Topping Options for Neapolitan-Style Pizza

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Pizza to most non-Italians is the same thing; a doughy round crust with different toppings. There are however different varieties of pizza available. Among the best alternatives for those looking to tantalize their taste buds and reap the health benefits of pizza is Neapolitan pizza.

This pizza variety is originally from Naples and follows a set preparation standard. There even exists a registered disciplinary with set rules on Neapolitan pizza making, which all commercial establishments serving it has to follow.

The Neapolitan pizza made at a pizza restaurant in Singapore, for instance, contains no fat in its dough and the dough is left to rise for 8–24 hours. The resulting pizza crust is one with a fluffy and high border encircling a gooey soft center.

Neapolitan pizza generally does not have too many toppings so that they do not overpower the taste of the dough. The classic topping is fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and simple tomato sauce. This does not, however, have to be your topping you are looking for something new.

The following are some of the toppings you can choose for your pizza.


This is ideal for those who find mozzarella too basic for their taste buds. Buratta is a more flavor-filled, lighter and softer topping made from cream and mozzarella.

You can opt to finish this off with a burst of arugula or bursting cherry tomatoes and fresh buttery cheese. Buratta as your pizza’s topping will be the perfect combination of a healthy salad and pizza.


This is a savory and creamy topping guaranteed to wrap around your taste buds and cover them with decadence and richness. This topping comprises trufato and buffalo mozzarella which will instantly upgrade your pizza’s taste. Moreover, the truffle topping is also considerably thicker compared to other options.


This topping comprises mozzarella, melanzana, tomatoes, and eggplants. The eggplant and tomato addition in the topping makes it a healthier choice which still tastes just as mouth-watering.

These eggplants in the topping will melt in your mouth upgrading the creamy and soft texture of the tomatoes and cheese included in the topping thus giving it a classic flavor. This is the best topping for your Neapolitan pizza if you are looking for something different but do not want to change things too much.

Tuscan Sausage

Closeup hand of chef baker in white uniform making pizzaThis is ideal for those looking to add a little kick into their pizza’s flavor. The Tuscan sausage is a meaty topping with just a hint of spicy flavor. It is often paired with a creamy white base made of cheese which will make every bite of your pizza magical.

There are currently numerous online recipes on how to make the perfect Neapolitan pizza complete with the toppings mentioned earlier. Nothing will, however, come close to the Neapolitan pizza recipe which is certified by the Associazone Verace Pizza Napoletana.

Your best choice when looking for the genuine taste of Neapolitan pizza is a certified restaurant that follows the preparation techniques set by this Neapolitan standardization agency. Coupled with any of these toppings, your Neapolitan pizza is sure to be the best thing you will sink your teeth into today.

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