Pizza is probably one of the most loved foods in the whole world. Seeing photos of it or even hearing its name is enough to make people drool and grab their phones to order a box or two of their favorite flavors.
However, if there are people who are content to make the traditional cheesy pizza with the requisite tomato sauce and some pepperoni, ham, beef, mushroom, mushrooms or bell peppers, there are others who are more innovative and adventurous. As a result, there are now a great number of pizza flavors or creations that can even be described as outrageous.
Below are just several pizza creations that can either be a hit or a miss to your palate when it comes to its craziness in the choice of toppings, size or appearance:
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The Bacon Cheese Pizza Burger
This humongous creation, which was crafted for a Super Bowl party, is made up of two super large meat pizzas used as buns for a five-pound beef burger patty that is topped with crispy bacon and different types of cheeses.
The Longest Pizza
If you love pizza, then to have a very large pizza baked especially for you will be absolutely heaven. Made by a Chinese chef in Shanghai, China, this pizza was 65 feet long and was meant to promote a hotel.
The Cone Pizza
Popularized by Konopizza in Italy (with branches all over the globe) and Crispy Cones in United States, this new-fangled pizza comes in different traditional and even non-traditional flavors.
The Taco Chip Pizza
Featured in a pizzeria named AJ’s Pizza Corner located in Aurora, Illinois, this Taco Chip Pizza comes with a special combination of taco seasonings, two kinds of cheeses and re-fried beans. It has lettuce, diced tomatoes and Doritos chips for its toppings and is available in double or thin crust.
The Sudoko Pizza
This Sicilian pizza has nine toppings, including salami, olives, spinach, sausage and zucchini, and these are evenly placed on the nine squares on the pizza dough, which are marked off using skewers. Following the Sudoku rules quite strictly, only one kind of topping is placed per square and none of them ever form either a horizontal or vertical line.
The Yoda Pizza
Created by Christine Castro, who hails from Los Angeles, this Yoda Pizza was crafted using black olives, green bell peppers, cheese and mushrooms.
The McDonald’s Pizza
The maker of this pizza is undoubtedly a lover of McDonald’s as well. This creation was made with pizza dough smothered in tomato sauce and topped with French fries, cheeseburgers, Chicken McNuggets and a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese. This is an ultimate delight for junk food lovers.
The Spaghetti Pizza
An original creation made by Food Network star and celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis, this pizza is crafted from leftover spaghetti with tomato sauce and olive, whole milk, eggs and Parmesan cheese. Instead of being baked though, the mixture was evenly spread onto a heated skillet coated with olive oil and cooked on each side until it turned golden brown.
The Japanese Squid Ink Pizza
This seafood Japanese Pizza uses squid ink instead of the usual tomato sauce and comes with squid toppings. This pizza may be salty-sweet in flavor, but it will definitely leave your mouth stained black with the squid ink. So, if you are feeling adventurous and want to try this out, just make sure that you won’t do it on a date.
The Peanut Butter and Jelly Pizza
Created by Bill of the PizzaManiac.com, this PB&J pizza can pass as either a dessert or your whole dinner. This fun and sweet pizza was originally made for Bill’s kids who spread peanut butter on pizza dough before baking it and then topping it with black raspberry jelly and a sprinkling of sugar.
Now, that you already have a glimpse of all these outrageous pizza creations, maybe you are feeling adventurous yourself and wish to make some of your own. Below are some clips that can help you with that:
Make Your Own Pizza di Spaghetti
Pizza Cones Made Easy
World’s largest pizzas available
While many pizza restaurants max out with 20-inch pizzas, with a few outliers straying into the 30-inch territory, there are few in the world bold enough to make pizzas that rival the size of the people eating them. But even then, most of those pizzerias will only make them a few times a month for special food challenges. Only a select, crazy few pizza joints in the world will make humongous pizzas at the whims of their customers – although they may require 48 hours notice. Here are the top five biggest, commercially available pizzas in the world.
Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria – Los Angeles, CA
Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria Inc.
Named the biggest pizza commercially available in the world by Guinness World Records, the Giant Sicilian rings at an enormous 54 x 54 inches (although, weirdly, it’s not actually the biggest on this list. What the heck, Guinness?). As long as you give the Los Angeles pizzeria 24 hours’ notice, you can actually get this monster delivered to your family outing, work event, or whatever excuse you come up with for attempting to eat this 4.5 foot square pizza alone (please do not attempt to eat this pizza alone, even over a couple days, for the sake of both your dignity and your colon). The 200-piece pie can serve up to 70 people, and comes in at a cool $199.99, with additional toppings costing 14.99 each.
Il Colosseo – Sydney, Australia
Tucked away in the Allphones Arena in Sydney, The Colossus reminds pizza-eating Australians of their rich Italian and Greek heritage. This 58-pound meat-and-cheese monstrosity utilizes eleven pounds of meat, seven pounds of cheese, and two liters of sauce, and requires two days’ notice to cook this $600, 70 x 70-inch pizza in its custom-built kitchen. Some people build their house around their kitchen; Il Colosseo built their kitchen around their pizza.
The Pizza Machine – Gallatin, TN
The Pizza Machine in Gallatin, TN, delivers its 60-inch pizza to your table via crane. While you might want to consider the fact that a human cannot physically bring your food to you a sign of things to come, also consider the fact that this pizza exceeds the supposed world record holding pizza by 23 square inches. Much like the other pizzas on this list, no food challenge is required before ordering this, so sit back, relax, and cram five feet of this $350 pizza down your gullet.
Big Lou’s Pizza – San Antonio, TX
Big Lou’s Pizza
While perhaps not as exciting (or filling!) as a 54 or 70-inch pizza, Big Lou’s 42-inch pizza makes up for size with variety. Instead of being limited to just pounds upon pounds of cheese, at Big Lou’s you can get pounds upon pounds of more than five different toppings, with their “Big Lou Super 42” that weighs in at around 30 pounds. Not only is the Super 42 much cheaper than its larger contemporaries, but it was also featured on Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food.
El Buono – Quezon City, Philippines
In a relatively new location in the Philippines, El Buono’s pizza claims to be “Asia’s Biggest Pizza.” Their 65-inch pizza also holds claim as Asia’s largest delivered pizza, as it serves up to 150 people. If you can get it delivered, the favorable exchange rate to the dollar lands this pizza at $190, including the addition of up to four toppings. That’s $3 per inch of pizza, as opposed to the near triple price per inch of The Colossus.
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Largest Pizza: Italian Chefs breaks Guinness world record
ROME, Italy — The world’s largest pizza, named Ottavia to pay tribute to Rome’s first emperor Octavian Augustus, has been baked in Italy and contains “19,800 pounds of flour, 10,000 pounds of tomato sauce, 8,800 pounds of mozzarella cheese, 1,488 pounds of margarine, 551 pounds of rock salt, 220 pounds of lettuce and 55 pounds of vinegar”; it weighed in at 51,257 pounds, setting the new world record for the Largest (Round) Pizza ( & for the Largest Gluten-Free Pizza), according to the World Record Academy:
The Record Pizza Men are ready to serve slices of the “World’s Biggest Gluten-Free Pizza” which was made with over 9 tons of Schar gluten-free flour and weighing 25.6 tons.
The previous Guinness world record for the Largest Pizza measured 122 feet in diameter and was created by Norwood Pick’n Pay hypermarket in South Africa in the 1990s.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest calzone; it weighed 31.4 kg (69.3 lb) and was made by Mike Wilson and fellow employees of the Loveshack restaurant, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. The world’s largest calzone measured 2.84 m (9 ft 4 in) in length and 55.88 cm (22 in) wide.
The World’s Largest Pizza was made with 5,000 batches of dough and took 48 hours to bake.
The team was headed by Dovilio Nardi, whose previous endeavors have involved forming an Italian pizza chain that catered toward customers with celiac disease. The event was organized by Dr. Schar, a company that produces gluten-free food.
The chefs named their creation Ottavia to pay tribute to Rome’s first emperor Octavian Augustus, who enjoyed a good slice of pizza every now and then.
Covering an area of nearly one-third of an acre and with a circumference of more than the length of football field, the pizza measured 131 feet in diameter and weighed in at 25.6 tons (51,257 pounds)
Raw materials and ingredients for “World’s Largest Gluten-Free Pizza”:
– 9.9 tons of Schar gluten-free flour mixed with 2,480 gallons of water
– 5 tons of tomato sauce
– 4.4 tons of mozzarella cheese
– 1,488 pounds of margarine
– 551 pounds of salt
– 275 pounds of parmesan cheese
– 220 pounds of lettuce
– 55 pounds or vinegar
– 298 gallons of yeast
The five chefs spent over 48 hours baking the dough in over 5,000 batches.
Covering an area of nearly one-third of an acre and with a circumference of more than the length of football field, the pizza measured 131 feet in diameter and weighed in at 25.6 tons (51,257 pounds).
The NIP food chefs baked gluten-free dough and raw materials in special equipment, currently not on the market, containing thermal lances with temperatures registering between 300° and 500° Fahrenheit.
The Previous Record for the World’s Largest Pizza Ever Weighed 26,883 lbs
According the keepers of human history over at the Guinness World Records, the largest circular pizza ever baked weighed was made in Norwood, South Africa by Norwood Hypermarket on December 8, 1990. It weighed 26,883 pounds.
The data is a bit sketchy, but here are relevant numbers: The pizza measured 122 feet, 8 inches in diameter, weighed 26,883 pounds, and contained 9,920 pounds of flour, 3,960 pounds of cheese, 1 763 pounds of mushrooms, 1,984 pounds of tomato puree, and 1,984 pounds of chopped tomatoes.
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