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8 Types of Pizza You Should Try

Did you know that more than one in eight Americans eat pizza every day? Pizza just might be the most versatile and popular food ever. It’s the go-to dish for parties, lazy days, and a night out.

Unwinding with a few friends, a few beers, and a hot pizza is one of life’s simple pleasures. If you’re a pizza regular, you might be tired of your usual order.

Luckily, pizza is a flexible base for a veritable cornucopia of toppings, so you can shake it up by trying a few different types of pizza.

If you’re looking for some of the best pizzas to try on your next pizza night, keep reading!

  1. Margherita Pizza

The Margherita pizza is not a new pizza style. If it’s been a while since you’ve had one, it’s worth ordering again to pay homage to the pie that started the pizza craze.

Naples was founded originally as a Greek settlement in 600 BC. As it expanded to a waterfront trading city shortly before Italian unification, the working class needed inexpensive food that could be consumed quickly and easily. Food vendors came up with flatbread with some of our favorite toppings like tomatoes, cheese, garlic, and anchovies!

in 1869, King Umberto and Queen Margherita visited Naples and sampled the local cuisine. Queen Margherita was so infatuated with the combination of soft white cheese, rich tomatoes, and delicate green basil that the pizza was named after her.

Her blessing started the pizza craze, spreading it across Italy and ultimately the world!

You’ve almost certainly had this pizza style before, but it’s a classic for a reason, and it remains the ancestor of all modern pizza!

  1. Hawaiian Pizza 

This one might not be for you. Hawaiian pizza is one of the most controversial pizza styles on the market today. Some people love it, others would rather die than see pineapple on their pizza.

Invented in 1962 in Canada, Hawaiian pizza is a combination of ham and pineapple on top of the classic Margherita pizza. If you love the combination of sweet and savory, this is right up your alley.

If you’ve never had a Hawaiian pizza before, at least give it a shot before writing it off completely!

  1. Chicken, Bacon, Ranch

Some different pizzas ditch the traditional tomato sauce for something wilder: Ranch dressing. It might sound surprising, but it provides a rich, tangy, and creamy base for the pizza.

This pizza replaces tomato sauce with ranch dressing and is topped with cheese, bacon, and chicken. The chicken and bacon add crunch and depth to the pizza, creating a unique, rich, savory experience.

This pizza isn’t always on the menu, but many pizza restaurants like Wise Guy Pizza Pie allow you to build your own pizzas, so give it a try!

  1. Greek Pizza

Many pizzas are some combination of cheese, meat, and bread, and have a similar flavor. Greek pizza breaks the mold a bit, adding some new flavors to the slices.

With Roma tomatoes, artichokes, olives, feta, and parmesan, Greek pizza has more zest and unique tastes. Adding sausage or ham can also enhance the combination.

  1. White Pizza 

The white pizza is another pizza variety that ditches the traditional tomato sauce. White pizza sauce is usually a creamy sauce made with milk, Parmesan cheese, herbs, and garlic.

Some white pizzas are served with no sauce at all, and instead, have a sprinkling of olive oil to moisten the crust.

This style of pizza has a delicate, soft, and herby taste. It’s best served with four kinds of cheese: feta, parmesan, mozzarella, and provolone. From there, you can leave it as it is or add other pizza toppings like tomatoes, garlic, or other vegetables.

  1. The Healthy Pizza 

Even if you’re trying to watch your figure, you can still enjoy pizza. By subbing out the crust for a cauliflower crust, you already cut out lots of calories and carbs.

Mozarella is the fattiest cheese of all, which is why it tastes so good! Consider going for feta as your cheese topping, as it has more protein than other cheeses, and still has a rich flavor.

Top your pizza with chicken, a lean protein, and vegetables like spinach, garlic, tomatoes, arugula, and mushrooms. This will create a delicious flatbread that still fits in your diet program.

  1. Mushroom Pizza

Sometimes mushroom pizza is served with white sauce, sometimes it’s served with red. Either way, it’s topped with many different kinds of mushrooms sauteed in garlic and onions. This creates a rich, earthy flavor.

Combined with parmesan and feta, these mushrooms create a great fungi pizza for a fun guy!

  1. Meat Lover’s Pizza 

This pizza is the opposite of the healthy pizza in every way, but it satisfies every craving. The classic meat lover’s pizza includes every kind of meaty topping on a bed of mozzarella.

The classic toppings are ham, bacon, hot Italian sausage, and pepperoni under a sprinkling of red pepper flakes. This creates a super flavorful saucy and meaty combination. It’s very filling, and yet you feel you could keep eating it all day.

Explore Different Types of Pizza

Pizza is so popular because it is so versatile, and has a style to please everyone. Experiment with these suggestions and find some new types of pizza that you love. You can make substitutions and combine toppings to create your own unique pie, and add some variety to your usual order.

If you’re looking for more food and culinary advice, check out our blog for more tips.

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