The Best Sides to Eat with Pizza

11 appetizing pairings for your Friday-night pie

We know what you're thinking: Pizza doesn't need a side dish—all you really need is another slice of pizza. While that might be true for a solo night on the couch, there are plenty of more social scenarios where that cheesy pie could definitely benefit from a sidekick or two.

Whether you prefer balancing out your nutritional intake with a salad or mixed vegetable dish, or feel like going all out with a basket of gooey cheese fries or spicy Buffalo wings, these 11 sides are perfect matches to your favorite pizza.

Giardiniere Pickles

Wedge Salad

Sautéed Garlic Swiss Chard

Chef's Salad

Stuffed Garlic Balls

Loaded Pastrami Cheese Fries

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Fried Spring Onions with Calabrian Chile Aioli

Spinach Salad with Roasted Fennel and Grapefruit

Charred Broccolini with White Anchovy Vinaigrette

Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dip