Five Unusual Toppings That Taste Amazing On A Pizza

Want to break out of your usual pizza-making routine? Skip the flavours that you’ve already mastered, like pepperoni and margarita? 

Well, who says you have to stick to the rulebook when it comes to pizza? If everybody simply stuck to the rules, we wouldn’t have invented pizza in the first place. It’s up to you to have a stroke of genius and create the next big pizza flavour that storms the world.

So, today, we’re going to give tradition a miss and instead go for five unusual toppings that taste amazing on pizza… and, no, pineapple isn’t one of them.

1) Broccoli and cauliflower

These two veggies have received an absolute glow-up in the past couple of years, so it’s only fair that we start off with broccoli and cauliflower. Don’t worry – these are far from the two veggies your Mum used to steam as a kid, served up with a roast. Broccoli and cauliflower are amazing on pizza, especially when chopped into fine pieces, sprinkled with garlic powder and bacon chunks, too. It’s a healthy, flavoursome pizza that could earn you big kudos from family and friends.

2) Pear

Move over, pineapple – there’s a new fruit in town! Pear is the less-popular cousin of the apple and, sadly, it’s a super underrated fruit. But think about how versatile it is, lending itself to salads and paired with blue cheeses! It’s only natural that pear goes perfectly on a rocket, prosciutto and gorgonzola pizza. Cut into thin slices and enjoy a juicy, sweet touch to your traditional prosciutto pizza.

3) Baked potatoes

We know what you’re thinking: potatoes? On pizza? These guys have lost the plot! Well, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. We can guarantee you that this baked potato pizza will be your new fav. Combine freshly sliced or grated mozzarella, potato slices, bacon, and a sour-cream cheese sauce. Then, finish it off with chopped spring onion and you’ve created a masterpiece.

4) Fig

Is it just us, or does this list keep getting crazier?! Well, maybe… but what did you expect? You wanted unusual, right? Fig is a total winner on particular types of pizza. It’s been a staple fruit in the Mediterranean for thousands of years – so why is it just now that we’re discovering fig and prosciutto pizza? This salty-sweet combo is perfectly balanced. A must-try.

5) Pickles

Whether you’re going for a Slavic-style salami-cheese-pickles pizza combo, or an Americanesque cheeseburger pizza, pickles can be a super fun ingredient to work with. We hope you’ve been given a heap of inspo for your next pizza feast. Alfa Ovens are one of the world’s favourite manufacturers of Italian wood-fired pizza ovens, priding themselves on a quality product at a quality price. Reach out to the team at Alfa Ovens today so you can start making your own mouth-watering pizzas.