Out of the Box Gourmet Pizza Topping Ideas

When it comes to gourmet pizza toppings, everyone’s favourites include margherita pizza and pepperoni pizza. But one of the greatest things about pizza is that the topping options are practically endless. Whether you’re taking the minimalistic approach or the more-is-more approach, trying out new ingredients and flavour combinations might lead you to discovering new go-to pizza toppings. If you’re having a pizza-making night, why not get a little creative and try some of these out of the box pizza topping ideas?
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Mix Sweet and Savoury

For those with a more sophisticated palate, mixing sweet with savoury can create a flavour sensation unlike anything else. We understand that combining sweet and savoury flavours can be divisive (we hear debates about whether pineapple belongs on pizza on a regular basis) but nonetheless, we are huge advocates for it. Some of our favourite combinations include:

Caramelised Onions, Apples, and Goats Cheese

While it may sounds a little odd, we promise that this flavour combination is to die for and is perfected when topped with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkling of time. What’s more, this is also a vegetarian pizza, making it the perfect topping choice for anyone who’ meat-free.

Prosciutto and Grilled Peaches

This combination is perfect for summer, especially as juicy peaches come into season and become widely available. A generous amount of cheese – like mozzarella or fetta – and a fresh basil ties all the flavours together.

Coconut and Prawns

Another super summery non-traditional pizza topping idea that is bound to impress. Try coating the prawns with panko breadcrumbs and desiccated coconut and lightly frying them before placing them on your pizza. Once you take the first bite, you will immediately feel like you’re on an island holiday.

Cultural Fusions

We all know that pizza is traditionally an Italian dish, but why not try combining it with some other cultures and dishes from other ethnicities?

Nacho Pizza

Pizza and nachos are two incredible dishes, so why not combine them? Try topping your pizza with mixed beans, crushed corn chips jalapenos and mozzarella, and serving it with fresh sour cream, salsa and guacamole. We promise you will not be disappointed by the outcome.

Tikka Masala Pizza

For an Indian-inspired pizza topping, cook some chicken in a tikka masala marinade and make some pizza sauce by combining tomato paste, plain yoghurt and cream. Garnish with onion, coriander and cheese for a delicious fusion you won’t be able to stop eating.

Breakfast Pizza

Pizza is generally eaten at lunch or for dinner, but what’s stopping you from having it for breakfast? It may not necessarily be a cultural fusion, but it’s definitely a meal fusion. Try topping your breakfast pizza off with tomato, bacon, egg and cheese. Cook the eggs directly on the pizza for a yummy, runny yolk.

Dessert Pizza

If you’ve never tried a dessert pizza, you’re missing out. East to make and delicious, they’re perfect for satisfying anyone with a sweet tooth.

Cookies and Cream

Try making a cookies and cream pizza by spreading cream cheese frosting on the base and topping it with crumbled cookies, chocolate chips, and a drizzle of white chocolate. If you’re in the mood to indulge, serve a slice with a scoop of cookies and cream ice cream.

Apple Crumble

This pizza works best in a skillet, allowing you to get all the levels of texture and flavour essential to an apple crumble. Form the pizza dough around the skillet and then fill with apple mixture. Top with buttery crumble and bake until lightly golden. This dish will warm you up on the coldest winter nights.

Chocolate and Raspberry

There are very few flavour combinations as perfect as chocolate and raspberry. The tartness of raspberries cuts through the sweetness of the chocolate for a whole new flavour sensation. Try covering your pizza with melted chocolate and then topping it with raspberries and flaked almonds for a simple and delicious dessert pizza.

Too Lazy to Cook? Try 11 Inch Pizza

If you’re pressed for time or just feeling too lazy to make your own pizza, why not save yourself the hassle and have the best pizza in Melbourne – 11 Inch Pizza. We have a range of traditional and non-traditional gourmet pizza toppings for you to choose from, including delicious dessert pizzas. If you’re craving something other than pizza, we also offer calzones, focaccias, tasty salads, and a wide range of drinks that will perfectly complement your meal.

Whether you’re eating in, taking away or having your meal delivered to your door, you can rely on 11 Inch Pizza for a filling, hearty, and delicious meal. The TV icon Daria once said, “There is no aspect, no facet, no moment of life that can’t be improved with pizza.” We wholeheartedly agree.

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