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5 Creative Pizza Toppings You Have to Try

By: Georgia Schumacher Filed under: Culinary

October 26, 2018

5 Creative Pizza Toppings You Have to Try

In case you didn’t know, October is National Pizza Month and your time to celebrate is almost up! If you enjoy experimenting with foods and flavors in the kitchen, why not treat yourself to some delicious homemade pizza? Here are five of our favorite creative pizza toppings for you to sample this week.

1. Roasted brussels sprouts

Sound wild? Just wild enough to work. Add them on a pizza alongside red onion and ricotta. Or goat cheese. Or maybe bacon. What about pancetta? You could even toss them on with a whole mix of other veggies. There are so many tasty options! Most pizzas with brussels sprouts have a white sauce, but you can also use a tomato sauce if that better matches your pizza preferences.

2. Potatoes

You may think of potatoes as a side dish or an ingredient in soups and casseroles, but potatoes have potential on pizza too. Sliced very, very thinly and baked on a pizza, they become delectable, lightly browned and crispy. Rosemary and potato are a nice pairing for pizza toppings. Asparagus and caramelized onions also work well alongside potatoes on a pizza. You can even mix it up and use sweet potatoes. If you’re craving something meatier, load your pizza with cut-up baked potatoes, green onions, cheese, and bacon. Yum!!

3. Fried Egg

Looking for the perfect brunch food? Incorporate some sausage or bacon along with parmesan cheese and a fried egg. You’ve got yourself a breakfast pizza. A few tater tots on top can make it even more filling and delicious! Fancier options abound as well. Perhaps a pizza topped with kale or arugula, roasted garlic sauce, and two sunnyside-up eggs would light you up. Maybe try a simple herb pesto sauce topped with cheese and an egg or two. Add artichokes, mushroom, or any veggies you like. Keep experimenting, and we’re sure you’ll find the perfect combination in time.

4. Pickles

Bet you didn’t see this coming! It might seem crazy, but people do put pickles on pizza. Think about it. Other strong-flavored like banana peppers and olives work, so why not give pickles a try? One approach is to make a cheeseburger pizza using ketchup as your sauce and beef, cheese, tomatoes, onion, mustard, pickles, and maybe some bacon as your toppings. Or, you can make a white pizza with pickles, using a homemade garlic sauce, cheese, pickles, and fresh dill weed. If you’re a pickle lover, both are worth a shot.

5. Fruit

For a different take on pizza, visit the fresh fruit aisle of your local grocery store. For the best outcome, create a pizza using a sharp or salty cheese or other ingredient that contrasts the sweetness of your fruit.

Whatever you do, don’t limit yourself to pineapple. Explore! Do something different! A few fruit pizza topping ideas are below:

  • Peach, ricotta, and honey
  • Peach and prosciutto
  • Blueberry, feta, and caramelized onions
  • Cherry, goat cheese, and arugula
  • Blackberry, goat cheese, pistachios, and honey
  • Blackberry, ricotta, and basil
  • Strawberries, balsamic vinegar, and goat cheese
  • Figs, balsamic vinegar, and gorgonzola

Grilling is a great option for the crust of many of these fruit pizzas.

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By: Georgia Schumacher Filed under: Culinary

October 26, 2018