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Have you ever gone to a party only to leave disappointed with the variety of food items offered? It’s not a good feeling!
The food spread is the main attraction at many gatherings.
The menu can break the ice between strangers and spark conversation.
Couple amazing taste with creative decor and your event is likely to be a hit amongst friends.
Gather everyone for a unique and delicious pasta bar that’s not only fun to make, but enjoyable to eat.
How to make a Pasta Bar that keeps guests coming back
Select 3-5 different pasta shapes
I choose to include at least three pasta varieties. Skinner has various types of pastas to choose from. I went with elbow, spaghetti and the special Texas-shaped pasta.
Add sauce, vegetables, cheese and meat options
Next, include sauces that compliment the pasta such as marinara, Alfredo, and basil pesto flavors.
For vegetable options, consider olives, diced tomatoes, mushrooms, and spinach leaves.
Meat is a great option to include in a pasta bar for those who enjoy more protein in their dishes. I included bacon, diced ham, ground beef and grilled chicken.
Don’t forget to include a spread of cheeses such as Parmesan and mozzarella. Yum! I am getting hungry just writing this!
Include salad, bread, and beverages
Caesar salad shooters made in clear cups are the perfect addition to any pasta bar. Garlic bread and/or breadsticks are great to include as well as wine, tea, and water.
The next step is to select a party scheme and get to decorating. This is where you can let your creative side shine. For my pasta bar, I went with gold, white and pink colors. I added a letterboard to display a funny pasta joke. I added balloons, chalkboard labels, and white/gold food tents.
Don’t forget to send your guests home with to-go boxes because a little pasta can go a long way. However, don’t be shocked if you don’t have any leftovers, it’s simply too good to pass up!
Your friends will thank you for all the time and effort you put into hosting the perfect gathering!
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