Pizza Kabob Party Platter for Various Diets – dairy or no dairy, gluten or no gluten, meat or vegan; something delicious for everyone.
What?? Pizza Kabobs? Yep! Think; deconstructing your perfect pizza options, put them on a ‘to-go’ stick and you’ve got yourself the perfect food for a casual gathering, indoors or out.
Coming from a Mediterranean background, kabobs have never been a new thing for me.
We have always put lots of delicious meats, seafood or veggies on a stick, popped them on a grill, or in a hot oven and just enjoy a casual approach to great food.
Kabobs and More Kabobs!
When my kids (now adults), were little I found that the easiest way to serve delicious, healthy, creative food, with no fuss or complaints, was on a stick.
Fruit salad on a stick, sandwich on a stick, deconstructed, of course.
Sometimes leftovers on a stick, just made sense when packing four lunches to send them off to school.
I loved how festive they looked, and discovered they ate things, on that stick, they might not ordinarily eat on a plate.
So… why not a Pizza Kabob, but make them 2-ways!
Why A Pizza 2-Ways?
Now that my kids are grown and have food preferences of their own, a gathering in my home often means a lot of altering my recipes to meet their special requirements:
And so I found it was easy to adjust the concept of a pizza, and all its various components, put them on a stick, and make everyone happy.
Pizza Kabobs With Meatballs
Lots of veggies are hidden in both the meatballs and vegan meatballs.
Homemade meatballs, at least my Grandma’s Sneaky Meatballs, have veggies pureed into the ground meat mixture, making them already loaded with hidden veggies.
How about a Vegan Meatball, on a kabob stick or on top of a pizza, made with French lentils, quinoa or oats and lots of herbs and spices!
More Pizza Kabob Options
Dairy cheese and non-dairy cheese. Tomatoes or mini peppers stacked onto a skewer stick, piled high on a platter that looks like a party. Makes everyone happy and it’s easy for me.
For the gluten-free dough, if I haven’t had time to make it in advance, I find tortilla wraps pressed with a round cookie cutter work perfect.
On this occasion I used a cassava and coconut wrap but there are many other options in markets today.
Homemade Dough or gluten-free tortillas pressed into small rounds make for the perfect pizza dough aspect of the pizza kabobs.
Bake the bread rounds just as you would a pizza dough, brushed lightly with olive oil and a sprinkle of grated cheese, or lightly toast the tortilla rounds, prepared just as you would the bread.
Party Food Pizza Kabobs for Various Diets
This platter was created for a Super Bowl Sunday, but I have recreated it often for patio dining, picnics, even tucked in a to-go lunch container.
You can add your own favorites to these sticks, but be sure to give special time and attention to making the meatballs taste fantastic (meat, or vegan)!
All you need to do next is decide what cheeses you want, mini-tomatoes, peppers, herbs or any other ingredient you like as a topping on a pizza.
Stack everything onto the skewers and pop them in a 350 degree oven for just 5 minutes and serve!
Pizza Kabob Party Platter for Various Diets
- 16 6-inch Kabob sticks
- 1-inch biscuit cutter
- 16-32 mini Sneaky Meatballs meat or vegan
- 16-32 mini Cheese balls mozzarella or vegan tortellini pasta
- 16 Cherry tomatoes halved
- Pizza dough homemade or store bought
- 32 Baby Spinach leaves
- 16 Oregano leaves or basil
- 1/4 cup Flour for dusting
- 1/4 cup Grated cheese
- 2 Grain-free wraps suggested
- 1/4 cup Olive oil
- Preheat oven to 375.Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface. With the 1-inch biscuit cutter, press out 32 mini pillows of dough. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle a little grated cheese on top of the dough and bake for 15 minutes. Set aside when baked. If choosing gluten-free, use the wraps suggested and press out 32 mini rounds. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, brush with a little olive oil and bake in the oven for 2-minutes.
- Cook the mini meatballs as directed in the recipes given for either meat or vegan meatballs. Set aside.
- Cut the mini mozzarella balls in half, if using cheese. If not using dairy, cook the vegan tortellini pasta as directed and set aside.
- Assemble – Depending on the options you are choosing, or preparing an assortment of options, simple place 2 of every part of this pizza kabob on each stick; meatball, cheese, cherry tomato, spinach leaf and finish with an herb leaf on top. Or vegan meatball, vegan tortellini, cherry tomato, spinach and finish with an herb leaf on top.Arrange on a platter and serve.