It’s official: This is America’s favorite pizza topping

Pop quiz: What’s your favorite pizza topping? If you said, “I don’t know, all of them?” you are correct, and our favorite kind of person. But alas, sometimes when you order pizza, you have to pick just one topping. The people have spoken and chosen a #1 favorite. And the winner is… pepperoni!


The discovery was made by a study from the Harris Poll. Apparently, people love them some pepperoni. Coming in second is sausage, followed by mushroom, plain cheese and onions. We say, how about combining all of those things into one delicious supreme pizza? That’s more like it. But if we have to pick just one, pepperoni is pretty dang perfect.


But wait! There’s more. The study also discovered what America’s least favorite pizza topping is: anchovies. And coming in second is… wait a minute, mushrooms? Wasn’t that listed as #3 on the most-loved list? Yup. In fact, eight of the ten toppings listed on the “least favorite” make an appearance on the “most favorite” list. What gives?! Check out the full lists below:

Most Favorite

1. Pepperoni

2. Sausage

3. Mushroom

4. Cheese/Plain

5. Onions

6. Bacon

7. Ham/Canadian bacon

8. Pineapple

9. Peppers/Sweet peppers

Least Favorite:

1. Anchovies

2. Mushrooms

3. Pineapple

4. Onions

5. Olives

6. Pepperoni

7. Peppers/Sweet peppers

8. Sausage

9. Meat (general mentions)

10. Cheese/plain


Hey, people like what they like. One person’s perfect pizza isn’t necessarily ideal for the next person. But there’s definitely one thing we can all agree on: We all really love pizza, no matter how you slice it (or top it).