12 Most Bizarre Pizza Toppings Slideshow
April 26, 2012
Cashews and Cream Cheese
The "A Nutty Idea" pizza at Roma Restaurant in Greeley, Colo. is topped with cashews, cream cheese, pepperoni, mozzarella, and tomatoes. Nutty indeed.
This delectable fusion of two favorite American dishes is available at the annual Minnesota State Fair. Festival attendees can head over to the food tent to taste this pizza topped with deep-fried corn dogs.
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Americans tend to do some pretty outlandish things with food in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day — such as adding green food coloring to beer and bagels and stuffing egg rolls with corned beef and cabbage. At Colony Grill in Stamford, Conn., they layer their famous pizza with this classic Irish dish in honor of the holiday.
Fong’s Pizza in Des Moines, Iowa, is known for topping pizzas with classic Chinese-American dishes. One of their most popular varieties is the crab Rangoon pizza, which includes a cream cheese sauce, chunks of crab, and a sprinkling of chopped green onions and wonton chips.
Located in the American pizza hot spot, New Haven, Conn., Bar Pizza serves up pies with a wide variety of unique toppings. One of the most unusual is a twist on the classic Neapolitan potato and sausage pizza, swapping out the thin slices of potato for mashed.
When you think about it, the robust and saucy nature of Indian cuisine lends itself to being a pizza topping. At Can-Am Pizza in Kent, Wash., they are topping their pies with such delicacies as palak paneer and butter chicken.
Macaroni and Cheese
At the national chain Cici’s Pizza Buffet outrageous toppings are the name of the game. One of their most unusual (but certainly delicious) creations is the famous macaroni and cheese pizza (no tomato sauce).
People are always looking for inspirational ways to use their Thanksgiving leftovers. The chef at La Bottega Italian Restaurant located in Manhattan's Maritime Hotel, Bart Retolatto, created a pizza that combines the best of the rest of the holiday meal. The pie is stuffed with turkey, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and gravy.
The Crown Crust Cheeseburger Pizza
This outrageous creation starts with a cheeseburger pizza, topped with ground beef, tomato slices, shredded lettuce, and Pizza Hut Special Sauce, and then the fun begins — the crust is made up of bite-sized pizzas (called "crowns") that are filled with ground beef and topped with melted cheese. Good luck digesting this one.
The Crown Crust Chicken Fillet Pizza
This version of the pie begins with a cheese pizza topped with sliced chicken, green peppers, and barbecue sauce, and then the Crown crust is filled with golden-fried chicken nuggets. Truly a meal fit for royalty.
The Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza
This pizza is designed for those nights when you can’t decide between your fast-food cravings. Choose whatever toppings you desire on your pie, and the folks over at Pizza Hut will serve it up complete with a hot dog baked right into the crust.
The Cheesy Bites Remix Pizza
Sometimes an extra-large pizza with "the works" doesn’t cut it; sometimes you need a pie that’s a bit more filling — that’s when the Cheesy Bites Remix comes in handy. Start with a pizza smothered with every topping available, then add a crust consisting of three unique varieties of bread bites — one filled with mozzarella and topped with "spicy Mexican sprinkle," one filled with Philadelphia cream cheese and topped with sesame seeds, and one filled with mozzarella and topped with shredded Parmesan.