You can’t visit a pie place without visiting a double- or even triple-pepperoni pie on the menu. This humble sausage is not the only topping out there, however. There are tons of topping combinations that don’t include pepperoni in any respect. Prepare your taste buds for new and delicious flavors that might just turn into your next staple.
Pizza is often known for being meat-laden; there’s not a menu out there which doesn’t feature a”meat lover’s” or”all meat” pie. Next time you are in the mood for something cheesy and delicious, go the opposite direction with your slice. Pizzerias offer an extensive choice of vegetables, like onions, eggplant, tomatoes, red peppers, broccoli, and more. Request a large one with all the veggies. Tell yourself you are being”healthy.”
Have you ever felt as though your dinner had one too many tomatoes? This is significantly lighter than the pepperoni or cheese pies you’re used to getting. Instead of marinara, order a pie with a brush of olive oil. Ask for it to be topped with mozzarella cheese, basil leaves, and maybe some green olives. This makes for a flavorful pie that’s light yet satisfying, and it doesn’t have one tomato.
Request your dough to be spread with hot wing sauce, and then have sliced chicken or even chicken wings and bleu cheese added. You can also try this with ranch instead of hot wing sauce, with the buffalo sauce on the side. This would be a terrific option for wing fans, or for dinner or snacks in a game. You may still get celery on the side for the”healthy” part.
With this one, you can start with the plain old marinara sauce, but you will want to request cheddar instead of the more common mozzarella cheese. Add ground beef, red or white chopped onions, and diced tomatoes, and, last but not least, bacon. This one smells great, but the taste is even better.
Green Olives, Green Peppers, and Ham
This one may sound a bit odd at first, but the flavor combination works. The vinegary flavor of the green olives complements the saltier flavor of the ham, and the red peppers provide a nice, sharp contrast. Try on a traditional mozzarella and marinara pizza, or purchase it with pesto for a nutty complement.
Needless to say, these are only some of the many flavor combinations possible from the ingredients found at most pizzerias. Walnuts, pears, and even pickled eggs are popping up on pies. Visit your neighborhood shop to see what is available and how to spice up your next pizza.