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September 17, 2012

Pizza Bar

Setting up a pizza bar for a party or other special event is a great way to get guests involved in preparing the food. Plus it a ton of fun and everyone gets to create their favorite pizza.

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 2- 12 inch pizza crusts, cut into to fourth or six 5 inch individual pizza crusts
  • 16 ounces marinara sauce
  • 8 ounces Alfredo sauce
  • 16 ounces Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 4-6 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4-6 ounces cheddar cheese, grated

    Variety of other toppings:

    Pesto, fresh basil or Italian blend of dry herbs
    Sliced onions, green peppers, red bell peppers
    Sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, sun dried tomatoes, spinach Black olives, green olives, pineapple tidbits
    Pepperoni, Italian sausage, diced ham, ground beef

    Set up the station for making the pizza:

    Have several pizza pans available for cooking
    Place ready-made crusts on each pan
    Line up toppings buffet style
    Guests will take their crusts through the buffet of toppings applying their favorite items as they go
    Cook pizzas at 350 degrees F until pizza crust is golden.

    Cooking Wiser:

  • Sausage and ground beef should be pre-cooked
  • If a crispy crust is desired, add cheese toward the end of the cooking process to avoid overcooking
  • There are a variety of ready-made pizza crusts available but you could also make your pizza dough in advance and let people roll out their own shapes.
  • Drizzle olive oil infused with garlic over the top of the pizza immediately after removing from the oven

    Make it your own:

    The Man Pizza: Marinara sauce, pesto, pepperoni, Italian sausage, sautéed mushrooms, onions, red bell pepper all topped with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese

    Carol’s special: Alfredo sauce, sun dried tomatoes, spinach, sautéed mushrooms, Mozzarella cheese

  • Posted by terri at September 17, 2012 03:15 AM

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