Pizza toppings

Pizza toppings

My favourite pizza toppings for homemade pizza! From everyone’s favourite Pepperoni to Italian classics like Margherita and Capricciosa, fully loaded BBQ Meatlovers’ and Supreme, the hardest part about this is deciding which pizza to make tonight.

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Pizza Toppings

If this feels like a Domino’s menu for homemade pizza – GOOD! That’s what I’m going for – and this list will continue to grow with time as I add more pizzas.

To kick off PizzaTin, here are recipes for our top 10 favourite pizza toppings plus a list of extra pizza topping ideas. Use a store-bought or homemade pizza crust (it takes 40 seconds, there’s no excuses!).

Are you ready to get your pizza fix??

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Popular Favourite Pizza Toppings

Traditional pizza toppings that are firm favourites – always have been, always will be!

Pepperoni

Lots of pepperoni, and lots of cheese! This firm favourite deserves it’s place at the top of the PizzazTin list.

Ingredients: Pizza sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni

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Supreme

Hot on the heels of pepperoni is Supreme, THE pizza I grew up with. The one rule I have about supreme? It’s gotta have at least TWO meats. Otherwise, it’s just another pizza….

Ingredients: Pizza sauce, mozzarella, bacon, onion, beef mince, capsicum, pepperoni, mushroom, olives

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Hawaiian (Ham & Pineapple)

If you think you don’t like Hawaiian pizza, that’s because you haven’t tried homemade! I used to be one of “those people”…

Ingredients: Pizza sauce, mozzarella, ham, pineapple

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BBQ Meatlovers

You don’t even need to use a fancy BBQ sauce here. Any generic store bought BBQ sauce is fine – this one is all about the toppings!

Ingredients: BBQ sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, bacon, cabanossi, beef mince, ham

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Garlic butter prawns and chilli

Huge Aussie favourite, a pizza topped with garlic prawns AND finished with a drizzle of garlic butter. Heaven in the form of a pizza!

Ingredients: Pizza sauce, mozzarella, garlic butter prawns, capsicum, onion, chilli, rocket

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Sausage & Kale

If there was ever a way to get someone to eat kale, this is it!

Ingredients: Pizza sauce, mozzarella, sausage, kale

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More topping ideas!

Though the recipe for these is not listed below, here are some more pizza topping ideas that we love. I will be working my way through them and adding photos and recipes over the coming months!

  • Hot n’ spicy (spicy salami, capsicum, sliced jalapenos, onions, hot sauce)
  • Aussie pizza (bacon, red onion, a whole egg cracked on)
  • Caramelised onion, feta, beef mince
  • Squid, chorizo, rocket
  • Spring pizza (zucchini, artichoke, asparagus, spinach, and pesto dolloped on just before serving)
  • Seafood pizza (precooked squid, mussels, clams, prawns etc)
  • BBQ chicken (BBQ sauce, shredded chicken, red onion, smoked paprika)

Italian Classics

Pizza toppings for classic Italian favourites, just like you find on the menu of the very best wood fired Italian pizzerias!

Margherita

Classic Italian favourite, one of the best examples of how simple is best! This pizza truly is magnificent.

Ingredients: Pizza sauce, buffalo mozzarella, basil, olive oil, salt

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Capricciosa (Ham, Artichoke, Mushrooms, Olives)

This is a magnificent combination and a firm RecipeTin Family favourite! 

Ingredients: Pizza sauce, mozzarella, ham, artichoke, mushrooms, olives

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Quattro Formaggio (Four Cheese Pizza)

This combination of cheeses is just spectacular! The little pops of blue cheese is sheer perfection.

Ingredients: mozzarella, parmesan, provolone, blue cheese

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Prosciutto and rocket

Another firm favourite, paper thin slices of prosciutto is perfect paired with peppery rocket (arugula). I could eat this every day!

Ingredients: Pizza sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, rocket/arugula, extra virgin olive oil

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Cheese & Garlic Pizza

Garlic bread – in pizza form! You’ll love the oregano flavour in this.

Ingredients: Pizza sauce, mozzarella, garlic, oregano

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Potato & Rosemary

Carb on carb perfection. The first pizza I request at every family pizza night! The pops of rosemary flavour in this is just divine.

Ingredients: mozzarella, potato, fresh rosemary, extra virgin olive oil

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More classic Italian topping ideas

Recipes for these aren’t listed below but will be added as I make my way through them!

  • Broccolini or broccoli (blanch first) and pancetta/speck/bacon
  • Potato, sausage, pancetta/speck/bacon
  • Gorgonzola and mushroom
  • Black olives, anchovies, capers
  • Gorgonzola, radicchio
  • Capers, anchovies, eggplant, capsicum
  • Mixed sliced mushrooms and garlic
  • Rocket, sliced fresh tomato, sliced pancetta
  • Prawn, zucchini, basil, onion
  • Ricotta, cherry tomato, baby spinach

Watch how to make it

Here’s the recipe video for homemade pizza which includes a tasty preview of some of the pizzas listed above!

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Here are our top 10 favourite pizza toppings! This list will continue to grow, at which point I’ll start creating separate recipes for each pizza. For now, enjoy this handy 10-in-1 list! Also see – homemade pizza recipe (dough and cooking) and pizza sauce recipe.
Course Mains
Cuisine Italian, Western
Keyword pizza recipes, pizza topping ideas, pizza toppings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Author Nagi

Ingredients

  • 1 pizza base (link)
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce (link this)

Pepperoni

  • 140 g mozzarella cheese , freshly grated
  • 20 – 30 slices pepperoni , cut 3mm / 1/8” thick

Supreme

  • 130 g mozzarella cheese , freshly grated
  • 1/3 cup onion , cut 0.5cm (1/4”) thick
  • 1/3 cup bacon , cut into 1 x 3cm (1/2 x 2”) pieces
  • 1/2 cup capsicum , sliced 0.5cm (1/4”) thick
  • 12 slices pepperoni , cut 3mm / 1/8” thick
  • 1/3 cup beef mince (ground beef) , formed into 1cm (1/2”) balls
  • 1/3 cup button mushrooms , cut 3mm (1/8”) thick
  • 1/4 cup black olives , sliced

Ham & Pineapple

  • 140 g mozzarella cheese , freshly grated
  • 2/3 cup ham , cut into 2 x 0.5cm (1 x 1/4″) batons
  • 1/2 cup pineapple , cut into small chunks

BBQ Meatlovers

  • 3 tbsp barbecue sauce (instead of pizza sauce)
  • 125 g mozzarella cheese , freshly grated
  • 10 slices pepperoni , cut 3mm (1/8”) thick
  • 1/3 cup bacon , cut into 1 x 3cm (1/2 x 2”) pieces
  • 1/3 cup cabanossi , cut into 5mm (1/4”) pieces
  • 1/3 cup beef mince (ground beef) , formed into 1cm (1/2”) balls
  • 1/3 cup ham , cut into 2 x 0.5cm (1 x 1/4″) batons

Garlic Butter Prawns & Chilli

  • 130 g mozzarella cheese , freshly grated
  • 12 medium raw prawns/shrimp , shelled and deveined
  • 1.5 tbsp butter , unsalted
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic , chopped
  • 1/2 cup capsicum , sliced 0.5cm (1/4”) thick
  • 1/2 cup onion , sliced 0.5cm (1/4”) thick
  • 2 tsp long red chillis , sliced finely
  • 1 cup baby rocket , loosely packed

Sausage & Kale

  • 130 g mozzarella cheese , freshly grated
  • 120 g (3/4 cup) pork sausage , skin removed, torn into 12 or so balls
  • 1 1/2 cups kale , stems removed, torn into pieces
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Margherita

  • 125 g fresh buffalo mozzarella , well drained
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 basil leaves

Capricciosa

  • 140 g mozzarella cheese , freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup artichokes (jarred) drained and sliced
  • 3/4 cup button mushrooms , cut 3mm (1/8”) thick
  • 2/3 cup (about 70g) shaved ham , torn into pieces
  • 1/4 cup black olives , sliced

Quattro Formaggio (Four Cheese Pizza)

  • 110 g mozzarella cheese , freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup (about 70g) sliced provolone cheese , torn into pieces
  • 1/3 cup (about 40g) blue cheese , broken into 1.5cm (1/2”) pieces
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese , grated

Prosciutto & Rocket

  • 140 g mozzarella cheese , freshly grated
  • 1 tbsp olive oil , plus extra for drizzling
  • 8 – 10 slices prosciutto
  • 1 cup baby rocket , loosely packed

Cheese & Garlic

  • 160 g mozzarella cheese , freshly grated
  • 2 tbsp garlic , chopped
  • 1.5 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Potato & Rosemary

  • 130 g mozzarella cheese , freshly grated
  • 1 1/4 cups potato (waxy variety) , 2mm (1/12″) slices
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves picked, loosely packed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 275°C/530°F, or as high as it will go. Place oven shelf in top third of oven.
  • Stretch dough to form pizza base and slide onto baking pan.
  • Follow topping directions below, then place in oven.
  • Turn pizza at 4 minutes so it cooks evenly, and check at 8 minutes (even if recipe says 10 minutes). Take out early if cheese gets too brown.

Pepperoni

  • Spread pizza sauce over base, followed by cheese.
  • Distribute pepperoni over pizza, and bake.

Supreme

  • Spread pizza sauce over base, followed by cheese.
  • Scatter remaining ingredients over pizza, and bake.

Ham & Pineapple

  • Spread pizza sauce over base, followed by cheese.
  • Scatter remaining ingredients over pizza, and bake.

BBQ Meatlovers

  • Spread barbecue sauce over base, followed by cheese.
  • Scatter remaining ingredients over pizza, and bake.

Garlic Butter Prawns & Chilli

  • Toss prawns/shrimp with salt.
  • Heat butter over medium heat in a skillet or heavy frying pan until frothing. Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Cook prawns for 1 minute on one side until just starting to brown. Flip prawns, cook 1 minute more and remove. Reserve garlic butter.
  • Spread pizza sauce over base, followed by cheese.
  • Scatter remaining ingredients except rocket over pizza, top with prawns. Bake until done.
  • Drizzle reserved garlic butter over prawns and scatter with rocket.

Sausage & Kale

  • Spread pizza sauce over base, followed by cheese.
  • Scatter remaining ingredients over pizza, and bake.

Margherita

  • Spread pizza sauce over base. Drizzle 1 tbsp of oil over base, and bake.
  • After 5 minutes, remove pizza from oven. Tear buffalo mozzarella into 10 pieces and distribute over pizza. Continue baking until pizza is done.
  • Drizzle with remaining olive oil, and scatter with basil leaves.

Capricciosa

  • Spread pizza sauce over base, followed by cheese.
  • Scatter remaining ingredients over pizza, and bake.

Quattro Formaggio (Four Cheese Pizza)

  • Spread mozzarella cheese over base. Scatter provolone, parmesan and finally blue cheese over pizza. Bake.

Prosciutto & Rocket

  • Spread pizza sauce over base, followed by cheese. Drizzle 1 tbsp oil over pizza and bake.
  • After about 7 minutes, remove pizza from oven. Drape prosciutto randomly over the pizza.
  • Continue baking until done. Scatter rocket over pizza and drizzle with a little more olive oil.

Cheese & Garlic

  • Spread pizza sauce over base, followed by cheese.
  • Scatter remaining ingredients over pizza, and bake.

Potato & Rosemary

  • Spread mozzarella cheese over base.
  • Arrange potato slices over pizza, each slice overlapping no more than 1/3 so it will cook through properly.
  • Sprinkle over the rosemary and salt, and drizzle with the olive oil. Bake for the standard cooking time given. Check with a fork or skewer that the potato is tender. If not fully cooked, cook another 2 minutes.

 

Life of Dozer

He should be grateful I didn’t give him that slice with that fiery slice of chilli on it!!

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