Pizza Toppings

pizza-329523_960_720Lots of people have the ideal pizza. The mixture of toppings is unique to individuals and pizza places. While what are the best toppings are a discussion for another time, there is no disputing what the most common toppings that people order, and the top toppings might surprise you. Toppings vary greatly from place to place. Such as California where broccoli and artichokes are popular, while sausage and pepperoni are more popular in places like Chicago or New York. One thing that makes a popular topping might not be if it is the only thing on the pizza. Often times a common topping that everyone uses is added to another. Such as mushrooms or onions which are commonly added to sausage or pepperoni pizzas, making them used more often than the meats used. Another factor is the availability, often times a topping might be very popular in an area, but because not many places serve it the topping isn’t ordered as much as it would be if it was more common.

While order can be debated, the toppings that are most commonly ordered are:

  • Pepperoni
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Extra cheese
  • Black olives
  • Green peppers
  • Pineapple
  • Spinach


Pizza Topping Fun Facts 

Some of these toppings are not surprising. Bacon is one of the foods that make everything taste better. Sausage and Pepperoni are also common individual toppings as well as used in different mixtures as well. Mushrooms, Onions, Black Olives, and Green Peppers are used in a wide variety of different mixtures, and often included with each other such as well. One of the ways to guarantee the nice thick layer of gooey cheese is to order extra cheese, and because cheespizza-973060_960_720e already comes on pizzas, getting extra cheese is an easy one to pick if you are trying to get the required toppings for a pizza and people are having a hard time agreeing on one. Pineapple and Spinach are often considered outliers. Pineapple is very common on Hawaiian pizzas along with ham, but often overlooked as an individual topping. Pineapple adds a sweet flavor to pizzas that can add a nice contrast, such as combinations that are seen in other foods, such as chocolate covered pretzels.

Something that can be used to start a debate with anyone is what is your favorite combinations, myself I’m an odd one with feta, artichoke, onion, garlic with mozzarella. While other people prefer a more simple approach like sausage and cheese, dad.

Great Pizza 

One thing though that is common to what people want in their pizza is good dough and sauce. Which is why going to Nero’s pizza and pub is great. Not only can you get your favorite pizza with their wide range of toppings, but your next trip you can try something new with their Tuesday deal, half off any pizza – Dine-In Only!

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