the bag with your measuring cup because you could end up with more flour than you need. Use a spoon to transfer the flour from the bag into the measuring cup instead, than use the back of a knife to level off the top of the measuring cup.
WATER ABSORPTION: water absorption is the amount of water taken up by flour and may vary significantly depending on the type of flour, brand, and weather conditions. When you add water to the flour, start with the amount stated in the recipe. If the liquid is not enough to achieve the dough consistency, just add gradually a little extra water (1 or 2 Tbsp) until the flour has been incorporated.
WARM OVEN METHOD TO SPEED UP RISING: this is a trick to help you to make the dough rise faster. Basically, preheat the oven at low temperature, then turn it off and create a warm environment for the dough to rise in. Make sure the bowl is not in contact with hot surface, the oven should be slightly warm, not hot.
This shortcut works great when you run out of time.
WHAT TO USE INSTEAD OF A PIZZA STONE? Each oven usually has a rimmed baking sheet that you can simply invert it and place on the lowest shelf of your oven before you preheat it. When the baking sheet is right-side up, taking the pizza in and out of the oven will be easier and the preheated baking sheet will make a nice and crisp pizza crust. To bake your pizza: place pizza and parchment paper on a pizza peel or on a large tray and, when it’s time to bake, slide the pizza onto the hot reverted baking sheet and bake until golden and crispy.
Nutrition facts: Please note that the nutrition values are based on an online nutrition calculator.  It’s an estimate only and it should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. The nutrition value is for the dough only, it doesn’t include the topping.


Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 5mg


  1. 4 stars
    Good ideas but the shade you throw at pineapple pizza is unnecessary. It’s a Canadian creation and if it does not strike your fancy, you can just not mention it.

    1. Glad you like these pizza toppings, John!
      Re the pineapple pizza, I just acted like the Italian that hates pineapple on pizza – pls don’t take it personal. : )

  2. 5 stars
    Thank goodness I stumbled into your site; I’ve been looking for data like Having a pizza party? I’ve compiled a list of the best pizza toppings that I know you’ll enjoy. This incredible pizza toppings list is sure to please everyone who loves pizza, whether they prefer traditional Italian pizzas or more unique variations. A pizza night at home is the pinnacle of evenings for me. Everyone in the house is congregating in the kitchen to watch as you remove a pizza from the oven. I found this to be an interesting read and would recommend it to others. I have also found this resource useful and its related to what you are mentioning.

    1. Great to hear that, thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    Thanks for pointing out that nutrition calculators would also be good to use when determining what could be a good pizza topping. I’d like to find a nice pizza restaurant soon because there are days when I just feel like having meals that are pretty heavy but could be served fast. Pizza will surely be great for that.

    1. Thanks for your feedback, Alice. I couldn’t live without pizza and I try to watch my calorie intake too. But I’m perfectly aware that pizza is not a salad, smaller portions are a good compromise for me. : )
      Have a lovely weekend. x

  4. 5 stars
    I find it fascinating that you could use several topping options to give your pizza a nice Italian kick. My friend wants to try out different cuisines around the world. I should let him know about Italian-style pizza and how visiting an Italian restaurant can let him experience this firsthand.

    1. Glad you enjoyed all these topping ideas, Zachary!
      Hope your friend will find a proper authentic pizza place where to try new delicious pizzas. : )

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