Hormel Creates 54-Topping Pizza Ahead of Super Bowl LIV

01:25PM Jan 24, 2020
54 ingredients grace the top of this pizza in celebration of Super Bowl LIV.
( Hormel Foods )

In anticipation of next weekend’s Super Bowl LIV between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, Hormel Foods has created a 54-topping pizza with certified master chef Ron DeSantis, according to a release from the company.

The almost 9-foot-pizza is inspired by regional treats found throughout the U.S. and separated into four distinct areas within the whole.

“When the team from Hormel Foods and I got together to figure out how we could pull off a 54-topping pizza for the Big Game, while still making it something people can prepare at home, we immediately began thinking about the distinctive flavors of the different regions of the country,” DeSantis said in the release. “It was important to me that the taste be authentic, and by doing it according to regions, the flavors come together beautifully.”

In the Northeast, pork and beans were the main source of inspiration, featuring New England bean salad, Hormel Fire Braised pork shoulder, cheddar cheese, onion rings and marjoram.

Heading to the South, of course buttermilk fried chicken was the star. This section features chunky creamed corn topped with diced red and green bell peppers, hot slaw and Hormel Fire Braised chicken thighs. It’s finished with a pimento cheese drizzle and scallions, the release says.

Barbecue represents the Midwest, where the Chiefs hail from, with their section featuring BBQ Boneless Ribs. Creamy mashed potatoes are the base, which were then topped with Hormel Bacon 1 bacon crumbles, chives, boneless Hormel ribs, mozzarella cheese, Hormel pepperoni, fresh thyme and a BBQ sauce drizzle.

The Southwest region was inspired by the smoky flavor of smoked brisket. Tomatillo salsa was topped with Wholly avocado chunks, sautéed corn, roasted poblano peppers, smoked brisket, pepper jack cheese, pico de gallo and fresh cilantro.

The Northeast takes a detour into plant-based products featuring Happy Little Plants plant-based ground and fresh vegetables as the base. Marinara sauce is layered with grilled peppers, mushrooms and onions, Happy Little Plants plant-based ground, jack cheese, olives and a romesco drizzle.

No football game is complete without an end zone and in this case, it’s where you’ll find the desserts. Each end of the pizza contains brownies, blondies, Justin’s nut butter cups, Skippy P.B. Bites, cheesecake lollipops, eclairs, macaroons, chocolate mousse cake, strawberry tartlets, meringue and whipped cream.

Here’s the full list of toppings:

  1. Pizza dough
  2. Salt
  3. Pepper
  4. HORMEL® pepperoni
  5. Oil
  6. Bean Spread
  7. Bean Salad
  8. HORMEL® FIRE BRAISED™ pork shoulder
  9. DI LUSSO® cheddar, shredded
  10. Crisp onion rings
  11. Marjoram
  12. Chunky creamed corn puree
  13. Red bell pepper, diced
  14. Green bell pepper, diced
  15. Hot slaw
  16. Southern Fried Chicken with HORMEL® FIRE BRAISED™ chicken thighs
  17. Pimento cheese
  18. Scallions
  19. HORMEL® homestyle mashed potatoes
  20. HORMEL® bacon crumbles
  21. Chives, sliced
  22. HORMEL® ALWAYS TENDER® boneless ribs
  23. DI LUSSO® mozzarella cheese
  24. Thyme
  25. BBQ Drizzle
  26. HERDEZ® Salsa Verde
  27. WHOLLY® avocado chunks
  28. Corn sauté
  29. Poblano, roasted
  30. AUSTIN BLUES® beef brisket
  31. DI LUSSO® pepper jack cheese
  32. Pico drizzle
  33. Cilantro
  34. Tomato sauce
  35. Grilled onions
  36. Grilled peppers
  37. Grilled mushrooms
  38. HAPPY LITTLE PLANTS™ unseasoned plant-based ground
  39. Jack cheese
  40. Olives
  41. Romesco drizzle
  42. Parsley
  43. Brownies
  44. Blondies
  45. Cheesecake brownies
  46. JUSTIN’S® nut butter cups
  47. SKIPPY® P.B. Bites
  48. Cheesecake Lollipops
  49. Eclairs
  50. Macaroons
  51. Chocolate mousse cake
  52. Strawberry tartlets
  53. Meringue
  54. Whipped cream

You can watch a video of the pizza’s creation below.