Top 10 exclusive pizza ideas

Margherita Pizza

First up in our pizza topping ideas: the classic MARGHERITA. How can you go wrong with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil? It’s simple, but it’s so seriously good that we make one margherita pizza every single pizza night. The key to this one? Our incredible 5 minute pizza sauce: it tastes like pure tangy sweet tomato goodness. And don’t put on the basil until after baking: otherwise it’ll turn brown! Sprinkle it right after you take the pizza out of the oven. Here’s what’s on this Margherita Pizza:

  • Easy Pizza Sauce
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Thin layer of Parmesan cheese
  • Thinly sliced basil (added after baking)

Taco Pizza

This is one of our favorite pizza topping ideas because it’s a huge crowd pleaser. It’s taco pizza! Yes, that’s artisan style Italian crust on bottom, straight up delivery-style taco pizza on the top. The crown jewel in this one is the toppings: crunchy romaine, crumbled tortilla chips, and our insanely good Homemade Ranch (a healthy spin on it, at that). Here’s what’s on this Taco Pizza:

  • Refried beans
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Sliced green onion
  • Sliced black olives
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Chopped tomato
  • Crumbled tortilla chips
  • Homemade Ranch Dressing

Spinach Artichoke Pizza

Why not take your favorite dip and turn it into a pizza topping idea? Yes, it’s spinach artichoke dip in pizza form. (We also have a spinach artichoke grilled cheese. So good!) This one is always a favorite at parties. Here’s what’s on this Spinach Artichoke Pizza:

  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Chopped artichoke hearts
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese

Veggie Supreme Pizza

Ready for our new favorite pizza topping? Veggie supreme. That’s right: it’s a supreme pizza featuring all your favorite veggies, and it tastes a little meaty too. How do we do it? To bring in a meaty flavor, we used our favorite trick: fennel seed! Fennel seed is used in sausage, so when you eat it, it makes your brain think of sausage. Here we’ve sauteed mushrooms with fennel seed, which gives them a savory flavor. (And if you’re a meat eater, you could add pepperoni and sausage to make a standard supreme pizza.) Here’s what’s on our Veggie Supreme Pizza:

  • Easy Pizza Sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Green & red bell peppers
  • Thinly sliced red onions
  • Mushrooms sauteed with fennel (so good!)
  • Feta cheese crumbles
  • Sprinkle of dry oregano

Pesto Pizza

Remember how we said our favorite pizza topping ideas are super simple? Well how about this one: just basil pesto and tomatoes! Oh and mozzarella cheese, of course. It’s like an inside out margherita pizza. And it’s another one of our favorites because the flavor is so spot on. Try to find a really good basil pesto for this one — or make your own using our Basil Pesto recipe. Here’s what’s on this Pesto Pizza:

  • Basil pesto
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Thinly sliced tomatoes (slice them as thin as possible and salt them)

Spicy Diavola Pizza

Do you like spicy food? If so, here’s a pizza for you: Diavola pizza! Diavola means devil in Italian, so this one brings the heat! This spicy Diavola pizza features sliced Calabrian chilis, our favorite hot pepper to add just enough heat. If you can’t find them, you can use a Fresno chili. And if you’re a meat eater, feel free to add spicy sausage: it’s also typical on a Diavola pizza! Here’s what’s on this Diavola Pizza:

  • Easy Pizza Sauce
  • Fresh or shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Thinly sliced Fresno or Calabrian chili pepper
  • Kalamata olives
  • Fresh basil (add after baking)

Best Mexican Pizza

Another favorite of our pizza topping ideas is a fusion pizza again, similar to the Taco Pizza above. This time it’s a loaded Mexican pizza, with refried beans, jalapeño peppers, and corn. If you have time, make the pickled red onions: they add just the right tangy flair to the topping. And of course, hot sauce is a must! Here’s what’s on this Mexican Pizza:

  • Refried beans
  • Mexican cheese blend
  • Sliced green onion
  • Chopped tomato
  • Corn
  • Thinly sliced jalapeño peppers
  • Cilantro
  • Pickled red onions
  • Sour cream
  • Hot sauce

Egg Pizza with Pecorino

Ever had egg on a pizza? On Alex and my first visit to Rome on our honeymoon, we had a pizza with egg that changed everything. It had a red sauce, tons of veggies, and then an egg in the middle. We broke the yolk and it spilled gooey yellow sauce over the entire pizza, making it completely irresistible. Egg on a pizza doesn’t mean breakfast: it’s a legit delicious pizza topping idea in its own right. Here’s what’s on this Egg Pizza:

  • Olive oil brushed on the dough (it’s a white pizza!)
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Pecorino cheese
  • Sauteed scallion greens
  • Eggs

Best Vegan Pizza

Ever tried a pizza without cheese? It can actually be truly delicious. Here’s one of our pizza topping ideas for vegan eaters or just anyone who wants to eat more veggies! This one is covered in super flavorful veggies so that you don’t miss the cheese at all. Here’s what’s on this Vegan Pizza:

  • Easy Pizza Sauce
  • Mushrooms sauteed with garlic
  • Chickpeas
  • Red onion
  • Spinach
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Jarred red pepper, cut into strips
  • Fresh basil (added after baking)

Veggies, Avocado & Goat Cheese

And the lasts up in our pizza topping ideas: this veggie pizza with avocado! Based on a pizza called the So Cal pizza, this one features a smattering of delicious veg and then dollops of creamy, tangy goat cheese. It’s bright and beautiful, and utterly delicious. Here’s what’s on this Veggie Pizza with Avocado:

  • Easy Pizza Sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Sliced red and yellow bell peppers
  • Red onion
  • Dollops of avocado
  • Goat cheese
  • Fresh basil (added after baking)