We're having our family get together 2 weeks before Christmas. We've decided to order pizza. I will be making the other dishes. Any suggestions on what goes well with pizza would be appreciated. There will be around 14 adults and 6 children. Each family will bring some treats (cookies / candy). Thanks for any help.
I was thinking a big tossed salad.But if you want to go forkless :) - how about a veggie tray and dip?
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I vote for
Loaded potato skins with sour cream
Mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce
Buffalo chicken wings with blue cheese dressing
A platter of rolled tortilla sandwiches
I think any or all of these would go great with pizza. They can load up their plate grab a napkin and will be ready to enjoy. Pat
I would do some appetizers but nothing too "doughy" since you will be having the pizza, maybe the buffalo chicken dip w/ crakers ,since wings compliment pizza so well...then a veggie tray w/ ranch dip ( my kids & their friend like to dip their pizza in ranch dressing!), or to dress up the veggies you could do veggie skewers instead.,,, I would also do a brick of cream cheese w/ red pepper jelly for some spice and I might even do a crock pot of cranberry meatballs to round it out, then a nice toss salad with fruit in it, apples & pecan, or mandarin oranges , probably a jello salad because our crowd loves a good jello dish! then bring on the Pizza...!
I was going to suggest a big tossed green salad but since it has already been suggested how about jalopeno poppers with homemade ranch dressing (I could eat those tilll the cows come home, really! LOL!!)
I have never seen a recipe or them but I know you can get them frozen at Costco.
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My kids love cheesy breadsticks with their pizza - they dip in marinara sauce, but for some lighter ideas ... I would think any kind of dip with veggies, we like a big tossed salad with lots of topping options - you could do a salad bar type thing with garbanzo beans, cheese, nuts, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, olives, pickles, etc. I also like to have something like jello salads, especially kids love those. And you could do an ice cream bar to go along with the treats that people bring - cookies and ice cream, what more could you want??????? Sounds like fun, have a great time!
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Bread Sticks with Marinara
Platter with Fruit ,cheese and/or Cold cuts
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I too think that a nice Salad would be good ~ perhaps Spinach Salad with maybe some diced Chicken or even a Chicken Cesar Salad.
Or an Appy tray
Small Meatballs with Sauce
Chicken wings/ Celery sticks/ Blu Cheese dressing
Tortillina or Ravioli Salad
Chicken and Veggie Kabobs
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