Topping Encyclopedia: Basil on Pizza

In this expert guide, I will be discussing if Basil belongs on Pizza. Spoiler: of course it does, it’s awesome! There’s no herb quite like Basil, and I’ll explain why below.

Basil on Pizza

As a herb, Basil is a fairly common pizza topping.

Basil is a fantastic topping on so many different varieties of pizza.

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Did you know these Pizza facts?

This doesn’t have anything to do with Basil on pizza, however here are three random pizza facts for you to sound like an expert;

Pizza fact 1: NASA funded & tested a 3D printer that can make pizza for astronauts

Pizza fact 2: October is National Pizza Month in the U.S.

Pizza fact 3: 350 slices of pizza are eaten each second in the U.S.

Bonus Pizza Fact: We have lots of pizza articles on our website.

…which of these pizza facts did you already know?

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Basil goes on Pizza with…

I’m a big believer in trying many combinations of pizza toppings, until you find the ones that suit you the best. However, to help you navigate the multitude of pizza styles and toppings, try these;

Basil and Pineapple

Tomato and Basil

Basil and Cherry tomatoes

Don’t stop at those though, keep trying various combinations and amounts. I prefer 3-6 toppings; any more, and my pizza is too heavy and no topping stands out very well. That’s just my personal taste though.

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Does Basil belong on Pizza?

Haven’t you being paying attention? Absolutely, it does!

If the idea of Basil on pizza really doesn’t appeal, there are many other herbs to try on your pizzas as well.

Heard this one? The fact that you can accidentally make a person but you can’t accidentally make a pizza is a pity. Who decided that? Ouch! Dad joke.

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Try Basil on your next pizza!

Never close your mind off to trying new pizza toppings. Your next favourite may be the one you haven’t tried yet!

The next time you order or make a pizza, why not try some Basil on it, it really is awesome. Perhaps even add some Cherry tomatoes?