Healthy Side Dishes for Pizza (40+ recipes!)

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Who doesn’t love pizza night at home? But what do you serve with pizza? I have some incredibly delicious healthy side dishes for pizza night that will make pizza night a complete meal.

While we could easily make an entire meal just from the pizza, pairing it with one of these side dishes, makes it just a bit more healthy!

There are more than 40 recipes that you’ll love for pizza night at home!

slicing the pizza on the pan

Best side dishes for serving with pizza

What is the perfect pizza side dish? Typically pizza is served as a meal all on it’s own. But I really try to be a bit more mindful with the carb intake and balance the meal with fresh veggies.

We love comfort foods in our home, but I like to give a little bit of balance and pair them with a fresh side or something lighter to round out the meal.

roasted Brussels sprouts on a white plate

What goes with pizza? Lots of things. You’ve probably seen onion rings, mozzarella sticks, and French fries on the menu at your local pizza restaurant.

And here in the midwest, it’s often served with ranch dressing. Which is surprisingly delicious.

While those are a great crowd pleaser on occasion, we wanted to create collections of the perfect side dish for pizza that is a bit lighter and healthier.

I’m sharing a round-up collection of some the best healthy side dishes for pizza.

You’ll find a little bit of everything here to go with your pizza slice. From fresh salads to pastas and bread made with real food ingredients…to healthier dessert options too!

And even some options that the kids will love!

Mediterranean Farro Salad
This salad is a quick and easy-to-prepare Mediterranean-inspired lunch. Prepare a batch on Sunday and enjoy it throughout the week.
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two white bowls of Mediterranean Farro salad with black forks on top
Fresh Spring Salad Recipe
This perfect healthy & fresh Spring Salad Recipe is the only one you need! Bright delicious flavors of crisp springtime veggies in an easy green salad!
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Fresh Spring Salad Recipe
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe is incredibly simple, yet delicious. It is one that even the picky eaters will love.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Easy and Delicious Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
If you’re looking for something to spruce up Sundays, these Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are it. They’re healthy, low-carb, & so delicious!
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Easy and Delicious Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Baked Stuffed Mushrooms with Cheese
Baked Stuffed mushrooms make an easy and delicious side dish. Stuffed with a cheesy, creamy, crunchy filling.
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Baked Stuffed Mushrooms with Cheese
Healthy Macaroni Salad
Fresh summer vegetables and a creamy sauce dress up this healthy macaroni salad. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any summertime meal.
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gold fork of the healthy macaroni salad.
Rocket and Pear Salad
This Rocket and Pear Salad is the perfect mix of sweet and savoury. It features peppery rocket, juicy pear, crunchy almond and Parmesan cheese.
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Rocket and Pear Salad
Healthier Garlic Bread
This healthier garlic bread is made with roasted garlic cloves that are mashed into a creamy spread. It’s so simple and yet so addicting!
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Healthier Garlic Bread
Italian Air Fryer Potatoes
Soft and tender on the inside, crispy on the outside. These Italian flavored air fryer pototatoes have the right amount of crispiness.
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italian potatoes on a white platter
Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe
This garlic scape pesto recipe is a delicious way to enjoy the flavors of early summer! With fresh basil and mild garlic flavors, it is sure to become one of your favorite pesto recipes!
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closeup of garlic pesto in a glass jar
Garlic Roasted Radishes
These garlic roasted radishes are an easy, delicious low carb side dish. They’re a great lightened up alternative to roasted potatoes.
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Garlic Roasted Radishes
Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers (keto)
These Keto Jalapeño poppers are amazing! They are so tasty and so easy to make! These are low carb, gluten free and perfect for an air fryer! These are so appetizing and fun to make I guarantee you will make these over and over again.
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holding a finished jalapeno popper close up to see the texture.
Garden Salad Recipe – 7 Classic Ingredients
We have a healthy garden salad recipe for you. These classic garden salad ingredients work really well and are very tasty.
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Garden Salad Recipe - 7 Classic Ingredients
Cheddar Beer Bread
A flavorful quick bread made with green onions, cheddar cheese and beer. A great accompaniment to soups, stews and chili.
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slices of beer bread on white plates with butter spread over top
Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread Recipe
This easy Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread is stuffed full of mozzarella cheese and minced garlic. It’s a delicious and satisfying appetizer.
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Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread Recipe
Italian Bread
This easy Italian bread loaf is perfectly soft inside and slightly crisp on the outside. And it is made with a handful of pantry staples.
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slices of the rustic italian bread loaf spread with softened butter and honey drizzled to the side.
Summer Chopped Veggie Salad Recipe
This Chopped Veggie Salad recipe is the perfect summer side dish. Delicious, super easy to make and pairs perfectly with grilled foods.
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Summer Chopped Veggie Salad Recipe
Cold Asparagus Tomato Salad with Avocado & Feta
This cold asparagus tomato salad is light, refreshing and bursting with flavour. The perfect healthy make-ahead option for entertaining!
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Cold Asparagus Tomato Salad with Avocado & Feta
Italian Meatball Soup
This Italian meatball soup is even more comforting with pasta and made super delicious with parmesan cheese and heavy cream. It makes the perfect hearty soup for a chilly fall or winter night!
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two bowls of meatball soup in white bowls with black spoons
Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup
This scrumptious and creamy Italian sausage tortellini soup is sure to become a family favorite! It’s easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight dinner.
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white dutch oven filled with italian tortellini soup.
Vegan Italian Chopped Salad
A fresh easy vegan Italian chopped salad recipe. Garbanzo beans with tomatoes, olives, artichoke hearts, & more are delicious & healthy.
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Vegan Italian Chopped Salad
Yellow Pole Bean Salad
With tender, meaty yellow pole beans and juicy cherry tomatoes, this simple pole bean salad recipe is the perfect side to any summer meal.
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Yellow Pole Bean Salad
Broccoli Waldorf Salad
A broccoli Waldorf salad is a really delicious combination of broccoli, apples, carrots, and more in a creamy yogurt dressing.
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Broccoli Waldorf Salad
Easy Summer Green Salad {keto, paleo, Whole30, AIP, vegan}
If you looking for a simple salad to quick throw together for dinner, look no further than this no fuss, easy summer green salad!
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Easy Summer Green Salad {keto, paleo, Whole30, AIP, vegan}
Corn Salad
Bright and colorful cucumber, red onion, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese make up this refreshing corn salad. Perfect for backyard barbecues and cookouts and is made in a snap!
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Corn Salad
Mediterranean Pasta Salad Recipe
This delicious Mediterranean Pasta Salad recipe is packed full of flavor and it is incredibly easy to make. Have a delicious dinner on the table in the time it takes the pasta to cook!
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Mediterranean pasta salad in a serving white bowls.
Creamy Lemon Pasta
If you’re in search of a light, creamy, and easy-to-make pasta dish, look no further. Lemon zest and lemon juice pair with creamy marscapone and parmesan to make this pasta dish. Plus, it takes 15 minutes to cook! 
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white plate of creamy lemon pasta with a lemon slice to the side.
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio – Pasta with Garlic, Olive Oil, and Fresh Herbs
This pasta recipe for spaghetti aglio e olio with olive oil and garlic, paired fresh herbs like basil, parsley, and mint is sure to become a favorite! Add in freshly grated parmesan cheese and a bit of crushed red pepper to give it a little kick.
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two white bowls of pasta with a small bowl of freshly grated parmesan cheese and two black forks resting to the side
Quick and Easy Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings
Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings – under 30 min, a quick & easy party appetizer/snack recipe.
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Quick and Easy Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings
Chicken Bacon Carbonara Recipe
Classic Carbonara gets only better when you add bacon, chicken, and ranch seasoning. This delectable dinner entree is fast and easy to make!
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close up of a large white bowl of chicken carbonara
Easy BBQ Chicken Nachos
This BBQ chicken nachos recipe is filled with chicken, cheese, and your favorite BBQ sauce. This mouthwatering recipe will be a hit at your next party or picnic!
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sheet pan of finished nachos.
Zesty Italian Pasta Salad
Zesty Italian Pasta Salad is so tasty and quick to make. It's full of all the southern Italian classics of tomatoes, olives and just a little spicy red pepper flakes. You will love how easy this Italian Pasta Salad recipe is to prepare!    
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Zesty Italian Pasta Salad
Air Fryer Garbanzo Beans
This simple and fast air fryer garbanzo beans recipe is the perfect anytime snack. You can simply season it with salt or one my favorite Mediterranean inspired flavors.
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air fryer garbanzo beans in a white bowl
Arugula Beet Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Make the Best beet salad with this recipe. Arugula (also known as rocket salad) and beet combined with feta cheese makes this light and refreshing beetroot salad recipe.
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Arugula Beet Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Butter Lettuce Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Strawberries & Avocado
A delicious & refreshing summer salad with butter lettuce, mandarin oranges, strawberries & avocado. Top with balsamic vinaigrette & almonds!
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Butter Lettuce Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Strawberries & Avocado
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad With Bacon
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon is the ideal holiday side dish or a go-to dish anytime of the year. Delicious and super quick.
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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad With Bacon
Summer Berry Trifle Recipe
This light and refreshing Berry Trifle makes a spectacular dessert when you need to serve a lot of people…or just keep the party going. It’s also a great way to use up summer’s luscious berries for a light and refreshing sweet treat!
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top layer of the berry trifle with cream and raspberries & blueberries on top.
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Chip Skillet Cookie
Decadent giant chocolate chip cookie recipe that is sure to win over your entire family. It is both soft and sweet, plus incredibly simple to bake in a cast iron skillet!
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slice of skillet cookie with glass of milk in background
Lemon Raspberry Bread
The sweet tartness of the raspberries complements the tanginess of the lemon. It's great plain, but the addition of lemon glaze makes this bread over-the-top delicious!
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white platter of the lemon raspberry loaf with lemon glaze.
Roasted Asparagus Green Salad
This vegan Roasted Asparagus Green Salad combines a mix of leafy greens and warm roasted asparagus with a lemon olive oil dressing!
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Roasted Asparagus Green Salad
Quinoa arugula salad
This quinoa pomegranate salad is fresh and light, with summer vegetables and sweet pomegranate. Vegetarian and gluten free.
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Quinoa arugula salad
Broccoli and Sweet Potato Soup
Healthy broccoli and sweet potato soup made with sweet potatoes, broccoli, onions and a dash of red pepper flakes for a tiny bit of spice.
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Broccoli and Sweet Potato Soup
Chocolate Raspberry Tart
Tarts are a delicious, elegant treat. This pretty Chocolate Raspberry Tart is filled with the sweet, juicy taste of plump raspberries and the bitter-sweetness of dark chocolate.
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chocolate raspberry tart with a slice on a serving utensil
Classic Apple Crisp Recipe
This easy apple crisp recipe is a tasty dessert to make during the fall season. This classic fall treat is quick and easy to make and perfect as a dessert after a tasty meal.
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apple crisp in small white bowls with a bowl of green apples to the right of them.
Cannoli Filling Cream
Cannolis are an Italian pastry with a sweet, creamy filling made from ricotta cheese. This homemade cannoli filling dip can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for later.
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serving bowl with the cannoli filling cream and broken up waffle cones to the side.
Gingerbread Hummus Recipe
This gingerbread hummus recipe is an easy snack for a holiday gathering or a winter’s movie marathon, this dip combines the classic flavors of gingerbread cookies in a healthy, sweet dip.
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white platter with a white bowl in the center with the gingerbread hummus and apple slices wrapping around the front and right side. Pretzels wrapping around left and back side.
Moist Dark Chocolate Banana Bread
The sweetness of banana bread with chocolate chips is irresistible. Learn how to make this deliciously moist chocolate chip banana bread here.
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slices of banana bread with chocolate chunk pieces on parchment paper.

🍅 Recipe tips

I wholeheartedly believe that good quality ingredients make for the best recipes! I don’t recommend any fake or overly processed ingredients and will usually recommend organic / non-gmo ingredients whenever possible. 

Sourcing good quality ingredients can be difficult sometimes. Did you know that most of the olive oil in grocery stores aren’t truly authentic? Or that most seafood is farmed and sourced from China? These are just a couple of examples of confusing product labels. 

How do we find the BEST ingredients? If you’re like me, then sourcing clean ingredients is important to you! So, I’ve created a favorite shop page with all of my recommendations. Here you can find all of the best places to source good quality ingredients!

Favorite Pizza Recipes

Here’s a few of our favorite pizza recipes that we think you’ll love too!

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