10 on Tuesday: Favorite Pizza Toppings

Mmmm… Pizza. Today’s 10 on Tuesday topic – favorite pizza toppings (as usual, from Carole Knits) – is a tasty one!

Here are my faves:

1. Nothing. A slice of good New York (or New Haven) style pizza is perfection all on its own and needs no toppings. Well, except for a few red pepper flakes from the shaker on the table.

2. Pepperoni, sausage, and onions. If I am somewhere with decent, but not amazing, pizza, this topping combination always makes it tasty.

3. Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. I love the simplicity of a margherita pizza. Bonus points if the tomatoes are super fresh.

4. Bacon. Back when my brother used to work for Pizza Hut (darn near half a lifetime ago), he used save out to bring me bacon pizza for lunch sometimes.

5. Meatballs. I don’t feel like I see this as an option down here in the “south” very often – the default beef option is ground meat – but sliced meatballs on a pizza are yummy.

6. Prosciutto, figs, and gorgonzola. This is the combo on one of my favorites at Matchbox, one of the neighborhood pizza joints. It sounds kind of strange, but it’s really tasty.

7. Barbecue chicken. This is my go-to if I happen to be at a California Pizza Kitchen. I’ve never had it anywhere else that I have liked it as much.

8. Buffalo chicken. Why get pizza and wings when, to save time, you can basically get the wings on the pizza?

9. White pizza. Garlic sauce, lots of cheese!

10. Fried chicken and broccoli. Back when I worked at a bank in Guilderland, NY, we used to order this pizza from… somewhere (I honestly have no recollection whatsoever of what the place was called)… that had white sauce with fried chicken and broccoli. It was amazing, and I’ve never had one like it since. It’s a testament to how good it was that it still makes the top 10 almost 15 years since I last ate it.

What are your favorite things to put on a pizza?

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5 thoughts on “10 on Tuesday: Favorite Pizza Toppings

  1. Common Loon September 25, 2012 / 11:42 pm

    I love your topic and list! I’m with you on 3, 4, 8, 9…then there’s a place in Perdido Key that put shrimp and spinach on an Alfredo pizza, and then there is pineapple and Canadian bacon, and I recently had a beef and blue cheese that was wonderful. And while not a topping, a very cold beer with my pizza is just splendid.

  2. SoftShell September 26, 2012 / 7:56 am

    Not a great thing to read the morning of Yom Kippur!

    • Sarah September 26, 2012 / 8:17 am

      Sorry! Good luck with your fast!

  3. Mom September 26, 2012 / 9:07 am

    My FAVE is a “meat lovers” (meatballs, sausage, ham, bacon) and also loaded with garlic, sautéd onions, tomatoes, cheese, and lots of fresh mushrooms! Also love #3 and #9. I’ve never seen #6 in the Italian world I live in. For anyone who doesn’t know, Binghamton is Pizza Heaven!!! We have a HUGE Italian community 😊. We can have pizza thick, thin, mushy, crispy, greasy, round, square, rectangle, brick-oven baked, smoked, grilled — whatever is your pleasure! Mmmmmmm. Somehow my coffee just became not enough…

  4. maryann September 26, 2012 / 10:28 am

    True New Haven pizza – right down the road from Laura – has no topping, just sauce. They add cheese only if you request it! They do a white clam pizza that’s a local favorite – it’s interesting. And though it’s not one of my favorites, here in Binghamton pizza heaven, there’s chicken spiedi pizza.

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