Pizza is an incredibly common food and it's also an amazing food because it can be used in so many different situations. An even more amazing thing is that there are so many combinations of flavors.
Some of those combinations are just about everywhere, like pepperoni and cheese, Hawaiian or meat-heavy pizzas, but others are much more obscure. In fact, there are some flavors out there that probably taste amazing, even though you've never heard of them before and have certainly never tried them.
So, let this list inspire you and let me show you some of the more unusual flavors of pizza out there. Some of them might be downright weird, but that won't stop them tasting good.
Texas Margherita Pizza
Fried green tomatoes, jalapenos and who knows what else. The pizza does look good though.
Here's another one where the author doesn't bother to explain what's going on. It doesn't look like a normal pizza though – but it would probably taste great.
Paneer Cheesy Pizza
The paneer on this pizza adds an unusual touch, but should perfectly complement all the other flavors.
Chicken and Spinach
You can't really tell by looking, but this one was chicken with a spinach sauce. Odd presentation, but those flavors do work well together.
Homemade Chicken, Spinach and Extras
This version is a homemade approach, also using spinach and chicken, along with a number of other ingredients. Looks good.
Sausages and Fries
Can it get more truly bizarre than sliced sausages and French fries on a cheesy pizza?
Chicken Chipotle Pizza
I think this pizza manages to look weirder than it actually is. The flavor of the whole thing is chicken chipotle, but you wouldn't know that from looking at it.
Spinach, Feta and Octopus
I'm not so sure about this one, spinach and feta work well together, but octopus? That might be appealing to the seafood lovers out there.
Eggplant Veggie Pizza
Here’s one for all the veggie lovers. Grilled eggplant and zucchini add an unexpected flavor to the meal. They look pretty cool too.
Deep Dish Cheeseless Pizza
I'm not sure what to think about a cheeseless pizza. It could be good though, especially as you'd taste the other flavors better.
Peach, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Pizza
Peaches on a pizza? While the idea sounds strange, the addition of prosciutto, mozzarella, and arugula creates a mouth-watering dish.
Another Weird Crust
Who says that weird flavors are limited to the pizza itself?
Putting bananas on pizza seems to be much more common than I expected. It could taste quite good actually, because the sweetness of the bananas would balance out the saltiness of the rest of the pizza.
This pizza can actually be ordered, on occasion, from a specialty pizza joint in California. The use of golden cherry tomatoes and yellow peppers helps the dish live up to its name. I bet it’s pretty tasty as well.
Shepherd's Pie Pizza?
What do I say about this one? Everything on here looks unusual for a pizza, but the whole thing still looks strangely appealing.
Pizza with Squid
This combination would be awesome if you like squid – but pretty unappealing if you don't.
Pizza and Veggie Chips?
It looks like someone has decided to top a pizza with thin slices of vegetables or dehydrated veggie chips. The puffy crust makes the whole thing look even more unusual.
Another Margherita Variation
I love the way the meat is piled on here. It looks a bit unusual but certainly appealing.
Corn Chip Pizza
Okay, there aren't actually corn chips on this pizza, but the flavors are what you would expect with corn chips.
Spooky Squid Ink Pizza
This Halloweeen-themed pizza uses squid ink to create a black base, then uses mushrooms that have been turned into mini skulls. Pesto sauce features rather than cheese, just to mix things up even more.
This pizza uses dinuguan meat (go on, look it up, I'll wait), which is an odd choice. Still, that's a savory meat, so it could work well on pizza.
Peri Peri Paneer
Think peri peri chicken, only this pizza is made using peri peri spiced paneer instead. Oh, and there’s broccoli on the pizza too.
Sweet Potato Pizza
This is a healthy approach to pizza, with a sweet potato sauce and kale as a topping. The addition of bacon isn't exactly healthy, but it would help to make the whole thing taste good.
Pad Thai On A Pizza
Here’s a more extreme experiment with pizza flavors. This pizza mimics the flavors of a classic pad Thai – to the extent that it includes shrimp and Thai stir fry sauce.
If it wasn't for the egg, this pizza would seem pretty normal. I don't know though, egg seems like it could taste pretty good on a pizza.
Nutella Dessert Pizza
This might be a variation on the traditional construction of a pizza, but hey, just about anything with Nutella is going to taste good.
General Tso’s Pizza
If pad Thai isn’t your thing, what about General Tso’s chicken on a pizza? There’s even a garlic knot crust that makes the whole thing even more exciting.
Avocado and Goat Cheese Pizza
Here's a flavor combination you've probably never thought of – avocado and goat cheese. What do you think? Would it be any good?
Chickpeas, Spinach And Sweet Potato
Have you ever added chickpeas to a pizza? The creator of this pizza has and even says it’s one of her favorites.
Cheese Pizza and Gherkins
It's a normal pizza except for the gherkins. But hey, why not?
Flowers on a pizza is a pretty strange idea anyway, using squash flowers is even stranger still.
This pizza offers up vegan versions of meat and cheese along with a whole host of other ingredients, including sweet potatoes.
Sweet Potato with Paprika Chicken
This is another sweet potato pizza, this time relying on paprika chicken as well.
Lemon Poppy Seed Crunch
This complex pizza is meant to mimic the flavor of a poppy seed muffin. It even includes lemon poppy seed popcorn to complete the effect.
Goat Cheese, Honey and Sweet Potato
There's a lot going with this pizza, including goat cheese, honey, sweet potato and what looks like bacon.
Why Not Add Some Figs?
Figs are delicious, so why not include them on a pizza? They certainly make the meal stand out.
Chorizo, potatoes, red onions and sweet chili sauce… what's not to like?
Pizza With Mortadella Cubes
This pizza is unusual in so many ways. There’s the white sauce, the pesto, and the sundried tomatoes – plus the fact that the crust is stuffed with cubes of mortadella.
Beef Pizza with Lots More
Beef on a pizza isn't too odd, but this one also has potatoes and cream cheese in the mix.
A Surprisingly Romantic Pizza
It’s the presentation rather than the ingredients that make this pizza special. Meat rolled up to look like roses, with a centerpiece of cheese in cream – it’s simply a stunning meal. It might be difficult to eat though.
Stuffed Potato Pizza
With potatoes, bacon and cheese, this pizza just sounds wonderful to me.
Pesto Sweet Potato
This vegan pizza features pesto instead of a tomato-based sauce, then adds roasted sunflower seeds, spinach, and sweet potato. Interesting as this may be, the flavors should come together well.
Here's a modern type of pizza, this one has kale and it kind of looks like a little bit of salmon too.
Huevos Rancheros Pizza
This Mexican combination of flavors isn't really unusual, but it is odd to see it on a pizza.
BBQ ‘Chicken' and Sweet Potato Pizza
Here’s sweet potato again. It’s one of the most popular non-traditional ingredients. This time we also have a bright yellow pizza base and cooked vegan ‘chicken’ – to give you an vegan pizza.
Complex Personal Pizza
This little pizza has so many toppings that it's difficult to tell what's going on, but that doesn't stop it from looking good.
Corn, Olives And Peppers
Corn on a pizza? Plus, honestly, this one just looks like a mess.
Grape Dessert Pizza
The grapes look surprisingly cool on the pizza.
Dinner And Dessert
One half of this pizza is simple enough – chicken and catupiry (which is cream cheese from Brazil). It’s the other side, the chocolate and M&Ms, that really catches the eye.
I love the way the cherry tomatoes on this pizza look, especially as the pizza isn't saturated with a ton of different toppings.
Sliced Potato Pac Man
Sliced potatoes on pizza are becoming more common, although they’re still underrated. This pizza keeps things simple (while playing around with a Pac-Man theme).
This pizza looks unique and probably tastes it too, because it uses lamb, grape leaves, olives, feta and a souvlaki sauce.
Mini Marshmallow Pizza
Dessert pizzas are common enough. But, adding mini marshmallows and fresh berries? That just kicks things up a level.
Sweet Potatoes, Green Peppers, Parmesan Cheese… Yum!
It amazes me just how many pizzas there are that use either regular potatoes or sweet potatoes. Even though those tastes are pretty unusual, they are also apparently popular.
Giant Cookies And Nutella Pizza
A Nutella base with chocolate chip cookies is strange enough. Then there’s the absurd size of this single pizza slice.
Chicken and Pesto
Who needs the traditional pizza sauce when you can have pesto? After all, chicken and pesto do go really well together.
Pesto, Potato, Spicy Arugula And Burrata
Here’s a meatless pizza with some exciting ingredients. The contrast of green and white also makes it stand out.
This pizza is actually from a pizza chain (but not an American one) and has berries, bananas, white chocolate, milk chocolate and custard. Yum!
Purple Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are surprisingly common on pizza. Purple sweet potatoes though? Well, that’s a new idea entirely.
Spicy Pizza: The poster doesn't describe this one, but it looks pretty spicy to me, which could be fun.
Chocolate Pizza: Personally, I love dessert pizzas, but chocolate and berries can certainly seem like a strange pizza flavor to some.
Curried Chicken and Yam: Curry-based pizzas are really unusual, but that flavor combination would probably work very well.
Egg and Greens Pizza: People seem to freak out about the idea of egg on a pizza. I don't know why, this one looks like a really good balance of flavors (and colors).
Meatball Pizza: Meatballs on a pizza is a seriously tasty option, although this type of pizza can be a bit tricky to eat.
Cookies and Cream Pizza: The person who posted this pizza didn't seem to enjoy it, but honestly, it could be a pretty neat option for something a little bit different.
Thai Chicken: This doesn't look like a pizza that you would normally find, but the flavors of a Thai chicken dish could actually work really well on a pizza.
Perogi Pizza: This pizza is pretty common in Pittsburgh and it is literally a mashed potatoes pizza. It's a very unusual idea, but honestly, I'd love to try it.
Hot Dog Crust: Okay, this is just a pepperoni and cheese pizza, but take a look at that crust.
Leftover Pizza: Why not make pizza out of leftovers? This one is essentially herbs, olives and cheese and those flavors do work well together.
Caramelized Onions, Blueberries and Peppers: I imagine this pizza would have a weird balance between sweet and sharp, which could actually work surprisingly well.
Cookies and Cheese: Here is a dessert pizza with a twist, it's cookies and cheese. Honestly, I don't know how those flavors would work together, but clearly someone likes the idea.
Another Vegan Option: This one is another vegan pizza, this time in a Mediterranean style.
Three Cheese Broccoli Rabe Pizza: Throwing broccoli and rabe on a pizza isn't normal, but it would work well, provided that you like both of those vegetables.