Pizza Toppings Bucket List: 100+ Yummy Ideas to Try on Your Pie

Ah, pizza…one of the most popular American foods eaten. There are so many different types of ingredients that you can put on a pizza, it can be hard to decide what are the best pizza toppings to use.

Some people prefer a simple cheese pizza, while others like to eat combinations of meats and vegetables. One of my all-time favorites is pepperoni and pineapple! There are endless ideas when it comes to creating your perfect pizza pie, and here are the most popular ones to try and check off your bucket list.

Ultimate Pizza Toppings List: The Best ingredient Ideas to Try on Your Pie

Ultimate Pizza Toppings List: The Best ingredient Ideas to Try on Your Pie

Meat Toppings

If you’re a fan of meat on your pizza, you’re in luck – there are plenty of delicious toppings to choose from. Pepperoni is a classic choice, and sausage is also a popular option. For something a little different, try chorizo or prosciutto. If you are adventurous, mix them all together for the ultimate meat pie! Whatever meat you choose, it’s sure to be a delicious addition to your next pizza night.

Meat Toppings Pizza Combination Ideas:

1. Bacon

2. Beef

3. Canadian Bacon

Canadian Bacon on a pizza

4. Chicken

5. Chorizo

Chorizo on a pizza

6. Ground Beef

Ground Beef on a pizza

7. Ham

8. Hot Sausage

9. Hotdogs

10. Italian Sausage

11. Kielbasa

12. Meatballs

Meatballs on a pizza

13. Pancetta

14. Pepperoni

15. Pork Belly

16. Prosciutto

Prosciutto on a pizza

17. Pulled Pork

18. Salami

19. Sausage

20. Sopressata

21. Steak

Veggie Toppings

What better way to use farmer’s market vegetables than to toss them onto some delicious cheese covered dough? You can go with a typical mixed mushroom pizza or add some artichokes and caramelized onions to the mix. Either way, it is a great way to sneak some healthy ingredients into your diet.

Veggie Toppings Pizza Combination Ideas:

22. Artichokes

Artichokes on a Pizza

23. Arugula

Arugula on a pizza

24. Asparagus

Asparagus on a pizza

25. Basil

26. Bean Sprouts

27. Broccoli

28. Caramelized Onions

29. Cauliflower

30. Corn

Corn on a pizza

31. Fennel

32. Fried Onions

33. Garlic

34. Green Onions

35. Kale

Kale on a pizza

36. Leeks

37. Mushrooms

Mushrooms on a pizza

38. Potato

39. Red Onions

40. Swiss Chard

41. Spinach

42. Sweet Onions

Sweet Onions on a pizza

43. Sweet Potato

Cheese Toppings

Many people might think that typical mozzarella is the only choice for the cheese on their pizza, but there are many other yummy ideas. You can slightly mix it up by adding a little cheddar to your mozzarella cheese or go a little crazy by using goat or blue cheese. Each will bring a different flavor profile to your pizza.

Cheese Toppings Pizza Combination Ideas:

44. Blue Cheese

45. Brie

46. Buratta

Buratta on a pizza

47. Cheddar

48. Colby Jack Cheese

49. Smoked Gouda

50. Feta

Feta on a pizza

51. Fontina

52. Goat Cheese

53. Gorgonzola

54. Gruyère Cheese

55. Mozzarella

56. Pecorino Romano

57. Pepper Jack Cheese

58. Provolone

59. Ricotta

Ricotta on a pizza

Fruit Toppings

If you’re looking for a more unique pizza topping, fruit is a great option and there are many different ones that can make for a tasty pizza. For example, pineapple is a popular choice for Hawaiian pizza, while apples and pears can add a sweet and tart flavor to a more traditional cheese pizza. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try using fruits like mango or kiwi. No matter what toppings you choose, remember that the key to a great fruit pizza is to use fresh, ripe fruit so that your pizza is both flavorful and visually appealing.

Fruit Toppings Pizza Combination:

60. Apple

61. Avocado

Avocado on a pizza

62. Banana Peppers

63. Bell Peppers

64. Black Olives

65. Butternut Squash

66. Capers

67. Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes on a pizza

68. Eggplant

69. Fig

Fig on a pizza

70. Green Olives

71. Green Peppers

72. Hazelnuts

73. Jalapeños

74. Peaches

75. Pears

Pears on a pizza

76. Pineapple

77. Red Peppers

78. Sun Dried Tomatoes

Sun Dried Tomatoes on a pizza

79. Tomato

80. Zucchini

81. Pepperoncini

82. Kalamata Olives

Fish and Seafood Toppings

Have you ever thought about adding fish to your pizza? One classic option are salty anchovies that are often used as a pizza topping in Mediterranean-style pies, but there are plenty of other ideas too. You can use tuna, clams (out of their shell of course!) or prawns. Add in a little garlic and capers, and your fish pizza is complete.

Fish And Seafood Pizza Combinations:

83. Anchovies

Anchovies on a Pizza

84. Crab

85. Lobster

86. Prawn

Prawn on a pizza

87. Salmon

88. Scallop

89. Shrimp

90. Squid

91. Tuna

Tuna on a pizza

92. Clams

93. Mussels

Mussels on a pizza


A traditional red pizza sauce is what most pizzas will have slathered on their crust, but there are plenty of other options to try. From pesto to barbecue sauce, you want to try them all at least once to pick your favorite.

94. Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo Sauce in Pizza

95. Balsamic Reduction

96. Barbecue Sauce

97. Buffalo Sauce

98. Fig Jam

99. Greek Yogurt

100. Hummus

101. Marinara Sauce

102. Olive Oil and Garlic

103. Olive Tapenade

104. Pesto

Pesto on a pizza

105. Ranch Dressing

106. Salsa

107. Sweet Chili Sauce

108. Tandoori Paste

109. Teriyaki Sauce

Nuts, Seeds & Legumes

Nuts, seeds and legumes are a great option to add some flavor and texture to your pie, but they also offer a host of health benefits (bonus!). Walnuts are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to promote heart health. Sunflower seeds are a rich source of vitamin E, an important nutrient for skin and eye health. And almonds are packed with calcium, which is essential for strong bones and teeth. Legumes are loaded with antioxidants for a healthy heart! So next time you’re making pizza, pile on the nuts, seeds and legumes

110. Almonds

111. Black Beans

112. Cashew

113. Peanuts

114. Pecans

115. Pine nuts

116. Pistachios

117. Pumpkin Seeds

118. Sesame Seeds

119. Sunflower Seeds

120. Walnuts

Half the fun in life is trying new things, you never know what you’re going to get. And when it comes to finding the best pizza toppings, the possibilities are endless. Sure, pepperoni and cheese are classic for a reason, but why not branch out and try something new? No matter what you choose, remember that the best part of trying new things is that there are no wrong answers. So go ahead and experiment with your pizza bucket list, your taste buds will thank you!

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