It may seem hard to resist chowing down on a slice of pizza the second it comes out of the oven, but taking the extra minute to dress up your pie some more is certainly worth the wait. There are endless possibilities when it comes to this hack, cheese possibly being the most obvious. Try adding freshly shaved parmesan rather than the grated stuff for a more flavorful bite, or burrata or ricotta to give your pizza a “fancy” feel (via The Takeout).
Chef Eric Patterson at The Cook’s House in Michigan offered a simple combination of ingredients to up your pizza game, telling Bon Appétit that you should “always drizzle a high quality olive oil and a sprinkle of Maldon salt over the pizza when it comes out of the oven.”
Hot honey is another amazing addition to a pizza after it’s come out of the oven. Both sweet and spicy, the condiment is especially great when you’re munching on a pepperoni pizza because, as The Takeout put it, it “amplifies the flavor of pepperoni like crazy.” According to Southern Living, fresh greens such as basil, arugula, or parsley are the “perfect finishing touch” to a pizza as well.