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National Pizza Day is on February 9th but it might as well be every day of the year. Most Americans would probably name pizza as their “desert island food.” If you could only have one food for the rest of your life, it’s going to be pizza, right? And why not? With enough toppings, you can get all five food groups in every slice.

The one area still up for debate when it comes to pizza is the what should go on the pie. Again, most Americans will agree that every pizza should include mozzarella cheese and some sort of tomato sauce. But beyond that, opinions definitely vary. And the Italians certainly have their own thoughts as to what’s acceptable on a pizza.

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I’ve been known to break from tradition in favor of Fuel’s BBQ Chicken Pizza (BBQ sauce, roasted chicken, red onions, cheddar, cilantro), which some might argue is not a true pizza. To them I say, “Pshaw!” What do you prefer on your pie? Here are the top 15 most popular pizza toppings, at least on this side of Atlantic:

15. Ground Beef
14. Pesto
13. Ham
12. Fresh Basil
11. Spinach
10. Pineapple
9. Chicken
8. Black Olives
7. Peppers
6. Extra Cheese
5. Bacon
4. Onions
3. Sausage
2. Mushrooms
1. Pepperoni

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