pizza topping ideas

7 Pizza Topping Ideas: choose your favorite!

In the previous article of this category we’ve talked about how easily you can make original Italian Pizza dough but once you’ve made your dough you need to have some Pizza topping ideas to prepare delicious fragrant pizza recipes.

In addition to the most traditional Italian pizzas like Margherita, Marinara and Calzone there are literally tons of pizza topping ideas that will help you make a pizza, one for each taste. You can choose to season your pizza with veggies, sea food, salami, ham, sausage. It’s nice to have different pizza topping combinations to keep things interesting.

You can even make what here in Italy we call “white pizzas” which is pizza without tomato sauce but with lots of different cheeses to make it “white”.

My Italian Grandma, who loves more traditional pizza recipes, simply can’t accept the idea of a pizza without tomato sauce but I told her some people like to eat their pizza without the sauce and that’s OK. There is no way she’ll get over Hawaiian pizza (the one with pineapple on top) or pizza without the sauce.

Besides having good pizza topping ideas please keep in mind that the quality of the ingredients, the kneading and the rising of the dough, as well as the baking, will make the difference between a so-so and a delicious, mouth-watering homemade Italian pizza.

Here in Italy each region has its own typical ingredients consequently there are different traditional pizza topping combinations according to the local products.

Here are some of my favorite traditional pizza topping ideas for you to choose from.

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original italian pizza

Original Italian Pizza from Naples (Italy)

Here is the story of the Original Italian Pizza…

Yesterday I was at the beach all day with Grandma enjoying the sunshine and the Mediterranean Sea. After a day at the beach we thought: let’s have a pizza tonight.

So we went to this really nice Pizzeria Restaurant and as always she got all goofy about the now-very popular “Hawaiian Pizza”.

She said pineapples are not supposed to be on a pizza…and it went on and on “it’s like cheese and chocolate!” and I said “Grandma, things change, taste change, trends change…now Hawaiian Pizza is a big thing!”.  Ok, she just couldn’t get over it!

Anyways, it can be thin, it can be thick, it can be round or square cut. It can have a huge variety of toppings. Usually it involves tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese but one thing is for sure: Pizza is a real Italian Classic.

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