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For many people, Friday is the end of the school/work week and if you have a wood fired pizza oven it’s a good *excuse* for a Friday pizza night! Of course, while making your own home-made pizzas are fun, you don’t *have* to stick to the tried and true pizza shop menu style pizzas – ham and pineapple, supreme, bacon and chicken, meat lover etc. When you can prepare, and cook pizzas at home why not switch it up? Why not try some different pizza topping ideas?

At Sydney Heaters and Pizza Ovens, we want to share some pizza topping ideas that may never have crossed your mind!

Why not add some thinly sliced pears on top of prosciutto and gorgonzola, all on top of your regular pizza base.

Feeling really adventurous and like your pizza to have a bit of a *bite * – Pulled pork, with pineapple, bacon and jalapenos, with barbeque sauce, you can add some onion or capsicum for crispness – probably NOT one for the kids.

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If you love Insalata Caprese – that’s layers of thick tomatoes and mozzarella cheese with a layer of fresh basil, mmm, imagine all that on top of a fresh pizza base – cooked to perfection and you have a four cheese Caprese pizza – YUM!

Did you know you can have pizza for dessert? Why not sprinkle your dough with sugar and cinnamon and turn it into a cinnamon roll, roll into a log and cut into slices. It will be an instant winner and a BIG favourite with the kids.

Who doesn’t love the good old chicken pizza? BBQ sauce, some mushrooms and onions… add to that, some slivered carrots, bean sprouts, peanuts and some cilantro. Now you have a sweet and spicy Thai chicken pizza with the goodness and crunchiness of carrots.

Outlandish pizza ideas to try

If you or someone in your family isn’t much of a meat eater this mushroom pizza with Havarti cheese, some fresh herbs of your choosing and truffle oil sprinkled on top tastes like a fancy meal and no one will miss the meat!

Roasted garlic chicken pizza, make your chicken pizza as normal but add some roasted garlic instead, it brings a rich creamy garlic flavour to an old time favourite.

Have you ever tried potatoes on a pizza? Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. Boil 6 red potatoes for 7 to 8 minutes, drain and cool and then slice, cook some bacon and allow it to crumble, brush some olive oil over your pizza base, spread some ranch dressing over the base, layer your potatoes, sprinkle with bacon and top with grated cheddar cheese.

Bacon and corn BBQ chicken pizza – BBQ sauce, a chicken breast cooked and shredded, 3 slices of cooked and chopped bacon, red onion – sliced, fresh corn, parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Spread BBQ sauce on the pizza base, in a bowl, combine all toppings and more BBQ sauce then spread over the pizza base.