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13 Popular Types of Pizza No One Can Resist

Pizza has been around for centuries. Over time, different regions have developed their own unique types of pizza

There’s thin-crust New York-style pizza and deep-dish Chicago-style pies. Each region offers something special in terms of flavor and texture. 

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And that’s not all.

Everywhere has different ideas on what to serve with pizza, too.

I think garlic knots are the best choice! But, then, it kind of depends on your pizza toppings, right?

Luckily, whether you always go for meat lovers or prefer veggie pizza, you’ll find a recipe here.

Pepperoni Pizza

1. Pepperoni Pizza

Let’s start with a classic: pepperoni pizza. 

It’s one of the most ordered pizzas, no matter where you get it. People love it, and it’s simple, traditional, and tasty.

It perfectly combines gooey, melted cheese, flavorful sauce, and salty pepperoni.

Ask a classroom full of kids what kind of pizza they want. Most will likely say pepperoni. 

After all, why mess with what works?

Cheese Pizza

2. Cheese Pizza

Speaking of simple classics, it’s hard to beat cheese pizza for quick and easy deliciousness.

It’s the go-to pizza when you have a crowd. 

Pepperoni lovers will still eat it, but vegetarians can, too.

It has everything a good pizza needs: crust, sauce, and lots and lots of cheese. 

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It’s a safe choice when you don’t know people’s pizza preferences.

And it ranks high on the list of most-ordered pizzas worldwide.

Veggie Pizza

3. Veggie Pizza

There are always one or two people out there who don’t like pizza “because it’s too greasy.” To them, I say, “Try a veggie pizza!” 

Veggie pizza is still pizza, and it’s saucy and cheesy like all the rest.

However, the absence of meat means it’s less greasy than meat-covered pizzas.

Instead, you’ll top it with garden-fresh veggies. Some popular options include: 

Some pizza places even offer rare and exotic veggies. Go wild! 

BBQ Chicken Pizza

4. BBQ Chicken Pizza

BBQ chicken pizza is a relatively recent addition to the popular pizza menu. It’s only been around for a few decades. 

It features thick, robust BBQ sauce and lots of shredded chicken.

It has a sweet and tangy flavor, unlike most other pizzas you’ll try. 

BBQ chicken pizza often pops up for Game Day parties and college sporting events.

Meat Lovers’ Pizza

5. Meat Lovers’ Pizza

The meat lovers’ pizza is the polar opposite of the veggie pizza above.

It typically includes zero veggies and tons of meat. 

There will be pepperoni and ham, of course. However, meat lovers’ pizzas also feature other meat types.

(Ground beef, bacon, Italian sausage, etc.)

Occasionally, people will throw a few onions or olives into the mix.

Most of the time, though, they stick strictly to meat. 

Margherita Pizza

6. Margherita Pizza

Do you love veggie pizza but want to try something new?

You might enjoy the Margherita pizza. It, too, has a fresh, clean taste and isn’t overly greasy. 

Common ingredients on this pizza include the following: 

If you head to Italy, you’ll find this pizza everywhere. It’s hugely popular over there.

It’s also gaining popularity outside Italy, especially in the United States.

Buffalo pizza

7. Buffalo Pizza

Believe it or not, not everyone likes tomato sauce on their pizza. Tomato sauce isn’t for everyone. 

That might be why people started using buffalo sauce instead. 

Buffalo pizzas typically come with chicken as the primary source of meat, but not always.

You can use whatever toppings you like on a buffalo pizza. 

Whichever toppings you choose, it’s bound to be spicy, saucy, and a little bit salty.

It’s an interesting choice for sure.

Hawaiian Pizza

8. Hawaiian Pizza

Ah, the ever-raging debate: Do pineapples belong on pizza? Plenty of people think so.

(Sorry, pineapple haters, I’m in the pro-pineapple camp.) 

Pineapple doesn’t taste great on every kind of pizza. I wouldn’t add it to BBQ chicken pie, for example.

But on a Hawaiian pizza with ham and pineapple, it tastes great.

It gives you the perfect balance of sweet, savory, and salty. As my dad always said, “Don’t knock it till you try it.”

Supreme Pizza

9. Supreme Pizza

The supreme pizza is like a mix between meat lovers’ and veggie pizzas. It has loads of both.

Typically, supreme pizzas come with the following toppings:

It’s a nice mix of meat and veggies. Plus, it has cheese and tomato sauce, of course. 

The Works Pizza

10. The Works Pizza

If you think the supreme pizza is heavily loaded, wait until you try “the works.”

Usually, it comes with everything that’s on the supreme pizza, and more.

When you tell a pizza place you want “the works,” they’ll give you everything.

If they have it in their available toppings, they’ll load it on your pizza. 

This can add three or four additional types of meat and a slew of extra veggies. Just be careful if you’re picky.

You might find your “works” pizza comes with pineapples and anchovies! 

New York-Style Pizza

11. New York-Style Pizza

These last three pizzas are simply pizza styles.

In other words, you can get just about any of the pizzas above done New York- or Chicago-style.

It’s more about how the pizza is made. 

New York-style pizzas are massive. They have giant slices, typically made with a thinner crust.

It makes them perfect for folding and chowing down on. The crust is usually very crispy, too. 

As for toppings, you can have whatever you like.

Ask for New York-style pepperoni, New York-style cheese, or New York-style meat lovers’. 

Most of the time, you also receive an ample supply of condiments with New York-style pizzas.

Garlic powder, parmesan, red pepper flakes, and oregano are all standard. 

 Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

12. Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

On the other hand, Chicago pizzerias don’t know the meaning of thin crust.

You’ll almost certainly receive a deep-dish pizza if you order a Chicago-style pizza. 

Chicago deep dish dates back to the early 1900s and has thick, raised edges.

Plus, all the “toppings” are inside the pizza, with the robust sauce on top and cheese on the bottom.  

As with New York-style pizza, you can order a Chicago deep dish with any “toppings” you like.

The standard ingredients list, though, includes the following: 

  • Mozzarella
  • Tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • Mushrooms
  • Green peppers
  • Italian sausage
  • Pepperoni
  • Onions
  • Ground beef
Greek-Style Pizza

13. Greek-Style Pizza

Greek-style pizza is the happy medium between New York thin crust and Chicago deep dish.

It features a thicker, puffier, and chewier crust with a deep-fried bottom. 

In most cases, the sauce takes priority over the cheese. The pizzas have both, of course, but they’re heavier on the sauce. 

The sauce also has a somewhat unique flavor. It’s tangy and savory with lots of oregano. 

Toppings vary depending on who is eating the pizza. However, it’s common to find Greek ingredients like feta.

13 Popular Types of Pizza No One Can Resist

There are so many different types of pizza that are just incredible! From pepperoni to barbecue chicken to Hawaiian, you’ll want to try every pie on this list.


  • Pepperoni Pizza

  • Cheese Pizza

  • Veggie Pizza

  • BBQ Chicken Pizza

  • Meat Lovers’ Pizza

  • Margherita Pizza

  • Buffalo Pizza

  • Hawaiian Pizza

  • Supreme Pizza

  • The Works Pizza

  • New York-Style Pizza

  • Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

  • Greek-Style Pizza


  • Select your favorite pizza.
  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a delicious pizza in 30 minutes or less!
Types of Pizza

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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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