Every Pizza The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ordered

 

Cowabunga, dude! We’ve create a list of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ favorite pizza toppings from the classic TV show, and boy, are they weird! While other characters from Garfield to Scooby-Doo have enjoyed a slice or two, these denizens of the New York City sewers are possibly the biggest fictional fanatics of New York’s favorite food. TMNT and pizza go together about as well as peanut butter and … clams?!

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“Wise man say: ‘Forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza!’ ”
— Michaelangelo

 

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The four muscled ninjutsu apprentices named after famous Renaissance artists (Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael) have always been designed to have a love for the staple food of NYC. “They love truth, justice, and a slice of pizza,” said their marketing director, Richard Sallis, and you can spot Ninja Turtles eating pizza in most of the early episodes.

What Did the Ninja Turtles Eat?

When these baby turtles were growing up, they enjoyed algae and sewer creatures, but once they mutated into the wise-cracking foursome we have today, they started enjoying pizza, often having it delivered to their sewer home in lower Manhattan. Perhaps that’s why the Ninja Turtles pizza toppings often have slimy stuff like anchovies and sardines. But they don’t only eat pizza! They also love pizza shakes and pizza soups, too!

What Kind of Pizza Do the Ninja Turtles Eat?

They love some really bonkers types of pizza! Here’s our list of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pizza toppings, in order of appearance:

  • Granola and Licorice Pizza — Episode 19: Beneath These Streets

  • Chocolate Fudge and Extra Garlic Pizza — Episode 21: Attack of the 50-Foot Irma

  • Marshmallow and Pepperoni Pizza — Episode 29: April Fool

  • Peanut Butter and Clam Pizza — Episode 39: Green With Jealousy

  • Peanut Butter and Avocado Pizza With Extra Pickles — Episode 44: Pizza By the Shred

  • Marshmallow and Asparagus Pizza — Episode 45: Super Bebop and Mighty Rocksteady

  • Butterscotch, Onion, and Anchovy Pizza — Episode 51: Case of the Hot Kimono

  • Tea and Toast Pizza — Episode 53: The Making of Metalhead

  • Chocolate Sprinkles and Clam Sauce Pizza — Episode 54: Leatherhead Meets the Rat King

  • Chocolate Chip Pizza — Episode 58: The Gang’s All Here

  • Pepperoni and Hot Fudge Pizza — Episode 65: The Big Blow Out

  • Pepperoni Pizza With Pickles — Episode 77: Superhero for a Day

  • Jelly Bean and Sausage Pizza — Episode 83: Slash: The Evil Turtle From Dimension X

  • Peanut Butter and Salami Pizza With Double Yogurt Topping — Episode 86: Funny, They Shrunk Michelangelo

  • Pizza With Shredded Coconut and Sweet Pickles — Episode 98: Leonardo vs. Tempestra

  • Strawberry and Anchovy Sauce Pizza — Episode 99: Splinter Vanishes

  • Hot Oatmeal Pizza — Episode 108: Michaelangelo Meets Mondo Gecko

  • Tuna, Peanut Butter, and Grape Jelly Pizza — Episode 120: Raphael, Turtle of a Thousand Faces

  • Guacamole and Marshmallow Pizza — Episode 131: Sword of Yurikawa

  • Anchovy and Hot Fudge Pizza — Episode 131: Sword of Yurikawa

  • Popcorn Pizza — Episode 135: Nightmare in the Lair

  • Chocolate Fudge, Sardine, and Chili Pepper Pizza Topped With Whipped Cream — Episode 137: Donatello Trashes Slash

  • Anchovy and Banana Pizza — Episode 139: Snakes Alive

  • Goulash Pizza — Episode 152: Turtles on the Orient Express

What Brand of Pizza Did the Ninja Turtles Eat?

Was it Domino’s? Was it Pizza Hut? It was both, at different times. The 1990 film featured Domino’s, and the Coming Out of Their Shells Tour featured a Pizza Hut deal. When the 2014 movie came out, the latter offered official TMNT Pizza Hut toppings, with a different pizza for each character. (Raphael’s, which had pepperoni, sausage, bacon, and beef, was the crowd favorite.)

Can We Have Our Own Version of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza?

Peter Pham at Foodbeast created his own TMNT pizza recipes, to somewhat mixed results! You can also try ordering the weird concoctions at these restaurants recognized by Bon Appétit. Let’s just say that we don’t condone any of these gastrointestinal atrocities, but we wish you the best of luck! Who knows? Perhaps downing anchovy and hot fudge on pizza dough is the secret to becoming a Ninja Turtle. Pizza creations can be a lot of fun, or you can just visit NYC and have a better slice near the Turtles’ hometown in person!

 

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— Donatello