POPSUGAR Celebrity

10 Nontraditional Pizza Pie Toppings

Oct 5 2011 - 6:15am

Pizza is one of those comforting, simple staples that has a special place in everyone's heart, stomach, and speed dial. In honor of October's National Pizza Month, get out of your topping rut and mix it up with these nontraditional pies. From unexpected flavors to unlikely combinations, who knows? You may find a new favorite.

Bacon and Goat Cheese

A bacon and goat cheese pie [1] is a fairly easy, but completely inventive way, to bring some new flavors to a traditional pizza.

Fig and Prosciutto

A pizza piled high with a delicious gorgonzola, prosciutto, and fig salad [2] makes a crisp and refreshing pizza topping.

Broccoli Rabe

Pair a more bitter green and the classic favorite as the toppings of this pepperoni and broccoli rabe pizza [3].

Lamb Sausage

Classic Italian sausage pizza is redesigned with this lamb romesco pizza [4], flavored by the Spanish sauce.

Grilled Pepper and Onions

This recipe for grilled pizza [5] from Bobby Flay [6] comes loaded with hot sausage, grilled peppers, and onions.

Bacon and Egg

This bacon and egg breakfast tart [7] is a perfect pizza-like treat for a big brunch.

Colorful Toppings

This creative patriotic pizza [8] isn't just for the Fourth of July! These flavors are delicious any time of year.

Surprising Crust

OK, so a four-cheese pizza [9] isn't really a creative topping, but this version makes the crust a little more interesting with a cornmeal dough.

Gourmet Cheese and Prosciutto

The dynamic duo of fontina and cured meat [10] is a match made in Italian foodie heaven.

Squash Blossoms

Coupling up squash blossoms and burrata cheese [11] is simple but tastes utterly gourmet.

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