We love pizza; so do you. And while we have all due respect for traditional pizza styles, we like to experiment too. So we’ve grilled pizza, made skillet pizza, explored dessert pizza, and tried all kinds of pizza toppings—including some creative pizza combos discussed in the Chowhound community over the years.
Below, some other unusual toppings we tried on tips from community members.
Some of them will raise eyebrows, but all are surprisingly delicious. And none involve pineapple, in case you were wondering.
Checkered Chef Rocker Pizza Cutter, $10.95 on Amazon
This is superior to a pizza wheel no matter what you're putting on your pies.
Make your own homemade pizza dough for these, or pick up a ball or two of pre-made dough from the store when you want to experiment immediately.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza
This was born of a desire to make Thanksgiving leftovers more exciting. Gravy takes the place of pizza sauce and the crust is scattered with shredded turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and cheese. There are really no rules, though; think of the pizza dough as your blank canvas and paint it with whatever leftovers you like best.
Related Reading: The Best Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas
The same idea of crust as canvas holds true in general, as proven by these creative pizzas we cooked up on recommendations from Chowhounds:
Hangover Brunch Pizza
Related Reading: Which Is Better, Pizza Steel or Pizza Stones?
“Building from the bottom up…salsa, cheese, taco seasoned burger [meat] browned nicely, then after removing from the oven…slather [with] a bunch of sour cream and [pile] shredded lettuce on it.” —gtogirl
“Sardines, red onions, black olives.” —NovoCuisine
Related Reading: The Best Canned Sardine Hacks
“Potato, bacon, garlic, and sour cream, but I live in Japan where they have wild and wonderful toppings. Squid and black olive with shiso isn’t bad at all.” —repartee
“Sausage, pepperoni, onions, and cashews.” —Jabber95125
Butternut Squash Pizza
“Garlic [and] olive oil topped with gruyère, caramelized onions, baked butternut squash slices; five minutes before done, add fried (in butter) sage strips and parmesan breadcrumbs and return to oven to brown.” —Emme
Latin Soul Pizza
“Garlic, olive oil, lime, avocado, and fried green tomatoes (no red sauce).” —GDSinPA
Sweet Crêpe Pizza
“Nutella and hazelnut pizza!” —AdamD
Related Video: We Made “Supernatural” Pizzas with Misha Collins