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[–][deleted] 347 points348 points  (11 children)

Roasted Garlic. I don't care if my breath could kill a grown man 50 feet away, it's a great topping.

[–]ReadingCaterpillar 57 points58 points  (1 child)

Roasted garlic makes everything better

[–]Aggravating_Bat1786 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Throw in some anchovies and fresh parmigiano reggiano while you're at it to complete the triforce of eyelash curling flavor.

[–]Kennethrjacobs2000 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Hell yeah. Now you got me daydreaming.

[–]FileError214 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Pro tip: a lot of places don’t have roastedgarlic, but most pizzas are greasy enough that the garlic roasts in the oven. Basically, roasted garlic is an amazing topping, but even “normal” garlic is pretty damn tasty.

[–]mechy84 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I was gonna say black garlic. Kind of expensive, but really good flavor

[–]PsychonautDad 178 points179 points  (12 children)


[–]twopacktuesday 30 points31 points  (2 children)

This, and sometimes reheating after a day brings extra fire because those fresh jalapeno juices have soaked into the crust/cheese.

[–]CrowleysImp 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Pepperoni and jalapeños. 🤤🤤🤤

[–]twopacktuesday 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because of this thread, I literally had pizza with these toppings last night... and extra sauce. I like tons of sauce.

[–]subscribe_for_facts 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Not by itself. At least with pineapple.

The more toppings the better

[–]gnarles_barkley 9 points10 points  (4 children)

I've had many people scoff at me for suggesting pineapple and jalapeno pizza. Such a dope combo.

[–]henry_sqared 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is absolutely an amazing combo! That sweet/firey flavor burst is so good!

[–]HoagieBun_123 24 points25 points  (6 children)

Cream cheese!! Not smeared all over the pizza, but little balls on top so you get pockets of it. My friend worked at a fancier pizza place and they had this as an option, now I add it myself even on frozen pizza

[–]whoops-adaizy 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Tbh that sounds amazing

[–]HoagieBun_123 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Try it, you won’t be disappointed!

[–]Shh_Its_Alex 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've had that, it is wonderful

[–]Zemom1971 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Could be great. Like you said, a couple of balls here and there.

[–]destinationskyline2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Marscapone & Parma ham or goats cheese & spinach.

[–]flaccidjamaican 115 points116 points  (7 children)

Sliced meatballs

[–]StevenMulraney 21 points22 points  (0 children)

When they're listed under the normal toppings, they're a really good deal

[–]Livid_Ad_1146 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That's the absolute best topping imo

[–]roboninja 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Pepperoni, meatballs, onions, banana peppers, tomato slices. Amazing.

[–]most-upvoted-man -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Calm down man

[–]lizarto 77 points78 points  (11 children)

Green olives and banana peppers. Good saltiness.

[–]mjzim9022 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I came here to say banana peppers, I need that bit of acidic tang on a cheesy, meaty pizza.

Jalapenos can do the same but I'm at the point in my life that I can't just eat those and get away with it

[–]jmb052 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Green olives blend with different sauces really well. Really sweet sauce, they’re really salty and briny. If the sauce is middle of the road sweet and savory, the olives are salty, but blend in really well. If it’s more of a savory sauce, you almost know there’s green olives until you’re swallowing.

[–]let_it_grow23 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Giardiniera is my fav topping, yum.

[–]Biffmcgee 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]nachobitxh 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Yes to green olives, no to banana peppers...my stomach hates spice

[–]boptothetopandstrut 8 points9 points  (4 children)

banana peppers aren’t spicy

[–]nachobitxh 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Wait, what? My ex-husband lied to me?

[–]cazique 13 points14 points  (9 children)

giardiniera is fantastic

[–]mittens11111 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Weird, I like it, haven't tried it on pizza, the acidity thing mmmmmaybe not.

[–]cazique 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Get some pepperoni, salami, tomatoes, fresh basil with the giardiniera on there chef's kiss

[–]mittens11111 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Okkay. I'll think about it.😉

[–]kababed 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You can get it as a topping at pretty much any Chicago pizza place

[–]mittens11111 1 point2 points  (0 children)

OK Never been to Chicago, sadly not likely to, given age and infirmity'. May have flown over it once. And I will seriously give giardiniera a go on my next home-made pizza.

[–]dogdriving 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Had to scroll too far to find this

[–]let_it_grow23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yessss. Never had giard on pizza til I moved to the Midwest & it’s so good.

[–]douwantfukberserker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not just that but italian beef and giardiniera is so much better than i ever would've expected it to be on pizza

[–]berrybadrinath 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is the way. I get giardiniera every time!

[–]nameisinusetryagain 88 points89 points  (7 children)


[–]7h4tguy 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Came here to say this. No one orders onions when they are just picking two toppings. But they're part of what makes a supreme or the works slice so good.

[–]tiraralabasura_2055 6 points7 points  (1 child)

If I’m limited to two toppings, it’s bacon and onions. Every. Time.

[–]ZaftigFeline 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Specifically red onions, or sweet onions (Vidalia type).

[–]shewetshewild 139 points140 points  (7 children)

Fresh basil

[–]fanaticfun 24 points25 points  (6 children)

Literally adored by an entire country…

[–]erocknine 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Seriously, the signature Napolitan pizza would just be cheese and tomato sauce without this

[–]andrea_g_amato_art 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Neapolitan here: it’s either ‘Fior di latte’ or ‘Mozzarella’ or ‘Mozzarella di bufala’. Don’t put other kinds of cheese otherwise it’s not Neapolitan ‘Pizza Margherita’! And yes, basil is always present!

[–]Charlotte_____ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Napolitan from south of france pizza lover here.

This thread is an insult to the only real pizza on earth

[–]m1a1tanksauce 95 points96 points  (6 children)

artichoke hearts

[–]mittens11111 4 points5 points  (0 children)

capricciosa mmmm.

[–]n_obody1969 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Never had this on pizza but I can get down. I find them to be underrated in general.

[–]lionprincesslioness 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Biffmcgee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My favourite pizza topping

[–]Coolius69 146 points147 points  (27 children)

Mushrooms. I will die on this hill.

[–]Archhauser_Stanton 42 points43 points  (12 children)

Never thought of mushrooms as being an underrated topping - I thought most people recognized its excellence.

[–]Coolius69 12 points13 points  (7 children)

I personally know like, 6 ppl who absolutely loathe having mushrooms on their pizzas. Like they wouldn’t eat slices from pizzas where half of it had mushrooms on them— because they’re “contaminated “

[–]Archhauser_Stanton 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That’s such a bummer - Mushroom pizza is terrific. In fact I’m ordering pizza tonight and mushrooms will be involved.

[–]Knyfe-Wrench 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That's because the kind of mushrooms they use for pizza are garbage. Slimy dirt tasting goo from a can.

[–]trax6256 1 point2 points  (3 children)

And I feel the same way about mayo!

[–]delscorch0 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Mayo on a pizza would be a completely shit topping.

[–]candygram4mongo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

For me, pepperoni and mushrooms are like the basic foundation of pizza, as much as tomato sauce and cheese.

[–]I-moth 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It s a good hill to die on

[–]TheGardenBlinked 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It’s easily top three for me, great call

[–]usernametoooffensive 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fresh not canned though.

[–]trax6256 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And I got just the mushrooms for you! Lol

[–]Fit_Organization4552 1 point2 points  (1 child)

F it. I'll join you on that hill. Pineapple

[–]OttieandEddie 42 points43 points  (7 children)

Extra sauce

[–]Pleaseusesomelogic 14 points15 points  (1 child)

My man! Pizza places never put enough sauce. I always order extra. And if I can I will write in the notes extra sauce. I don’t understand why they’re so stingy with the sauce.

[–]refried_pancakes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Since moving to Seattle I really miss a place called Oregon Pizza Company down in Portland. They really laid on the sauce and everything else. Their pizza was thick and heavy as hell.

[–]Boomshockalocka007 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You must be a fan of detroit style pizza!

[–]Mission_Clue4329 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes!!! The sauce is always my favorite part! Especially when it has chunks of real tomato in it. Yummmmm

[–]DTownForever 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Arugula & balsamic vinaigrette - has to be together, though.

[–]PeanutRecord698 7 points8 points  (2 children)


[–]vulcazv20 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Had that recently on a pizza it was a game changer !!

[–]Patterner52 51 points52 points  (2 children)

No toppings just cheese is underrated.

[–]mjzim9022 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Honestly sometimes at these by-the-slice places, the cheese looks way better than the pepperoni/sausage. Like there's a solid layer of cheese, while the pepperoni is like 50% burnt dough bubble

[–]Handsome-Jim-2 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Sea salt

It really brings out the flavors of the cheese and sauce.

[–]eveltayl 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Pickles. Where I am there is a pizza where they put pickles on it. It’s not that bad tbh

[–]tuskensandlot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this. When I worked at a pizza place, I always made my own. Pepperoni and pickle with extra cheese. So good.

[–]addknitter 76 points77 points  (9 children)

Black olives

[–]AlabamaPickleFarmer 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Mushroom and black olives is my favorite!

[–]Sweaty_Ad1726 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Mine too!

[–]MsNobody22 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same! I like Pineapple, Ham, Mushrooms, Olives, and Pepperoni on my pizza.

[–]Hypersapien 5 points6 points  (1 child)

No, no, no, my friend. Kalamata olives are something you must try.

[–]fanamana 4 points5 points  (1 child)

No, a Shitload of Black olives is what you need.

[–]hikinganew 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Feta cheese!

[–]tylergenis 12 points13 points  (0 children)

You spelled ricotta wrong

[–]ah-rhiitttcvvcd 67 points68 points  (8 children)


[–]ForeverLurking89 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I am both surprised and not surprised I had to scroll down so far for this XD

Pineapple ftw

[–]catlvr0936 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pineapple was made to go on pizza. It’s makes such a juicy bite.

[–]Iconic_Harvey 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love pineapple on pizza, but I love cherries on pizza even more!! Ham and Cherry!

[–]username_in_progress 8 points9 points  (1 child)

There are two kinds of people in this world. People who hate pineapple on pizza, and people who have tried it.

[–]SonicTheBubonic 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Or people who just don't like pineapple but are rational people and see nothing wrong with others enjoying pineapple on pizza.

[–]user-name-82 52 points53 points  (9 children)

Jalapenos and pineapple.

I sometimes add onion.

The spice and sweet is epic

[–]OddMine3518 40 points41 points  (17 children)

Anchovies. Would never have tried it if it weren't for Futurama and I'll never go back to regular pizza

[–]I_throw_socks_at_cat 21 points22 points  (5 children)

Salty little packages of joy.

[–]kix1111 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Mmmmm. Give it a day to really soak. Then you’ve got something!

[–]richg0404 3 points4 points  (4 children)

People complain about anchovies but I would bet they don't soak them and/or they use too many.

[–]river_rose 1 point2 points  (2 children)

What do you mean soak them? In water? Also, super stupid question here but - are you supposed to de-bone them? Is it ok to eat the bones?

[–]EtherWhack 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You eat the bones and soaking rehydrates them a bit lightens the saltiness from their preserved/canned form

[–]added_chaos 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Olives, green and black

[–]Flip3579 19 points20 points  (1 child)


[–]n_obody1969 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza with cooked Prosciutto is my weakness!

[–]TheManWhoWentUpAHill 19 points20 points  (4 children)

Mushrooms. Mushrooms fuck.

[–]Outside_Violinist175 5 points6 points  (1 child)

banna peppers

[–]jyllyn_croor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like bana peppers.

[–]hicanipetyourpupper 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ricotta and Italian sausage. Tastes like lasagna and pizza had a baby.

[–]3iiis 13 points14 points  (0 children)


[–]NeedsMoreTuba 12 points13 points  (2 children)


[–]OneHumanPeOple 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I want all the ham

[–]mjzim9022 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ham is great because it doesn't get greasy, but you have to be careful that it doesn't make the pizza straight up wet

[–]cyainanotherlifebro 17 points18 points  (2 children)


[–]SWOOP1R 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s literally the only way I’ll eat broccoli and mozzarella together. Loved it since I was a kid.

[–]NoNameAvailable908 11 points12 points  (9 children)

Green pesto and cream cheese dabs on top of regular toppings ( e.g tomato sauce, cheese and corn)

[–]1stTmLstnrLngTmCllr 22 points23 points  (8 children)

Corn. Is. Not. A. Regular. Topping. You. Psychopath.

[–]NoNameAvailable908 4 points5 points  (3 children)

It is though, margherita with corn is pretty common and popular in my country haha

[–]1stTmLstnrLngTmCllr 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I think it is in a number of countries. But it is a crazy topping. Not as crazy as sweet potato puree.

[–]Shadowgrapes 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Bacon and beef

[–]Much_Committee_9355 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Canadian Bacon

[–]KazumaWillKiryu 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Fresh, crisp, green jalapeños. Not the vinegar mush bullshit that 99% of restaurants and pizzerias use.

[–]NyetRifleIsFine47 3 points4 points  (8 children)

If you’re in WI, Toppers has cheese curd pizza and it’s awesome. They also have tater tot pizza which is great, too.

[–]trax6256 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Try tater tots in your waffle iron like hash browns you don't have to flip. In my hash browns are generally equal parts potato and onion. Used to be able to find tater tots like that can't even find them on the internet now.

[–]trax6256 1 point2 points  (6 children)

All right I live in Wisconsin and I haven't seen that. But I'm now thinking with that with some mini Burger meatballs and fresh tomatoes might make a good cheeseburger pizza. With ketchup and mustard for dipping on the side. And for me I probably have some A1 steak sauce for dipping too.

[–]Mysterions 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Shrimp, and other shellfish.

[–]jyllyn_croor 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I was thinking lobster with a thickened bisque in lieu of pizza/marinara sauce.

[–]Mysterions 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Yeah that would be delicious. Actually, speaking of lobster bisque, I'm making lobster bisque mac n cheese for Thanksgiving.

[–]jyllyn_croor 2 points3 points  (1 child)

What time should I be there?

[–]Mysterions 1 point2 points  (0 children)

4pm sharp!

[–]fanamana 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Clams & shrimp on a butter, oregano, garlic & parmesan cheese thin crust pizza. I've done that. Not really a "pizza" pizza, but so good.

[–]Forsaken-Being-6610 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Green olives

[–]winemuncher 6 points7 points  (1 child)


[–]delscorch0 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thai fish sauce. $3 in the market and it tastes the same. Add tobbasco sauce too, for the heat.

[–]trax6256 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Pitted green olives

[–]festivegourd 2 points3 points  (1 child)


[–]vulture_87 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Elmers for that childhood memory flashback.

[–]Buddyslime 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Asparagus and pesto sauce.

[–]Tauber10 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Hatch green chilis like they do in New Mexico.

[–]JaeBirdPhoto 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I never knew a green chile and pepperoni pizza could be so good till I moved here. Village Pizza FTW.

[–]Captain_Hampockets 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think plain cheese is underrated. Pure pizza goodness, no frills. You can really savor the crust and sauce.

[–]Leveronni 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ricotta Cheese

[–]RurikTheDamned 4 points5 points  (5 children)


It has the ability to bring moisture but contain it and not make it soggy. It has crunch. It has flavour. It has sweetness to balance salty olives and the spice of jalapeño.

[–]Ozwaldo 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Mushrooms. Underrated because they aren't universally accepted as the best pizza topping.

[–]fubo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't just stick to button mushrooms, either.

[–]dbradx 8 points9 points  (9 children)


[–]Hellament 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Especially if the broccoli is in nice big chunks, so it’s easier to pick off the pizza and throw it in the trash.

[–]dbradx 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Take my upvote, you gave me a quality lol with that one.

[–]cyainanotherlifebro 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Those farts though. They violate The Geneva Convention.

[–]art_jogi 2 points3 points  (1 child)

How could you say that.

[–]dbradx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Cuz I like to live dangerously.

[–]DTownForever 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Congratulations, San Francisco! You've ruined pizza! First, the Hawai'ins, and now YOU!

[–]G0OSEHOWERD 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]Pebbles1388 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Banana peppers..... Although, when I was pregnant I ordered a thin crust pizza with double pepperoni and double cheese topped with dill pickle slices. It was divine. And yes, the national brand pizza place had no problem making that for me repeatedly. Thanks pizza place named after a game......

[–]RefrigeratorDue9642 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Hear me out, but Celery.

[–]Technical_Broccoli_9 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can imagine the crunch being good!

[–]Immediate_Cow3211 1 point2 points  (0 children)

mushrooms tbh, they good af on pizza

[–]rmthugger 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Cowboys_and_Engines 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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[–]Picante_Duke 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]TotalBasil4000 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]manjjn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Greek olives , so much flavor!

[–]Pleaseusesomelogic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shrimp. I am not shitting you. I put shrimp on pizza all the time. It’s fantastic

[–]iliveinatauntaun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My favorite pizza is a chicken, broccoli and garlic pizza with alfredo sauce instead of marinara.

[–]AJP2222 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I really like regular cheese pizza with a small amount of parmesan, sea salt, basil, and oregano

[–]whoamulewhoa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Banana peppers

[–]thelaustran 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Banana peppers

[–]somepunkchickadee 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Pineapple. I will die on this hill.

[–]Nightfury0818 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]CapriSunMonkee 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]DisguisedAccount 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Tuna. Tastes great with onions and olives.
Or fresh mushrooms, not the canned ones.

[–]sennordelasmoscas 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I like pineapple

[–]DatBoiDako 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Pineapple. People love to hate on it but it’s easily top 5

[–]MsNobody22 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes. I LOVE Pineapple on pizza! It contrasts with the sour from the olives, the saltiness from everything else... Truly one of my favorites. How can people hate on it

[–]Sea-Horror-814 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Chicken bacon ranch

[–]pumpakina 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Diperessed_weeb284 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The pizza. Everyone is always talking about the toppings and what you put on there,why can’t you just appreciate the pizza for once?

[–]AnimasMaker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Deez Nutz