Try These Tasty White Pizza Toppings

White pizza is a great alternative way to enjoy pizza. Instead of using tomato sauce to make the base of the pie, white pizzas are typically made with ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and olive oil.

If you’re looking for some great ingredients that go well with this style of pie, here are some options for you.

Sun-dried Tomatoes

White pizzas might not have tomato sauce, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t sneak a little bit of the sweet acidity of tomato onto your pie. Why not try sun-dried tomatoes, which add the perfect tomato essence to a white pie?

Arugula

Arugula goes great on white pizzas, adding a welcome neutral crunch to a style that many complain is too soft and bland. When used in conjunction with other ingredients, arugula is a true white pizza gem.

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Chicken

More aggressive meats such as pepperoni or sausage can dominate the flavors of a white pizza, which is why we recommend chicken as a meat alternative. Chargrilled chicken works especially well, adding flavor and protein without being too overwhelming.