The Most Popular Pizza Toppings in America

Brooklyn’s Best

October 26, 2023

Pizza is one of the most popular dishes in America. Along with mainstays like hamburgers and hot dogs, pizza routinely places on the top 10 most popular food lists. However, there are dozens of ways to customize pizza. There are several popular pizza styles, crust options including stuffed, flatbread, and deep dish, and sauces that can feature different seasonings.

Your options don’t end there! You can choose from lists of pizza toppings when you order, allowing you to create the best pizza topping combo for your taste buds. You can also indulge in one of the most popular combos on the menu. Let’s explore America’s most popular pizza toppings and combos to give you ideas about what pizza you should try tonight.

Best pizza toppings

Some pizza toppings are so popular you’ll find them on almost any menu from coast to coast. Instead of asking Americans which topping was their favorite, YouGov asked whether they liked different toppings. The most popular topping is the one liked by the highest number of people. With this approach, they confirmed the most popular pizza toppings in America.


Pepperoni pizza scored a 64% approval rating in YouGov’s survey, landing in the top spot as America’s most popular pizza topping. The first pepperoni pizzas appeared in Connecticut in the 1950s and soon became popular with pizza chain restaurants everywhere. 


Sausage is another popular pizza topping. It placed second in YouGov’s survey of popular pizza toppings, with 56% of those surveyed giving sausage the thumbs-up. 


Mushrooms rank third on America’s most popular pizza topping list. Mushrooms are common in spaghetti sauce and complement the flavor of many other popular pizza toppings, including sausage, tomatoes, and peppers. 


Reader’s Digest used data from 2022 Grubhub orders to compile a list of the most popular foods in America, and cheese pizza placed fourth. Cheese is also an extra topping for those who want their pizza extra cheesy, and this topping placed fourth on YouGov’s survey, with a 52% approval rating. 


The topping in the number five spot on YouGov’s survey is the only topping that scored less than 50%. Onions are popular with 48% of respondents, and they’re one of the key ingredients in a popular Milwaukee combo, along with cheese, mushrooms, and sausage. 


Bacon is another popular pizza topping. In fact, people love to put two types of bacon on pizza; regular bacon and Canadian bacon. Both options taste great on their own, and they also complement other toppings such as olives, pineapple, and tomatoes.

Black olives

Although the most popular pizza toppings are usually meats, cheeses, or vegetables, a few fruits make the list. Olives are a popular fruit and key ingredient in Greek salad, so it’s no surprise they’re one of the featured toppings on Greek pizza. 

Green peppers

Green peppers are loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C. The health benefits may not be foremost in your mind when you add them to your pizza, though. Green peppers taste fantastic with tomato sauce and cheese. You can enjoy your pizza with green peppers or add them to a meat lover’s or veggie pizza. 


The first pineapple pizza was served in Canada, and people have been arguing about this topping ever since. Many overlook that tomatoes are fruits because they’re commonly served with vegetables. Still, many people don’t approve of pineapple on pizza. Still, pineapple is a popular topping that pairs well with bacon and ham.


YouGov surveyed people to determine the most popular vegetables in America, and popular options like potatoes, sweetcorn, carrots, and tomatoes make the top 10. Spinach comes in at 19, just making the top 20. When it comes to pizza toppings, however, spinach is one of the most popular options. Its flavor and texture make it a popular option for pizza lovers, and it’s a key ingredient in veggie and Greek pizzas.

Best pizza topping combos

Some people love a single topping or combine toppings to create a custom pizza. Others love famous pizza topping combos featured on the menu. Some of the most popular pizza topping combos include the following:

  • Hawaiian pizza: Pineapple may be a controversial topping, but it’s a staple on Hawaiian pizza, and this combo is one of the most popular specialty pizzas. Some make Hawaiian pizza with ham. Brooklyn’s Best serves Hawaiian pizza with pineapple and Canadian bacon. 
  • Margherita pizza: Only two types of pizza placed on Reader’s Digest’s list of most popular foods in America. Margherita Pizza landed in the top 50, coming in 42 places behind cheese pizza to grab the 46th spot. This popular pizza combo features tomato sauce with basil, olive, oil, fresh mozzarella cheese, and garlic. 
  • Meat lover’s pizza: With the popularity of pepperoni and sausage, it’s no surprise that meat lover’s pizza is popular in America. At Brooklyn’s Best, we add bacon, Canadian bacon, and meatballs to pepperoni and sausage to make the ultimate specialty pizza for meat lovers. We also offer a stuffed meat lover’s pizza for those who want the double crust. 
  • Supreme pizza: Brooklyn’s Best creates supreme pizzas topped with black olives, onions, pepperoni, peppers, and sausage, making this a perfect option for those who want a pizza featuring popular meat and vegetable toppings.
A supreme pizza from Brooklyn’s Best Pizza & Pasta.

You can also enjoy several other specialty pizzas, including white, BBQ chicken, or salad pizza.  

Enjoy your favorite pizza today

Brooklyn’s Best delivers quality pizza customized to suit everyone’s taste buds. Whether you’re in the mood for a pizza loaded with veggies or meat or want a combination of custom flavors, we have the perfect pairings. You can order one of our specialty combos, which include meat lover’s, Hawaiian, supreme, keto, and spinach alfredo pizzas. You can also combine regular and gourmet options to create a unique combination that will have you savoring every bite. 

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