Gourmet Pizza Party

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Gourmet Pizza Party

Pizzazzerie is about parties, not pizza. But combine the two and host a gourmet pizza party! That’s what some friends recently did at their house, and we had a blast. With fresh local ingredients, we mix-matched wheat and white crust, almost a dozen types of fresh vegetables, and lots of delicious sauces as well! We even had voting after each pizza where we gave votes for “crust, toppings, and overall taste”.

We paired our gourmet pizzas with a red wine from a local, Tennessee vineyard. Choose your favorite drink! Wine and pizza are great together! I even have a cookbook all about the pairing of wine and pizza. A cooking tip – use hot stones to get the oven as hot as possible! You can usually find pizza stones at kitchen and houseware stores.

The favorite of the night? The Buffalo Chicken with blue cheese was fabulous! We drizzled a delicious sauce instead of marinara and it was to-DIE-for! And I don’t even like buffalo sauce.

Other neat pairing ideas: heirloom tomato and onion, shrimp and spinach, pesto and chicken! What other great pizza topping ideas do you have?


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  1. What I really love about this idea, is getting everyone involved with the cooking. So much fun, when you engage your guests. Fabulous idea, I just love it. We have so many weekend guests in the Summer, this would be perfect! Thanks for sharing this fantastic party idea.

  2. My two favorite things: you and pizza! Yum! The margherita pizza looks sooo delicious!

  3. What an absolutely wonderful idea! I love making home-made pizza [we make it twice a month] and love pairing it with local red wine. I really like the voting idea. So cute!

  4. Love this idea! Now I need to find an easy pizza crust recipe.

  5. We love throwing pizza parties. We always let our guests make their own, we just have lots of toppings available so they can go wild!

  6. Grilled pizza with mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil is our FAVORITE meal. We will definitely have to try those other combos… they sound delicious!

  7. YUMMMY! Great idea. Makes an activity and a bonding experience out of something delish!

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