Everyone loves the traditional Turkey Day feast, but nothing is more sacred than the near-day-of party with all of your bestest friends. Instead of wasting hours and 12 dishes to make a mediocre side dish, steal the show with everyone’s favorite dish, pizza. Here are 19 pies that will satisfy your seasonal side dish cravings — and desire to not do the dishes.
This is the ultimate dream mashup. Mashed potatoes and pizza aren’t often paired together, but when they are, it’s absolute dynamite.
Perogie Pizza: Garlic sauce, mashed potatoes, mozzarella, provolone & cheddar cheese with onions.
— Novotny’s Pizza, Saxonburg, PA
The Avalanche Pizza: Creamy garlic butter sauce, mashed potatoes, crispy bacon, chives, topped with cheddar cheese.
— Woodland Pizza, Savage, MN
Short Rib & Mashed Potato Pizza: Braised pulled short rib, mashed potatoes, onions, baby carrots, white cheddar cheese.
— Biagio’s Pizzeria, Smithfield, RI
Loaded Potato Pizza: Comfort food! Bacon, broccoli, garlic butter, mashed potatoes, mozzarella cheese, and cheddar drizzled with sour cream.
— Giove’s Pizza Kitchen, Shelton, CT
Sweet potatoes make for a colorful and flavorful addition to these pizzas. On Slice, you’ll find multiple sweet potato-topped pies that offer a brilliant contrast of textures when paired with other non-traditional add-ons.
Sweet Potato Pizza: Baked sweet potatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, pecans, extra virgin olive oil.
— Calabria Pizza, Brooklyn, NY
Roasted Veggie Pizza: Mozzarella cheese topped with zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, sweet potatoes and roasted red peppers (no tomato sauce).
— John’s Pizzeria, Jersey City, NJ
Sweet Potato Pizza: Ham, sausage, sweet potatoes, green bell peppers, red bell peppers, red onions, corn & pineapples, mozzarella cheese.
— Hot N Sweet Chicken, Arcadia, CA
Sweet Potato & Crispy Bacon Pizza: With toasted hazelnut spread, roasted sweet potatoes, gorgonzola cheese & mozzarella cheese, topped with arugula with an aged balsamic drizzle.
— Tavolino, Westborough, MA
Apples on a pizza? It may sound wacky, but apples and cheese are a common pairing on appetizer boards for a reason. Pizza lovers on Slice swear by these apple pies.
The Granny Pie: Smith apples, french brie, white truffle oil on ricotta cheese
— Pop’s Backdoor, Durham, NC
Apple Medley Pizza: White sauce, granny smith apples, red onions, minced garlic, spinach & feta cheese.
— PeppeBroni’s Pizza, Morgantown, WV
Apple Pizza: Mozzarella cheese, garlic oil, crumbled bleu cheese, sliced apples, red onions, spinach & bacon
— Mel’s Pizza Eatery, Aston, PA
Apple, Onion & Goat Cheese Pizza: Caramelized apples, sweet onions jam, goat cheese, clover honey.
— The Purple Eggplant Express Pizzeria, East Weymouth, MA
At these pizzerias, sweet and slightly tart cranberries bring a welcome counterbalance to savory flavors.
Cranberry Chicken Delicato Pizza: Grilled chicken, sauteed onions, and dried cranberries piled on top.
— Wildwood Italian Cuisine, Bethesda, MD
Brick Oven Brie Pizza: Extra-virgin olive oil, prosciutto, garlic, caramelized onions, dried cranberries, Italian cheeses, arugula.
— DaVinci’s, Lewiston, ME
The Scholar Pizza: Garlic ricotta, grilled chicken, caramelized onions, cranberries, rosemary potatoes, topped with green onions.
— Craftsman Wood Fired Pizza, Placentia, CA
Honey Gorgonzola Pizza: Cheese, Gorgonzola cheese, black olives, dried cranberries & honey.
— Pizza Maru, Flushing, NY
Butternut squash is naturally low in fat, high in dietary fiber, and chock full of potassium. It’s good for your heart, your bones, and your palate, making it a tremendous choice for a fall-inspired pie.
Pizza del Papa (Pope’s Pizza): butternut squash, zucchini, roasted peppers, smoked buffalo mozzarella cheese, basil, extra virgin olive oil (vegetarian).
— Don Antonio Restaurant, New York, NY
Squashed Pizza: Roasted organic butternut squash, dried cherries, caramelized organic onions, Winter Winds chevre.
— Hand Fire Pizza, Jackson, WY
Bianca’s October Sky White Pizza: Roasted butternut squash, stracciatella, gorgonzola cheese, caramelized onions, rosemary, roasted jalapeno, orange blossom honey.
— DOUGH by Licastri, Staten Island, NY
— Zach Links is an L.A.-based sports journalist who is equally concerned with the outcome of the game and what he’ll be eating at halftime. In addition to serving as a staff writer for The Sauce, he’s also the lead writer and editor of ProFootballRumors.com. You can follow him on Twitter @ZachLinks and on Instagram @FatZachLinks.