Did you know that 350 slices of pizza are eaten every second in the United States? In fact, 40% of Americans eat pizza at least once a week.
When you think of pizza, what do you picture? Do you order the same pie every time or do you branch out? It's important to think about this if you are using pizza to feed your staff and guests for a corporate event.
Some people have dietary restrictions while others have preferences. You'll want to cater to all of these people.
Before calling in your order, learn about the best pizza toppings and combinations out there.
Pepperoni remains one of the best pizza toppings because it's a classic that can't go wrong! If you order pepperoni pizza for your next corporate event, expect these slices to go fast.
People crave this pizza topping for its spices and similarity to salami. Pepperoni is often a combination of beef and pork.
Not many know that pepperoni on pizza is an American thing, which is why pepperoni is continuously America's most popular pizza topping.
Pepperoni complements the fat in the cheese and adds a meaty flavor to a sweet tomato sauce to balance it out.
If you have vegetarians attending your corporate event, you can order pizzas with various veggie toppings. Some of the most popular vegetarian options to get mouths watering are:
- Brussel sprouts
You can order pizzas with a combination of a few of these toppings, one of these toppings, or all of the toppings!
These combination pizzas are perfect for veggie lovers and those craving pizza while trying to get their daily vegetable intake.
Plus, spinach, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and zucchini give pizza a nice crunch in every bite. Tomatoes and mushrooms are juicy and moist and can add more flavor to a cheesy slice.
Once you have vegetarian pizza, you might never go back to other pizza toppings. You'll find that they are just as good as meaty pizzas. Mediterranean-style pizzas are also filled with veggies and packed with flavor.
Mediterranean toppings can include sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella, goat cheese, and olives. It's a fancy take on a pizza, which might be perfect for a corporate event.
Despite the different toppings, you'll taste each ingredient separately. This pizza is filling, light, crispy, and creamy.
Pesto Pizza Toppings
There are different kinds of toppings that can create the perfect pizza, but toppings are better with the right pizza sauce.
You've likely heard of pesto, a sauce traditionally made from pine nuts, olive oil, basil, garlic, and parmesan cheese. Ask for this sauce on your pizza to bring any topping to life.
If you want to go the classic pesto pizza route, top this pie with sun-dried or fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Fresh tomatoes can balance out the pesto sauce while sun-dried tomatoes add more tanginess.
For more texture and meatiness, you can add chicken to this type of pizza! Before ordering pesto pizza, make sure no one in your business has a nut allergy, or put out a sign next to the pizza as a warning.
Let's veer away from the classics for a second and talk about unconventional toppings. Some unusual, but delicious, pizza toppings include:
- Caramelized onions
- Goat cheese
While some of these toppings might not seem unusual to you, they are definitely out of the ordinary for cheese and pepperoni lovers.
There are so many yummy combinations you can make with these toppings. For instance, goat cheese, caramelized onions, roasted pears, roasted apples, and balsamic drizzle create a delicious pie you won't want to put down.
If you're not into sweetness on your pizza, you could always go without pears and apples. However, when roasted, these aren't too sweet and can bring a lovely juiciness to your palette.
Meat lovers don't have anything on BBQ pizza. These pies are often topped with chicken, bacon, onion, and BBQ sauce. BBQ pizza is widely loved because it's a flavor bomb in every bite.
This combination is comforting and a perfect way to start a corporate event on a great note. For many pizza lovers, this is the ideal choice over pepperoni, simple cheese, or even a vegetable pizza.
There's nothing quite like BBQ pizza straight out of a wood-fired pizza oven.
If you want to go full Italian with your corporate menu, consider chicken alfredo pizza. You can add these toppings to a white or Bianca pizza. Instead of the traditional tomato sauce, this type of pizza is made from white sauce.
To take your pizza to the next level by adding pasta alfredo flavors, ask for Alfredo sauce instead of tomato sauce. Although this pizza is good on its own with some melted cheese, adding chicken brings more flavor to the mix.
White pizza sauce and chicken are classic combinations, but you can add any topping to a white pizza. Pepperoni and white sauces complement each other very well on a pie.
Best Pizza Toppings to Try!
When you think of pizza, you're probably picturing plain cheese or a pie with only one typical topping. Pizza doesn't have to be this basic.
If you have a corporate event coming up, there is nothing wrong with ordering the classics, but consider buying a few unusual pies to wow your guests.
Now that you know some of the best pizza toppings to try, you'll never look at pizza the same again!
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