What To Serve With Pizza at a Pizza Party?

Whether you make your dough, buy store-bought and top it with homemade toppings, or order delivery, pizza is always a good choice. While we love cheese and carbs, it’s also nice to have something on the side from time to time. This can help you balance out your slice with a veggie dish or dig into meat or carbs. Read more to learn what to serve with pizza at a pizza party!

You can serve a variety of delicious dishes to serve with pizza, from a crunchy wedge salad to cheesy mozzarella bites. Eggplant Parm Bites, Greek Wedge Salad, Caesar Pasta Salad and Scallion & Chive Flatbread are also excellent choices to serve with pizza.

In this article we will cover a wide variety of dishes that are ideal to serve alongside pizza at a pizza party. The variety of these dishes range from being high protein, kid-friendly, make ahead to beginner-friendly, vegetarian, crowd-pleaser and special occasion-friendly.

1. Family-Style Caesar Salad

  • Time To Prepare: 35 minutes

Its salty-savory flavor comes from olives and Worcestershire sauce instead of anchovies, but we’re particularly obsessed with the yogurt dressing and crunchy croutons. You can skip the chicken to lighten up the salad.

bowl of vegetable salad

2. Pesto Zoodles

  • Time To Prepare: 25 minutes

Pesto Zoodles is a healthy coating of homemade basil pesto, taking zoodles to a new level. Add some fresh Parmesan, and you’re golden.

3. Citrus, Fennel And Avocado Salad

  • Time To Prepare: 35 minutes

The contrast of sharp citrus with any rich, cheesy dish is fantastic. This salad combines blood oranges, navel oranges and ruby-red grapefruit with peppery arugula, sharp fennel and creamy avocado.

4. Greek Wedge Salad

  • Time To Prepare: 15 minutes

This salad retains the crunch of a classic wedge but substitutes lighter, Mediterranean ingredients for bacon and blue cheese (which means more room for pizza).

vegetable salad on brown wooden bowl

5. Cacio E Pepe Brussels Sprouts

  • Time To Prepare: 35 minutes

Roasted Brussels sprouts, in our opinion, go with everything. They’re delicious with a slice of ‘za and some Parmesan and pepper.

6. Asparagus Caesar Salad

  • Time To Prepare: 35 minutes

Caesar salad is a traditional pizza accompaniment, but there’s a new twist in town. It does not contain a single shred of lettuce, kale, or any other leafy green. Meet the asparagus Caesar salad without further ado.

7. Mozzarella Bites

  • Time To Prepare: 90 minutes

Instead of the traditional stick shape, we fry tiny cheese balls for a bite-size twist. You can’t stop popping once you start.

bacon with fruits on tray

8. Green Monster Salad

  • Time To Prepare: 20 minutes

Avocado wedges will have even the most averse salad eaters reaching for the serving spoons. Check out the recipe here.

9. Italian Bruschetta Bar

  • Time To Prepare: 1 hour

It’s a delicious way to start a pizza party with friends. This stunning appetizer requires only a few store-bought ingredients, such as cured meat, cheese, and an assortment of crunchy bread or crackers.

10. Beet Carpaccio With Burrata

  • Time To Prepare: 10 minutes

There will be no beef. Serve this Food Network side with a white pizza for perfectly balanced flavors, or zhuzh it up with prosciutto.

11. Gluten-Free Cheese Cauliflower Breadsticks

  • Time To Prepare: 50 minutes

Look no further if you want breadsticks but don’t want to add more carbs to your meal. Furthermore, these handhelds can be assembled in less than an hour.

12. Broccoli Salad With Creamy Almond Dressing

  • Time To Prepare: 15 minutes

Unlike traditional broccoli salads, this one foregoes mayo in favor of a tasty vegan sauce made from almond butter, miso, and orange juice. If you dislike raw broccoli, you can boil or sauté it. Check out the recipe here.


13. Kale Salad With Crispy Chickpeas

  • Time To Prepare: 1 hour

We love salads with a million toppings, but after a heavy main course like pizza, we crave a simple salad packed with protein that feels light. That’s where chickpea- and cheese-topped delight comes.

14. Eggplant Parm Bites

  • Time To Prepare: 30 minutes

These poppable eggplant Parm bites are an excellent accompaniment to pizza at your next house party—don’t forget a side of marinara sauce dip.

15. Crispy Roasted Artichokes

  • Time To Prepare: 1 hour

Artichokes may appear intimidating, but they are much easier to work with than you think. There are numerous ways to prepare artichokes, from dips to pasta dishes. We recommend roasting this vegetable in the oven until golden and crispy with pizza. Serve with simple garlic aioli for dipping, and you’re done.

16. Prosciutto Fig Salad Board

  • Time To Prepare: 15 minutes

This elegant-looking salad comes together in a flash. Spend the rest of your newly discovered free time on the couch with a glass of wine and a pepperoni slice.

sliced pomegranate on plate

17. Berry Caprese Salad

  • Time To Prepare: 10 minutes

Are you going to a pool party and serving pizza? Check out this twist on the classic Caprese screams summer to us. Could we suggest mixing in some cantaloupe or watermelon? This salad can also be used to fulfill pizza party favors for your guests.

18. Shaved Asparagus & Arugula Salad With Edamame & Farro

  • Time To Prepare: 40 minutes

This simple salad is bright, crunchy, and colorful, and it will fill you up if you can’t resist another slice. (However, we wouldn’t blame you if you caved on pizza night.)

19. Prosciutto Bites

  • Time To Prepare: 45 minutes

Because what isn’t better wrapped in prosciutto? These salty bites make a great party appetizer or addition to a game day spread where pizza is the main course.

sushi on top of plates

20. Lemon-garlic Roasted Broccoli Salad

  • Time To Prepare: 30 minutes

A hearty broccoli salad finished with pomegranate seeds, salty feta, avocado and a drizzle of lemon-balsamic dressing. Yup, we recommend making a double batch.

21. Garlic Bread

  • Time To Prepare: 40 minutes

You might as well make your meal a carb-fest, don’t you? To infuse flavor and tenderize the garlic, sauté whole garlic cloves in olive oil. Then, mash it into a spreadable paste, apply to season, slather it on bread, and bake until golden.

22. Broccoli Rabe With Chickpeas And Ricotta

  • Time To Prepare: 45 minutes

We recently discovered a new love triangle: spicy broccoli rabe mixed with starchy chickpeas and topped with creamy fresh ricotta. We will not judge you if you sneak a bite (or four) before serving it to your guests.


23. Zucchini Fries

  • Time To Prepare: 1 hour

We love how crispy these get in the oven—they’re like breadsticks with added vitamins. Even picky kids won’t mind if you substitute zucchini for potatoes (as long as there’s still ketchup on the table, of course).

sliced fruits on white ceramic plate

24. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

  • Time To Prepare: 40 minutes

Wings and pizza are the ideal pairings for a Super Bowl party, but what if you despise the saucy mess, sticky fingers, and leftover bones? Problem fixed: These spicy, tangy, and tender meatballs will reduce napkin usage among your guests.

25. Blt Pasta Salad

  • Time To Prepare: 40 minutes

Because sometimes the best carb pairing is more carbs. This salad contains all the crunchy, savory, and creamy components of a classic BLT sandwich without the bread.

26. Pan-Roasted Broccoli Steaks With Garlic-Sesame Vinaigrette

  • Time To Prepare: 30 minutes

This recipe for pan-roasted broccoli doesn’t require you to turn on your oven. All you need is ten minutes of cooking time and your favorite skillet.

27. Shrimp Scampi Zoodles

  • Time To Prepare: 20 minutes

These shrimp-topped zoodles are buttery and bright, just like the classic version, but lower in carbs than traditional pasta. Make it in a single skillet for a filling pizza side.

stainless steel spoon on white ceramic plate

28. Cauliflower, Pomegranate And Apple Salad

  • Time To Prepare: 55 minutes

Spiced cauliflower and nutty tahini are brightened by crisp, tart apples and juicy pomegranate seeds. To make the dressing vegan, replace honey with maple syrup or agave.

29. Scallion And Chive Flatbread

  • Time To Prepare: 1 hour and 40 minutes

What’s the simplest way to make pizza night “fancy”? The answer is edible flowers. And this simple riff on garden focaccia is the perfect vehicle for them.

30. Baked Chicken And Ricotta Meatballs

  • Time To Prepare: 35 minutes

We love meatballs in all forms, so why limit them to appetizers and spaghetti? Yasmin Fahr’s baked chicken and ricotta meatballs are tender, quick to cook, and simple to make on a weeknight.

31. Caesar Pasta Salad

  • Time To Prepare: 20 minutes

Combine creamy pasta salad with excellent, crisp greens for the ultimate alfresco side. Place the pie on the picnic table, grab a bottle of white wine, and go to town.

32. Kale And Brussels Sprout Caesar Slaw

  • Time To Prepare: 25 minutes

The vegan dressing begins with a creamy base of sunflower seeds and blanched almonds. If you need assistance shredding the sprouts, this is the simplest method.

Conclusion on What to Serve with Pizza

If you were puzzled about what to serve with pizza, our list above should be enough to help you out. Do you love pizza night but think your weekly indulgence should be a little more varied? Serve one of these creative sides with your favorite slice. From classic pizza sides like chicken wings and garlic bread to more unusual options like roasted cauliflower and baked feta, this collection of pizza-friendly side dishes is sure to please your dinner and party guests.

Ready for dessert now? Read on for what dessert goes with pizza.

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