Foods That Start With P


What is your favorite food begining with the letter P? Is it pizza, pear, pancake, or maybe a potato salad? The list of foods, drinks, herbs, and spices that start with this letter is long, but we’ve selected some of the most interesting food items for you.

So, let’s begin with everyone’s favorite – pizza!

foods starting with p

18 Foods That Start with the Letter P

1. Pizza

sloppy joe pizza

From Capricciosa and Margherita to Pepperoni, this Italian savory dish is one of the most popular foods in the world. Who doesn’t love a great pizza crust with lots of cheese and pepperoni?

The best part about pizza is that you can choose from a number of toppings such as mushrooms, pepperoni, sausage, onions, black olives, extra cheese, bacon, green peppers, etc. 

2. Pie

turkey Pot Pie

This classic baked dish can be sweet or savory. It’s a pastry dough casing filled with sweet ingredients such as brown sugar, nuts, and fruits like apples, or savory ingredients such as eggs and cheese, meat, or meat and vegetables.

Some of the most common pies are bisquick chicken pot pie apple pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, sugar cream pie, etc.

3. Peach


Peaches are one of the many fruits that start with p. Peach is the fruit produced by the peach tree. It’s soft, sweet, and juicy with yellow or white flesh that surrounds an edible seed. You can enjoy it raw or as part of many dishes and desserts. They are high in vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, etc.

4. Plum


Here’s another fruit that starts with the letter P – a plum. Plums contain many nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, potassium, fiber, and manganese.

You can eat them fresh or dried. This fruit is incredibly versatile. You can add it to cakes, tarts, and other classic puds for a tart sweetness.

5. Prunes


Prunes are dried plums. They are a good addition in barbeque sauce and other savory sauces with ginger and soy flavors. They are usually paired with pork. When it comes to sweet dishes, prunes make an excellent pair with chocolate.

6. Pumpkin

costco pumpkin pie recipe

The star of the all-time favorite pumpkin pie is actually a fruit. That’s right, pumpkins are fruits and not vegetables. You can use this type of squash to make soups, desserts, salads, etc.

Pumpkins are loaded with beta-carotene, thus protecting against illnesses and diseases such as asthma and macular degeneration.

7. Pancakes

reheat pancakes

Pancakes or flapjacks are flat, thin and round cakes made from batter based on flour, eggs, and milk. The batter is cooked in a frying pan or griddle with butter or oil.

It is the ideal base for a variety of sweet and savory fillings, such as mango and honey, lemon meringue, mushroom and cheese, chicken and spring onion, banana slices and banoffe sauce, mascarpone and blueberry, etc.

8. Potatoes

roasted potatoes

There are so many ways to use potatoes in your cooking, from frying and baking to boiling and mixing them into a cake batter. They are the ultimate comfort food.

You can make a number of dishes and salads using them as the main ingredient, such as potato wedges, potato pancakes, potato bread, French fries, tater tots, herbed potato salad, mashed potatoes, etc.

9. Potato Salad

Potato Salad

This comforting salad consists of boiled potatoes and additional ingredients such as onions, mayonnaise, celery, sour cream, etc. Potato salad is generally served cold as a side dish.

10. Porridge


Porridge is the perfect breakfast that provides essential nutrients and energy. It’s made by boiling chopped, crushed, or ground grain in milk or water. Porridge is usually served with additional ingredients to boost the flavor, including honey, syrup, sugar, berries, etc.

11. Pork

pork chops

Pork is probably the most commonly eaten meat in the world. There are hundreds of recipes with pork, from slow-braised pork shoulder to caramelized chops. The meat is cheaper than chicken and leaner than steak.

12. Popcorn

salted caramel popcorn

Popcorn is a type of corn whose kernels explode into large, puffy masses when exposed to heat. It can be cooked with oil or butter. It’s the most popular snack food at cinemas and sporting events.

Even though you can eat them plain with salt, they are so much more fun and delicious when flavored with toppings such as melted chocolate, spices, honey, etc.

13. Pomegranate


Pomegranate is a healthy fruit categorized as a berry. The pinkish-red orbs hide hundreds of red, juicy, and sweet seeds. The most challenging part about eating this fruit is knowing how to open it and de-seed it. You can eat the seeds or use them to make a delicious pomegranate juice.

14. Pretzel


This popular baked pastry in the form of a loose knot is of German origin. The pastry is slightly boiled before being glazed with beaten eggs and salt, and finally baked. They are a popular beer snack. Besides salt, other seasonings for pretzels are chocolate, cheese, cinnamon, sugar, seeds, and nuts. My favorite are these chocolate covered pretzels, they make for an amazing treat.

15. Pistachio


This light green and slightly sweet seed is delicious and fun to eat as a snack or included in many desserts and dishes such as baked goods, confections, ice creams, butter, sweets, sausages, and oil.

It’s also very nutritious, containing significant amounts of fiber, vitamin B6, copper, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, thiamine, zinc, and potassium.

16. Pineapple


This sweet and juicy tropical fruit is incredibly versatile. You can eat it plain as a snack, toss it into a smoothie, or grill it and serve it with meat.

It’s an addition to sweet and sour recipes, and an ingredient in savory dishes with seafood or pork. Pineapple is known for its high amount of vitamin C.

17. Pickles


Pickles are basically fermented cucumbers. They are added to cheeseburgers for a sour flavor, and to deli sandwiches for a better flavor. They are made by preserving cucumbers in a specific solution made of vinegar, seasonings, and salt. Pickles are said to be incredibly healthy but you can always opt for these Texas Roadhouse fried pickles which are little less on the healthy side. Pickles make for a great side dish for brisket.

18. Pepperoni


This salami version is made with a cured mix of beef and pork, most commonly seasoned with paprika. The end result is a bright red, soft, and a bit smoky sausage.

foods starting with the letter p


It seems that every food that starts with the letter P is delicious. Think of more foods like these and feel free to add them to our list.

Foods That Start With P

4 from 6 votes
Recipe by Laura Ritterman


  • Pizza

  • Pie

  • Peach

  • Plum

  • Prunes

  • Pumpkin

  • Pancakes

  • Potatoes

  • Potato Salad

  • Porridge

  • Pork

  • Popcorn

  • Pomegranate

  • Pretzel

  • Pistachio

  • Pineapple

  • Pickles

  • Pepperoni


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