Sliced, sweet onions will add a punch of flavour and colour to your pizza that leaves us weeping with joy.

I’m as shocked as you are that a meat item didn’t claim the top spot. Originally I had prosciutto here, but the more I think about it, the more I realize that nothing could top red onions here. I have never, ever been disappointed in a pizza with red onions on it. There’s none of the textural issues that tend to turn people off of onions, and plenty of a crisp sweet/spicy combo you can’t get from any other ingredient.

* If it helps you feel any better, that state doesn’t have much else going for them. Let them have this.

** Also, I have a question for our British readers: do you guys not even have these things? A commenter recently said you don’t, and I’m having trouble believing that. They’re pretty bland and tasteless, so I figure they’d be right up your alley.

OK, that was mean and I’m sorry (no I’m not), but follow-up question: do you guys really call pizza with green onions on it “American-style?” Because while I love green onions, I have never once seen it available as a topping at any pizza place I’ve ever been to — hence why it’s not ranked on this list. I mean, it actually sounds pretty good, but…that’s not what “American” means.

*** Yes I do.