The Best Pizza Toppings to Try at Home

By Robert Parsons May 13, 2021

We all have a favorite when it comes to ordering out for pizza. Whether it’s a joint on the corner that serves authentically awesome slices or your local Domino’s, you most likely know your favorite orders by heart. Sometimes, however, times can get hard, and money may become tight. On occasions like these, making your own pizzas at home can be the budget-friendly alternative that’ll both satisfy and impress the family.

From Pinterest and Facebook to Youtube and Instagram, there are hundreds of yummy recipes floating around out there with tons of unique pizza topping ideas. Simply make yourself some homemade dough (or buy a pre-made base at your local supermarket), grab some sauce, some classic mozzarella cheese, and explore the most popular pizza toppings that’ll satiate your cravings!


Classic Ideas

When it comes to pizzas, there are some recipes that fall into the classic category. These can be super simple to make and perfect to share with loved ones.

Margherita pizzas are one of these classics and are made with some of the best pizza combinations – mozzarella, basil, and good old tomato sauce. If you’re aiming for an even simpler recipe, feel free to experiment with several different cheeses you might have stored in your fridge, your favorite sauce, and ingredients you love to make a great pizza with the best pizza toppings for your unique style.

Another classic recipe, although controversial, is the Hawaiian pizza, which includes ham and pineapple. Just put as many or as little as you’d like and give it a go!

Of course, we can’t forget recipes for meat lovers. The most popular pizza toppings for those who prefer some meaty goodness on their slices include classic pepperoni, sausage, grilled chicken, and juicy Philly-style steak. 

Your homemade pizza toppings may include some or all of the ones we’ve mentioned, and even some we didn’t! Regardless of what you choose to top your delectable slices with, you can be at ease knowing you’re in control of creating something you love – perhaps even more than the takeout pizza you’re accustomed to eating!


Classic Topping Combos to try:

  • Tomato and Cheese
  • Pineapple and Ham
  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage

Different but Delicious

If you’re in a more fancy, spontaneous, or risk-taking mood, you could opt for some more unique pizza topping ideas that’ll definitely give you points for creativity and may even come out as your favorite topping combinations for future pizzas.

Perhaps you’re not the biggest fan of regular pizza cheese. If that’s the case, try your hand at using some goat cheese or even branch out to sheep cheeses for different flavors. Throw on some caramelized onions and sauteed mushrooms for texture and complementary flavors, and you’ve got yourself a delicious not-so-classic pizza.

Maybe you’ve already got your dinner menu planned, and you’re looking to make a cool dessert. Well, friend, it may make you super happy to know that Nutella pizza is a thing! Using Nutella spread as the base, you can top this with some tasty treats like marshmallows, fruits, or other sweet peckings that float your boat.


Different Flavors to experiment with:

  • Goat cheese and caramelized onions
  • Four-cheese pizza with blue cheese, mozzarella, goat cheese, and cheddar
  • Vegan or lactose-free cheese
  • Vegetable pizza with spinach, red peppers, tomatoes, and other yummy green veggies 

Get Creative

Most restaurants have a signature pizza on the menu. When you’re making pizzas at home, you’re afforded the freedom to create your own signature pizza dish. Make it for yourself or impress friends and family with it! Either way, the outcome is mouthwatering goodness to enjoy. 

Some people enjoy putting eggs on their pizza – breakfast pizzas! Others may prefer coconut shrimp as a fancy and unique topping to shake things up. When you’re making pizza at home, just get creative, and have some fun!



Whether you enjoy pizzas on the traditional side or want to experiment with something quirky and different, give yourself the opportunity to try new things. Whatever pizzas you end up making, one thing’s for sure – you’ll have fun doing it, and you’ll get to share it with those you love!