16 Creative Ways to Top Your Next Pizza
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16 Creative Ways to Top Your Next Pizza

The right combination of toppings can make or break even the best crust. We’re talking something more progressive than pepperoni and more alluring than anchovies. It can be tough to find an innovative take on a classic you’ve loved since elementary school, but if you thought all of the possible topping combinations had been exhausted, allow us to school you on some real pizza pioneering.

1. Bacon and Clams: Boars and bivalves? Yup, we’re going there. Surf and turf make this salty, savory masterpiece a must-try. (via Zen Can Cook)

2. Strawberry, Basil and Balsamic: One of our favorite salad combos takes on the edible manhole cover. Balsamic and basil bring out the best in strawberries and undoubtedly your pizza, too. (via Cookie and Kate)

3. Breakfast Pizza: Usually pizza in the morning is a matter of cold leftovers from a drunken night on the town. But forget that noise. Get cracking and start your day with a pizza specially made for breakfast. (via The Kitchn)

4. Cheese, Rosemary and Pepperoni: A classy spin on a childhood classic. Consider this the pepperoni slice especially made for grown-ups. (via Smells Like Home)

5. Spelt Crust With Fennel, Prosciutto and Apples: Tangy, salty and cheesy — this one messes with your mind in the most delicious way possible. (via Epicurious)

6. Charred Corn and Avocado Pizza: It’s like if a really good street taco got even more portable. (via Two Peas and Their Pod)

7. Rustic Fig and Goat Cheese: Do not fear the fig. The ideal touch of sweet and oh-so-creamy goat cheese make for a tastetacular treat. (via Sprouted Kitchen)

8. Fresh Ricotta and Red Onion: Is that pizza covered in prosciutto? Yes, it is. (via Smitten Kitchen)

9. Loaded Fajita Pizza: Break free from the tortilla and try fajita by way of crust. (via Lauren’s Latest)

10. Grilled Eggplant and Olive: Now that’s a grown-up’s pizza. Eat your heart out, four cheese. (via Smitten Kitchen)

11. Spinach Ranch: It looks like a regular old white spinach pizza, but it’s packing a major punch. Ranch dressing to the rescue! (via Naturally Ella)

12. Romesco With Spiced Chickpeas and Lemony Arugula: Allow us to spill the garbanzo beans: The best way to shake up your rounder is to stretch your chickpeas beyond the hummus. (via Dolly and Oatmeal)

13. Squash Blossom Pizza: It’s so pretty you won’t want to eat it. But then suddenly you will want to eat it. (via Saveur)

14. Grilled Vegetable Pizza: Veggie pizza never looked so colorful! Bake up a fresh harvest and plow right through the garden-fresh pizza pie. (via Breanna’s Recipe Box)

15. Potato With Rosemary and Brie: A pizza without brie is a mistake we never want to make again. (via Kitchenist)

16. S’mores Pizza: Let’s finish off with something sweet. Here’s a new way to indulge in a campfire classic that gets our full endorsement. (via Dinner or Dessert)

What topping combinations have proved a pleasant surprise in your kitchen? Comment and let us know!