Most Bizarre Pizza Toppings Slideshow
September 5, 2011
The ingredients in these pies may be outrageous, but they work surprisingly well
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 corndogs.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Located in the American pizza hotspot, 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, WA they are topping their pies with such delicacies as palak paneer and butter chicken.
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.