If you’re wondering what to serve with pizza for your next pizza party, here are 80 of our favorite side dish recipes to go with your slice! From pasta to breadsticks, salads to desserts – these delicious sides will take your next pizza night to the next level.
These pizza side dishes are great whether you’re enjoying making homemade pizza sauce & crust, cooking your pizza on the grill, or just ordering from your local takeout place. Grab a slice and dig in to these amazing sides!
Side Dishes to Serve with Pizza
Grab an extra large plate for your slice – you’ll want room to pile these favorites on the side. We got salads, garlic bread, pastas, and dips. Plus a few favorite sauces that you can dip that extra crust into.
Kabobs are a fun and easy way to enjoy any extra veggies (or fruits, like pineapple) along with your pizza. Toss them with some spices and olive oil, spear them on a kabob stick, and bake until cooked!
Veggie Kabobs in the Oven
These vegetable kabobs in the oven are super yummy Make-Ahead Vegan Party skewers that will satisfy even the pickiest meat-eaters! Marinating the veggies overnight gives this dish amazing flavor - perfect for any party, gathering, or BBQ.
This cucumber salad with Greek yogurt can be made with non-fat yogurt for a lighter side. This cucumber salad is a refreshing pairing with pizza, and is high in protein from the Greek yogurt.
Cucumber Salad with Greek Yogurt
This Healthy Cucumber Salad with Greek Yogurt is a creamy refreshing side for a BBQ, summer cookout, or potluck dinner. Its sweet, savory, and tangy - and a total crowd pleasing side dish or appetizer. This simple cucumber yogurt salad recipe is a great way to use extra cucumbers from the garden or farmers market.
I love a good garlic bread or garlic knot to go along side my pizza! Dipped in marinara sauce, garlic bread is a fantastic appetizer to get you excited for the pizza to come!
I have a few favorite garlic bread & garlic knot recipes that use a variety of breads and cooking methods.
Vegan Garlic Knots
This Vegan Garlic Knots recipe is made with all purpose flour, salt, sugar, and pantry staple ingredients - simple, easy, and cooks in 20 minutes. Vegan, dairy free, egg free! Great with chunky marinara sauce, spaghetti night, pizza, or alfredo.
Garlic Bread in the Air Fryer
This Garlic Bread in the Air Fryer recipe is light and crispy, and loaded with fresh garlic flavor. Great for spaghetti night, for holidays, or with any dinner! This recipe is vegan, vegetarian, and can easily be made gluten free.
Sourdough Garlic Bread in the Oven
This sourdough garlic bread in the oven is made with fresh crusty sliced sourdough, fresh garlic, spices, and olive oil for the perfect side dish! This bread is ready in less than 10 minutes, and made with pantry staple ingredients for a great side for pasta night. Vegan, dairy free, and can be made gluten free by using GF bread.
A delicious dip for veggies or your pizza crust. This is a light and tangy side dish for pizza that is made with tons of herbs and spices. And high protein chickpeas! Ready in about 10 minutes start-to-finish.
Green Goddess Hummus
This green goddess hummus recipe is bright and flavorful, packed with fresh herbs and greens. Great for using extra garden veggies to dip into! Vegan, vegetarian, high fiber, and high protein.
And here are a few more hummus recipes that would be great to serve!
Creamy Oil Free Hummus
This creamy oil free hummus recipe is easy, healthy, and so simple to make! This hummus combines canned chickpeas and spices, and is blended into creamy perfection in your food processor. Enjoy this hummus as a dip for vegetables, with pita bread or chips, or spread on a sandwich or wrap.
If you’re looking for a lighter vegetable side dish to enjoy with pizza, this crispy crunchy Whole30 Sweet potato fries recipe will satisfy that fast food craving every time! These potatoes are baked in the oven on a sheet pan, and are ready from start to finish in under an hour. With a small amount of oil, and some fantastic seasonings, these fries are a great side dish to serve your slice.
Whole30 Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
These Whole30 Crispy Sweet Potato Fries in the oven are perfectly crispy, cooked on a sheet pan, and only have 4 simple ingredients. Quick and from scratch, easy to cook at home. Paleo, Whole30, vegan, and dairy free... a recipe everyone at your table will absolutely love!
If you want fries with regular potatoes, here are a few recipes you can make right in your oven – no deep frier neeed!
Oven Steak Fries
This Oven Baked Steak Fries recipe makes perfectly spices crispy potato wedges on a sheet pan, baked totally in your oven. Crispy, crunchy, and tender on the inside - make perfectly dippable wedge fries without a deep fryer.
This red potato fries recipe is a super easy way to transform red potatoes into a crispy delicious side-dish! Just 5 ingredients and 30 minutes in your oven, naturally vegan and gluten free! Makes a great side dish, snack, or just a yummy way to use red potatoes if you get a bunch on sale.
These pretzel bites are totally irresistible, and so great to dip into your favorite sauce! I love serving these as a side dish for friends and family when I have them over – even for pizza night!
Whole Wheat Pretzel Bites
Whole wheat pretzel bites will go fast on your holiday table! Made with healthy organic whole wheat flour and pantry staple ingredients, everyone will crowd around this whole wheat pretzels appetizer for another bite. Serve with this simple sweet herb mustard sauce and be the hit of the holiday potluck!
This Greek orzo salad is A+ and so good as a side dish for pizza night! You can also bring this dish to a potluck, or just enjoy for lunch.I make it 2 days in advance, which gives the pasta salad just enough time for the flavors to marinate before serving.I make a huge batch of pasta salad every other week for our lunches, and it also makes a great side.
Greek Orzo Pasta Salad
The BEST vegan Greek Orzo Pasta Salad is made with fresh vegetables, herbs, and a super secret homemade dressing! Great for parties, BBQs, or potlucks.
These fresh garlic pickles are ready in about 30 minutes, and are loaded with flavor! Great to crunch on in between pizza slices – all you need are cucumbers and some pantry spices!
Fresh Garlic Pickles
These fresh garlic pickles are the best garden cucumber recipe loaded with herbs, spices, and a sweet and tangy brine. A great recipe for garden cucumbers that you can enjoy for weeks in the refrigerator. Turn your cucumber bounty into a crisp and delicious side dish.
Kick up your pizza night with BLT ranch pasta salad, a perfect summer side dish to take your pizza party to the next level. This creamy dish is SO simple to make and is great to make ahead for your next get-together.
Vegan BLT Pasta Salad
This vegan BLT Pasta recipe is a crowd-pleaser summer BBQ side dish: with plant-based bacon, tomatoes, greens, and a creamy delicious dressing! This is the perfect side for your next grill out, it makes a fantastic side salad everyone will love.
Here are a few other pasta salad favorites, we love for pizza night & beyond!
Zesty Italian Pasta Salad
This Zesty Italian Pasta Salad is a great make ahead side dish, and loaded with tomatoes, olives, peppers, herbs, and a bright fresh dressing. My family recipe for Italian Dressing is below- but this pasta salad is great with bottled salad dressing too, if you're short on time.
The Ditalini Pasta Salad is made with fresh vegetables, herbs, and a simple homemade lemon vinaigrette dressing! Great for parties, BBQs, or potlucks - this is one crowd-pleaser recipe everyone will love. This is one side dish that will be gone before you know it: crunchy veggies, fun ditalini pasta, and a bright and fresh red wine vinaigrette dressing make this one crowd-pleaser recipe!
This vegan lemon and herb pasta salad is perfect to bring to a cookout, tailgate, potluck, or brunch! Loaded with veggies and easy to make ahead - this is one crowd pleaser pasta salad that everyone will want seconds of!
This delicious and classic swim meet pasta salad recipe makes enough to feed a large crowd! Great for a potluck, BBQ, party, or your next gathering. This swimmer pasta makes a huge amount to feed about 20 people - perfect for the whole swim team, or just a week of meal prep for a hungry athlete!
We absolute LOVE our Air Fryer and I’ve been trying all kinds of delicious vegetables in it. I’ve been having a lot of fun trying out new ways to use it, and let me tell you, the air fryer is made for snap peas. These peas were an amazing side dish with pizza night! The air fryer gets the peas crispy on both sides, and tender in the middle.
Air Fryer Snap Peas
This Air Fryer Snap Peas recipe makes deliciously light and crispy peas, spiced and roasted to perfection. A fantastic side dish for any dinner, and a great way to use up extra sugar snap peas or snow peas from the garden.
These air fried snap peas are a great side dish, totally irresistible! It elevates snap peas to the next level in just 10 minutes.
Its sweet and tangy, super light and delicious, and a great way to use extra cucumbers from the garden and the store. The great thing about this recipe too is that is stores really well and leftovers always taste better. I actually like to make this a day or two ahead of time, so all the flavors marinate in the cucumbers.
Old Fashioned Cucumbers and Onions in Vinegar
This Old Fashioned Cucumbers and Onions in Vinegar dish is an old family recipe, and our go-to summer salad for BBQs, potlucks, and parties in the summer. It's bright, fresh, and loaded with fresh herbs and flavor. A great recipe for garden cucumber and homegrown herbs.
This Mediterranean Cucumber Salad with feta recipe is is a bright & fresh salad perfect for a dinner appetizer or side dish! Loaded with fresh vegetables, kalamata olives, and feta cheese this salad is as impressive as it is delicious.
The homemade red wine dressing elevates this Mediterranean salad to the next level. This easy cucumber salad is the perfect starter or side dish with any main course: pizza, pasta, or BBQ fare! It's also great to bring to a potluck or dinner party, and will definitely go fast.
Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream
This Creamy Cucumber Salad with sour cream and dill is perfect for a BBQ, summer cookout, or potluck dinner. Its sweet, savory, and tangy. Great way to use garden cucumbers. A light and refreshing salad that is great any time of year.
This California pasta salad takes about 20 minutes to make, and is so much more impressive than a store-bought salad. I first had a salad like this at a potluck when I lived in Los Angeles, and it was the perfect summer food! It had local avocados and summer ripe tomatoes and basil, for a super simple and elegant dish.
California Pasta Salad with Avocado & Tomatoes
California Pasta Salad is a great make ahead side dish, and loaded with avocado, tomatoes, basil, & a bright fresh balsamic vinaigrette. This is a fantastic summer pasta recipe to enjoy at your next gathering - it makes a great addition to the potluck table!
If you can’t get enough mozzarella on your pizza – this recipe is a fantastic side dish! You could even add some of the marinated mozzarella TO your pizza to make it extra cheesy.
Marinated Mozzarella Balls
This pesto Marinated Mozzarella Balls recipe is loaded with fresh herbs, spices, and a rich olive oil brine. A tasty appetizer or party side for your next Italian pasta night with friends or family.
This antipasto mozzarella is soaked in a pesto vinaigrette to upgrade plain mozzarella cheese balls. This appetizer would be great served on toothpicks, along side oven baked garlic bread crostini, or plant-based rosemary focaccia bread slices.
My favorite queso recipe for when I don’t have rotel on hand! Melt Velveeta cheese with some veggies, beans, and spices for the ultimate pizza party appetizer hack.
Velveeta Queso without Rotel
This Velveeta Queso without Rotel is made with creamy melty Velveeta cheese, tomatoes, peppers, spices, black beans, and green onions! It's a loaded party dip that is ready in about 10 minutes, and is a 100% crowd pleasing appetizer dip!
Garlic breadsticks are super simple to make, and are ready in 30 minutes! This Italian restaurant copy cat recipe is a great addition to serve with pizza and a salad.
Garlic Breadsticks Recipe
This copy cat vegan garlic breadsticks recipe is the perfect tasty addition to your pasta night! Just like classic italian restaurant bread sticks. Serve with a heaping plate of spaghetti and a fresh side salad with vinegraitte... mangia!
Here’s a favorite big, bright salads to serve with pizza! I love this chopped chickpea Greek salad because it’s loaded with all my favorite salad veggies in a simple homemade dressing. I started making all my own salad dressings a few years ago, and let me tell ya, what a difference it makes!
Chopped Chickpea Greek Salad
This Chopped Chickpea Greek Salad recipe is a healthy salad with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, chickpeas, and kalamata olives in a tangy Greek vinaigrette. Vegan, gluten free, & healthy. This makes a great lunch or dinner salad, loaded with plant based protein. Serve with pita wedges for a healthy meal anytime!
The Lemon Orzo Salad is made with fresh vegetables, herbs, and a simple homemade lemon vinaigrette dressing! Great for parties, BBQs, or potlucks - this is one crowd-pleaser recipe everyone will love. This is one side dish that will be gone before you know it: crunchy veggies, orzo pasta, and a bright and fresh dressing make this one crowd-pleaser recipe!
This rainbow vegan Greek salad is perfect for a pot luck, brunch, or game day party! Filled with artichokes, olives, roasted peppers, and feta this salad is as impressive as it is delicious. Dairy free & Gluten Free too!
A little savory, a little sweet – and perfect for pizza! This peach and burrata salad is a fancy side salad that is great for guests.
Peach Burrata Salad
This peach burrata salad recipe is a bright fresh appetizer, loaded with tomatoes and basil, & ready in 10 minutes. A sweet and simple way to impress your company. This salad is creamy, flavorful, and covered in a tangy balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
This caprese burrata salad recipe is a bright fresh appetizer, loaded with tomatoes and basil, & ready in 10 minutes. A simple way to impress your company. This salad is creamy, flavorful, and covered in a tangy balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
This easy salad is simple to make ahead of time for guests, and makes a fantastic summer appetizer for your next barbecue, cookout, or get together.
This Orange Avocado Salad is a vibrant and fresh summer fruit salad that is loaded with flavor, healthy fats, and sweet citrus fruit. The dressing has a secret ingredient to make this breakfast salad recipe absolutely pop. This is one fantastic way to eat avocado for breakfast that's not avocado toast! Vegan, Whole30 approved, paleo, and gluten free... perfect for anyone!
This easy no-cook side is perfect for pizza: it has cheese, herbs, and tomatoes! I added both fresh basil and also baby spinach leaves to make this dish extra vibrant. It’s a delicious recipe, so perfect for summer, and a total crowd pleaser everyone will love.
Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad
This Caprese pesto pasta salad with balsamic vinaigrette is a delicious and veggie-packed summer side dish, perfect for a BBQ, cookout, or holiday party.
Summer is in full swing, and we are enjoying all the fresh garden produce we can! This bright and flavorful lemon quinoa salad is the perfect dish welcome in the summer months for a pizza night. Made with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and parsley, this good-for-you quinoa lemon salad is bursting with flavor.
Simple Lemon Quinoa Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)
This healthy lemon quinoa salad is packed with fresh vegetables and herbs in a simple lemon vinaigrette! Easy to make, and ready in 10 minutes. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and plant based a great summer side dish for entertaining, potlucks, or BBQs!
This simple salad features the best of summer: vine ripe tomatoes, fresh mint leaves, and crisp cucumbers. And the red wine vinaigrette is a super easy to toss together, and takes just 3 minutes to prep. Serve this as a starter, with dinner, or bring to a potluck or party for a refreshing twist.
Tomato Cucumber Mint Salad
This Tomato Cucumber Mint Salad recipe is a bright & fresh salad, a refreshing summer side dish or appetizer - a great garden recipe to make with homegrown produce. This salad is tossed with a simple red wine vinaigrette for a simple salad that goes quickly!
This fantastic cucumber and tomato salad is ready in 10 minutes, and requires no cooking. It's a great salad without lettuce, that has tons of flavor from the fresh mint. Enjoy this delicious side with Greek lemon chicken avgolemono soup, a delicious tofu shawarma, or a chickpea pita wrap with hummus.
Tabouli is a traditional Lebanese salad, also spelled tabbouleh, tabbouli, taboule, and thaboule. It’s traditionally made with bulgur wheat, however I wanted to make this version gluten free by using whtie quinoa instead.
Tabouli Salad with Quinoa
This Tabouli Salad with Quinoa is a bright and healthy herb salad recipe where parsley is the main ingredient - vegetarian, and vegan. This is out go-to salad for entertaining guests, and is always on the menu for summer BBQs and potlucks.
Put a little spice in your next pasta night, with this amazing (and simple) spaghetti arrabbiata pasta! Made with just a few simple ingredients this sauce is easy to make and brings a ton of flavor to the table. Although it doesn’t have many ingredients, this sauce is absolutely bursting with flavor! Between the basil, garlic, and chili flakes, this sauce has it all.
This spaghetti arrabbiata pasta sauce is bold & spicy made with fresh or canned tomatoes, garlic, basil, and chili flakes! Slow simmered on the stove, this sauce is a great addition to your next pasta night. An easy tomato sauce with a bit of heat, perfect for twirling long strands of spaghetti in!
This creamy pesto gnocchi recipe features soft pillowy gnocchi tossed in a bright and flavorful pesto sauce with parmesan cheese. A 20-minute dinner that is easy enough for a weeknight meal, but fancy enough to enjoy on a special occasion.
The creamy sauce is made by melting butter, parmesan cheese, and adding in some of the gnocchi cooking water to thicken the sauce without using cream. You can add in your favorite pesto to this recipe - and top it off with extra parmesan cheese for a kick.
Here are a few other gnocchi recipes that would be amazing to serve with pizza!
Gnocchi Cacio e Pepe
This gnocchi cacio e pepe recipe features soft pillowy gnocchi tossed in a bright and flavorful parmesan cheese sauce with pepper. A 20-minute dinner that is easy enough for a weeknight meal, but fancy enough to enjoy on a special occasion.
The creamy sauce is made by sautéing butter, parmesan cheese, black pepper, and adding in some of the gnocchi cooking water to thicken the sauce without using cream
This Vegan Gnocchi with Tomato Cream Sauce recipe is a bold & flavorful pasta dish swimming in a velvety creamy sauce - meatless & dairy free. This dish is ready in 30 minutes and makes an easy weeknight meal the whole family will love.
Red Pepper Pasta is a fun take on traditional noodles – this sauce is made without tomatoes, and uses roasted red peppers for a savory twist.
Creamy Red Pepper Pasta
Creamy Red Pepper Pasta is a bright and fresh recipe made with roasted bell peppers, garlic, olive oil, and cashews tossed with your favorite noodles. This delicious no-cook sauce is simple to make, and this whole recipe comes together in about 20 minutes total!
This easy weeknight red pepper pasta is a healthy plant-based dinner idea the whole family will love. It's great served with easy homemade garlic knots, and a giant chopped salad for a delicious meal ready in no time.
A lighter pasta to serve with your pizza – this pasta is made with garlic, white wine, and mushrooms for an upscale spaghetti.
White Wine Mushroom Sauce Pasta (No Cream)
White Wine Mushroom Sauce Pasta is a bright and flavorful dinner loaded with sauteed garlic and mushrooms in a white wine sauce (no cream)! This light pasta dinner is fancy enough for a date night meal, and is packed with flavor. Serve with a nice glass of your favorite white and some fresh oven baked garlic bread for a complete dinner you'll love!
Pasta Ratatouille is a great side dish with bell peppers, egg plant, and tomatoes in a bright bold sauce. It would go great with a simple margherita pizza for a vegetarian side.
This healthy vegetable pasta ratatouille is full of healthy onions, eggplant, squash, peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and herbs. This easy low calorie dinner is made in the pressure cooker and perfect for meal prep!
Romesco dip is made with roasted red peppers, basil, herbs, and nuts! It’s a great dip for pizza crusts, or just a fantastic condiment to pile on your pie.
This Romesco dip recipe is a bright & fresh sauce made with roasted red peppers, basil, garlic, almonds, and olive oil. A delicious and healthy spread, perfect to slather on a thick slice of garlic bread or dip fresh vegetables or breadsticks into.
This dip with Romesco sauce is an easy red sauce that is made with fresh or jarred roasted red peppers. It's the perfect addition to your next charcuterie board, and so flavorful and delicious.
This cool and refreshing yogurt tzatziki dip is a great recipe to make instead of garlic dip. It’s creamy, high in protein, and a healthier version of the mayo garlic that comes with the pizza.
Mint Tzatziki without Dill
This Mint Tzatziki Without Dill Recipe is a great dip or spread, can be made vegan and gluten free for pitas, shawarmas, or a dip. This blender tzatziki sauce is ready in 5 minutes and is made with simple and fresh ingredients. No dill needed!
This pesto is SO good drizzled on garlic bread or pizza slices. I love making a batch to serve for pizza night – it goes great with just about anything you serve.
Here are a few other pesto recipes you may also like!
This almond pesto sauce is made with fresh basil, almonds, garlic, parmesan cheese, and olive oil. This 5 minute sauce is great with pasta or garlic bread. A big batch of this healthy, creamy sauce sure goes a long way. I mix it in with pasta and add a scoop to my risotto or toast for a fresh burst of herbs and spices.
This healthy avocado parsley vegan pesto is made in 5 minutes in the blender or food processor, and can be frozen for later. Dairy Free, No Salt, and 100% Plant-Based! A fantastic vegetarian sauce recipe everyone will love.
Honey Pesto with Walnuts
This honey pesto recipe is a bright and fresh sauce made with basil, honey, walnuts, garlic, and olive oil. Great for pastas, toast, or risotto! A fantastic flavorful addition to any meal - this sweet no cook pesto sauce is ready in just 10 minutes in your blender or food processor!
I love a good no-bake dessert, and these little coconut bites are the perfect after meal snack. They’re light and creamy, and super satisfying!
No-Bake Coconut Bites
These No-Bake Coconut Bites are healthy treats loaded with flavor and good-for-you ingredients. Add ingredients to a food processor, and a yummy and healthy snack is ready in 10 minutes. These coconut bites are made with nuts, lemon juice and zest, and an all-natural sweetener. They make a great snack, treat, or an addition to the lunchbox.
This sinfully delicious olive oil chocolate cake is such a fantastic dessert. Another crowd-pleaser recipe your pizza party guests are sure to love!
Vegan Olive Oil Cake
This vegan olive oil cake is a rice decadent dessert made with olive oil, pantry staple ingredients, and chocolate - egg & dairy free. This recipe is a superfood version of chocolate olive oil cake with flaxseeds, cacao powder, and olive oil. A great moist fudgy cake for late-night chocolate cravings.
This is my Aunt Ruth’s recipe for Coconut Cream Pie, and let me tell you, it is the BEST. It’s a light and airy dessert that takes amazing after a pizza dinner.
Coconut Cream Pie with Meringue
This coconut cream pie with meringue is an old family recipe from the restaurant. It's a creamy and delicious classic dessert from my great aunt Ruth. This recipe uses a pre-made pie crust to make it a bit simpler, so all you need to focus on is the filling and meringue topping.
These s’mores rice Krispy treats are made with crushed graham crackers, chocolate chips, and extra marshmallows for a fantastic treat! These are great for summer time parties, and kids and adults alike will love them.
S'mores Rice Krispie Treats
S'mores Rice Krispie Treats are a great treat anytime!! Made with marshmallows, graham cracker bits, & chocolate chips. These treats are ready in 15 minutes so they are a great easy last minute dessert for a BBQ, cookout, potluck or holiday party!