Do you have a pizza shop near you that allows customers to customize their pizzas in all sorts of ways? Maybe they offer a long list of toppings along with multiple kinds of crust and sauce. Even with all of those options in front of you, it is easy to get sucked into ordering a classic, like pepperoni and sausage on a thin crust with tomato sauce. Sure, this pizza is delicious, but ordering it is not taking advantage of all the creative options potentially available to you! Here are a few more unique ways to customize your pizza when given the chance.
The Yellow Pizza
The theme of this pizza happens to be that it is topped with all things yellow—except for the sauce. You start by opting for cheddar cheese, which gives the pizza a nice sharpness. Then, as toppings, you add banana peppers and pineapple. The sweetness from the pineapple goes well with the sharp cheddar, and the banana peppers add a nice splash of heat. (Some people find pineapple on pizza a strange concept, but don't knock it 'til you try it!)
Instead of choosing just one meat topping for your pizza, why not choose four? You can select any four that the pizzeria offers, of course, but a combination of pepperoni, sausage, chicken fingers, and steak makes for a really delicious and satisfying pie. This one is good with mozzarella cheese since it has a mild flavor that won't take away from the taste of the meats. You can switch things up and try this pizza with a white sauce, rather than a red sauce, too. Opt for a thick crust, though. You need a sturdy crust to stand up to the weight of all that meat.
With this customized pizza, you're basically aiming to mimic a Chicago-style deep dish pizza without the deep dish. You start with a thin crust, as that's most in line with the Chicago classic. Then, you ask the pizzeria to pile on each of the cheeses they offer. (If you don't like blue cheese, which has a unique, sharp flavor, you can ask for that to be left off.) Ask for the sauce on top, and choose the standard sauce, not a spicy or sweet one. What you'll have is a very cheesy pie that even a Chicagoan would probably admit is pretty good.
If you have a pizzeria that is willing to customize your order, take advantage of that! Use the ideas above as jumping-off points, and let your creativity soar. Contact a pizzeria, such as Scittino's Italian Market Place, for more information.