Top 10 Types of Pizza

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Top 10 Types of Pizza

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton
Script Written by Sean Harris.

It's pizza night and you can't decide which pizza to pick? Sit back, relax, and let us break it down for you! Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 pizza types! For this list, we've looked at the best ingredient combinations that ever topped a pizza! Rather than singling out individual toppings like “peppers” or “bacon,” or styles like Chicago-style deep-dish, we're looking at the tastiest topping mixes available from all good restaurant menus!

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Top 10 Types of Pizza


It’s pizza night and you can’t decide which pizza to pick? Sit back, relax, and let us break it down for you! Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 pizza types!

For this list, we’ve looked at the best ingredient combinations that ever topped a pizza! Rather than singling out individual toppings like “peppers” or “bacon,” or styles like Chicago-style deep-dish, we’re looking at the tastiest topping mixes available from all good restaurant menus!

#10: Mexican

We start with a little bit of spice! Mexico is a well-known Mecca for foodies, and its classic ingredients combine for a top class pizza! Though it didn’t originate in Mexico and is more of a take on Mexican cuisine, you can expect typical regional toppings like ground beef, chorizo sausage, peppers of the red, green and jalapeño variety, onion, olives, refried beans and , of course, a cheese like mozzarella, pepper jack or even Oaxaca (wa-hawkah)! The Mexican Pizza is as much about texture as it is about taste, although should you select an especially spicy chili powder then expect to be panting at least a little bit!

#9: BBQ Chicken

A standard component to any good pizza price list, BBQ Chicken is not only a great flavor, it’s also absurdly popular! And what’s not to like? We’ve got chicken; we’ve got red onion; we’ve got a generous helping of Mozzarella; and we’ve got that all important, defining component - BBQ sauce! Of course, for the best bite with this pizza, a good quality sauce is essential! With the correct condiments though, there will be nobody complaining when you serve a slice of this!

#8: Italian Sausage

Pizza as we know it today is a food type originally developed in Naples, Italy, so it makes sense that any option with ‘Italian’ in its title should be a good bet! Any number of sausage types can be tapped to topthis pie, but a kick of spicy heat is usually the name of the game, and a mighty meaty mouthful is sure to be coming your way. Add into the mix the usual suspects of herbs, cheese and tomato sauce and the equation is complete. Italian Sausage is a winner worldwide!

#7: Cheese / Double Cheese

With every single flavor to make today’s countdown there is one constant, classic component - cheese! And what’s best to do when something works well? Double it! Double (or sometimes triple) cheese combines the classic mozzarella with various different types of the good stuff, like cheddar, parmesan, provolone, ricotta or Emmental! The result is a gooey, chewy, stringy, satisfying slice that will have you going back for seconds, and probably thirds, and possibly fourths! In fact, it’s difficult to share this pizzaat all!

#6: Hawaiian

It seems an odd thing to even consider... Pineapple, on a pizza?? But once you’ve had the Hawaiian, you’ll likely be looking to put the tropical fruit into all manner of meals! Combined with thinly sliced ham, there is a color and taste contrast that’s almost always a hit! The salty and the sweet; it just works so well! Despite its name, there’s no evidence to suggest that this pizza originated in America’s fiftieth state however... The strongest claim to its invention actually comes out of Ontario, Canada and dates back to 1962! But, it’s most fervent fans are folks from Down Unda, with 15% of pizzas sold in Australia sporting this taste sensation!

#5: Vegetarian

Though there are other flavors that cater to the dietary needs of a garden variety vegetarian, our nextpizza type breaks into the top half of this countdown with good reason! Think red peppers, green peppers, red onions, white onions, green olives, black olives, mushrooms, tomatoes... The list of potential toppings is almost endless! And the combinations possible are also nicely numerous! Even the staunchest of meat lovers might like to tuck into this one every once in a while!

#4: Margherita

An absolute classic pizza example, no selection of slices would be complete without Margherita! A rich tomato sauce is key, covering a thin bread base. Next comes the mozzarella and to finish a sprinkle of basil. It sounds simple (and it is), but it’s been a culinary sensation since prior to the turn of the twentieth century! Legend has it that the Margherita was named after an Italian queen who had enjoyed it and its resemblance to her country’s red, white and green flag... True or not, it’s royalty within pizza circles – make no mistake!

#3: Meat Lovers

With a name that speaks directly to one section of its eating audience, the Meat Lovers’ pizza does exactly what it says on the box! More or less any red meat that can be thought of qualifies as a potential ingredient…as well as a host of others! Ground beef, pepperoni, sliced ham, salami, sausage, bacon, Canadian bacon... You can have all (or some) of the above! The calorific content is enough to make your eyes water, but this pizza is a certainty to make your taste buds tingle!

#2: Deluxe / Supreme

The exact name might be a little changeable, but for the purposes of this list today we’re defining ‘deluxe’ or ‘supreme’ as a pizza with the works, topped with anything and everything you can imagine! The specific toppings to this one vary from place to place and restaurant to restaurant, but some ingredients are more common than others! Green peppers, white onions, mushrooms, tomato sauce, mozzarella and some sort of red meat is a must! In some parts of the world you can expect red peppers, corn, and/or olives! But whatever’s on it, it’s a mighty mouthful!

Before we serve up a slice of our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:
- Greek
- Seafood
- Prosciutto and Arugula
- Anchovies

#1: Pepperoni

An absolute classic has come out on top today, as pepperoni trounces the rest of our wonderful ingredients for the win! A cured sausage like the salamis that originate from the pizza’s home country of Italy, it’s perhaps a little surprising that the combination of both pepperoni and pizza has been historically championed in the USA, with over 250 million pounds of the stuff devoured on pizzas by Americans each year! Not only is this pizza type an iconic taste, it’s also an iconic food image... Golden cheese broken up by deep red rounds of meat is enough to trigger hunger pangs in pretty much anyone! We’ll leave you to place your order!

Do you agree with our list? Which flavor did we forget? For more appetite-inspiring top 10s published daily, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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