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.

Serving size: 4 pizzas
Bake   20 mins  350°F 
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.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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.

Makes: 8 servings
Start to Finish   10 mins 
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.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Chill  1 hr  to 24 hrs 
Stand   15 mins 
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.

Serving size: 4 pizzas
Prep   20 mins 
Cook   20 mins 
Bake   5 mins  to  7 mins  500°F 
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.

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins  425°F 
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).

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Chill  4 hrs  to 24 hrs 
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.

Makes: 12 servings
Serving size: 12 squares
Prep   30 mins 
Chill  6 hrs 
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!

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook   20 mins 
Bake   5 mins  to  7 mins  500°F 
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.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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.

Makes: 14 servings
Prep   10 mins 
Cook  3 hrs  to 4 hrs (Low) or High 1 to 1 1/2 hours, plus 30 minutes (High)
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.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep  1 hr 
Bake   22 mins  350°F 

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