Fun & Easy Pizza Party Menus

These complete menus, including Italian salads, drinks, and desserts turn our favorite pizza recipes into a party.

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    Peter's Pizza Margherita

    This Neapolitan-inspired pizza is a classic, featuring tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan, and fresh basil.

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    Roasted Chicken, Focaccia, and Olive Salad

    Simple Pizza Margherita can hold up to a heartier salad, like this satisfying version. This recipe comes together quickly, thanks to deli-roasted chicken and a tangy dressing made from pantry staples.

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    Tiramisu Tippers

    After your dinner of pizza and salad, sip a mug of this delightful drink. With ice cream, vodka, coffee liqueur, and crème de cacao this cocktail tastes just like the classic Italian dessert.

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    Ricotta Mousse with Berries

    For a final sweet, but light note, serve pretty bowlfuls of this luscious dessert. Creamy ricotta cheese flavored with orange peel and orange liqueur is the perfect flavor contrast to a tart but sweet berry mixture.

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    Mushroom-Garlic Pizza

    For another fun pizza party menu, start with this vegetarian pizza. Homemade pizza crust is filled from edge to edge with shitake and cremini mushrooms, caramelized garlic, and Gruyere cheese.

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    DIY Pizza Crust: Best Pizza Ever!

    Great toppings are nothing without a great crust. Start at the foundation: Here's how!

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    Basil-Tomato Salad

    Pair your Mushroom-Garlic Pizza with this easy Italian salad. The flavors of pesto -- basil, pine nuts, and Parmesan -- mingle with lettuce, grape tomatoes, and lemon vinaigrette.

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    Mixed Berry Limoncello Sangria

    This Italian drink is bright and refreshing. Make it non-alcoholic by subbing in lemonade and sparkling water (berry- or lemon-flavored, if you like).

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    Triple-Chocolate Tiramisu

    Finish your pizza party with this irresistible dessert. With three times the chocolate, our easy tiramisu recipe makes this traditional Italian dessert better than ever. Chocolate-covered espresso beans are a tasty topper.

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    Marinated Artichoke Pizza

    For another pizza party menu your guests will love, start by baking this antipasti-inspired pizza. Fire-roasted red peppers, black olives, salsa fresca, and marinated artichokes lend incredible flavor to this cheese-less and vegetarian pizza. If you can't imagine a pizza without meat or cheese, don't worry, we've also included recipe variations that are topped with both!

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    Mediterranean Chicken Salad with Greek Dressing

    Veggie-topped pizza goes fabulously with this Greek-inspired salad. Chicken, juicy Kalamata olives, and pickled mixed vegetables (giardiniera) are tossed with salad dressing and croutons to make a satisfying side dish.

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    Scarlet Wine-Punch

    You can't have an Italian party without wine, and this cozy cocktail recipe kicks it up a notch with the addition of spices and cranberry juice. Best of all, the drink stays warm all evening thanks to the slow cooker.

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    Genoise in Strawberry Vin Santo Sauce

    End your meal with this rich, light-textured cake (similar to sponge cake) that originated in Genoa, Italy. Here, the cake is topped with a sauce that is spiked with a rich, sweet Italian white wine.

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    All-Time Favorite Italian Recipes

    Calling all spaghetti-lovers and pizza purists! You're going to fall for all of our delicious Italian recipes. These traditional dishes are our favorite Italian recipes -- ones you'll want to share, hand down, and save in your recipe box. Sure, we have classics like spaghetti bolognese and baked ziti, but be sure to start with bruschetta and end with tiramisu for the complete Italian experience!
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