Fun & Easy Pizza Party Menus
Peter's Pizza Margherita
This Neapolitan-inspired pizza is a classic, featuring tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan, and fresh basil.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DIY Pizza Crust: Best Pizza Ever!
Great toppings are nothing without a great crust. Start at the foundation: Here's how!
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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.