20 Tasty Pizza Topping Ideas to Try at Home

Pizzas are ideal for all the family because you can put literally any topping you like, from the standard cheese and tomato to the outlandish haggis. That’s the beauty of pizza and these delicious 30-minutes (or less) recipes are fantastic!

1. Cheese and Garlic Pizza

Cheese and Garlic Pizza
© fudio, AdobeStock

Cheese and garlic make an interesting combo. It’s perfect for those who like something a bit different from the standard cheese pizza and is well balanced with the subtle overtones of garlic.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Premade Pizza Base
  • 3 Tablespoons of Tomato and Garlic Pizza Sauce
  • 100g of Grated Mature Cheddar Cheese
  • 200g of Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons of Minced Garlic
  • 2 Teaspoons of Oregano

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and roll the pizza base out.
  2. Put the base onto a large baking tray and spread on the pizza sauce. Then, add the oregano on top.
  3. Layer the mozzarella onto the base and space out the garlic evenly to prevent any clumps from forming.
  4. Top the pizza with grated cheese and bake in the oven until the cheese is golden and gooey, or around 8-10 minutes.

2. Goat’s Cheese, Red Onion, and Olive Pizza

Goat’s Cheese, Red Onion, and Olive Pizza
© Eugeniusz Dudziński, AdobeStock

These flavours combine to create a well-balanced and delicate pizza. It tastes and looks good.

Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes.
Yield: 2-4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Premade Pizza Base
  • 150g of Soft Goat’s Cheese
  • 100g of Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • 5 Tablespoons of Pizza Sauce
  • 2 Finely Sliced Red Onions
  • 75g of Olives

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and roll the pizza base onto a baking tray.
  2. Spread the pizza sauce generously across the base and add the mozzarella.
  3. Add a thick layer of onions, olives, and goat’s cheese.
  4. Bake the pizza in the oven until cooked through or around 10-15 minutes.

20 Easy Dinner Ideas Perfect for Kids and Fussy Eaters20 Easy Dinner Ideas Perfect for Kids and Fussy Eaters

3. Hawaiian-Inspired Pizza

Hawaiian-Inspired Pizza
© elnariz, AdobeStock

An incredibly quick and easy pizza to make, this is perfect for a weekend dinner.

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes.
Yield: 2-4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Premade Pizza Dough Base
  • 4 Tablespoons of Pizza Sauce
  • 1 Finely Cubed Pineapple
  • 150g of Chopped Deli Ham
  • 150g of Chopped Bacon
  • 100g of Ricotta Cheese
  • 150g of Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
  • 3 Sliced Beef Tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon of Chopped Basil

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven at a medium temperature.
  2. Roll out the pizza base to the desired thickness and spread the tomato sauce evenly on the base.
  3. Add the mozzarella to the base, followed by sliced tomatoes, pineapple, bacon, and ham. Top with ricotta and basil.
  4. Place the pizza in the oven until golden or around 8-12 minutes.

4. Thin-Base Red Onion, Pepper, and Mushroom Pizza

Thin-Base Red Onion, Pepper, and Mushroom Pizza
© smspsy, AdobeStock

Great for vegetarians and those looking for a meat-free alternative, this is a delicious pizza that has a lovely kick to it.

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Premade Pizza Base
  • 6 Tablespoons of Pizza Sauce
  • 2 Large Sliced Red Onions
  • 2 Sliced Red Peppers with the Seeds Removed
  • 2 Sliced Green Peppers with the Seeds Removed
  • 100g of Sliced Mushrooms
  • 150g of Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
  • 25g of Grated Parmesan

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and put the pizza base onto a baking tray.
  2. Spread the sauce evenly onto the base and add a layer of cheese.
  3. Add the mushrooms, onions, and mixed peppers to the pizza and cook in the oven for 8-12 minutes.
  4. Top with parmesan when ready.

20 Best Potato Recipes to Try at Home20 Best Potato Recipes to Try at Home

5. Hot BBQ Chicken Pizza

Hot BBQ Chicken Pizza
© JJAVA, AdobeStock

This is a delicious pizza, and the BBQ flavour really enhances it well.

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 200g of Diced Chicken Breast
  • 250ml of BBQ Sauce
  • 1 Diced White Onion
  • 2 Deseeded and Chopped Chilli Peppers
  • 50g of Chopped Oregano
  • 4 Tablespoons of Pizza Sauce
  • 100g of Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • Cooking Spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to a medium temperature.
  2. Coat a frying pan with cooking spray and add the diced chicken. Pour in the BBQ sauce and cook the chicken for 5-7 minutes on a medium heat.
  3. Roll out the pizza base and apply a thin layer of pizza sauce.
  4. Add the mozzarella cheese and mix on the onions, peppers, and oregano. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes on a low heat.
  5. Remove the tray from the oven and add the BBQ chicken. Put the pizza back into the oven until the chicken is cooked through or for 5-7 minutes.

6. Hot and Spicy Devil’s Pizza

Hot and Spicy Devil’s Pizza
© Minhyoung, AdobeStock

If you’re a lover of spice, you’ll love this devil’s pizza. It’s hot and incredibly tasty. Not one for the faint of heart.

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes.
Yield: 2-4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Premade Pizza Base
  • 3 Tablespoons of Chilli Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons of Pizza Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons of Hot Sauce
  • 8 Deseeded and Chopped Jalapenos
  • 50g of Pepperoni
  • 50g of Salami
  • 125g of Deli, Pre-Cooked Spicy Chicken Breast
  • 25g of Finely Chopped Smoked Bacon
  • 150g of Grated Mozzarella
  • 4 Deseeded and Chopped Red Chilli Peppers

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius and roll out a thick pizza base.
  2. Mix the chilli, hot, and pizza sauces in a bowl and spoon evenly onto the pizza base.
  3. Add ¾ of the mozzarella cheese to the base.
  4. In a second bowl, mix jalapenos, salami, cooked chicken, bacon, and chilli peppers. Combine well and layer onto the pizza.
  5. Top with the remaining cheese and cook in the oven for 12-15 minutes.

20 Healthy and Easy Vegetable Soup Recipes to Try at Home20 Healthy and Easy Vegetable Soup Recipes to Try at Home

7. Hot Burger Sheet Pizza

Hot Burger Sheet Pizza
© Natalia, AdobeStock

This is a fantastic pizza because it combines two meals almost. It’s incredibly tasty and something different to try also.

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes.
Yield: 4-6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large Premade Pizza Base
  • 250g of Ground Pork
  • 150g of Ground Beef
  • 8 Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 Chopped White Onions
  • 3 Tablespoons of Tomato Pizza Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons of Hot Sauce
  • 1 Chopped Bell Pepper
  • 150g of Mozzarella Slices
  • 150g of Grated Mature Cheddar Cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven at a medium setting.
  2. Put the beef and pork into a pan and heat at a low temperature for 2-3 minutes. Add the hot sauce and stir vigorously to mix.
  3. Use a wooden spoon to thoroughly break up the meat and mix in the chopped tomatoes. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Roll out the pizza base and add it to a deep baking dish.
  5. Spread the sauce onto the base and spoon on the pork and beef. Add the onions and peppers.
  6. Top the pizza with cheddar cheese and bake in the oven for 20 minutes on a low-to-medium heat.

8. Chicken and Cheese Personal Pizza

Chicken and Cheese Personal Pizza
© Kamran, AdobeStock

You can’t go wrong with cheese and chicken. This pizza is incredibly tasty and doesn’t take long to cook either.

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes.
Yield: 1-2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 100g of Diced Chicken Breast
  • 75g of Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
  • 70g of Grated Mature Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons of Chopped Basil
  • 1 Tablespoon of Tomato Pizza Sauce
  • 1 Sliced Tomato
  • Cooking Spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and chop the diced chicken into smaller pieces.
  2. Coat a pan with cooking spray and cook the chicken for 5-7 minutes on a low-to-medium heat.
  3. Put the pizza base onto a baking tray and spread a thin layer of tomato sauce on it. Add the mozzarella cheese, followed by the sliced tomatoes.
  4. Put the pizza into the oven to bake for 7-9 minutes.
  5. Remove the chicken from the pan and add it to the pizza.
  6. Top it with grated cheese and cook in the oven for another 7-10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is gooey.

20 Tuna Recipes That Are Easy to Make at Home20 Tuna Recipes That Are Easy to Make at Home

9. Personal Vegetarian Pizza

Personal Vegetarian Pizza
© Екатерина, AdobeStock

A vegetarian’s delight. This personal pizza is small but has lots of interesting flavours and textures. It’s one to savour.

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes.
Yield: 1 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Premade Pizza Base
  • 50g of Sliced Mushrooms
  • 50g of Sweetcorn
  • 1 Finely Chopped Yellow Pepper
  • 1 Finely Chopped Green Pepper
  • 1 Small Diced White Onion
  • 6 Quartered Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons of Pizza Sauce
  • 50g of Grated White or Mozzarella Cheese
  • 50g of Grated Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven at a low-to-medium temperature.
  2. Roll out the pizza base and put it on a large baking tray.
  3. Ladle on the sauce, followed by the white or mozzarella cheese.
  4. Sprinkle the mushrooms, sweetcorn, onions, peppers, and tomatoes on the pizza.
  5. Top the pizza with parmesan and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Top with more parmesan if required.

10. Spicy Feast Pizza

Spicy Feast Pizza
© pavel siamionov, AdobeStock

Great for those who love a kick with their pizzas, this is tasty and can be made as hot as you like it.

Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes.
Yield: 2-4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tablespoons of Pizza Sauce
  • 1 Premade Pizza Base
  • 2 Chorizo Sausages
  • 50g of Sliced Pepperoni
  • 25g of Sliced Salami
  • 4 Tablespoons of Crushed Chilli Flakes
  • 4 Deseeded and Chopped Chilli Peppers
  • 250g of Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons of Oregano

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven at a low-to-medium temperature.
  2. Put the chorizo onto a baking tray and partially cook for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Roll out the pizza base and spoon on the sauce, spreading it evenly on the base.
  4. Add ¾ of the mozzarella cheese to the base and sprinkle the oregano on top.
  5. Remove the chorizo from the oven and thinly slice.
  6. In a bowl, add peppers, salami, pepperoni, chorizo, and half of the chilli flakes. Thoroughly mix, then layer onto the pizza.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and cook in the oven until the chorizo is cooked through, or for 10-12 minutes on a medium heat.
  8. Top with the remaining chilli flakes when ready.

20 Easy Dinner Recipes to Make Tonight20 Easy Dinner Recipes to Make Tonight

11. Lazy-Day Pizza

Lazy-Day Pizza
© wiratgasem, AdobeStock

This is incredibly easy to make and perfect for those lazy afternoons and weekends.

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes.
Yield: 2-4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 100g of Sun-Dried Tomatoes
  • 2 Sliced Tomatoes
  • 100g of Chopped Bacon
  • 150g of Deli-Style Chopped Ham
  • 125g of Sliced Pepperoni
  • 1 Premade Pizza Base
  • 150g of Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • 6 Tablespoons of Pizza Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons of Chopped Basil

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius and roll out the base.
  2. Put the base onto a baking tray and drain the tomatoes to remove any excess juices.
  3. Spread the sauce onto the base and top with the basil and cheese.
  4. In a bowl, mix bacon, ham, pepperoni, and tomatoes. Spread the toppings evenly on the pizza and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes on a medium heat.

20 Healthy Lunch Recipes to Enjoy at Home20 Healthy Lunch Recipes to Enjoy at Home

12. The Kitchen Sink Pizza

The Kitchen Sink Pizza
© Jacek Chabraszewski, AdobeStock

Delicious and full of flavour, this pizza can be adapted to include all of your favourite toppings.

Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes.
Yield: 4-6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Premade Pizza Base
  • 6 Chopped and Deseeded Jalapenos
  • 150g of Mixed Chopped Peppers
  • 4 Tablespoons of Premade Pizza Sauce
  • 100g of Quartered Cherry Tomatoes
  • 100g of Chopped Ham
  • 75g of Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • 125g of Sliced Mozzarella
  • 3 Tablespoons of Chopped Basil
  • 2 Teaspoons of BBQ Sauce
  • 2 Finely Chopped Portobello Mushroom

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven at a low-to-medium temperature.
  2. Roll out a thicker pizza dough base and place it onto a baking dish or tray.
  3. Add the sauce to the base and sprinkle the cheese on top.
  4. Spoon a layer of ham, onion, and blue cheese onto the pizza, followed by a layer of peppers, mushrooms, and jalapenos.
  5. Top with the BBQ sauce and cherry tomatoes.
  6. Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

13. The 4-Cheese Melt

The 4-Cheese Melt
© bbivirys, AdobeStock

Cheese lovers will adore this pizza. It’s tasty but doesn’t overpower the senses.

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes.
Yield: 2-4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tablespoons of Tomato and Basil Pizza Sauce
  • 1 Premade Pizza Base
  • 150g of Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
  • 125g of Gruyere Cheese
  • 75g of Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 100g of Grated Mature Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Teaspoons of Finely Chopped Basil

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and roll out the pizza base to the desired consistency.
  2. Spread the sauce onto the base, then add a generous layer of mozzarella cheese, followed by a layer of gruyere and cheddar. Finish with the crumbled feta cheese on top.
  3. Add a sprinkle of basil to finish.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is golden and gooey.

20 Best Muffin Recipes Ever20 Best Muffin Recipes Ever

14. Tuna Melt Pizza

Tuna Melt Pizza
© goami, AdobeStock

While you might have mixed feelings about tuna on a pizza, it’s quite a popular choice for pizza lovers everywhere. It’s interesting but tastes great.

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes.
Yield: 2-4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Premade Pizza Base
  • 200g of Tinned Tuna
  • 50g of Tinned Anchovies
  • 3 Tablespoons of Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
  • 150g of Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
  • 25g of Grated Mature Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 Teaspoons of Finely Chopped Rocket

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius and drain the anchovies and tuna.
  2. Chop the anchovies very finely and flake the tuna thoroughly.
  3. Put the base onto a baking tray and smear the pesto on top.
  4. Add the base layer of mozzarella cheese, then top with anchovies and tuna. Sprinkle on the rocket and bake in the oven for 8 minutes.
  5. Remove the pizza from the oven and add a thin layer of cheddar. Bake for another 4-5 minutes or until the cheese melts.

15. Garlic and Crunchy Pepper Pizza

Garlic and Crunchy Pepper Pizza
© Mr. Music, AdobeStock

The great thing about this pizza is that the bell peppers retain their crunch. This interesting flavour combo really packs a punch.

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes.
Yield: 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Premade Pizza Base
  • 4 Tablespoons of Garlic and Tomato Pizza Sauce
  • 2 Crushed Garlic Cloves
  • 200g of Mixed Bell Peppers
  • 2 Deseeded and Chopped Red Chilli Peppers
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 125g of Grated Mozzarella

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven at a medium temperature.
  2. Put the base onto a baking tray and spread the sauce evenly on the pizza.
  3. Layer on the cheese, followed by the bell peppers, garlic, and chilli peppers.
  4. Drizzle a touch of oil on top of the pizza and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the base is cooked through.

20 Ground Pork Recipes Perfect for Any Occasion20 Ground Pork Recipes Perfect for Any Occasion

16. Pickles and Bacon Pizza

Pickles and Bacon Pizza
© Svyatoslav, AdobeStock

While pickles and bacon might sound a bit strange, it’s a combination that works well together.

Cooking Time: 20 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Premade Pizza Base
  • 4 Tablespoons of Premade Pizza Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons of Crushed Chilli Flakes
  • 5 Slices of Chopped Bacon Rashers
  • 50g of Sliced Pickles
  • 100g of Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 150g of Sliced Mozzarella Cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven at a low-to-medium temperature.
  2. Roll the base out and put it onto a baking tray.
  3. Spread the pizza sauce onto the base, then top with mozzarella.
  4. Add the pickles and bacon and cook in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
  5. Remove the pizza from the oven and top with parmesan and chili flakes and cook for another 3-5 minutes.

17. Cheesy Bean Pizza

Cheesy Bean Pizza
© romaset, AdobeStock

A trendy new flavour combo that won’t go out of fashion, this cheesy bean pizza is a family favourite.

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Premade Pizza Base
  • 4 Tablespoons of Tomato Pizza Sauce
  • 1 Tin of Baked Beans
  • 250g of Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • 100g of Grated Mature Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons of Chopped Parsley

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven at a medium temperature.
  2. Add the pizza sauce to the base and sprinkle on the parsley.
  3. Drain the beans but retain some of the tomato sauce.
  4. Add the mozzarella to the base, then spread on the beans. Start from the middle and spoon the beans towards the edges of the pizza.
  5. Add 2-3 tablespoons of sauce to the beans, then top with cheddar cheese and cook for 8-12 minutes in the oven.

20 Rice Recipes for Easy Meals20 Rice Recipes for Easy Meals

18. Thin-Based Mushroom and Onion Pizza

Thin-Based Mushroom and Onion Pizza
© zukamilov, AdobeStock

A great pizza that’s perfect for those lazy weekend afternoons, this is incredibly quick to make.

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes.
Yield: 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Premade Pizza Base
  • 3 Tablespoons of Tomato and Chilli Pizza Sauce
  • 200g of Chopped Button Mushrooms
  • 1 Finely Sliced Red Onion
  • 125g of Grated Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • 75g of Pre-Cooked Deli-Style Chopped Ham

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius and roll the base out thinly.
  2. Place the base onto a baking tray and spread the sauce out equally across the top.
  3. In a bowl, add the ham, mushrooms, and onions and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add the cheese to the base and layer the toppings evenly on the pizza.
  5. Place the pizza in the oven and cook for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through.

19. Mixed Onion and Pepperoni Pizza

Mixed Onion and Pepperoni Pizza
© [email protected], AdobeStock

Subtly spiced, this mixed onion and pepperoni pizza are delicious. This is a perfect pizza for all the family.

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes.
Yield: 2-4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Finely Sliced Red Onion
  • 1 Finely Diced White Onion
  • 2 Chopped Spring Onions
  • 1 Premade Pizza Base
  • 4 Tablespoons of Spicy Tomato Pizza Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons of Minced Garlic
  • 250g of Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
  • 150g of Sliced Pepperoni

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven at a low-to-medium temperature.
  2. Add the sauce to the pizza base and layer half of the cheese on top.
  3. In a bowl, add the onions, pepperoni, and garlic and mix thoroughly. Layer half of the toppings onto the pizza, then add the remaining cheese.
  4. Put the remaining onions and pepperoni onto the pizza and place in the oven to cook for 12-15 minutes or until the onions are crispy and the cheese gooey.

20. No-Sauce Cheese, Bacon, and Onion Pizza

No-Sauce Cheese, Bacon, and Onion Pizza
© Bart, AdobeStock

A no-sauce pizza, also known as a white pizza, is quite popular and it’s different from what you might be used to. It is, however, incredibly tasty and the combination between the onion, bacon, and cheese is balanced well.

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes.
Yield: 2-4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Premade Pizza Base
  • 1 Sliced Tomato
  • 50g of Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 150g of Sliced Mozzarella
  • 75g of Chopped Chives
  • 100g of Finely Chopped Bacon
  • 1 Finely Sliced Red Onion
  • 1 Chopped Green Pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and roll the dough out to create a very thin pizza base.
  2. Put the pizza base onto a large baking tray and add a thick layer of mozzarella cheese.
  3. Place the pizza in the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese begins to melt.
  4. Remove the pizza from the oven and add a layer of tomatoes, onions, peppers, and chives.
  5. Top with bacon and feta cheese and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
Search...