Strangely, one of the most intense and heated topics of debate within the past several years has revolved around a food that’s almost universally loved: pizza. If we’re being specific here, we all know that people have been either condemning or praising the idea of using pineapple as a topping on pizza. Whether you agree or disagree with the practice (as a matter of fact it’s the best thing in the world), you’ve seen the often hilarious yet serious arguments people have had about it online. As a result of the debate, many people have come forward arguing for some very weird pizza toppings that I’m not totally sold on yet. Here are 15 of the weirdest.
Okay, I know the potato is one of the most versatile foods… almost ever, but that doesn’t make it okay to put sliced or diced potatoes on pizza. Then again, I guess I shouldn’t knock it ’till I try it.
2. Baked beans
I like baked beans as much as the next girl does, but let’s just keep them pure and on a plate beside our BBQ please and thanks!
3. Shredded horse meat
You can thank Denmark for this atrocity, the weirdest of weird pizza toppings. Shredded. Horse. Meat. It is a thing, it looks really gross, and I will NEVER put it on MY pizza.
So I see what kind of argument they’re trying to make here. “Pineapple is a fruit and so is strawberry so it should be fine to you pineapple lovers.” NO. That’s not how it works! Flour is white and powdery and so is confectioner’s sugar, but does that mean they are interchangeable? No it does not!
The least desirable of all seafood and the least desirable of all pizza toppings. Flint Lockwood would be ashamed of you, Russia.
Ranch is the only acceptable condiment to pour on top of a pizza like this. I can’t even fathom why anyone would want to eat a mayo smothered pizza. Disgusting.
Peas aren’t even good on their own, why would anyone choose to taint the amazing taste of pizza with that horrid green ball that tries to pass as food?
They have a really elegant and unique color, I’ll give them that. However, pizza has enough color and flavor without adding beets to the mix. They’re wholly unnecessary (and I do not see how they would pair well with any pizza).
Leave it to Japan to put squid on a pizza. Even though they aren’t the only ones who do it, it’s a safe bet to say that’s where it started. I don’t care if it is a delicacy, putting it on pizza is more of a travesty.
Here’s one that likely originates from the Swedish, which totally makes sense. Bananas… I want to know who first thought it was okay or even slightly a good idea to throw this holy grail of yellow foods onto a pizza and ruin them both. What a shame.
11. Artichoke hearts
Leave the artichoke hearts to the spinach-artichoke dip, okay?
I know ICarly made the “spaghetti taco” a thing, but we shouldn’t push our luck. Not like this.
13. Corn dogs
Corn dogs are their own food! They don’t need to be put on top of anything else!
14. Peanut butter and jelly
Peanut butter and jelly needs a restraining order from pizza. Keep it in the bread where it belongs.
15. French fries
I don’t know why, but this sounds like a very American invention to me. For some reason, out of all the weird toppings on this list, this would probably be the only one I could get behind. I mean, french fries go pretty well with milkshakes, right? What’s the harm in putting them on pizza?
What weird pizza toppings do you actually love? Let us know in the comment section!
My name is Kassidy Barber, I'm 20 years old, and I'm currently working on my B.A. in English with a minor in web communications at the University of Alabama in Huntsville! I love video games, lots of T.V. shows, dogs, and especially food (both cooking and eating)!