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Non-traditional pizzas you can make

When you think of pizza, you probably think of Italy. But there are various types of pizzas which are non-traditional and don’t have their origin in Italy. Do you like baking pizzas at home and do you want to try some new recipes? We have listed some non-traditional pizzas for you to try at home!

Pizza with pineapple

For some Italians, this is the biggest insult to their culture: pizza with pineapple (Hawaiian pizza). Hawaiian pizza is not originating in Hawaii, but was made in Canada in 1962. The toppings for a Hawaiian pizza are pineapple and ham or bacon. This pizza can always spark a debate, because people disagree a lot about pineapple as a pizza topping. However, it is still a very popular pizza. Hawaiian pizza is easy to make at home. You simply cover your pizza base with tomato sauce, cheese, pineapple and ham or bacon.

American pizza

The first American pizzeria opened in 1905 in the middle of New York. American style pizza is very different from the authentic Italian (Neapolitan) pizza. The base is a lot thicker and softer than traditional pizza bases. When you make your own American style pizza, you can use some of the common ingredients. The most common toppings include anchovies, ground beef, chicken, ham, mushrooms, olives, onions, peppers, pepperoni, pineapple, salami, sausage, spinach, steak and tomatoes. American pizzas are perfect when you are a meatlover!


There are some regional differences for American pizzas, like you can see in Italy. The most famous regional types are from Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, New York and St. Louis.

Greek pizza

You might think that Greek pizza originates from Greece, but this is not the case. Greek pizza is also an American style pizza, from New England. It was invented by Costas Kitsatis, a Greek from Albania, at his pizza restaurant. Greek pizza is proofed and cooked in a metal pan, instead of a pizza oven. The crust is usually a bit spongy and light, like focaccia, but less thick and a bit oily. The main ingredients are pizza dough, cheese and tomato sauce. You can use different toppings for your Greek style pizza, for example feta cheese, onion, olives and tomato.