Pizza is traditionally thought of as the ultimate casual meal. While a slice of pizza is perfect for a night with friends, this diverse food doesn't get the credit it deserves. Pizza is an affordable way to provide food for any occasion—as long as you are willing to use your imagination. Here are three special occasions where you can unexpectedly serve pizza to the delight of your guests in the future.
1. Birthday Parties
Move over cake, there is a new birthday food on the menu. More and more people are discovering the delicious benefits of serving dessert pizzas to their guests at birthday parties. By taking a new spin on the traditional pizza recipe, you can turn this familiar dish from savory to sweet.
Start by using a ready-made pie crust from your grocery store's refrigerated section. Bake according to the manufacturer's directions, and allow the crust to cool for about 30 minutes. Whisk together milk, cream cheese, and powdered sugar to create the sauce for your dessert pizza. Spread the sauce on the cooled pie crust, and top with fresh sliced fruits. Dessert pizzas can serve many guests, and provide a healthier alternative to traditional birthday cake.
2. Cinco de Mayo Parties
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with friends can be enjoyable, and you can wow your guests in the future by putting a Mexican spin on the traditional pizza recipe. To create a mouthwatering taco pizza with minimal effort, start with a ready-made pizza crust. Instead of marinara sauce, spread the crust with refried beans instead.
Add cooked ground beef sauteed with taco seasoning, tomatoes, olives, and some sour cream to complete your masterpiece. Feeding large groups at a Cinco de Mayo party is simple when you choose to serve taco pizza.
3. Wedding Receptions
If you think that wedding receptions must feature fancy food items, think again. Since most people enjoy the familiar taste of pizza, serving up a slice in a unique way will add to the success of your wedding reception. Pizza appetizers can provide a filling and affordable food option for your guests.
To cut down on mess, try serving some pizza turnovers. Using ready-made pie crust cut into circles will reduce the prep time for this recipe. Add some of your favorite pizza toppings to the center of the pie crust, and fold over. Seal the edges with a fork and bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 to 14 minutes.
Incorporating pizza into non-traditional setting is simple when you take the time to think outside the box. Try serving a dessert pizza at your next birthday party, handing out taco pizza for Cinco de Mayo, or featuring pizza turnovers at your wedding reception. And if you're looking for a local pizzeria to try out, visit Tony & Joe's Pizzeria.