You probably know Costco’s pizzas are some of the best on the market. Even though Costco is not a specialized pizza place, their pizzas are simply out of this world. I like to mix and match, so I frequently have and serve Costco pizza with sides, and it works perfectly.
You can’t go wrong in serving a pizza, but these are the sides that, hands down, go best with it. So, what to serve with Costco pizza?
Whether you have a standard Costco pizza variety or a custom-made one, Cesar salad is a welcome addition to your meal. Creamy and rich, the salad will rub off its elegance off the pizza and turn your ordinary pizza meal into a fine dining experience.
I like to sip some white wine while having my Cesar salad pizza for an even more elevated meal experience, but beer and coke work great too.
Green salad is an excellent side for a Costco pizza as it adds some crunch, freshness, and greenery to your plate. Just chop some cucumbers, lettuce, rocket, radishes, and perhaps some cabbage, and season with salt, oil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
You will have a fresh and flavorful, as well as nicely balanced meal you will definitely enjoy. All you need now is a glass of sparkly water with a lemon wheel, and you’re done.
It may sound a little off, combining pizza with bread, but why not double your enjoyment, especially if you are food-cautious most of the time? Garlic bread is a delight on its own and delicious enough to have it alone.
Still, when combined with a Costco pizza of any variety, you get a transcendental pastry experience. To cut through the breadiness of the meal, you can add some tomato sauce to dip your garlic bread in or drizzle it onto the pizza.
If you have some time to chop, grate, and slice, a vegetable plate is an excellent side to a Costco pizza. Fresh, light, and crunchy, the veggies will fit right in with your meaty or cheesy meal.
You can add whatever veggies you like best, but I usually go with carrot sticks, cucumber circles, grated cabbage, sliced peppers, and diced tomatoes. Chopping all these veggies sure sounds like a lot of work, but once your veggie tray starts taking shape, you won’t be able to stop.
Just drizzle some olive oil over the vegetables and sprinkle some salt, and your side dish is ready.
Chicken wings and Costco pizza is an excellent combo for a gathering, especially if the occasion is the “big game.” Add a few cans of beer or coke, and you have a perfect party on a Sunday afternoon.
Make your chicken wings your own and season them with your favorite spices. I like to let them marinate in oil, salt, pepper, BBQ sauce, and paprika for at least an hour before I bake them. They are irresistibly crispy and make a perfect companion for pizza.
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Since you already got the Costco pizza, why not go all in and turn it into a pizza burger by serving it with some fries on the side? If you decide to let yourself enjoy food without worrying about calories and carbs, this is the way to go, as long as you don’t do it too often.
The fries will mix with the pizza’s cheesiness and meatiness, creating a flavor explosion on your palate. All that is left is to put on a good movie, and you are good to go.
If you like fine dining but also like to indulge yourself with Costco pizza, combine it with the delicious and refined Caprese salad. The best thing is you can have Caprese salad in two minutes; just slice mozzarella and tomatoes, line them up, and add some basil leaves. Drizzle with oil, and voila, your dinner is served.
There is no need to explain why tomatoes and mozzarella go with any pizza, but let’s just say that this is as close to heaven as you will get that day.
Cheesy breadsticks and Costco pizza are my go-to comfort food after a long and stressful day. It winds me down for a moment and reminds me that life is still worth living. If you have some time on your hands, you can make cheesy breadsticks from scratch, but I like to take shortcuts.
I simply buy breadsticks and cheese them up at home. You can either cover them in cheese and heat them up in the oven until the cheese melts or fill them with cheese and heat them up. Either way, they are heavenly and make your pizza even more decadent.