5 genius pizza toppings + 3 tasty twists on pizza

October is the national pizza month in the US!

(Yes, I take any excuse to treat myself with a delicious slice anytime!)

Ever asked yourself: What are the perfect pizza toppings to use at home? We are here to help you out! Check out 5 genius pizza toppings that satisfy whatever you are craving at the moment.

Bonus (cherry on top!): At the bottom, you find 3 tasty twists for pizza.

Tarte flambée – This French take on pizza comes with a creme fraiche layer topped with charred spring onions and crispy bacon

How to make your own pizza dough at home?

Do you need an unproblematic and absolutely delicious pizza dough recipe that you can easily make at home? This recipe is easy to make, very forgiving for beginning cooks and delivers a crunchy crust. Reliable every single time! Get the recipe here.

Want to make pizza at home but don’t feel like making your own dough? Store-bough pizza dough works as well.

Pizza with red bell pepper, shrimp and blue cheese

Crunchy pizza with sweet red bell pepper, buttery garlicky shrimp, topped off with intoxicating gorgonzola and toasted walnuts!

Who needs tomato sauce when you have shrimp slathered in herbed garlic butter?

It might sound like an odd combination, but this one is an absolute flavor jackpot! Get the recipe here. (And the scientific explanation why the ingredients work so well together).

Pizza with sausage and sticky caramelized onions

Browned sausage with a mustard crust on a bed of sticky caramelized onions, patches of spinach and puddles of gooey cheese.

An unconventional approach to pizza, but you know this one is delicious! Get the recipe here.

Flammkuchen or tarte flambée – pizza from the French Alsace region

Are you a fan of Domino’s creamy bacon pizza? You will most probably love this pizza from the Alsace region!

Use crème fraîche instead of tomato sauce and sprinkle with diced bacon and sliced spring onions. After a few minutes in the oven, you can enjoy crunchy pizza with crispy bacon bits and charred onion. Prepared in the blink of an eye and mouthwateringly delicious! Get the recipe here.

Avocado and tuna poke pizza

The perfect love child of Italy and Hawaii! A poke pizza with creamy raw tuna salad, a hint of sesame and avocado.

Bake the pizza base with a thin layer of tomato and cheese. After baking, top it with tuna poke, sliced avocado and a drizzle of sriracha. Get the recipe for tuna poke here.

Aromatic pizza Lyonnaise with ground beef and chicken liver

Do you like the taste of liver sausage? You will love this Lyonnaise pizza!

The French take on pizza from Lyon combines beef with chicken and lots of herbs and aromatics! Chicken offal cuts like liver and heart often make people jump with disgust. If you truly want to honor animals, you should eat all cuts of them.

Thyme, rosemary, tomatoes, onions, capers and lemon zest turn this pizza into a delicious symphony. Get the recipe here.

Bonus: 3 tasty twists on the traditional pizza

Khachapuri – Georgian cheese bread with runny egg yolk

Not yet a pizza but pretty close: In Georgia (the country, not the state), they make edible bread bowls filled with gooey cheese and runny egg yolks. Break a piece off, dip it into the runny center and enjoy! Get the recipe for Khachapuri here.

Pizza rolls – the best way to share your love for pizza

Sharing is caring! Change things up and bit and serve pizza as bite-sized finger food. Pizza rolls are easy to make at home and are the perfect food for a brunch or potluck.

Just roll up your unbaked pizza, slice it up and bake the rolls on a tray or in muffin tins. Perfect little bites! Find instructions and recipe ideas here.

Poland’s street food answer to pizza – Zapiekanka

If you ever find yourself in Poland you will eventually stumble upon Zapiekanka. A crispy baguette topped with hearty mushrooms, lots of cheese and decorated with local ketchup.

This polish street food is usually eaten as a late-night snack when going out. You can also perfectly serve it as finger food with friends at home. Get the recipe here.

What is your favorite pizza topping? Share it with us in the comments below!

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