The 23 Best Side Dishes for Pizza
Whether you’re making dough from scratch, buying store-bought and using homemade toppings, or just calling for delivery (no judgement), pizza is always the answer to the age-old question: “What’s for dinner?” But while we’re happy to fill up on cheese and carbs, sometimes it’s nice to have a little something on the side, too. Presenting 23 of our favorites.
Kale Caesar Salad
Nothing goes better with a couple of cheesy slices.
Might as well make this meal a full-on carb fest (you can always eat salad tomorrow).
Citrus, Fennel, and Avocado Salad
We love the contrast of bright citrus with any rich, cheesy dish.
Greek Wedge Salad
This salad has all the crunch of a classic wedge, but with lighter, Mediterranean flavors (which means more room for pizza).
Cacio e Pepe Brussels Sprouts
We’re of the opinion that roasted brussels sprouts go with everything. Add some Parm and pepper and they’re perfect next to a slice of ‘za.
Asparagus Caesar Salad
Classic Caesar flavors, with a twist.
Italian Bruschetta Bar
The perfect start to a pizza party with friends.
Roasted Parmesan Garlic Zucchini Spears
We love how crispy these get in the oven—like breadsticks with extra vitamins.
Broccoli Rabe with Garlic, Parmesan and Lemon
Aka rapini, broccoli’s chic cousin.
Gluten-Free Cheese Cauliflower Breadsticks
When you want breadsticks, but don’t want to add more carbs to your meal.
Broccoli Salad with Creamy Almond Dressing
This super-clean salad totally mitigates some of our pizza guilt.
Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
Simple and delicious.
Eggplant Parm Bites
Aren’t these the cutest?
Crispy Roasted Artichokes
Artichokes seem intimidating, but they’re actually deceptively easy to make...and so impressive.
Because what isn’t better when it’s wrapped in prosciutto?
Parmesan Roasted Broccoli with Balsamic Drizzle
We recommend making a double batch.
As fun to eat as it is to say.