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What’s not to love about a slice of pizza smothered in all your favorite toppings? In our opinion, nothing. It starts with the bread, then the sauce and finally the toppings. However, whether you are a pizza aficionado or not, deciding on the toppings you want can be a lengthy process. Here are some of the most iconic toppings of all time.

Pepperoni

Pepperoni is a classic favorite and America’s most popular pizza topping. And it’s not that hard to see why. It has a piquant taste that makes it hard to resist a second and third bite. When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with pepperoni.

 Mushrooms

This earthy topping can be a little divisive in the kitchen but it makes the perfect pizza topping no doubt. It crisps up to a nice earthiness when cooked that makes it super savory yet crunchy at the same time. However, due to their high water content and blandness, you might want to consider adding garlic or onions.

Sausage

Sausage has a precedent that can’t be beaten. And it’s not just because it’s the second most favorite topping in America but also because the history of putting sausage on pizzas goes way-way back.

 Onions

Whether you like them caramelized or crisped up in the oven, onions make a great pizza topping and a perfect match for nearly every other topping.

Bacon

Even though it’s not traditionally a pizza topping, bacon goes well with practically everything. Which is why it earns the top three spot on Americas most popular toppings list.

Pineapple

The question of whether pineapples should be a pizza topping is arguably the most divisive debate. But despite its inherent wateriness muddying the texture of the pizza, in a somewhat surprising turn, there are still so many people who are devoted to pineapple on pizza. And as it turns out, the customer is always right so it remains a constant on the menu.

 Beef

Meat is another popular topping on pizzas. Whether you’re going for meatballs or steak, beef is a great to go to especially when you’re feeding a hungry crowd.

Peppers

A combination of green, orange, red and yellow peppers add a crunchy element to your pizza. Plus it’s the easiest way to serve pizza.

Chicken

If you are a meat lover but don’t like beef, then you’ll love the chicken topping. it’s a favorite among many folks because it is the perfect blend of sweet and savory.

Wrapping It Up

The above-mentioned toppings are on every cooks list of favorite toppings. Yes, some are no doubt better than others and some are surrounded by endless debates but they are all iconic in their own little way.