What Is the Best Topping for Pizza?

By: Victoria Phillips

Related To:

smore dessert pizza

YK_FN_03SmoresPizza3_034.tif

Food Stylist: Anne Disrude Prop Stylist: Pamela Duncan Silver

Photo by: Yunhee Kim ©Yunhee Kim 2011

Yunhee Kim, Yunhee Kim 2011

Cheese, pepperoni and pineapple, oh my. Food Network asked Facebook fans: “In your opinion, what is the best topping for pizza?” Not only did 3,843 of you answer, but you also shared extremely detailed choices.

Spinach, bacon, ham, mushrooms, olives, garlic — you guys want it all — as long as it’s covered with gooey cheese. Extra cheese was the number one topping of choice, with pepperoni and pineapple following close behind. Fans love pineapple classically paired with ham, but don’t mind if it’s mixed with chicken or bacon.

Every veggie possible made the list, but you’ll heap your slice high with mushrooms, olives and onions. Sprinkle a bit of garlic on top and you’ve got yourself a dream pie. Now that you’re probably craving pizza, make some at home instead of ordering in.

Spice things up with Rachael’s Thai Chicken Pizza. Cucumbers, bean sprouts, peanuts and duck sauce make this chicken pie a melting pot of international flavors.

Add some seafood to the mix with Bobby’s Grilled Shrimp and Cilantro Pizza. Buffalo mozzarella adds creaminess, while the cilantro pesto brings out the delicate flavor of the shrimp.

Ellie’s Egg, Ham and Spinach Pizza is less than 400 calories and puts a laid-back spin on Sunday brunch. Get step-by-step directions for Ina’s White Pizzas With Arugula, or try easy Pita Pizzas from Food Network Magazine.

Of course, no pizza list is complete without a dessert option. Bake Guy’s S’more Pizza (pictured above) with marshmallows, dark chocolate, graham crackers and a dash of chili powder for a sweet snack.

Next Up

Is Nutritionally-Balanced Pizza Too Good to Be True?

A Glasgow University scientist claims he's created a nutritionally-balanced pizza that can be eaten at every meal.

Spotlight Recipe: Mushroom, Onion & Basil Pizza

Weekday or weekend, this mushroom and onion pizza is perfect for a speedy meal.

Pizza Picks for Your Wednesday-Before-Thanksgiving Dinner

The night before Thanksgiving, who has time to make dinner? Here are some of the best pizza spots across the country — no reservations required.

The Best Way to Reheat Deep-Dish Pizza

Don't even think about using the microwave.

Baking Healthy Breads

Baking your own bread isn’t as hard as you think, and there are many different kinds of healthy recipes to experiment with. Keep the croissants and baguettes to the pros (those can get a bit complicated). Here are some simple and delicious recipes to try.

This Pizza Was Made with 101 Cheeses

A Portland, Oregon, pizza joint took it upon itself to make a 101-cheese pizza, aiming for a new cheese-on-pizza world record.

Pizza 101

Ditch delivery pizza and check out Food Network's roundup of basic, non-traditional and sweet pizza recipes.

These Pizza Topping Ideas Really Deliver

Including the underrated MVP combo: pepperoni and peanut butter.

What's New