The Controversial Pizza Toppings Ree Drummond Can't Get Enough Of

From the gooey cheese to the fresh and flavorful sauce, there's so much to love about pizza, but one of the best parts about ordering a hot slice is undeniably the toppings. Choosing what you want on your pie is what helps make every pizza personal and each experience new and exciting.

However, pizza toppings can also be contentious. If you are at your local pizza joint with a group of friends or family, getting into a heated debate over what's on top of your za' isn't out of the question. Generally speaking, there are certain pizza toppings that Americans like and dislike across the board. According to You Gov, some favorites include pepperoni and sausage, while some of the least liked are anchovies, eggplant, and, of course, pineapple.

Most people don't need to look at a poll to know that pineapple is a controversial pizza topping (although this survey reveals exactly how many people love pineapple on pizza). The BBCnotes that many people hold divided opinions about the ingredient. That said, there are people who enjoy this sweet addition to a savory slice, and Ree Drummond is one of them. To make matters even more controversial, The Pioneer Woman likes her pineapple paired with yet another controversial pizza topping.

Ree Drummond likes black olives on a Hawaiian pizza

There are quite a few contenders in the running for most hated pizza toppings. Pineapple easily makes the cut, and black olives are also considered questionable. Nino Coniglio from Best Pizza and Domenico DeMarco from Di Fara added their two cents to the debate in an article with Thrillist. According to the two pizza experts, the watery consistency of pineapple makes it incompatible with pizza. Meanwhile, black olives can sometimes add the saltiness you want to a slice, but they can also sometimes give pizza a pungent taste.

As it turns out, Ree Drummond is a fan of both pizza toppings, and not separately, but together on one pie. In a Facebook video, The Pioneer Woman sets up a French bread pizza bar and creates a handful of mini pizzas, each with a different combination of toppings. One of Drummond's French bread pizzas featured her spin on the Hawaiian pizza, which traditionally includes pineapple and either ham or Canadian bacon. Drummond added these two toppings to her pizza, as well as marinara sauce, provolone cheese, and black olives.

The comments were fairly positive. That said, there were, unsurprisingly, a few haters. One user contested that "olives don't go on Hawaiian pizza," while another commented, "had me in the beginning, lost me at 'pineapple pizza.'" You can't please them all!