Pizza is a classic food staple for everyone. The classic warm crust with the melted cheese and sauce combo, is a big meal enjoyed by people every day all around the world. Have you ever tried a crazy cool topping on your pizza? Or are you a plain cheese type of person? These are the 15 craziest, most coolest pizza toppings you must try!
1. Banana Curry
Starting off strong, with banana curry pizza. This strange combo is covered in cheese, curry powder, and one whole banana. This dish is quite the rage in Sweden. Start with your basic cheese pizza, and add your blend of curry spices and a sliced banana.
2. Canned Tuna
This may sound yucky, but I promise it is awesome! This pizza dish is originated in Germany, and it’s normal to have this mixed with fresh veggies, like olives and peppers. Normally found with a cream cheese sauce and mozzarella cheese. Try deep-frying your tuna then baking it onto your pizza. Add veggies for an extra crunch.
3. Cheez Whiz
You either love it or you hate it; try it for yourself and decide! The classic red pizza sauce is swiped out for a Cheez Wiz layer, topped with steak–or your meat of choice, and veggies. If this sounds like too much cheese (is that even a thing?), mix your pizza sauce and Cheez Wiz to balance out the flavors.
Breakfast, anyone? Eggs on pizza sounds kinda goofy, but you can make it super custom-made. Add bacon bits and eggs to your pizza for a breakfast flatbread. Make sure your eggs are cooked all the way before you sprinkle them on top of your pizza! Sunny-side up or scrambled, the options are endless.
So sweet, it’ll give you a toothache! Blueberries aren’t just a sweet snack, they also make a crazy cool pizza topping! Bake these berries on your pizza and sprinkle with parm! A sweet dinner, paired well with cocktails. Whipped ricotta is a second cheese option if parm isn’t your favorite. This can also be turned into a dessert pie, paired with a side of vanilla ice cream! You’re in for a sweet surprise with this one.
6. Crab Rangoon
Cream cheese, sweet chili sauce, and fresh crab. Are you sold yet? Try crab rangoon pizza if you are feeling like you want to be on the wild side. Adding green onions is always a great way to top off this dish! Bacon bits can also often be found on this pizza.
7. Sausage Gravy
Another pizza dish that can be spun into a breakfast creation. Layer your sausage gravy and extra cheese and bake until golden brown. Make sure ground beef is completely browned before adding to pizza! Pat beef with a paper towel to rid of unwanted grease.
8. 24-Karat Gold Leaves
The most extravagant of pizza toppings goes to… yep, this one. While this might not be in the price range to eat on a regular basis, it’s super cool to try at least once. Google pizza places near you and see if they provide this rich (literally) treat. Industry Kitchen in NYC charges two thousand dollars per pizza pie! That’s about fifty dollars a bite!
Yes, you read that right. This crazy cool topping is kangaroo! This is a more common dish in Australia, however, people enjoy this dish all over the world. However, this pizza doesn’t just have kangaroo, it also has emu and crocodile. This pizza and its crazy meats is typically referred to as, “Coat of Arms” pizza. Let’s hop to trying this pizza!
If you still want to enjoy a pizza all while staying healthy and keeping your belly happy, this option is for you. Bake your pizza with chopped broccoli and a garlic powder seasoning layer to get the best results. Once cooked, sprinkle extra cheese for a final touch.
Feeling summery and tropical? You will once you enjoy this mango treat. This pizza is perfect for the summer or to take to the beach with friends. Finely chop your mango and parsley for flavor-and bake until perfection! Some pizza lovers enjoy this with a barbecue sauce on the side to dip in! Sweet corn is also often topped on this mango lover’s dream pizza.
12. Reindeer Meat
Reindeer meat might just be the craziest topping so far. This dish comes from Finland and is typically paired with red onions and mushrooms. Are you crazy and cool enough to try this topping?
13. Thanksgiving Leftover
It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving to enjoy this tasty treat. Pile all your favorite thanksgiving bits and bobs onto your pizza and enjoy! Pizza lovers typically use potatoes, turkey, and cranberries for this masterpiece. That being said, you can use any kind of toppings you enjoy during the holidays. Plate with a side of pumpkin pie to really give a holidays feel.
Nachos galore! This pizza dish is perfect for a Wednesday night; the day after taco Tuesday of course! Pile all of your leftovers on a crispy flatbread for a homemade nacho treat. Cut pizza into fun strips to share with friends! Some topping ideas for this nacho masterpiece are, black olives, lettuce, black beans, cheddar jack cheese, and baby tomatoes!
15. Jalapeno Poppers
Is your mouth watering yet? Let’s end with a bang, with this spicy dish, perfect for two. Sprinkle Jalapenos across your pizza to make it pop! Add bacon bits for an extra crunch and sour cream for a burst of flavor. Dip your slices into a side of hot sauce if you really want to get things sizzling! The hot sauce and sour cream combo is one for the books.
Those were some crazy cool toppings, right? So many options to choose from, with a little creativity and looking through your pantry–the night is young! If you don’t have all the toppings, give your local pizza joint a call and see if they can create one of these masterpieces for you! My favorite has to be the blueberry pizza! Which topping will you be trying first?
Lee Giffen is a NYC and Honolulu based Journalist and Makeup Artist! She has a passion for inspiring others through her art and writing. You can often find Lee somewhere in Barnes&Noble reading fashion magazines!