Best Pizza Topping Combinations

By: Bob's Red Mill | December 28 2019

We understand that when you find something you love, you stick to it, but we’re here to help break you out of that pizza rut. When it comes to pizza, there really are no rules to toppings and sauces. We like to think of the crust as a blank canvas. Once you learn how to make a good homemade pizza dough, it’s easy to get creative! And who knows, maybe you’ll end up loving your new pie recipes even more!

Luckily, the number of pizza toppings and combinations out there are endless. From incredibly savory to deliciously sweet, we’ve rounded up pizza topping recipes for just about everyone! Not only will these recipes leave you craving a pie for every meal of the day, but they’ll also allow you to try new flavor combos you might not have thought to try before.

Though pepperoni has always topped the list of most loved pizza toppings, we promise these best pizza toppings combos will give even your favorite toppings a run for their money. Let the pizza pioneering begin!

Rosemary and Brie

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Have you ever heard the quote, “seeing is believing?” Well, this Potato Pizza with Rosemary and Brie makes it “tasting is believing.” While it may seem against all pizza rules to eat a pizza with no sauce, the toppings Potato Pizza with Rosemary and Brie this pie are the real stars. The delicious combo of just-cooked potatoes, fresh rosemary, smooth olive oil and rich brie cheese create one of the best pizza topping combos that we’ve tried, especially on a cold winter day!

In this recipe, the olive oil serves as the perfect substitute for traditional tomato sauce while still retaining the “Italian” feel of a pizza. Besides, who doesn’t love the taste of freshly baked bread and olive oil?

When added, the pure flavors of rosemary, brie and potatoes create comfort food unlike any other. This dish is the perfect company for a fireplace-filled night spent watching movies with the family.

BBQ Sauce and Chicken

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While BBQ sauce is commonly used as a flavoring sauce for meat, lately, it’s being used more and more on pizzas as a substitute for tomato sauce. Whether you’re merely swapping traditional sauce for BBQ, or complementing it with toppings like chicken, smoked Gouda and pineapple, it’s the perfect not-too-sweet alternative to traditional tomato sauce. It opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to the flavor of a pizza. 

The trick to making the perfect BBQ pizza is the amount of sauce you add. Too little BBQ sauce, and the other toppings will become overpowering, too much BBQ sauce and your pizza will become a soggy mess.

This Paleo BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe has mastered the art of adding BBQ sauce to pizza by mixing it with a creamy no-cheese sauce, a kick of red onion and fresh cilantro. One of the best pizza topping combinations in our book, these ingredients create an incredibly flavorful pizza that you can enjoy for lunch or dinner! 

Not paleo? No problem! Just swap out the paleo crust with your favorite pizza crust recipe! 

Bacon, Sausage and Eggs

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Ever wondered what pizza for breakfast would taste like? We know the answer, and it’s amazing. Pizza for breakfast tastes fantastic. If you favor a savory breakfast that uses staple ingredients, then this Breakfast Pizza recipe is for you. Made with our Paleo Baking Flour and only the best pizza topping combinations like maple syrup, bacon, sausage and eggs, it’s hard not to love this recipe.

This pie is topped with common breakfast ingredients, making it fairly easy to make. Just add your usual breakfast of bacon, sausage and eggs to your favorite pizza crust and voila! You have the perfect breakfast (or brunch!).

The secret ingredient: hollandaise sauce! This rich, creamy, buttery sauce will be sure to elevate your breakfast pizza experience and leave you wondering why you haven’t tried this combo before.

Butternut Squash, Brussel Sprouts and Bacon

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With the sweater-weather season upon us, colder temperatures call for warmer meals, making pizza an excellent choice for dinner! Let’s be honest, what’s a better way to warm up the house than with homemade pizza baking in the oven?

This perfect Winter Harvest Pizza is made with a thin crust and loaded with the best pizza topping combinations, making it both a delicious and savory meal. Flavored with winter veggies like butternut squash and Brussels sprouts and topped with bacon, dates, blue cheese and hazelnuts, this recipe will surely calm all of your comfort food cravings. 

Pear and Bacon

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“Appetizer,” “dessert,” “dinner,” call it what you want, this pizza topping combo pairs perfectly with just about anything!

In this Pear and Bacon Pizza, the blend of all-purpose flour and quinoa flour creates a delicious pizza crust that is high in fiber and is soy-free. To top it all off, this recipe calls for the best pizza topping combo we’ve yet to see, bacon and pears! 

The salty flavor of the bacon pairs deliciously with the sweet taste of the pears, creating a mouthwatering pizza dish that is sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

Pineapple and Honey

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Change up your weekly dinner routine by adding this delicious Hawaiian Pizza recipe into the mix. One of the best pizza combos, Pepper Jack cheese, Canadian bacon and fresh pineapple, are mixed to replicate the sweet flavors of Hawaii. While Hawaiian pizza is loved by many, this recipe puts a unique spin on crusts traditionally paired with these toppings. Made with a honey whole wheat crust and topped with Canadian bacon and sweet pineapple, the delicious and savory flavors of this pizza create the perfect balance.

Tip: Use fresh basil leaves to take this pie’s flavor to the next level. 

Bacon and Goat Cheese

We’d argue that bacon and goat cheese may be the best pizza topping combo ever. While technically this Bacon, Goat Cheese, Mixed Greens Flatbread is not a pizza, by simply substituting the flatbread with traditional pizza crust, you can create a delicious pizza topped with a mouthwatering combination. 

This fluffy on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside crust is topped with melted cheese and tasty toppings like bacon and greens. Easy to make and serve, this recipe can be created as an appetizer or serve as the star main course!

Fig and Goat Cheese

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The great thing about pizza is that just about anyone can make it! By simply adding a few unique topping combinations, you’ll have your friends believing that you are a pizza baking pro. 

Goat cheese is a delicious pizza topping often overlooked in the making of a pizza. The creamy texture makes it easy to spread, and its savory flavor is increased even more when paired with something sweet. In this Rustic Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza recipe, figs and goat cheese create this sweet yet savory. With just a few vegetarian pizza toppings, this recipe is easy to make and serve alongside just about anything!

Pesto Sauce

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Made with basil, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic and parmesan cheese, this Hemp Pesto Sauce is bound to be your new favorite pizza sauce. Whether you use it as a base sauce or you sprinkle it on top of your already-made pizza, pesto will give your pizza a fresh and addicting flavor. When it comes to the best pizza toppings to pair with this sauce, we recommend using mozzarella as your cheese base to amp up the creaminess, and topping it with sun-dried tomatoes. Sun-dried tomatoes will add a burst of flavor that will help to tie all of the flavors together. 


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While veggies may seem like the obvious choice when it comes to pizza toppings, think again. The next time you’re topping your pie with greens, we encourage you to think outside of the box and get creative with it.

Skip the tomatoes and spinach and choose veggies that you wouldn’t regularly use. Beets, artichoke, sweet potatoes and even pumpkin are all flavorful and unique veggies to top your pizzas with. This tasty Veggie Pizza Recipe uses vegetables that are in season, like zucchini and peppers, to create a mouthwatering meal. It also opts for a cornmeal pizza crust for a thin crispy result!

Vegetables are also a great way to add a healthy boost of vitamins and nutrients to your pizza. If you are trying to stick to a healthy homemade pizza recipe, stick to a variety of tasty veggies as your main toppings. When picking out nutritious toppings, choose vegetables that are rich in color, specifically purple, orange and dark green. The colors in these veggies provide a variety of health benefits that are not only good for you, but taste great as well.

All in all, when it comes to pizza toppings, choose what tastes best to you, and don't be afraid to try something different! Foods that you would never think to try on top of your pizza may quickly become your new favorite topping. For more inspiration pizza-making inspiration, visit our recipes section today.

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