How to Top a Pizza

One of the great things about pizza is that there is an almost unlimited number of toppings you can choose from. When making your own pizza, you can put on as much of a topping as you'd like. Pizza chains put on a set amount of each topping. This amount varies depending on the topping, the restaurant, the size of the pizza, and the number of toppings on a pizza. For example, Domino's puts 48 pepperonis on a large pepperoni pizza.

The recommended way of placing toppings on your pizza is to start on the outside edge and work toward the inside. Toppings should be placed as close as possible to one another without them touching. This is called the "No Neighbors" rule.

The most efficient way to apply flat toppings like pepperoni or ham is to deal them like a deck of cards. For other toppings, like sausage, cheese, or veggies, you can just sprinkle them on and spread them around.

Types of Toppings


Pepperoni Cheese Sausage

Some of the more common toppings are pepperoni, cheese, and sausage.


Squid Ink Pizza Grape and Pickle Pizza McDonald's Pizza

In some places, you can get strange toppings on your pizza. If you're making it at home, you can put on whatever you want. These pictures offer a few examples of strange pizzas. The first one is a squid ink pizza. The second is a grape-and-pickle pizza. The last one is a pizza topped with food from McDonalds. It has cheeseburgers, McNuggets, and french fries on it. Delicious!