How to Upgrade Delivered Pizza for a Party

Posted on: 16 January 2017


If you're hosting a party but only have the time or budget to provide delivered pizza for your guests, there are a variety of way that you can upgrade the pies. Try making the pizzas more celebration-worthy using ingredients that you probably already have in your refrigerator or pantry.

While you can customize delivered pizzas when ordering them, there may be some additional ingredients you want that the restaurant doesn't have. With a few culinary tweaks, you can create the pizza of you and your guests' dreams.

Whether you're playing host for a family member's birthday party or even a holiday soirée, delivered pizza can be a very tasty and appropriate option. In addition to it being convenient and affordable, you'll be able to personalize the pies to reflect different friends' and family members' tastes and dietary preferences.

Here are some simple ideas for upgrading your party pizzas.

1. Make It Extra Cheesy 

Sure, you can order a pizza with extra cheese, but it will most likely have to be mozzarella. Give your pies an instant upgrade with a mix of gourmet cheeses, such as gruyère or romano. Simply sprinkle the cheese of your choice on top of delivered pizza and place it in an oven or broiler until the cheese melts. This usually takes about fives minutes.

As a fun option, let guests customize their own individual slices by provided a variety of shredded and grated cheeses.

2. Add Sautéed Vegetables 

Rather than order a pizza featuring less-than-fresh vegetables, have a plain cheese pie delivered and add the produce yourself. While waiting for the delivery, sauté the thinly sliced or diced vegetables of your choice, such as red onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, colorful peppers, or zucchini.

This will allow you to use a healthy fat, such as olive oil, during the cooking process and ensure that the vegetables are crisp and flavorful. Just top the pizza with the vegetable and enjoy that way or add another layer of mozzarella on top and bake until melted.

3. Make It Mexican 

If you and your party guests can't decide between ordering pizza or Mexican food, provide a little of each as a compromise. As a creative twist, top a delivered cheese pizza with warmed-up black beans, sautéed fresh corn, a dash of hot sauce, and a few sprigs of fresh cilantro.

As another idea, you can substitute the black beans with ground beef or soy crumbles flavored with taco seasonings. For more about this topic, talk to a pizza company.